Do you remember when you were in school and you heard about the best place to buy books at the random girl you sat next to in Biology 101? Or how you would stand in front of the billboards at the Student Center for a good ten minutes so you could find a roommate for next semester? Or learn about the best party to attend on Friday, and grab a coupon for pizza anytime the football team won? K.A.M. remembers all of this, but students today… not so much. You know why?
There’s an App for that.
Men’s Health recently published an article listing the Best 10 Apps for college students, and after learning more about them, we’ve decided they would be pretty awesome for any college student.
A few of our personal favorites mentioned by Men’s Health are ‘Share Your Board’ and ‘Amazon Student’.
Share Your Board is note sharing App that is as easy as snapping a photo of any black board you see with notes written on it. After quickly uploading the photo you can search for your class notes by room number and time of day.
Amazon Student allows users to take a photo of the bar code of a pricey-brand new text book in the bookstore and then updates the student of where to find it used and cheaper. Plus, you can sell the textbooks back at the end of the semester for Amazon Gifts Cards – which is as good as cash in this day and age.
What other Apps to you know about that your students love?
Here at Korcett residents continue to amaze us by how many devices they register to their accounts. We’ve looked up specific residents to find ten, fourteen, fifteen devices on their one account! How can one person have so many gadgets that need access to the Internet? We are constantly joking about how soon their hair dryers, watches, lamps… everything in their apartments will have the capability to update their Facebook status and take online quizzes for class.
So, really we weren’t surprised when we heard about Google Glass. But we were surprised how awesome these glasses seem (even under their slightly fashion faux pas exterior). So what is Google Glass? This voice activated eye wear will do just about anything requested. Show the person on the other end what you are seeing, take a picture, or just be another face fashion accessory.
Check their website here… http://www.google.com/glass/start/
We may not be ballet dancers or trapeze artist, but being able to take photos and videos by only a verbal command seems cool to us.
What do y’all think? Would you wear them? Do you think in a year or two residents will be show up on move in day wearing Google Glass so they can let their friends back home see their new apartments?
I don’t know about y’all, but the K.A.M sometimes feels like we are glued to our phones. Whether for work or our personal cells, we pretty much feel naked without them.
Coming soon, Amazon is jumping into the Mobile arena with two new phone and one of them will be in 3D. Check out this article from CNN that goes into detail about this phone…
Amazon Working on a 3D Phone
Yay, another device for our tech savvy residents.
What do y’all think about having a 3D phone? Or a phone that can navigate by where you are looking? Let us know in the comments.