App of the Week: QuizUp

This week’s App of the Week is actually a game. QuizUp, as is evident from the title, is a game where you put your knowledge to test. QuizUp prides itself for being the world’s largest trivia game with a plethora of categories ranging from ‘History’ to ‘Name the Flag’, and even ‘Beer’. You’re sure to find something…

LibreOffice – Free Office Suite

If you’re feeling you’re having to pay an arm and leg for Microsoft Office, LibreOffice might be a useful alternative. LibreOffice is an extremely competent Office suite, that is open source, cross-platform, and most importantly, it is free.  You can add extensions to your LibreOffice suite which means you can personalise the look, its features, and…

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Introduction to Sway

What is Sway? Not Powerpoint! If you are using or intend to use Sway solely as a presentation tool, you’re probably using it wrong. Sway is a fresh new tool for easily creating web content. It is more suited to today’s audience than presentations. Embedding Content Currently you can embed the following content into sway making…

App of the Week: Flipd

Are you easily distracted by your phone? Do you spend hours swiping your screen when you’re actually supposed to be doing other productive work? Here’s an app that will make sure you do not procrastinate any more. Flipd, as their developers describe, offers a much-needed ‘digital detox’. What Flipd does is, it locks you out of…

Got an idea that could transform education?

If you think you have an idea that could transform education or improve research, then take part in the Student Summer of Innovation 2015 competition – Elevator. Elevator is Jisc’s open innovation platform that explores new ideas which use technology to improve education, research, and student life. Jisc is awarding funding and support to students who come up with…

App of the Week: Pocket

Whether you’re aimlessly browsing online or looking for something in particular on the internet, with Pocket you can now save all the webpages, articles, videos, blogs,and photographs that you’d like to revisit or view later. Pocket is available across all your devices, and so you can be sure that once it’s in your pocket you can…