‘Software’ Posts

Skype Giving Away a Month of Free Calls, Today Only

Skype, the world’s most popular internet video chatting program, is currently giving away a full month of video calls to new and current customers for free. But the offer is only on today, and it does come with a few caveats. Namely, you must enter a valid payment option that will be charged at the ...

Study Break: Jam with Friends on Chrome

Google has released a new, surprisingly addictive time-waster for it’s flagship browser, Chrome.  I cannot play a musical instrument. Like most people who can’t seem to commit to learning how to play I’ve owned at least three separate kinds of instruments in my life, one of which has been sitting on a chair some five feet ...

Get Soda PDF for Free, Today Only

In celebration of Paper Free Day, designed as an initiative to encourage green and sustainable living, LULU Software is offering their PDF creation program called Soda PDF to anyone for free. The software itself is designed to be an easy way of creating, converting, editing, and viewing PDFs, including sporting the ability to view a document ...

Ubuntu (The Best Free OS Available) Updates to “Quantal Quetzal”

Although the GNU-Linux system has been around for decades, the Ubuntu distribution of Linux has been getting increasingly popular these days, and for good reason. While Linux has a notorious reputation of inaccessibility for the layman computer user, Ubuntu has sought to change that in order to bring the projects wealth of refined freeware to ...

Get Four Years of Office365 University at a Reduced Cost

Back in July, Microsoft unveiled a new approach to distributing their much vaunted Office Suite with a new subscription model, called Office 365. Instead of having to buy a new copy of Office every couple of years in order to take advantage of the new features in each new release, Microsoft will instead allow consumers ...

Get Axure RP for Free with Good Student Program

Get a leg-up on your professional web-design career with a free license of Axure RP. If you’re a web design student, you’ve probably heard of Axure RP. It’s a great tool for designing websites that allows for easy control of widgets and boxes, allowing for the wireframe creation of rapid prototypes with a great degree ...

Historically Speaking: Birth of GNU

Yesterday, September 27th, marks the 29th anniversary of the birth of one of the most altruistic movements in modern computer science: the GNU project. It was initiated by Richard Stallman in 1983, who sought to make technology as open and accessible to the masses as possible by creating a free, Unix-like operating system that could be ...

Go Paperless with OneNote

Ditch your paper notebooks and store class material in the cloud with Microsoft’s best-kept secret. Note taking can be a pain. Adding to the annoying fact that you’re stuck in class, having to listen to a vapid instructor or T.A. drone on endlessly, but you’re also expected to record what they’re saying fast enough to ...

Rest Your Eyes with Eyeleo

Keep eyestrain at bay with Eyeleo. Studying can be a pain, both mentally and physically. As we discussed in our review of f.lux, a program that changes the brightness and color of your monitor, using a computer for long periods of time causes excessive eyestrain, also called Asthenopia, which can cause excessive fatigue, headaches and blurred ...

Protect Your Gadgets with Prey

Keep track of lost or stolen smartphones, tablets, and laptops with Prey. So you’ve shelled out a few hundred bucks for a lovely piece of technological goodness, and then your new, shiny phone slides out of your pocket as you’re getting off the bus to go to class. Or maybe you forget to grab your ...

Google Course Builder Will Allow Anyone to Create an Educational Course

Google hopes to empower regular people with the ability to share their expertise with the world. After this week’s announcement of Class2Go, a fully online educational service offered by Stanford University, Google has unveiled their own educational platform: Google Course Builder. Unlike Class2Go or EdX, which is operated by Harvard, MIT, and the University of ...