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9 Cool Google Tricks For Extra Functions

by Michael Kwan - on Nov 3rd 2013 - No Comments
Google Search Bar

You can certainly use some suitable alternatives like Bing, but I think we’d all agree that Google is the current reigning king of search engines. If you want to find something on the Internet, you just Google it. But did you know that the popular search engine actually has several built-in tools for extra features and functions?...

Back To School Reference Apps For Android

by Chris Cairns - on Sep 9th 2013 - No Comments
Back to School and Chemistry Class

It may be a tough pill to swallow for many of the students out there, but yes indeed, it is time to go back to school. Thankfully, technology has come a long way and it really does play a critical role in today’s education. You already know about some of the useful back to school iPhone apps that are out there, but what about the...

How To Use Gamification To Improve Your Life

by Chris Cairns - on Jun 15th 2013 - No Comments
Life Can Be a Game Boy Too

Generally speaking, we know what we should be doing. We know what’s good for us to do, but the challenge is finding the motivation to do it and to keep doing it. That’s why one of the fastest rising trends today is the concept of gamification. In short, gamification is the process of engaging users or changing behavior by...

Free Baby Learning Apps For Android Devices

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 12th 2013 - No Comments
Baby Using a Tablet

For better or for worse, the current generation of children are going to grow up with technology as an integral part of their lives. They’re going to expect to use touchscreens and those multi-touch gestures are going to become second nature. Why, then, would you want to use the old-school approach when you can partake in the variety...

Essential Education Apps For New Students

by Luke McKinney - on Dec 19th 2012 - No Comments
College Student with Laptop and Notebook

Modern students aren’t just preparing for the future; they’re part of it, because this is the first time we’ve educated an entire generation of cyborgs. Search the average first year student and you’ll find more advanced computer technology than the first moon lander, and for the same reasons: they’re exploring a brand new world...

7 Great Back To School Apps For iPhone

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 25th 2012 - No Comments
Back to School Apps for iPhone

When you hear the collective groans of teenagers and young adults, you can be reasonably certain that it’s time to return to the classroom and learn something. You probably already bought your textbooks, but you also have that handy touchscreen in your pocket. Get past Facebook and Words with Friends for just a moment, and have...

RateMyProfessors: Use Professor Ratings To Filter Out Bad Courses

by Peter North - on May 9th 2012 - 3 Comments
Professor in action

When it comes to educating yourself at an accredited university, students are met with literally hundreds of thousands of colleges and training programs to choose from. There are new universities and training programs popping up all the time, and they all claim to offer the best value for your time, money, and effort. Tuition costs are...

How To Source Knowledge From The Masses On The Internet

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 21st 2011 - 1 Comment
books

You can crowdsource just about anything on the Internet. You can crowdsource your design project. You can crowdsource legal advice. And, yes, you can crowdsource your knowledge, too. Part of this through something called a knowledge network. Not to be confused with the television network of the same name, the concept of a knowledge network...

iPad Productivity Apps For Students

by Luke McKinney - on May 26th 2011 - No Comments
iStock Students

The greatest advances in science and productivity were spurred by sheer desire instead of careful calculation, but let’s be honest: your iPad 2 wasn’t one of them. But just because the purchase was impulsive, enjoyable, and motivated more by sexy shininess than any conception of practical application doesn’t mean it...

Sites For Crowdsourcing Legal Advice

by Michael Kwan - on May 11th 2011 - No Comments
(Image: DNY59 / iStockphoto)

Ah, the Internet: the world’s greatest double-edged sword. It offers such an incredible wealth of information, but it could also lead you completely astray. And you don’t want to be led astray when it comes to something as important as proper legal advice. While it may be true that some of the legal advice online is potentially...