As we head back to school this fall, there are some necessities to have! For commuters, this includes a solid lunchbox and loaded gas card. For campus residents, we need to freshen our hampers and load up on ramen noodles. But this coming semester, let’s all make sure we have something else: APPS. Whether you rely on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, let’s increase our productivity and strengthen our social bonds by checking out these ten must-have (FREE!) apps for the fall semester, as compiled by student part-time interns/full-time millennials Samantha and I.
Check out our rundown after the jump! And if you think we left any good ones out, let us know in the comments.
Geoffrey Challen and Steven Ko are leading the PhoneLab project to improve mobile devices and educate students.
UB researchers are enlisting hundreds of students to build the world’s largest collection of smartphone users assembled for large-scale experiments.
Dubbed PhoneLab, the network will help researchers build more powerful, secure and efficient smartphones and smartphone applications, improve wireless networking and educate students about mobile devices.
While smartphone use is skyrocketing—Forrester Research says 1 billion people will have one by 2016—experimentation on the devices is limited. Researchers either conduct tests in the marketplace, which limits their access to the smartphone, or create their own test group, which is costly and time-consuming. Continue reading →