Why You Should: Beware Malware

Why You Should: Beware Malware

It may already be invading your mobile device Mobile phones and tablets are great devices. They are one of the marvels of surviving social and academic communication. The Android platform that runs these mobile tools are lower cost and much more customizable than their Apple and Windows counterparts. But Android phones and tablets are much ...

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 ...

How Open Sourcing Your Software Saves You Money

How Open Sourcing Your Software Saves You Money

College students do not have to go further into debt buying expensive software. Open source tools are free and just as productive as the costly proprietary products they replace. The open source concept thrives in enterprise and industry. It is also very prevalent in computer and communication environments. However, consumers and students are less familiar ...

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 ...

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, ...