Archive for the ‘Downloads’ Category

What college students need, my dream college application: Uber

Friday, August 25th, 2006

And now for the dorkiest thing I have ever done… College students have it rough. With loads of productivity software out there, nothing seems to fit. Sure there’s One Note, and online services like Google Calender, but there is no one app that can integrate our needs in to one package of awesomeness. Business men […]

Pimp my TI-83: making calculators fun

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

The bulky Texas Instruments calculators have been staples of math classes for years. But these timeless beauties can do more than formulate, umm…. formulas, they can act as your new Game Boy. If fact, some creative chaps managed to put Zelda on the TI-83. But the fun doesn’t stop there, ticalc.org has a list of […]

Facebook is giving away iTunes songs here’s how to get them

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Those chummy fellows at Facebook are giving away 10 million free iTunes music samplers. The promotion is part of a back to school drive to remind college students that Apple’s iPod and Facebook occupy 95% of all student time. So how do you get the free sampler? In facebook search for the group “Apple Students”. […]

Get Vista for free

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Just like Office, Microsoft is offering the beta version of its next release of Windows (Vista) for free. EDIT: Put link in. [tags]Vista, Windows, Microsoft, beta[/tags]

Save $300 from Microsoft

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Microsoft is making the beta version of Office 2007 downloadable for free.  These programs are one step away from the final version that often costs around $300. Get them here. [tags]Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Office 2007, beta[/tags]

Free alternatives for expensive programs – Never buy software again.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

It’s no secret, the average college student cannot afford common PC programs:

Windows – Home Edition: $100
Norton Anti-Virus: $70
Microsoft Office: $329.99
Macromedia Dreamweaver: $376.99

Here are some alternatives if you happen to be buying a brand spanking new computer but dont want to pony up the greenbacks. Or if you have been eyeing up some new software, you may want to consider these alternatives:

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10 reasons to switch to Firefox

Friday, April 14th, 2006

I noticed in my site stats that 64% of you that visit this site are using IE. Stop! Use Firefox.

See why inside….

Hacking MySpace

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

One of the more popular posts on CollegeV2 is the hacking facebook post about greasemonkey scripts that can be used on facebook. I’ve done some searching and below are some scripts that help the overall MySpace experience. Keep in mind, you will first need to install Firefox and then Greasemonkey, the guide to do that […]

Pimp my iPod – how your iPod could be so much better

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Now that spring break is over we should get back to business, and that business is 7 ways to use you iPod other than music. I know some sites have similar lists but include useless tips like “stand on it to make you taller”. Gee thanks. Below are just a few useful (or distracting) things […]

The new Aim sucks

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

AOL has rolled out a brand new AIM. This isn’t the traditional lets-just-add-one-feature update, it is a complete overhaul. Im going to make this review short and sweet: Pro: Triton finally allows users to tab their AIM conversations. Con: AOL forces their crappy browser on you. You cant see the background color of your buddies’ […]

Facebook hacks, tips, and tricks

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

EDIT: userscript.org seems to be having lots of server trouble of late. Therefore the following links may not work. Greasemonkey is a firefox extension that allows you to run scripts on the webpages that you are viewing. For example, one famous script was adding a delete button to gmail (gmail has since added a delete […]

Google craves our demographic

Monday, February 20th, 2006

I discovered a Google page catering specifically to college students, recommending their own products and showing how to use them. That is all fine and good, but there is just one problem: most of Google’s services are sub par. Below are Google’s suggestions and next to them are mine. G-Mail – Gmail is actually the […]

Book Burro saves money, possibly lives

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Book buro is a neat little Firefox extension that detects you are shopping for a book and automatically finds comparable prices. While it is far from full proof it can give you help when buying textbooks. Download it here. [tags]Bookburro, extensions, firefox, amazon[/tags]

Reminderfox saves paper, and your memory

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Another Firefox extension worth checking out is Reminderfox. Reminder fox places a little task list on the bottom of your browser. This is ideal for assignments, especially ones that require you to visit sWeb sites. To add a new event you simply click on the little red ribbon and add it. Easy? Yes. Revolutionary? Not […]

Making your desktop Uber

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Ever stared at your desktop and wonder what could be? Yahoo! Widgets optimizes your desktop with little programs called “widgets.” These widgets can be anything from a “to do” list to a widget that automatically loads random images of the sun. The widgets can be devolved by anyone, and make your desktop look damn cool. […]

The best firefox extensions for college students

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Peek inside for SOME of the most useful Firefox extensions for collge students (sorry for all the bold).

Excel Extension

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Business majors, does excel ever piss you off? There’s a new tool out that “fills the gaps” and cuts down the time it takes to complete huge spreadsheets (screenshot). While I myself hardly ever use Excel you may want to check it out. Some of the features are coloring eaching row and deselecting cells. I […]