Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Search with Google Like a Pro: Part 1

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

With much of the world’s information moving from print form into the online realm, knowing how to find the information you need, whilst sorting through the crap, is becoming an increasinly important skill. It’s a skill you’ll likely utilize as a college student, and again later when you begin your career. I’d love for you […]

Search with Google Like a Pro: Part 2

Monday, December 11th, 2006

In the first article of this series, we learned the basics of searching with Google. Now, it is time to move on to some more advanced searching techniques, for when a basic search just won’t cut it. Topics to be discussed today included search operators, advanced search, and understanding the search results. Search Operators If […]

How to Choose the Right Laptop

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re a tech geek like me, you’re probably hoping to snag a cool new laptop this season. Maybe you’re expecting one as a gift, or you’re saving up to buy one after the holiday rush. Whatever the case may be, they can be very handy to have as […]

Advanced Google Search Techniques for College Students

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

As a continuation of the Google Search series for college students, today we’re going to look at some methods of advanced searching. This means conducting searches using the Google Web Search function more in-depth, by utilizing special features and advanced search operators. Mastering these search methods will not only help you find whatever you’re looking […]

Search with Google Like a Pro: Part 3

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Now that you know how to search the internet with Google like a pro, let’s take a look at evaluating your search results, and the sources that you’ve found. Evaluating the Source So you’ve found the information that you’ve been looking for, but how do you know if it is from a reliable source? Anyone […]

Beyond Microsoft Word: Online & Open Source Office Applications

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Microsoft Word and other MS Office products are something that nearly every college student these days is familiar with.  From the hours spent toiling over a research paper in Word, to the cool charts you can make up in Excel, students these days almost need to have Microsoft Office.  However, there’s one little problem – […]

Technology Geared Towards Students

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

People our age like to express our individuality – from the bands we like, to the posters on our walls, to our cell phone covers – and up until now there was very little choice in regards to customizing our favorite tech gadgets. We were pretty much left to DIY jobs like stickers, paint, and […]

Online Research Resources for Students

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Nowadays, students don’t neccessarily have to trudge down to the library to conduct research for all those lovely papers that their professors expect them to write.  Instead, a good majority of their research can now be conducted online. So what kind of information can you find online that will help you in your research?  Where do […]

New Must-Have Gear: The Apple iPhone

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Today at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the highly-anticipated Apple iPhone, which promises to revolutionize the mobile phone industry. College students no doubt will be clamoring to get their hands on one of these, especially since it was already shown to be more popular than beer within their peer […]