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The Best of HackCollege 2012

The Best of HackCollege 2012

We hope your 2012 went as well as ours over here at HackCollege. And while we like to think every article is the best article, some shine above the rest by getting to the core of what you, our audience, expect from us. And you can keep expect to see more great content like this ...

Generate WiFi Password as a QR Code

Generate WiFi Password as a QR Code

As one of the many internet-addicted members of Generation Y, I usually can’t go longer than five minutes without fiddling with my smartphone. As a result, the words “What’s your WiFi password?” are usually heard anytime I walk into a friend’s house. What then follows tends to be a lengthy exchange of verbally reciting ungodly ...

Quickly Add Bookmarklets to Safari

Quickly Add Bookmarklets to Safari

One of the more aggravating disadvantages inherent in browsing the web with Safari for iOS is the browser’s lack of support for extensions. Whereas Chrome users can utilize an extension to send links from their desktop to their phone, or save web pages with note taking apps like Evernote, iPhone and iPad users aren’t quite ...

How to Disable Facebook Apps

How to Disable Facebook Apps

Who actually likes Facebook apps? For me, few things are more bothersome when browsing Facebook than clicking on an article to discover that a social reader will now take the liberty of broadcasting that I just read an article about the president’s dog to everyone I know. Or, even worse, websites or apps that will ...

How to Keep Your Clothes Smelling Fresh

How to Keep Your Clothes Smelling Fresh

Keep your roommate happy with these helpful tips. Let’s face facts: you probably don’t do laundry as often as you should. As a result, your gym clothes are likely retaining more of that musty, sweaty smell than those who have to be around them would prefer. So here’s a few simple suggestions that will keep ...

Balance School and Play With These Time Management Skills

Balance School and Play With These Time Management Skills

Many of us had the good sense to skate through high school, and perhaps even our first semester gen-eds, but soon enough, your schoolwork and social life will be at odds. To make it all work, it just takes the smart incorporation of good time management skills. If you’ve never had to do this before, ...

Find Text Books for the Lowest Prices with GetTextBooks.com

Find Text Books for the Lowest Prices with GetTextBooks.com

Avoid paying too much for class material with this handy website. Your university bookstore is evil. It’s a well known fact that is learned by every incoming freshman in colleges and universities across the country every Fall; they will gouge you for every penny they can and smile while doing it. While new options for ...

Rest Your Eyes with Eyeleo

Rest Your Eyes with Eyeleo

Keep eyestrain at bay with Eyeleo. Studying can be a pain, both mentally and physically. As we discussed in our review of f.lux, a program that changes the brightness and color of your monitor, using a computer for long periods of time causes excessive eyestrain, also called Asthenopia, which can cause excessive fatigue, headaches and blurred ...

The 5 Best Free-to-Play MMORPGs

The 5 Best Free-to-Play MMORPGs

Some of the best MMORPGS currently available for the frugal college gamer. It’s hard to justify spending $15 on a MMO subscription fee when you’re living off of ramen and energy drinks. Luckily, the free-to-play market has become increasingly competitive in the last year, and a number of pretty quality games, many of which were ...

Shooting Skag for Less: Get Borderlands 2 Cheap

Shooting Skag for Less: Get Borderlands 2 Cheap

School is just about in session, and that means it’s time to find a new excuse for avoiding homework. Luckily, 2K Games and Gearbox have you covered. Borderlands 2 is almost here, and here’s how you can avoid breaking the bank to get your hands on it. The original game, released in 2009, was a sleeper hit. ...

The Latest & Greatest Resources Online

The Latest & Greatest Resources Online

Bookmarking useful websites in college is on every student’s to do list. Unfortunately, shuffling through your pages and organizing your online tools can be a hassle for everyone. When organizing my own weekly bookmarks this morning, I lost track of time and ended up spending 2+ hours picking the right pages, organizing by categories and, ...