Technology

College Process Smartphone Apps

The question may be, “How can I make college easier?” The answer may be, “There’s an app for that!” We’re living in an age where our phones, iPads, and other mobile platforms can solve (or at least help with) many of life’s everyday problems and/or tasks. For example, did you know that there’s an app ...

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Who’s Watching You Online?

Over the years, I’ve written about the perils of young people (high schoolers and college students) being careless about what they post on the Internet about themselves. This applies mainly to the wonderful world of social media, Facebook, mainly. In a recent post, I noted, “I call Facebook The Home of Dirty Laundry. I do ...

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A Phone App A Day . . .

How did we ever get by without our iPhones and all those apps? I was watching the movie Apollo 13 the other night and marveled at what we were able to accomplish with 1960s technology. What filled a warehouse with massively hot computers and their associated cooling equipment back then couldn’t compete with that iPhone ...

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Study Apps Can Help

How did we ever get by without our iPhones and all those apps? I was watching the movie Apollo 13 the other night and marveled at what we were able to accomplish with 1960s technology. What filled a warehouse with massively hot computers and their associated cooling equipment back then couldn’t compete with that iPhone ...

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Exposing Yourself Online

Contrary to what Captain Kirk says at the beginning of every Star Trek episode, space is not the final frontier. Privacy is. Why? Social media. The big offender in this arena is Facebook, of course. I call Facebook The Home of Dirty Laundry. I do that with good reason. Facebook seems to satisfy people’s desire ...

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Cool College “App”lications

Long gone are the days like when I was in college. There were no “suites” in the dorms with their own bathrooms back then. In my freshman dorm, there was a common bathroom for the entire floor (yes, that’s true!) and it took a little while to become savvy enough to link the sound of ...

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Some College Costs (Mainly Textbooks)

Parents, you’re probably cringing at the thought of tuition, room and board expense for your son or daughter. Well, as you might expect, there’s more where that came from. The most expensive colleges and universities in the United States cost over $60,000 per year. Others, such as smaller private colleges and state universities can be ...

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Social Isolation

I do a lot of driving. One of my endearing habits is studying the faces of those heading in the opposite direction and those beside and behind me at intersections. Over the past couple years or so, I’ve noticed what I consider to be a disturbing trend. You have probably seen this phrase in the ...

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Deep in The Heart of Texting

The trend in the way young people communicate is fascinating, if not annoying and even dangerous. I went for a walk the other day on a quiet residential street. Behind me, I heard a loud-muffler car approaching. As it passed me, I saw the high-school-aged driver texting on his cell phone. He wasn’t going that ...

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Smartphones on Campus

I get tons of news releases, no doubt inspired by this blog’s connections across the Web. I had to chuckle at the news release (highlighted below) that I received yesterday. It addresses the issue of the increasing use of smartphones by college students. If you are a high school senior (or the parent of one), ...

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