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10 Cool Back-To-School Tech Tools

College students tote a ton of technology when they head off to school. Here are 10 more gadgets and apps worth throwing in the backpack.
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Although technology can help students, it can also be a huge distraction. Sometimes students need to take a break from tech in order to get work done. Enter Freedom, one of a growing number of products available for shutting out the Internet. The $10 Freedom works by disabling Internet connections for a user-defined time period, enabling students to buckle down and write that paper, for example, without getting waylaid by online shopping or downloading music. If social networks are the main culprit, try Anti-Social, a $15 application that blocks sites such as Facebook and Twitter for a certain period of time.

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Becca L
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9/6/2013 | 2:53:12 AM
re: 10 Cool Back-To-School Tech Tools
Having just lost my keys, I agree this would be incredibly useful. Hindsight is 20/20 - unlike you with your glasses! I was looking at the Tile product I see advertised on FB, but now I'll have to compare...
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9/5/2013 | 3:17:07 PM
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Yes, I agree with you. Just think in one hand we have OpenOffice in Android and in another MS Office. It will be just awesome to get the working experience.
Deb Donston-Miller
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9/5/2013 | 2:11:53 PM
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A system like that would certainly cover a lot of bases.

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, InformationWeek
iminmessaging
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9/4/2013 | 8:02:43 AM
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These are great tech tools. I loved them all, but I want the laptop/tablet hybrid. This will surely give an edge regarding the applications. It is so clear that you can switch between Windows and Android. We all know Android is built on Ubuntu, a vendor of Linux, so we can use Android apps and then switch to Windows for Windows apps and friendly working environment.
Cara Latham
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9/3/2013 | 12:45:16 PM
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Hahaha! I agree. Though, I recently solved that problem by getting contacts
Deb Donston-Miller
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8/29/2013 | 2:36:07 AM
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I have thought the same thing myself, Cara. I need one for my glasses!

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, InformationWeek
Cara Latham
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8/27/2013 | 10:24:02 PM
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The StickNFind sticker looks like it could be useful for anyone -- not just students. I may just invest in it, given my occasional absent-mindedness.
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8/27/2013 | 9:29:29 PM
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I love the idea of the Livescribe pen, but knowing how quickly I lose pens, I think I'd still be better at just taking notes w/ an old fashion keyboard.
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8/23/2013 | 6:25:11 PM
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we use join.me at work frequently. It's awesome. Been using the free "trial" version for years.
Deb Donston-Miller
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8/22/2013 | 1:19:52 PM
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According to the vendor, "Basic is free, period. No time limits."

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, InformationWeek
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