Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Mobile Apps for Teachers and Students

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Posted 15 Sep 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School

We love to play with apps and utilize them for being more productive. We also love to share what we think about them with you. Today we have about 25 apps that are perfect for students, teachers and parents to keep track of everything and help you through the school year. We’ll recap a couple we’ve covered here before (new features!) and bring in a few we haven’t covered before to bring you what we consider the best of. If you want more productivity apps or other great apps in general, feel free to go back through our archives. Enjoy!

Free Software Pack – 2013

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Posted 18 Aug 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School, Geek Girl, Reviews

For several years we have provided you with recommendations for really cool software. Our annual software pack represents a solid set of programs that we think everyone should own for every day work and pleasure.  This software is good whether or not you are a student, faculty, parent or someone who is just trying get things done on a budget. Let us know in the comments how you like these and if you think we should have included something else.

And the top Google Reader replacement is…

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Posted 14 Jul 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews

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Feedly! We’ve been testing Feedly since the July 1 cutoff for Google Reader. So far, we’re impressed. They made a lot of strides to welcome Google Reader users and as a dedicated RSS reader, it beats out Flipboard and Pulse. Sure you can use those two services to view all your items from Google Reader, Feedly offers the layout that is closest to Google Reader and it is available on mobile devices (Android, Amazon Fire, and iOS) and the web. All versions of Feedly are well integrated with each other and you can connect several other web services including Pocket, LinkedIn, Google +, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and Pinterest. Better yet? Feedly allows you to customize what page you start on when you open the program, it allows you to choose your layout and, just like Google Reader, it allows you to mark all of your feeds as read at once.

Hassle Free Textbooks 101

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Posted 27 Jul 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School, Featured, Soulville

Every college student needs textbooks. Some high school students need to purchase textbooks. Grad students and professors never stop buying textbooks. So how can you manage to get these books without totally running out of money? We’ve got some suggestions that we’ve perfected over the years. Everyone buying books fits into one of four categories: I Am Never Going to Keep These Books and I Don’t Want a Hassle of Reselling, I Am Never Going to Keep These Books but I Want Some Money Back, I Am Going to Keep Some and I Don’t Want to Keep Others, and I’m Keeping Everything.

iPhone radio apps

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Posted 22 Jul 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews, Soulville

Many people rely on radio apps to listen to music or news on their iOS device when they are on the go. This doesn’t include apps like the Amazon Cloud Player app which plays only music you own. These apps are dedicated to bringing you awesomeness, one tune at a time. Some apps we’ve talked about here at The Pink C before include TuneIn radio and Stitcher. We won’t cover those in depth again here but they are potentially good apps to pick from and are listed below. All apps listed here are free to download and use. Extra perks might cost money. Hope you find something great to use to keep you going day to day!

The Lenovo T420

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Posted 22 Jun 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews, Soulville, Technology

A couple months ago I got a Lenovo T420 laptop. I chose it after some careful deliberations of some more mobile options and some more powerful options and debating whether I wanted to get a MacBook Pro and use some programs via Windows Parallels. Though I certainly would have been very happy with a MBP, I couldn’t transition a lot of my programs just yet so I stuck with Windows. While I still don’t understand why a larger hard drive wasn’t available (even to purchase and replace), why you couldn’t upgrade the sound option, or why USB 3.0 wasn’t available, I’ve been fairly satisfied with the selection.

Multi-Tasking Your E-Services with ifttt

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Posted 11 May 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews, Soulville

We love to promote the use of multiple productivity tools. It’s pretty common to have a tool that does one thing really well or even a group of activities really well. But rarely does a single program do EVERYTHING you need done. Enter ifttt – if this then that. It’s a really cool way to link several services together.

The approach is that you have an action happening in one application (or channel as ifttt refers to them). When that happens ifttt does another action for you. An example:

8 Apps To End April!

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Posted 28 Apr 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews, Soulville

There are always tons of new apps coming out and apps that are new to all of us. Some of these are available on Android, all are available on iPhone. We all need new apps to keep ourselves occupied during the work day or school day and during our down time. And with a few cool holidays and travel season coming up, what better to keep ou occupied in the airport, train station or bus station? As a side note, to make the Android users happy, there is an entire new series of Android posts with info on apps, new Android software releases, and some new tech to use Android coming over the next couple months. Stay tuned and look out!

Free software pack – 2012 edition

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Posted 10 Feb 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School, Featured, Reviews, Technology

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We all need to use different types of software in our day to day whether it’s to check email or type a paper or keep track of paper references. What about organizing and editing all those photos you took last weekend? Check out our 2012 edition of free software recommendations. I recommend keeping a download of all of these on a disc so you never have to  be in search for them again!

Belarc advisor – Windows only – Ever want a complete list of ALL the software on your PC? Belarc will give you a list including install keys so you can more easily get your system back in shape if you ever need to re-image the hard disk.