Tag: software

10 apps of Christmas 2016 #4 – PhotoMath

PhotoMath is an elegant calculator that scans and solves typed and handwritten calculations without you having to carefully type.  Photomath supports arithmetics, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and inequalities, absolute equations and inequalities,

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #5 – the RSC interactive periodic table

Not the Royal Shakespeare Company (now there’s a free app we would like to see!) but the Royal Society for Chemistry’s Interactive Periodic Table.  You don’t have to be studying Chemistry to love this app, you just have to like surprises

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #3 – Gradeproof

GradeProof goes beyond the standard spelling and grammar check and attempts to suggest intelligent new ways to phrase your writing to improve economy and style.  Useful for anything from university assignments to job applications, the beta test of this this

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The 10 Apps of Christmas 2016 #2 – Quizlet

Next up is Quizlet, a desktop and mobile app that allows you to create flashcards and use them to test yourself in fun and unusual ways.  You can also use the cards created by others covering a wide variety of subjects.  Want to

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Return of the Christmas apps

Last year we launched a popular series of posts promoting a variety of apps useful to support your learning and productivity.  We have been looking at apps this year that are variously useful for study and life in general but for anyone new this

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The 10 Apps of Christmas 2016 #1 – CamScanner

First up in our list of free Christmas productivity apps you can treat yourself to for free is CamScanner.  Available for iPhone and iPad, Android and Windows smartphones, CamScanner scans and adjusts images to make them easily readable and then converts

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More than one way to read a book (journal, website…)

People vary widely in their aptitudes and preferred ways of working and the Library works to support people however they choose to study.  Take a moment to explore the suites of apps that can help convert websites, documents and even photographs of printed text to mp3

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From “Pokemon Go” to “Parasite Hunt”

If you are an avid collector of Pokemon, or indeed just have a passing familiarity with Pokemon Go, you may be interested in how the game concept has been used by a university in Thailand to teach children in rural communities about the

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PokemonGo comes to campus

The University Library is a PokemonGo gym – yours to join, collect the resident digital pets, battle and defend! PokemonGo has gripped the headlines over the past few weeks but what has just started to emerge are the hidden dangers it poses for

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Ebsco to stop supporting Internet Explorer 8 and 9

From July 2017 (during the next summer vacation), Ebsco will stop supporting Internet Explorer 8 and 9.  These are very old versions of this browser (the University at time of writing offers IE 11).  If you are running a version earlier than IE 10,

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