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App Review: Ellucian Go

App Review: Ellucian Go

Ellucian Go takes the concept of a connected campus community and puts it into your mobile devices. The app is free to download from the Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store. This app is useful for tracking your grades, scheduling events and keeping up to date with news around campus. Several other scheduling ...

Why You Should: Use Virtual Private Networks

Why You Should: Use Virtual Private Networks

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a critical lifeline to protecting your security online. Whether you connect to the Internet using your mobile carrier’s service, through public Wi-Fi, or through a cable connection, your data is at risk and your online activities can be tracked without a VPN service. VPN connections encrypt your data and block ...

HackCollege Reviews: ColorNote

HackCollege Reviews: ColorNote

ColorNote is an Android note app well suited for keeping tabs on everything you do and everything you need to remember. Its has an ideal category system that offers plenty of convenient tools like check lists and detailed notes. I stumbled upon ColorNote years ago when I transitioned to using solely Android mobile devices. I ...

High-Tech Note-Taking

High-Tech Note-Taking

The art of note-taking has advanced far beyond paper and pencil in the classroom. Like many tasks nowadays, there are a wealth of digital options that revolutionize the entire process. Allow me to introduce you to three top-notch note-taking tools: OneNote, Evernote, and Google Keep. All three let you work directly through a web browser ...

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

A few years ago, we wrote about options for getting rid of your cell phone contract to save money. While that is certainly still an excellent option for your budget, today we’re going to take it one step further: get rid of smartphone data entirely. The Cost of Data The average individual cell phone bill ...

Free Alternatives to the Microsoft Office Suite

Free Alternatives to the Microsoft Office Suite

Juggling your finances can be tricky while you’re in college and if you’re like most students, you’re constantly looking to save money. One way to avoid an unnecessary expense is to download free open source software in lieu of Microsoft Office Suite. More prevalent with each passing year, open source tools are free and just ...

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 2

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 2

College students stand to benefit greatly from using the Linux operating system. Linux is secure, easy to use and well-tested; there’s no need to worry about viruses or malware. No one company owns Linux, and it’s not just one operating system. Since it’s an open source software, many communities are able to develop and support ...

Why You Should Be Using: The Vivaldi Browser

Why You Should Be Using: The Vivaldi Browser

A new approach to web browsers gives students better productivity tools, and the Vivaldi browser in particular could change how you interact with the internet. Two programmers hatched the idea for Vivaldi in 1994. Co-founders Jon von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita envisioned a fast web browser that ran with minimal hardware requirements and included customization ...

Why You Should be Using: KanbanFlow

Why You Should be Using: KanbanFlow

KanbanFlow is a next level to-do list. If you find yourself color coding, subdividing and moving things around on your current to-do list, KanbanFlow can help you do that more efficiently. If you’re looking for a way to go digital without the complexities and bloatedness of some apps and websites, or you want a way ...

Writing the Perfect Paper: Putting it All Together

Writing the Perfect Paper: Putting it All Together

After all that research and all that outlining, your paper is almost done and you can hardly wait! With the awesome outline we created, we just have a few more steps before we can go binge watch Netflix and it feels amazing. The best part? We barely stressed this whole thing because breaking it down ...

Buying Textbooks Without Breaking the Bank

Buying Textbooks Without Breaking the Bank

You’ve finally paid your tuition, your room and board is set, you have your parking pass and you think you’re good to go. You breathe a sigh of relief, thinking your bank account is finally done being brutalized. Then it hits you: textbooks. Why do textbooks have to be so expensive? The amount of money ...

Hands-on: Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

Hands-on: Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

As apart of my delayed CES coverage, last week I dove into the future and listed currently-available gadgets that I see as future mainstream products. Today, I’ll give you a little peek at one of those products, Epson’s Moverio BT-200 smart glasses. When I heard that Epson, a company known for making projectors and printers, ...

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