3 Reasons NOT to Use a TV as a Computer Monitor

You’re looking to make some updates to your computer setup, and at the top of your list is an idea to replace your computer monitor with a TV. It’ll make everything you do on your computer bigger and better… right?

Not so fast. While utilizing a TV may sound like an ingenious way to upgrade, the fact is that sticking with a computer monitor is a much better choice for a slew of reasons. We’re here to make the case with three important points!

 1. The Connection

Depending on your computer’s connection capabilities, your plan to use a TV as a monitor may be thwarted right out of the gate. Many computers don’t have the ability to connect to an … Read more...

5 Hacks That Will Make Your Study Sessions Way More Enjoyable

Between multiple classes, studying for exams, and writing essays, college life can be hectic and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! Study sessions don’t have to involve last-minute cramming and pulling all-nighters. A few positive changes can make all the difference.

1.) Find your ideal study spot

The key to a successful study session is finding a space that works best for you. If you like a quiet, relaxing location, you should seek out a spot in your campus library or maybe even peaceful scenery outside. Pack all you need in your backpack and explore the grounds of your campus. Find somewhere relaxing like near a pond or on the quad. I went to school upstate, so there were … Read more...

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Wireless Router?

If you’re like me, you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your wireless router. Once it’s set up, you forget about it… until problems arise, that is. If your internet is spotty, there’s lag while gaming, or it takes forever to download files, then your router suddenly becomes very important.

What Does a Wireless Router Do?

The speed of your Wi-Fi is based on a few factors:

  • Internet speed from your provider
  • Amount & type of usage received
  • Distance from the router

Declining Performance

Like most people, I signed up with an internet provider and they conveniently supplied all the necessary equipment, including a router, and set up the TV and the internet. They even connected my laptop … Read more...

Decorating Ideas That Will Make You Love Your Dorm

Dorms can be dull, but a few personal touches can transform your room. The semester can get busy between writing essays and taking exams, so you’ll want your space to be a relaxing environment where you can unwind. Express your personality and make it your own! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • A desk lamp can brighten more than just your work space! There’s a huge selection of styles and colors that can liven up your dorm. A floor lamp can also help. With everything from modern to rustic, you’re bound to find something to fit your aesthetic. 
  • Sleek office furniture can help make your space feel more homey. There are lots of different options for computer desks,
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Everyone’s Talking About the HP Sprocket Photo Printer and This is Why

Do you love taking selfies? The HP Sprocket is a photo printer you can use on the go, and it’s small enough to fit in your jacket pocket. You can print peel-and-stick photos from your phone after personalizing them with cool filters, text, and frames. Everyone wants an HP Sprocket, so we decided to try it out to see what it’s all about… and we LOVE it!

Setup is quick & easy

First, we installed the HP Sprocket Photo Printer app, available through Google Play and iOS App Store. The app is supported by Android 4.4 and above and iPhone iOS 8.0 and above. You can pair your device and printer through the Sprocket app. The printer works off Bluetooth, … Read more...

How to Keep Your Devices Safe in the Cold

Stepping out into the bitter cold doesn’t only affect you, but the blast of arctic temperatures could put your electronics on thin ice! Smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and laptops can all lose functionality as the temperature drops. Here are some problems that may occur during these chilly days:

Battery Drain: This is the most common and most immediate effect of cold weather. Your device may spontaneously power off with a dead battery in extreme cold. If your smartphone is exposed to cold temperatures for an extended period, you risk killing the battery altogether.

Screen Issues: LCD displays on smartphones, Apple iPads or Android tablets are sensitive to the cold. Users may experience delayed touch screen reactions as well as smudging or … Read more...

The 5 Best Apps for Students to Stay Organized

There’s a common belief that your tablet, phone, or iPod causes distractions and hinders daily productivity, but there are a plethora of apps available to help organize your life. This is particularly useful for students who have difficulty balancing their homework, work, and social schedules. Try some of these apps to help with time management and organization, and you may find that your mobile device is actually an asset to your success.

1. Things iOS

Things is a daily task app that allows you to track your to-do list and categorize projects into sections. Keyboard shortcuts and tags make everything convenient to use and easy to navigate.

If you have an Android device, try Google Keep instead.

 

2. Evernote iOS

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