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    5 Google Apps that are Great for Homework

    Students have a daunting task of juggling requirements that their subjects throw at them. A lot of tools are available on the Internet to help students get by. Google, for instance, has a lot of applications in their store that will enable a struggling student to handle all his/her tasks. Here are the top 5 applications Google has to offer that students should try: Kami Formerly known as Notable PDF, Kami is a document viewer that also enables you to view, annotate, and do collaborative works with other users online. You can highlight, underline text or add comments to particular sections of the document. Premium features include drawing shapes, free-hand…

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    Best New Apps for September

    Another new month has welcomed us again. Of course, with a new month comes the introduction of new apps for your mobile devices. Here is a brief introduction into five of the must-have apps within the newest releases: Numerous (iOS and Android) So, you’re the type who is fond of number crunching? Maybe you have a habit of recording numbers that are a significant part of your life? Then you will find Numerous very interesting. This app records and takes notes of all the numbers that you find important to track. The automatic tracker crunches the numbers from a particular set of variables configured by the user. For example, the number of visitors…

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    Office 2016

    During the last week of September, Microsoft had discreetly unveiled the licensed availability of Office 2016. The announcement of the new productivity suite was made as early as the second quarter of this year but was only made ‘officially’ available as a licensed product for OS X and Windows last September 22. However, while everyone can agree that most of the updates are convenient and good overall, from a cloud-productivity viewpoint, many of us are already familiar with the new tools Microsoft have introduced. Here is a breakdown of some of the new features of Office 2016: Co-Authoring Also known as document synchronization, this feature allows multiple users to co-edit…

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    Help! My Laptop Won’t Turn On

    Most of us have already experienced it at one time during our tech lives: the heart-stopping moment when your laptop suddenly won’t turn on. It gives us nightmares, both at work and home. You’d probably want to know why as soon as possible. However, you might want to consider what you need to and don’t need to do first. Here are some good starting pointers: Don’t use the battery (for a while) The most common problem with unresponsive laptops usually comes from dead batteries. You can try the traditional method of removing the battery first, then holding the power button for 30 seconds (or a minute). Then, connect the AC…

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    Hacks to Keep you Battery Life Longer

    Battery life, as simple as it seems, is something that we all know is one of the most significant factors in device usage. Specs don’t matter when you always need to juice up your laptop or phone. So, it is natural for us to search for ways to maximize device use. Here are a few battery saving hacks that can help get every bit of energy for your gadget or device. Stopping the Wi-Fi Locator Function You can turn off your Wi-Fi connection, but that doesn’t mean that your mobile device is no longer searching for Wi-Fi signals. To save the battery from this automated feature, you can access the advanced options of…