‘Apps’ Posts

RedHoop Aggregates the Search for Online Courses

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are disrupting the traditional education system by offering free college-level courses to anyone willing to learn. In the process, universities around the world are partnering with leaders in the field, such as Coursera and Udacity, to offer credit and degrees. But the proliferation of online course providers often makes it ...

Quick Tip: Bring the Classic Start Button and Menu to Windows 8

The latest version of Windows brought a slew of changes to the operating system’s user interface. The biggest of which was the removal of the classic start button and menu. In their place, Microsoft introduced a horizontal scrolling, tablet-friendly desktop, code-named “Metro.” Those of you used to the start button and menu — which have ...

ShopKick Rewards You for Shopping with Your Smartphone

As college students, we know how to stretch a dollar — whether it’s buying ramen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or seeing how far past “E” our car can go — budgeting comes second nature to us. If you’re in need of some extra money, like we all are, then I have a great app ...

4 Best Job-Searching Apps

When job hunting, we tend to spend an excessive amount of time on Craigslist, fine-tuning our resumes, and even shelling out money for profiles and promotions on various websites. While you’ll probably have to continue spending exorbitant amounts of time updating your resume, there are several apps out there that can help you manage your ...

3 Sites That Play Ambient Coffee Shop Noise to Enhance Creativity

Getting out of your usual work environment is a great way to increase productivity and fight distractions. And in today’s grande mocha latte-driven world, coffee shops have become a home away from home for the self-employed and those who work from home. In fact, research shows that the ambient background noise you’d encounter at your ...

3 Excellent Free Traffic Apps

You never know where bad traffic will screw up your commute…unless you get an app that keeps you informed, of course. There are plenty of apps to guide you, but they range in cost — from $1 to $35 (hello there Tom Tom). You don’t need to pay all that, though, since some very smart, ...

Drink Up With These Free Drink Recipe Apps

The drink recipe is a simple idea. You take some spirits and sweet fluids and pour them into a decorative glass for consumption. If you Google search a recipe you will get a variety of recipes for the same drink depending where the recipe is from, who’s writing it up and a bunch of other ...

Pass the Time at Graduation with Graduation Bingo

Pass the Time at Graduation with Graduation Bingo

Ah, graduation. A time when you’re both ecstatic to know that you’ll never have to listen to that annoying guy that wears hemp jewelry in your PoliSci class, and terrified that you know have to go out and find a new job (theoretically). The graduation ceremony itself, however, is notably less thrilling. Sure, you get ...

The 4 Biggest Announcements at Google I/O 2013

Google’s I/O developer conference is an event mostly focused on the latest and greatest tech being worked on by the search giant. Over the past few years, however, the event has become an outlet for Google to announce new hardware and services that appeal to the masses and thus attracting a lot of media attention. ...

Web App Guides You Through the Perfect 7-Minute Workout

While the perfect workout routine may be different for everyone, scientists have developed a high-intensity routine balanced to work as a replacement for endurance-based workouts. According to the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal, a routine of 12 exercises, that can be done using only a chair and a wall, could be ...

Free Today: Clear, a Simple To-Do List App for iPhone

If you’re having trouble getting things done despite having a schedule and using popular to-do apps, you may need to get back to the basics. Clear is an iPhone app that brings simplicity back to your to-do list, for an easy-to-use, no-frills experience. It’s also free today only, courtesy of Starbucks. So if you’d like ...