The Best 5 VPNs for Google Chrome

Google Chrome has taken the world by storm as the most popular web browser. With 51 percent of the world’s internet users now on this platform, Chrome has built a dedicated following with desktop and mobile users alike. Their software works on all operating systems and has proven to be seamless and intuitively user friendly. […]

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Are Facebook, Twitter Preventing Students from Being “Good Digital Citizens”?

The digital age demands new competencies in order for us to be fully literate citizens. With information now being created by everyone on various web platforms, we need to critically think about what and how we consume. Today we are also all content curators whether we like it or not, as we decide what we […]

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How to Pin Google Calendar or Gmail to Your Windows Taskbar

If you use Google services, such as Gmail, Maps and Calendar, you likely want them easily accessible. There are a couple of ways ways to do this, including setting one as your browser homepage, setting up links in your Bookmarks bar, or even pinning tabs in Google Chrome. But you might prefer these icons to […]

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Don’t Ban Wikipedia! (Or Should You?) Google Isn’t a Source! (Or Is It?)

In my work as an academic librarian, one thing I frequently teach is how to identify a trustworthy source. For research purposes Google and Wikipedia have their limitations although they are almost always the first step for students. Because of this, one strategy is to take aggressive steps to prevent students’ use of these sources. […]

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Driving with Google Glass: Safety Utility or Death Trap?

Will Google Glass save your life or will it go rogue and become the next Hal 9000? Google Glass has sparked a lively debate among legislatures — is it safe to use while driving? Google Glass creates a display over your field of vision. While driving, use it to project maps and other useful information […]

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Where Can You Find the Most Insightful Conversations Online?

One major goal for teachers and librarians today is to foster “information literacy,” a set of skills that allows us to efficiently communicate what information we need, understand where and how to search, think critically about information and use it strategically to achieve our goals. Information literacy instruction typically involves activities like a discussion of what makes […]

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Amazon, Apple, Google? Which Cloud Music Storage Service Is Best?

Editor’s note: This page was last updated on 9/12/2013. We will continue to update this article as these services change. If there’s something we need to fix or should add, just leave a comment below the post. When you want to listen to digital music, there are two main types of services to choose from. First, […]

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3 iPhone Apps You Won’t Want to Be Without

A smartphone is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but it can also be used for just about everything else, from finding that perfect recipe to booking hotels for a weekend getaway. A smartphone, however, is only as good as the apps that one has on it. Therefore, although there […]

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How Google Scholar Works and Tips for Using It More Effectively

Google is great for its convenience and quick answers but much more hit or miss when you need authoritative sources. It’s important to critically evaluate your search results to figure out who each author is and why he or she might be a good person to write about the subject at hand. But another thing […]

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BlackBerry Messenger Coming Soon to Android

The BlackBerry Messaging Service (BBM) represents, for many, the premier messaging service on mobile devices, thanks to its speed and ease of use. The only problem with BBM is that it has only been available on BlackBerry phones – until now, that is. BlackBerry have just announced that they are bringing their popular messaging service […]

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