Archive for January, 2011

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Currently working on a research paper? Will you be working on a research paper soon? Not working on a research paper? Or, do you just need a way to organize your thoughts? Some of us like to use good old paper index cards to do so… but why kill trees, when you can just use Thoughtbox.es? It allows you, after registering a free account with your email address, to create up to three “trains of thought” for free with numerous “thoughtboxes” per train. If you really like it, you can upgrade to the “super” version by paying $1.25 a month, or $15 a year, which… if this helps you, might not be too bad of an investment. For the record, I have no affiliation with this website, I just think that this is a great way to do research papers, because it also allows you to *share* those trains of thought with others, making it a great collaboration tool. Enjoy!

Titan Tech Tip for Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

This week’s tech tip deals with graphing calculators once again… This time, it’s not some lame online graphing calculator that sometimes sort of works… This one’s real! Microsoft has released Microsoft Mathematics, which you install onto your computer and will let you graph 2D and EVEN 3D equations! This is all for free, and it looks to be absolutely excellent… give it a try. Download here.

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Ever gotten an assignment from a teacher, who gives you a piece of paper with the URL of webpages you have to go to? And aren’t they *always* about 50 thousand characters long? At least! Or, perhaps, wanted to show a friend an eBay auction, but didn’t want to write down the entire, huge, address for it. What does one do? Well, it’s time for a URL shortening service, my friend. How do they work? Well, it’s simple: you go to the website of the URL shortening services, paste in the long URL you wish to share, and it’ll spit a shorter one back at you! Where can you find one of these newfangled sites, you ask? There are quite a few which do a decent job. A year or so ago, I would have told you tinyurl.com would be the place to go… Today, bit.ly is, in my opinion, a superior URL shortening service. It allows you to track how many people used your short URL, how many people tweeted about that short URL, and allows you to customize the short URL into something you can remember. It’s really neat, and really convenient!

Also, try dragging this link ( Bit.ly sidebar ) to your bookmarks bar… it’ll let you bit.ly ANY webpage in one click!

Titan Tech Tip for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Did you get a new iPod for Christmas, and already fill it to capacity with music? There’s a ton of people in that boat… Luckily for you, you don’t have to go down with them. Didn’t you realize? You can compress your MP3 files further without any compromise in quality! This means smaller file sizes for the same quality and amount of music. How? WinMP3Packer is a program which will convert your MP3s to VBR or variable bitrate MP3s. They will still work perfectly fine in any MP3 player, iPod, or digital music device! Download it from here.