Smartphone App: Google Hangouts

I've loved my mobile phone since switched to android from iPhone; however, there's been one basic thing that's been missing: A good text messaging app. [caption id="attachment_1435" align="alignright" width="168"] Hangouts has a clean chat like interface for messaging with multiple people.[/caption] Sure, I've tried a few in the play store: handcent sms and go sms to name a couple, but...Read More

28 Best apps for Mac

I recently did a reset on my Mac, and had to re-download all of my favorite Apps.  This was actually a pretty painless process, but I thought a useful post might be all the top apps for Mac I think are worth having on my machine. These arn't really in a particular order: Dropbox Google Chrome MATLAB MacTeX Latexian Mendeley...Read More

Tool of the Week: Google Cloud Print

Google cloud print is a cool tool that lets you print from any of your mobile devices, tablets, or computers to any of your printers, anywhere! It's awesome for me because if I get emailed a PDF I need to print, i can send it to my printer at the office with just one click. To set-up google cloud print,...Read More

Smartphone Apps: 12 Must have Apps

I love having a smartphone, and although a lot of commentary could be said for being a generation that is addicted to our phones, they can be incredibly useful tools. I try to keep my phone free of games, and focus on making it a useful productivity tool.  This blog post is 12 apps to fill your home screen that...Read More

Tool of the Week: Daily Agenda from Google Calendar

[caption id="attachment_1041" align="alignright" width="300"] Screen Shot of my agenda for today[/caption] I think I've already posted about how much I love Google calendar, but if not it's an incredibly powerful tool. Recently I discovered that you can have google calendar email you your daily agenda every day at 5 AM.  Its awesome. Just click the dropdown by any calendar, click...Read More

Tool of the Week: Gmail, google Calendar, and Google Docs offline

[caption id="attachment_962" align="alignleft" width="214"] In a new tab, apps that will work when disconnected from the internet appear in blue, while others are turned gray. Be if you don't see app icons, be sure you're on the "Apps" tab at the bottom.[/caption] Sorry to post two Gmail tools in a row, but google offline is awesome.  After being gone on...Read More

Tool of the Week: Google Drive?!

I was taking a mid-day break reading the internets when I saw this post: Needless to say, being the google fanboy that I am, I was stoked. [caption id="attachment_849" align="alignright" width="300"] Note: The file name here was "HPIM3746.jpg," so it was image recognition that told google this picture was in sydney[/caption] I've installed it on my computer, and Google Drive...Read More

Tool of the Week: Google Sketchup

Google Sketchup is a Free, easy to use, and intuitive 3D modeling tool. [caption id="attachment_599" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Here are some drawings for a bed i designed, but never built, because i realized my room was too small"][/caption] Because it is free, I've found Google Sketchup to be a great tool to use in the classroom when teaching my high-school classes...Read More

Tool of the Week: Using Google Forms for Research

I love google docs, it's an awesome way to collaborate on word processing files and spreadsheets, and have them available from anywhere.  I have a few google spreadsheets I use daily in the lab with calibration curves and other important info, but I wanted to talk about a less obvious google doc that i find invaluable: Google Forms.  You may have already heard...Read More

Tool of the Week: LMGTFY

Let Me Google That For You is a real awesome way of telling people not to bother you with dumb questions that they could ask google.  Just type in a question, get the link, and e-mail it to them.  It will show them how easy it is to search for things in google, instead of asking you. Here's an example scenario:...Read More