Posted on May 30, 2012
Songkick is the undisputed king of music events. Started in 2007 and on the rise, SongKick is a website that allows you to track your favorite bands the same way your parent’s track and monitor you the first time you left for college. By tracking your favorite bands you can never miss the next great concert.
With Songkick you can keep 100,000 concerts in your pants pocket, and never miss your favorite band.
Songkick takes advantage of every avenue of social media to keep you posted on the bands near you including:
Below is a brief Songkick review
What does Songkick Provide?
Essentially Songkick provides you with your own personalized database that keeps you updated on all shows you might be interested in.
And best of all by scanning your itunes library Songkick will help create a schedule of bands and artist coming to town.
3 Links You’ll probably like if you like Songkick
Umm.. yes. With SongKick app you can check on future concerts just as easy as you can send a
sext I mean… text.
And guess what its FREE!
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Songkick provides two core services. It allows users to track bands and receive alerts when those bands play concerts near the user’s favorite locations. The site lists more than 100,000 upcoming concerts. It also provides more than 2,000,000″gigographies” which are listings of historical concerts with user contributed data including reviews, set lists, videos and photographs.- Wikipedia
4. Videos On SongKick
Songkick is definitely for the music lover in all of us. With it’s personalized databases and social media connections it’s impossible to miss out on your favorite band.
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If you have one of these:
You’ll never miss one of these:
Have you used Songkick? What did you like or hate about it?
Leon Langford | Bright Futura Columnist
Posted on May 2, 2012
Ok, so basically making flash cards takes time, and time doesn’t grow on trees, right? Of course it doesn’t idiot. You might know that apples are the things that grow on tree’s if you used StudyBlue. What is StudyBlue you ask? Ahh lemme tell you young honey child.
What is it?
StudyBlue is a cute widdle webapp that lets you create bad ass muthaf***ing digital flash cards directly from notes you take in class or anywhere else. You can also take the cards you create just about anywhere with mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Even to Space! Provided you get service in space. I know, total nerd boner.
Best of all, StudyBlue is absolutely free. (Notice how I said absolutely free, and not just free. There isn’t really a difference but ya know it sounds more free in a way.)
However, there is a catch.
There always is. If your college hasn’t been added to their list of schools you’ll have to wait a bit for it to be approved. This seems to be to your benefit because StudyBlue lets you add specific classes, but it’s kind of annoying as you have to wait a day if your school isn’t on the list. Nonetheless, once you’re in you can start taking notes and making flash cards from those notes.
In short, if you’re studying for finals and need some help, StudyBlue is a great (absolutely free) option.
by Maximillian Garland
Posted on April 30, 2012
So you’re at work or at your internship and you want to check Facebook because lets face it you’re a junky. But what happens if your boss catches you! Hmm… what ever shall you do? Well, we have the answer. Well we personally don’t, BUT lucky for you we’ve found some brilliant and sneaky people who do. The great people at HardlyWork.in have created a way for you to check Facebook like a super ninja (a super ninja who makes spreadsheets that is).
The website is an add-on for Facebook that lets you check your Facebook feed at work without the worry of prying eyes. The clever interface makes your feed look like an Excel spreadsheet (awesome!)
So you don’t have to look like this anymore.
How do you do it?
Step 1: Just go to the site and give it access to your Facebook account, it populates a pedestrian-looking spreadsheet with your Facebook feed.
Step 2: Like Bright Futura on Facebook and/or Facebook stalk your friends
You will be able to browse your photo albums, so be careful as pictures can be eye-catching to that work busybody that always seems to be walking by your cubicle.
Goofing Off Working!
Posted on April 29, 2012
I’m a month late on this, but there’s a newish app out for iPhone that’ll help you figure out if you should stay or go. It’s called “Should I Break Up With My Boyfriend?,” and it’ll supposedly help you finalize your decision about whether you want to make a clean break from a mundane relationship or stick it out because he might be the one. The app has you track how you feel about your boyfriend on a day-to-day basis for two weeks and allows you to record your thoughts about how things are going. After the two weeks are over, it analyzes the data and gives you a graph of how your feelings fluctuated, then offers advice about how you might want to proceed.
