‘How To’ Posts

How To: Get Started Using Cloud Storage

How To: Get Started Using Cloud Storage

Today, storing your class assignments, notes and media files on your laptop or desktop computer is considered an outdated method of storage. Cloud storage offers the next step in storage evolution, with reliable and free/low cost options such as Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive and Dropbox. In the early days of cloud storage development, I resisted ...

Tips for Public Speaking: Part 2

Tips for Public Speaking: Part 2

In Tips for Public Speaking: Part 1, we showed you how to become an accomplished speaker by setting aside your stage-fright. In the second part, we’ll describe how to prepare and plan effective deliveries. Despite the inherent discomfort it causes in students, public speaking is an essential skill that must be mastered. The ability to ...

Make Your Student Organization Relevant

Make Your Student Organization Relevant

Maybe you’re in a sorority or a fraternity and you’re looking for new ways to engage with potential members. Or maybe you’re in a student organization that is brand new to campus and you’re trying to build credibility with the community. Don’t know how to take your organization to the next level? Look no further. ...

Why You Should: Update Your Android

Why You Should: Update Your Android

Android phones and tablets wear out — just not like the tires on your car or the soles of your shoes. Older Android phones simply use obsolete operating systems that your phone-carrier or tablet-maker no longer supports. If your Android no longer receives updates, it doesn’t have the latest security patches to protect it from ...

Tips for Speaking Like a Pro

Tips for Speaking Like a Pro

Public speaking is not just an academic need or a requirement for some jobs, it’s an essential skill. It’s entwined with your ability to think on your feet and communicate effectively in any situation.Thankfully, you only need to learn a few techniques to become a solid speaker. I constantly hear from my former high school ...

How to Safeguard Your Android Devices

How to Safeguard Your Android Devices

Students often have hectic schedules and an overwhelming amount of tasks to complete. So, it’s no wonder that worrying about the safety and security of highly vulnerable smartphones and tablets rarely number among their concerns. But the damage a breach of these devices causes far outweighs the inconvenience of staying mindful of their safety. These ...

Becoming an Entrepreneur in College

Becoming an Entrepreneur in College

Many students are eager to learn ways in which they can diversify their income, put a little cash in their pockets or add skills that will help them get ahead in their field of study. What many students don’t know is that becoming an entrepreneur while in college can have a lasting impact on your ...

Tips for Taking Notes

Tips for Taking Notes

One of the best ways to get a lot out of your college classes is to show up and take notes. Seriously. It’s that simple. Actively listening to your professors and participating in the discussion by asking and answering questions helps solidify the information in your mind. Taking notes is often part of active listening ...

Tips for Planning Successful On-Campus Events

Tips for Planning Successful On-Campus Events

Most colleges have programming boards run by student organizations. These boards are designed to foster community, a safe environment and opportunity for growth. If successful, students engage with one another to build relationships and encourage identity development. Also—programming boards are a great way to join a campus community and have some fun. Here at HackCollege, ...

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 1

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 1

College students can enhance their computing productivity with the Linux operating system. Linux offers better speed, tighter security and several other advantages over Microsoft Windows and Apple OS-X. Plus, it comes at an unbeatable price: it’s completely free. No single company owns or sells the Linux OS, which is open source software. Several dozen open ...

Learning Linux: Getting Started

Learning Linux: Getting Started

Computer operating systems—OS-X, Windows, Linux, Android—are a lot like cars. Many people either own one or at least know how to operate them. This is because they’re essential to getting you where you want to go. Once you learn to drive one make, the other models all function pretty much the same way. For both ...

Why You Should be Using: The Pomodoro Method

Why You Should be Using: The Pomodoro Method

Your time in college is precious. Any given week can look like this: you have three papers due, an exam in the morning, a group project PowerPoint presentation that needs work, a t-shirt design for your sorority that’s overdue and if you go one more day without emailing your grandma she’s going to cut you ...