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The Great Android Conspiracy -- a thrilling ride through six back-to-school Android apps for students!

Download Squad contributor Mark Bowytz decided to go freestyle with this rundown of Android apps -- please enjoy his geeky thriller ... and the apps, of course! Agent McCormick is to meet an informant who has some secrets to share about his Android phone...but will they make it out alive? The air in the Imperial Palace restaurant was a pungent mixture of fried dumplings and chemical fumes...

10+ invaluable Android apps for the freshmen and back-to-schoolers

First up, let me congratulate you on buying an Android smartphone instead of an iPhone. You've just saved a few hundred dollars that could be better spent on beer, bitches/blokes and books. And if you have a little money left after that, you could buy a few Android apps too! Having said that, most of the apps in this list are free with the option to pay some money if you want bonus features or...

pElement is an awesome periodic table app for Windows

Whether you're a hard-working chemistry student or a megalomaniacal mad scientist bent on taking over the world, a copy of the periodic table is a good thing to keep on hand. Even better is pElement, a free application for Windows that packs loads of information into an easy-to-use interface. Click an element and the info window appears, displaying its abbreviation, full name, periodic number,...

Panda CEO and CTO talk Cloud Antivirus 1.0 as download link goes live

Panda Cloud Antivirus is one of the more talked about releases of 2009. Its new spin on the traditional antivirus model -- like many new programs which embrace cloud computing -- has been met with both praise and criticism. Panda themselves are bullish on Cloud AV, and I was fortunate enough to speak about it with CEO Juan Santana and Senior Research Advisor Pedro Bustamante. To Santana and...

Google Docs goes back to school with new features

Google must have been reading our back to school series, because the Google Docs interns have added a bunch of new features designed specifically for students. There's something for everyone, whether you're writing papers or doing problem sets. Although Google is highlighting thiese improvements as useful to students, some of them could definiteltly come in handy in a nonacademic situation. For...

Cramberry: make studying easier with web-based flash cards

I wish Cramberry had been around when I was in high school. All those introductory classes, with their requirements of rote memorization, were totally exhausting. Carrying around massive stacks of flash cards with the Latin names of trees written on them is no longer necessary, though. Now you can put your flashcards online with Cramberry. Cramberry supports multiple sets, and you can make them...

Educational software for your computer

A reader dropped us an email recently, requesting information on where to find educational software for elementary and middle-schoolers. That's a great question -- there are plenty of Web-based sites to choose from but, as our reader pointed out, it can be tough to find things to put on your computer to use later without an Internet connection. If you dig around a little, though, you can find a...

Three (more) educational Web sites to make your kids smarter

Now that school is officially underway throughout most of the country, help your kids flex their brain muscles with these three terrific educational sites: NickNews - Yes, that Nick. The folks at Nickelodeon have done a great job putting together a news Web site just for kids. It covers everything from the presidential election to poverty in America in a way that teens and pre-teens can grasp....

StudyProf flashcards for, well, studying

If you have a lot of studying to do, StudyProf FlashCards might be the buddy you've been looking for. The program, which has a free trial version available, allows you to create flashcards in a relatively simple environment. Give your card a title and an image or audio then virtually flip the card and place the information you are trying to learn on the back. After making a set of cards you can...

Communiversity: students recommend/condemn their own schools

Communiversity is a new site which allows students of various colleges to post pictures and comments on their own school. Though opinions on the site can vary greatly and maybe leave visitors more confused than informed, this new service is an interesting and creative way to find out a little more about your next potential college. College.SparkNotes and Collegeboard are two other sites to...

Five ways to improve technology in education

I was fortunate enough to see David Pogue's keynote on the opening day of the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference this Monday in Hershey, PA. PETE&C is a state-wide conference aimed at bringing together school technology directors, teachers, principals, IT professionals, and vendors to advance the state of technology in education. While listening to Pogue briefly touch on...

Firefox Campus Edition download for students

Mozilla is jumping on the 'back to school' bandwagon to ensure that students get the most out of their online experience with a new "Firefox Campus Edition" download. Announced last week, the Campus Edition of Firefox comes bundled with a few extras including: FoxyTunes - allows you to control almost all media players, find videos, CD covers, videos, band bios all within Firefox. StumbleUpon...

Download Squad's Back-to-School Software Picks

As kids the world around get ready for "that time of year" and the sense of dread excitement builds, we find ourselves looking for ways to make this school year a little easier than the one before it. Being nerds, we turn to software. This year, Download Squad has hand-picked some promising shareware/freeware tools for that should come just as handy as the mandatory two boxes of tissues...

Mobile Minute goes back to school - using Windows Mobile on Campus

It's back to school time, and you know what that means. You've got a good excuse to try out some new software for your PDA. Windows Mobile devices include some great tools for students, including a basic calculator, calendar, and mobile versions of Word and Excel. But if you want to get the most out of your PDA on campus, you'll probably want to check out some more advanced tools for text...

Web 2 Cool for school - A rundown of online applications for students

With some students already in school, and some preparing to enter yet another journey into a new semester, let DLS make your studies that much more organized with a few free desktop and web applications that will make your school life that much more enjoyable. From free document creation applications, online to-do's and organization applications, users are faced with a decision, go for the costly...