Sarah Gray, the app’s creator, said the idea for the app was born out of her own dissatisfaction with a long-distance relationship she was in. “I wished I had a way to track how I felt about him and our relationship, and could see a graph which would show me if things were mostly good — or mostly sucked. That way, I could do something about it.” When she ended up checking out her relationship’s graph, she found that she was only feeling “good” 39% of the time. “Sometimes, we need an objective voice to help us appreciate a good thing or accept something painful,” she said. “And this app helps us tap into the best voice of all — the one inside ourselves.”
Posted on April 22, 2012
We’ve all tried, time and time again, to get a study group or group project together. In my experience, it’s a lot email, phone, and Facebook exchanging that result often in one or two barely populated meetings.These meetings are usually comprised of a lot of waiting for people to arrive and excuses as to why people have to leave.
No more lonely group project meetings!
But don’t despair things are about to change. Groupme is a new free group Messaging phone app that works on every phone. Free + Useable on every phone means absolutely no excuses! And it doesn’t have to be limited to just studying. GroupMe has lots of applications and a very easy step.
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I use Groupme for:
- Family communication
- Staff Meetings at work
- Group projects
- In class chatting with friends
- Party planning
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What do you use Groupme for? Do you know of any other apps that help with studying? Leave your amazing comments below
Posted on December 26, 2011
Despite its modest name, GoodReader is a stunning execution of a simple idea — one program that can import and view any media in any format, from basic .txt files to entire books and even movies. But this robust and versatile app lets you do more than just read. GoodReader’s elegant file management system makes the iPhone/iPad nonsystem seem worse than ever.
Let’s say someone posts a huge report on Google Docs for you to review. Import it, then use GoodReader’s sterling annotation function to mark it up with all kinds of notes and comments.
When you’re done, save it, mark it as read, and send it right back to Google Docs, Dropbox, or an FTP server, or via pretty much any file-sharing method. An autosync function lets you standardize the document in both locations so no one gets confused about which version to use.
Full-screen viewing on the iPad means no more squinting or zooming, and even spread layouts are easily navigated with an intuitive horizontal swipe. (If you want to zoom, though, you certainly can.) A tabbed view, with functions on the right-hand side, provides about the simplest navigation we’ve seen.
GoodReader isn’t free, but its incredible compatibility and flexibility means it can replace many other apps in your toolkit. It’s quite simply one of the most useful services out there.
Posted on December 1, 2011
Ever encounter a situation where you need to give someone your phone number in order to contact them, but never want to hear from them again after that meeting?
Let’s just go over a list of quick examples:
1) Meeting creepers on Craigslist
2) Guys hitting on you
3) That random embarrassing hookup, and so on…
Posted on November 30, 2011
As a freelancer or job seeker, it is important to have a resume that stands out among the rest — one of the more visually pleasing options on the market today is the infographic resume.
An infographic resume enables a job seeker to better visualize his or her career history, education and skills. FACT!
Unfortunately, not everyone is as talented as the Elliot Hasse (see below), and whipping up a professional-looking infographic resume can be a difficult task for the technically unskilled job seeker (most of us). For those of us not talented in design, it can also be costly to hire an experienced designer to toil over a career-centric infographic.
Luckily, a number of companies are picking up on this growing trend and building apps to enable the average job seeker to create a beautiful resume.
To spruce up your resume, check out these four tools for creating an infographic CV. If you’ve seen other tools on the market, let us know about them in the comments below. Continue Reading
Posted on November 2, 2011
Have an idea for an App but feel like you need to wait until after undergrad to develop it. These students didn’t! While we were all sleeping in class these bright young minds were changing the way we interact with the world around us. Take a look, download, enjoy and be inspired by the list of 24 amazing iPhone apps developed by young promising students.
1. Battery Go!
Jeff Lange, Michael Phelps and Cameron Banga are students at Valparaiso who decided to create an iPhone app during their summer break in 2009. Just 48 hours after the release of Battery Go!, an app that lets iPhone users know how much battery life is left for surfing the Internet or using music, video or the phone, the app reached the top 100 paid applications list. The three students now have their own development company, 9magnets formally CollegeKidApp.
Carnegie Mellon student Jeffrey Grossman developed Movies.app, an application that was eventually purchased by Flixter. The app summarizes top DVD releases and box office hits, includes a DVD database of 50,000 movies, connects to Rotten Tomatoes’ movie reviews, provides showtimes and theatre information, and more. The app is now available for free, and through his partnership with Flixster, Grossman is reported to be working with the company as a consultant, at least until he graduates from college. Continue Reading