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Evernote for BlackBerry gets Android-style home screen and better search

Evernote has updated its app for BlackBerry smartphones, rolling numerous bugfixes and improvements in to the new build. Among them is an updated home screen, which now looks much more like the Evernote app for Android. The search bar has been removed from the bottom of the screen and a shortcut to all your notes has been added. The new version also brings a much more powerful search feature, ...

NeverNote is a full-featured Evernote app for Linux, Mac, and Windows

Windows and Mac users have a first-party Evernote app, but Linux users have been limited to running Evernote in WINE or using the Web interface. NeverNote, however, offers a full-featured desktop app which runs natively on 32- and 64-bit Linux distros. In addition to covering the basics, NeverNote offers a number of features you won't find in Evernote's desktop app. Multiple databases are supp...

Microsoft now offers student discounts on Windows 7 in more countries

Microsoft loves to gives students great deals on their software, and over at the Windows Team blog they've got some good news for our international readers. If you're a student and looking for a nice, cheap copy of Windows 7 you're in luck! The same program which allows U.S. students to pick up Windows 7 Professional for $29.99 has been expanded to eleven additional countries: Italy, Belgium, N...

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 ...

Firefox Friday, the back to school edition: 10 add-ons to make education less dire

You may have noticed we've got our back to school jive on here at Download Squad. We figure it's worth interrupting your usual programming for a week or two -- after all, once the kids are back at school, we're all free to do whatever we like until Christmas! Woohoo! Still, so that you don't feel completely abandoned, here's a paragraph dedicated to this week's Mozilla news: early builds of Fir...

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...

5 must-have back-to-school apps for your computer and smartphone

Chances are good that you use more than one gadget to help with schoolwork. If you have a laptop or desktop computer and do-it-all smartphone at your disposal there are some great applications which can be a huge help at school regardless of which device you've got your hands on. From taking notes in class to accessing files at home to staving off forgetfulness, these five highly-useful apps a...

10+ extensions for better back-to-school browsing with Google Chrome

It's just about that time of year again -- time for millions of students to put their noses to the grindstone and head back to school for another year of academic excitement! Few learning tools are as versatile as your trusty laptop or desktop computer -- and your Web browser is likely one of the most-used programs on it. If Google Chrome is your browser of choice, there are loads of useful ...

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,...

Microsoft updates DreamSpark, students can now get Visual Studio 2010 free

Yes, the site might be pink... and blue... with astronauts, satellites and unicorns... but don't be fooled! Microsoft DreamSpark is all kinds of awesome! No kidding: if you're a university or high school/college student, you can download Microsoft developer, designer and gaming software for free. For a full list of the software available with DreamSpark, check the support FAQ. In brief: Visual ...

How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7 you bought for $29.99

So you're a student who has taken advantage of the crazy upgrade deal from win741.com but instead of looking at a nice, shiny ready-to-install ISO of Windows 7, Digital River sent you a handful of random files and no ISO! Fortunately, it's very easy to turn them into an installable ISO! Follow this very quick guide to get Windows 7 installing right away. To start with, make sure your downloa...

Shopping for Windows 7? Score it free or heavily discounted

So you got your party hat on and want to buy Windows 7 but don't feel like shelling out $119.99 - $319.99 for the various editions upgrade or full version? Well, we made life a little easier for you and your wallet. Below is a shopping site roundup of Win 7 deals and discounts. Check it out and see what deals you are eligible for. Student - Microsoft is selling the student edition for $29.99 b...

Paper routes out, Google AdSense in

Let's just ignore that whole babysitting, paper routes and mowing the lawn genre that makes most teenagers a little spending money. SEO has increasingly become an area where teens can report on what they like (or dislike). Chloe Spencer stopped by the BlogHer Conference to talk a little about her venture into the world of SEO, Blogs, and Google AdSense. Chloe started a website called the "Ultimat...

Microsoft Student 2007

Microsoft's Student software seems to get better every year, and helps kids (even college kids) get better grades by pooling resources and keeping homework easy. The product covers math, helps with foreign languages, helps with papers, and doing research. ZDNet reviewer Laurie Bouck says that the new version (2007) requires Microsoft Office to use all its features, which is unfortunate, but shoul...

Take and share notes online with stu.dicio.us

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but for those readers that are in school, the new semester is coming up fast. So grab a hold of your laptop and check out stu.dicio.us. stu.dicio.us has the potential to become a students dream. It's an online note taking site. Students can publicly save notes and manage class schedules. It's a dream to use. No thinking required, which comes in handy after late ...