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Make the most out of college with these five, free apps

Let’s face it: We live in a world that is immersed in new, evolving technology. When it comes to tasks like staying in touch with friends, scheduling weekly events and meetings, or even getting a college education, there is a lot that rides on the dependability of the Internet, social media, the cloud, and – especially – apps. Lucky for today’s consumers, apps continue to grow in their efficiency, ease of use, and creativity.

College Apps

Each and every day thousands of new, education-related apps are created for individuals to purchase and download on their smartphones, tablets, and computers. Yet when selecting the app best tailored to you and your educational experience, which apps are worth downloading and which are just a waste of memory space? In making the most out of your educational experience, here are five free apps that stand out amongst the other contenders for their creativity, understandability, and craftsmanship.

1. Flash cards

This app eliminates the hours of finger cramping pupils once had to painfully endure. No need to handwrite 1,000 flashcards for that Civil War exam anymore; this app does all the work for you, except the learning, of course. Flashcards are famous for their ability to help students quickly memorize and recall important facts, key figures, and difficult concepts, so this app is useful in preparing for most any college exam or quiz.

2. TED

Who doesn’t need an inspiration or two during those long study sessions? Will you get through that all-nighter you decided to pull? Probably, but it’s likely going to take some words of encouragement along the way. Behold: TED. TED is a popular website that compiles inspirational, informative speeches and talks from renowned writers, passionate professors, savvy entrepreneurs, famous celebrities – you name it. So, when a phone call to mom and dad just won’t do, let your fingers scroll over to TED.

3. iTalk Recorder

In the midst of vigorously scribbling down class notes, students often miss their professors wrapping up vital concepts and details that have been delayed to the last minute of class. iTalk takes the hassle out of transcribing those long lectures. iTalk records dialogue and allows individuals to name the recording, playback audio, and store it on devices. No more anxiety about remembering what muscle your biology professor told you would certainly be on the exam; with iTalk, lessons can be accessed with the tap of an app.

4. Wikipedia Mobile

Though professors vigorously preach against it, students use Wikipedia. And why shouldn’t they? More often than not, the database is full of detailed, informative, and, yes, factual information. No, you shouldn’t rely on this app as a sole means of studying, but Wiki is useful in wrapping up concepts and theories present in numerous classes, such as history, English, and math that usually help in tying up loose ends.

5. NYtimes

A lot of making it through college entails understanding what’s going on in the day-to-day world. In fact, knowing and understanding current events helps students make the most out of their educational experience. There are a handful of news apps out there, but The New York Times is one of the most respected, informative papers out there, and the newspaper doesn’t skimp on content, especially with its innovative app

The long-cherished college experience has only been improved by the addition of educational apps. Whether it’s keeping track of homework assignments or taking a snapshot of the student fast asleep in front of you, there are a number of apps students can select from. These big five will help you make the most out of your continued education.

About Author: A freelance writer and blogger, Mariana Ashley hopes to help prospective students and parents in making online college comparisons so they can find the schools that work best for them. She welcomes your emails at mariana.ashley031@gmail.com.

Fix GPS Issue iPhone 3GS with Baseband 6.15.00

Problem : No GPS signal, they are almost dead. You won’t find even a single tower connectivity in Navigation applications like Sygic.
Here is a working solution to fix it to great extent.

Solution: You need to install Pushfix 3.1.3 using “Cydia”.
Go to Cydia -> Sources -> Edit –> Add http://fishbone.ge 
Search Pushfix and install it. (P.S. After installing PushFix all wireless network passwords, email passwords are deleted, you just have to update them again.)

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Please Note the wireless(Wi-Fi) needs to be always active, it does not matter whether it is Connected or not. It will not point your accurate position there may be an error up to 10 meters. Also it will not show full signal bars in Navigation Applications. The pointer will move as you go but may not display your speed.
Well this is like heaven instead of having a dead GPS. 🙂

[FIXED] iPhone 3GS stucked in DFU after 4.3.3 upgrade

Ok, so you might have restored your iphone 3gs using 4.3.3 ofw(official firmware) or cfw(custom firmware) using sn0wbreeze and also it might went into DFU mode loop. NOT recovery. All there could be a black screen.

I had also faced the problem problem with my 3GS. And I fixed it using redsnow beta 0.9.10b3.
Here is the stepwise description of the fix:

  1. Download Redsnow 0.9.10 beta3
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  2. Download offical 3GS firmware 4.3.3 for 3GS
  3. Run redsnow beta 0.9.10b3 and click on “Extras” command button
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  4. Put your device on Pwned DFU by clicking on  “Pwned DFU” command button
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  5. Create custom firmware preventing baseband update
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    This will create a custom firmware file that will prevent baseband upgrade in the same folder with “NO_BB” prefix in the file name.
  6. Start TSS server using Tiny Umbrella and restore the newly created custom firmware using iTunes.

That’s all! Now Jailbreak the device using the same version of Red Snow.
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Follow the printed instructions. And here you go with your device jailbreaked. 🙂 Now unlock it using ultrasn0w using this guide http://iguidespot.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-unlock-iphone-3gs-firmware-433.html.

Overclocking iPod Touch – iPhone 2G/3G/3GS CPU?

The iDevice in your hand (iPhone 2G, 3G, iPod Touch) is factory fitted with ARM Cortex processor having more Hz speed than you think. But that has been underclocked to provide effective Battery life.

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That is clear that the processors fitted in the device are not fully harnessed, but it is possible with overclocking process. But your device should be Jailbroken tp process that method. The actual processing capabilities of iDevices are :

iPhone 2G/3G = 600 MHz (underclocked to 412 MHz)
iPhone 3GS = 833 MHz (underclocked to 600 MHz)

Steps to Overclock the CPU (iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch)

  1. Using a SSH tool like Filezilla or iPhone Folders navigate to
    System/Library/System/System Configuration/PowerManagement.bundle
  2. Rename file “com.apple.SystemPowerProfileDefault.plist” to  “SystemPowerProfileDefaultbak.plist” or whatever different.
  3. Reboot, and your iPhone/iPod Touch would Run on native Processor clocks.

Note: Increasing the clock speed would degrade the CPU’s lifespan by several minutes. However, since the device is not designed to handle the heat generated at higher clocks, we recommend you to terminate apps if device appears to overheat.

Easy steps to Update Apple’s iPhone 3.0 software

Easy steps to Update Apple’s iPhone 3.0 software

Firstly, before anything else, make sure that the battery of the iPhone is fully charged, and also if you are using a laptop, make sure it is plugged into the power outlet or be ready with some alternate power source.

If you must use the battery on your laptop, make sure you have enough power to last through downloading a 200MB file, installing, and updating your phone. You don’t want your laptop to die in the middle of your iPhone update, it might damage the phone.

Secondly, end users need to download and install iTunes 8 . iTunes 8 lets the phone communicates with the computer so it can be updated.

Next prepare to connect the iPhone to the computer with iTunes 8 software installed. Wait for sometimes until iTunes opens. When iTunes opens, select your iPhone under Devices in the Source List on the left and then navigate to ‘iPhone Summary pane’ and click the buttons for ‘Check Update’.

In no time a message will appear click ‘Download and Install’ wait until the updates has finished and there you have it the new iPhone OS 3.0 software updates.