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Lifting the veil off the true costs of college

October 25, 2013


Filed under Technology

By Renee Schoof McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A new online app called College Abacus is making it easier for students and their families to get estimates in advance of how much financial aid colleges and universities will give so that they can compare schools for costs. ...

Voice of Siri steps forward

Voice of Siri steps forward

October 8, 2013


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By Samantha Bomkamp Chicago Tribune (MCT) Oh Siri, now we really know you. The woman behind that comforting and helpful voice on millions of U.S. iPhones and iPads has been revealed. CNN on Friday introduced Susan Bennett, who lives outside Atlanta, as the source of the recorded answers to e...

Dell shareholders approve buyout

Dell shareholders approve buyout

September 13, 2013


Filed under Business, Technology

By Brian Gaar and Kirk Ladendorf Dell Inc. shareholders have approved the buyout of the company by founder Michael Dell and his financial ally Silver Lake Partners. The company reported Thursday that a preliminary tally showed a majority of votes cast at a shareholders meeting were in favor of...

Top free app downloads

Top free app downloads

September 5, 2013


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Top free app downloads McClatchy-Tribune MCT Top 5 new free apps for Sept. 4: ANDROID 1. Dots: A Game About Connecting 2. Legend Online: Dragons 3. Baby Care & Baby Hospital 4. Colormania - Guess the colors 5. Garfield’s Escape Top 5 free apps for Sept. 4: APPLE 1....

10 things you need to know about the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

10 things you need to know about the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

September 5, 2013


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By Salvador Rodriguez Los Angeles Times (MCT) Samsung has kicked off the smartwatch race by unveiling the Galaxy Gear. The South Korean tech giant introduced the device Wednesday morning in Berlin. Users wear the Galaxy Gear on their wrists like any other watch, but this watch is capable o...

Top iTunes movie downloads

Top iTunes movie downloads

September 5, 2013


Filed under Movies, Technology

Top iTunes movie downloads   Apple Inc. MCT Top 10 movies downloaded from the iTunes Store for Sept. 4: 1. “Iron Man 3” 2. “Now You See Me” 3. “The Great Gatsby” (2013) 4. “Pain & Gain” 5. “Star Trek: Into Darkness” 6. “Olympus Has Fallen” 7. “Empir...

Tech Topic: Mini PC

Tech Topic: Mini PC

Rachel Ellis, Reporter

April 3, 2013


Filed under Technology

As tablets and iPads are becoming more prevalent, with increasing processing power, many wonder if laptops and personal computers are going to be a thing of the past. I cannot predict the future of the technological market (much to my wallet's dismay...) But I can tell you about the Mini PC. While...

Tech Topic: New Drag + Drop Website is the ‘Bee’s Knees’

Tech Topic: New Drag + Drop Website is the ‘Bee’s Knees’

Rachel Ellis, Reporter

March 19, 2013


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  Imagine a blog where you can post any video, song, text, or picture, anywhere on your page... or ten pages, with a click of the mouse. No expensive software, restrictions, or lengthy code: just drag and drop. Sounds too good to be true? I thought so too; and then I stumbled upon a websit...

Tech Topic

Tech Topic

Rachel Ellis, Reporter

March 1, 2013


Filed under Technology

Our generation is the first to be immersed in technology since early childhood. From computer class in Kindergarten to smartphones that do everything but turn on your oven (don't worry: LG is working on it) We are the techno-logic age. Chances are that your major relies on technology; as a Sophomore...

Best Apps for Back to School

Best Apps for Back to School

Nicole Winters, Reporter

January 21, 2013


Filed under Technology

Getting back in gear for college can be tough. New classes, teachers, and homework can be hard to balance. Here are five of the best apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, that can help you get organized and on the right track for the semester. No matter what your majoring in these apps will...

Technology Hooked

Technology Hooked

Britt Young, News Editor

April 19, 2012


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Fifteen years ago bag phones were in cars and the internet was scarcely used by students in the Midwestern schools.  Moving the present, some people are so involved with technology they can not live without it for one full day. Many people comment how they have several hundred Facebook friends, but...

Pinterest Crazed!

March 29, 2012


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Pinterest is newer network that has taken the world by storm. Addiction is putting it kindly, people go on the site for hours and get lost in the millions of categories. The mostly women viewed site will be the escape from Facebook, Twitter, etc. Pinterest is a pinboard-styled social photo sharing...

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