‘Giggity Giggity Google’ Posts

Google Unveils App Inventor for Students and Educators

Google’s WYSIWYG App Inventor could be a game changer for students and professors.Well, well, well. This is mighty interesting.  Google has just unveiled a web-based app creation tool for Android, and it seems to be aimed squarely at students and educators.  Just imagine: professors making apps for their classes, or club presidents making apps for their ...

Google Giving Students Priority Google Voice Invites

Just saw on Lifehacker that Google is sending out Google Voice invites to anybody with a .edu email address within 24 hours.  I’ve been on the waiting list for what seems like months now and haven’t gotten anything, so this is a pretty awesome move on Google’s part. [Voice for Students]  

Free Alternatives to Office and iWork

Image Courtesy: CNET News BlogThe Web 2.0 era has changed the internet so much. The browser has become some many different things. Some of the things they can do now, is create documents, spreadsheets and even presentations all on the web. Where could one do such a thing? Well, as long as you have a ...

How To Create One Link For All Your Google Calendars

This article assumes you’re already using Google Calendar to the fullest. So now you have more than one Google Calendar, e.g., your schedule for school, your schedule for work, and your schedule for private occasions with your significant other. Everything is color-coded, and you can access them all easily via google.com/calendar. But what about sharing ...

How To Find Free .mp3s on Google

So today while I was driving my car through the blizzard, I was desperately trying to keep myself warm by screaming to the radio. (Note: My car is currently without a front passenger window. See my last post.) Now, this might sound lame, but I really like Linkin Park’s new “Shadow of the Day”. But ...

Google Presentation, a Student’s Review

Last week, Google added onto their expanding arsenal of Microsoft Office-replacement products. Much like HackCollege favorites Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets, Google Presentation offers a stripped-down, online version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous PowerPoint. As we mentioned in the third episode of the podcast, we are all about minimal functionality. If making a presentation for a class ...

Gmail Surges Attachment Size

Now you can use Gmail to fire files up to 20MB in magnitude. Unfortunately, with such an explosive file size, you won’t be able to drop these bombs on people with other email carriers. But if you still insist on sending a file to the enemy, try one of these warships: http://www.divshare.com/http://www.mediafire.com/http://www.senduit.com/http://www.sendspace.com/http://www.snapdrive.net/http://www.sharebee.com/http://www.sharebig.com/http://www.wikifortio.com/http://www.yousendit.com

The 3 Best Ways to Use Google Calendar as a College Student

Over the past week, I’ve been experimenting with Google Calendar as a personal planning device. Although it’s still in beta (like every other Google product), it boasts an amazing set of features. You will find many articles scattered about the Interweb about syncing Google Calendar (GCal) with iCal. This article is not about that; this ...

Google Docs: A Case Study

I’m right smack in the middle of finals week, and that means I am more prone to distraction and procrastination than ever. But let me show you a little something before I get back to writing my last paper of the semester. An Introduction: I’m enrolled in the honors program here at LMU. The LMU ...

Using Google Like a Masta

Whenever I’m searching for something inappropriate on Google, like communism, I often have trouble getting to exactly the right site. And I also don’t like doing more work than I have to. In the spirit of studying for finals and not doing work, I’ll just link to a trusted outside site, College v2. Get your ...