You’ve probably checked into a location, but have you ever checked into a TV show? With Viggle, you can do just that. It’s a free app that gives TV-watchers rewards for checking into the shows they’re watching. Viggle automatically identifies (in a way reminiscent of the Shazam app) the television shows its users are tuned into and awards them points once they’ve checked in. Points can be redeemed via the app’s rewards catalogue for tons of different items, including gift cards and movie tickets. Feeling generous? Points can also be converted into donations to charity. Now THAT is cool.
What’s even more fun about the app is that users are encouraged to play along live. Answer trivia, see what others are Tweeting, and vote in polls. If you’re already watching the show, you might as well get points – right?
Have you ever used Viggle? Post a comment below and tell us your favorite feature!
Stickk.com is a website that helps you keep your goals!
Make it a resolution to stick to your New Year’s resolution with help from this website! Setting a specific, positive objective may only get you so far according to statistics from the American Journal of Psychology. Stickk.com requires you to sign a virtual commitment contract to hold you responsible for your goals. Once your goal is created you can upload pictures to your commitment album, write in your commitment journal and share with friends on Facebook and Twitter. It also lets you sign up (if you choose) to donate money to a charity or fork it over to a friend if you don’t meet your deadlines. With a few dollars on the line and encouragement from friends, family, and your online community you are more than twice as likely to meet your goal.
Apps and online communities like Pinterest can be a great tools in finding inspiration and motivation. What will you do this year to help you keep you on track with meeting goals and deadlines?
Group projects are a common part of many college courses. Often, they entail weeks of seemingly-endless brainstorming and collaboration until the looming due date approaches. Make your team experience run more smoothly with the Trello app. Create boards, organize them by cards, and upload attachments – all in one place!
This free app helps your group improve communication by eliminating an influx of emails and keeping everyone on the same page. You can communicate with other team members in real time in order to gather opinions and assign tasks. Group projects are complicated enough – simplify them with this helpful app!
Looking for more tips to help you survive your next group project? Check out our guide here!
We all know the feeling: hunger hits and yet nothing in the dining hall seems to satisfy your craving. That’s where GrubHub comes in! GrubHub makes it incredibly simple to order the kind of food you want and have it delivered right to your doorstep. They have a database of more than 25,000 restaurant options in more than 300 cities. Download the free app right to your phone and have instant access to menus, restaurant reviews, and previous orders or order right online. Wasn’t that easy?
We all know the feeling: you have somewhere to be and haven’t packed a thing. Sometimes, the problem is getting started. Get a jumpstart on packing by downloading the Ultimate Checklist app. The app is pre-loaded with packing lists for more than 50 different occasions, from beach trips to Christmas parties to packing for college. Edit, export, and add to each checklist in order to personalize it for you needs or start from scratch and create your own (you can store an unlimited number of lists so don’t feel the need to skimp!). Share and email lists with friends and family and easily send them to the printer if need be. Packing has never been SO simple!
Just because your friends from high school might be attending colleges all over the country, there is no excuse not to talk to them until the holidays .The “must-have” on my list for keeping in touch is Skype Premium. It’s only $9.99 per month and you can chat with all your friends at the same time in a group video call. Just as important, you can Skype with your family members back at home (I usually Skype with my parents so I can see my dogs).
There are plenty of other great ways to communicate with your friends. For some inspiration, check out two of our posts here:
Keep in Touch During Winter Break
Creative Ways to KIT
Written by Guest Blogger, Myles Marcus
We’ve all suffered from information overload at one point or another. From homework assignments to social media updates, our everyday lives are chock full of new information to process. Evernote is a free app meant to help you stay organized and increase your productivity, even on the go. Save things you like or any ideas you want to keep in mind. The best part is you can search through everything you have saved using a keyword or tag! Evernote is available for both iPhone and Android as well as NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet!
In honor of our newly offered Memorex 4GB Pivot Travel Flash Drives, we have decided to have a little fun with the variety of colors we’re offering. These fun, ultra-portable flash drives come in 6 different colors so we’re asking: what does the color you choose say about you? Have you ever wondered whether your preference for a certain color indicated something about your personality? You’re in luck! We did our research and found out more information about the study of color psychology. We’re bringing you your (unofficial) color personality.
Which color would you choose?
Your Choice: PINK – Choosing pink means that you are kind, loving, generous, and empathetic. You are also friendly and easily approachable. Others are attracted to your warm personality.
Your Choice: RED – People who choose red are often very extroverted. They are often courageous and confident individuals that are very physically active.
Your Choice: GREEN – Those who pick green are usually practical and very well grounded. Green personalities are generally stable and, not surprisingly, have a love of nature. They tend to be kind and generous as well.
Your Choice: BLUE – Opting for the color blue indicates a conservative and trustworthy personality. You rarely act impulsively and are known for being reliable.
Your Choice: PURPLE – Purple personalities are gentle spirits that often put others before themselves. They are compassionate and sensitive and are usually the one who others come to for help.
Your Choice: BLACK – Those who choose black are independent and strong-willed individuals. They can be conservative and serious as well.
What did your color say about you? Do you think it was accurate? Post a comment!
There is always the controversial question of “Mac or PC?” Personally, I’m a Mac person but everyone else in my house is a PC lover. Though the choice is up to you, Apple has finally released their new MacBook Pro and it might sway your decision. The new MacBook Pro is 25% thinner according to Huffington Post, and features the retina display, a 29% improvement in contrast with over 5 million pixels in the 15.4-inch screen. The retina display features four times the amount of pixels as the past MacBook. If you go on the website you can actually see the difference between the old and new screens. When you scroll over the text you can really see the difference!
The senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, Phil Schiller, claims that, “There has never been a notebook this thin, this light, this powerful for professional use.” This MacBook has two USB ports, two Thunderbolt ports, and one HDMI port (so you don’t need an adapter for projectors/tvs with an HDMI port). There is also upgraded RAM, processors, and available storage. The battery has been upgraded to last seven hours and has a standby time of 30 days.
In July 2011 Apple discontinued the white MacBook so now the only choices left are the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini, unless you want a desktop-like computer. You can compare all of the Apple products at their website.
So comment below, are you a Mac or PC user?
Written by Guest Blogger, Maria Cafferata