‘Software’ Posts

5 Apps for Better Organization and Productivity in College

College-style distractions often come in the form of drunken roommates, last-minute dorm parties, and the persuasive insistence of friends. We might not have many ways to help you avoid these harshest distractions, but we do have a list of five great apps and programs to help college students manage their lives. Hopefully it leads to ...

Tips to Protect Online Accounts and Information

Chances are you’ve had problems with malware or viruses in the past. You may have even had one of your social networking or email accounts compromised at some point. The threat of cybercrime is very real and not as personal of an attack as some may think. It’s often a shot in the dark, with ...

3 Tips from an Excel Expert

Six months ago, I had never used Excel before, and today, I’m an international champion. This month I won third place in the 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, where I represented the United States with five other students in the ultimate productivity competition. I competed against 100 finalists, who outmatched more than 344,000 total ...

Saving an Excel File as XLSB Dramatically Reduces Size

While we hope you never have to deal with Excel spreadsheets large enough to worry about file size, you may find yourself in the situation at a future desk job. Saving an Excel document using the XLSB format will reduce the size of the file while maintaining full functionality. The XLSB file type stores data ...

Coding Bootcamp Could Land You a High-Paying Tech Job After Nine Weeks

As graduation looms for the class of 2013, a new kind of school is preparing to transform code novices into employable Silicon Valley developers during a nine-week coding bootcamp. Designed to teach students exactly what they’ll need to land an entry-level developer position, coding bootcamps cut the fluff average computer science students encounter during college. ...

Android Malware Could Hack Your PC, Upload Phone Data

Windows users are accustomed to malware and the dangers it can present. An attack on your PC could easily put your personal data and online credentials at risk. Now, with mobile phone software becoming more sophisticated, malware is a problem that could follow us anywhere.  And an Android app recently discovered on Google Play, disguised as ...

Kno Adds SUNY Press to Digital Textbook Catalog

Kno, an eTextbook retailer and education software company, has inked a deal with the State University of New York (SUNY) Press to bring thousands of the publisher’s titles to digital format. The SUNY Press partnership will allow Kno to expand its higher education catalog, particular in the areas of cultural studies, philosophy, political science, and ...

Ubuntu’s Phone OS will Turn Your Smartphone into a PC

Canonical, the company behind the highly successful Linux distribution, Ubuntu, announced a new addition to their operating system line-up: a smartphone OS. Ubuntu for phones has been long overdue, coming nearly a year after the announcement of Ubuntu for Android, which runs Ubuntu alongside Android, allowing users to dock their phones to a monitor and ...

Run Windows XP from Windows 8

Windows XP is undeniably one of the best operating systems of all time. During its day in the sun as Microsofts flagship OS, XP garnered a reputation for ease of access, simplicity in design, and reliability in a way that few operating systems made before or since could match, so much so that a large ...