Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category
The first presidential debate was this week, kicking off a month of direct discourse between President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney. If you want to keep track of the candidates during this final head-to-head stretch in the campaign, International Business Times has compiled five apps that can help you monitor the candidates’ records, ...Read more.
In honor of Google’s 14th birthday, Mashable published a beginner’s guide to Gmail. Now that it’s securely in its teens, you can finally feel comfortable closing that AOL Account you’ve been hanging on to since 1998, and make the switch to Gmail. The guide is great for beginners and longtime Gmail users, who want to brush up their ...Read more.
Thousands of teens will be on the road next week for their return to school, many nervously sitting behind the wheel for the first time. With a smartphone in the pocket of almost every high school student, most parents are rightfully worried that these devices will become a threat to their teens’ already questionable driving. ...Read more.
Business travel can be your favorite perk or your job’s biggest pitfall. That really depends on your opinion of travel. But whether you love racking up those frequent flyer miles or dread consistently packing and unpacking, making the most of your time away is something everyone can benefit from. So rather than killing downtime on ...Read more.
Thanksgiving is approaching, and the shortened school week will have kids pining for turkey, football, family and a four-day weekend. So keep their minds focused on school using fun and interactive games and activities that also serve up a helping of history. Free Technology for Teachers has compiled a list of five websites that offer ...Read more.
The ING New York City Marathon is this weekend, and the New York Road Runners have teamed up with the developers of MapMyRun to create an app that allows spectators to track specific runners, receive news reports and find out about events and entertainment occurring along the route. The NYC marathon attracts more than two ...Read more.
It’s that time of year when everything seems to go bump in the night. But these geo-location apps can make Halloween a little less scary for parents as they send their little monsters out into the neighborhood in search of treats. Trick or Tracker is an app for Android smartphones that sends updates to parents ...Read more.
Today marks the last day of summer and the beginning of a temperature drop. So while you’re searching for ways to keep warm as the chilly weather rolls in, beware of the heat coming off your computer. Even though working on your laptop may seem like the perfect way to keep your legs nice and ...Read more.
As I move further along in my transition from being a lifelong Windows user to immersing myself into Mac OS, I occasionally get stuck with seemingly trivial tasks that I wouldn’t have given much thought to on my Windows machine. Recently I realized I didn’t know how to quickly take a screen shot and ...Read more.
Are school budget cutbacks limiting your field trip plans? These three websites can give students a better understanding of other countries without ever boarding a plane, or even leaving the classroom. Toporopa lets you explore the Old World sans passport. This site focuses solely on the geography, population and history of Europe. Toporopa, which is ...Read more.