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Students Can Improve Writing With WordQ + SpeakQ

It won’t write papers for us, but WordQ and its SpeakQ plug-in take some of the pressure off struggling student writers.

Old-School Indeed: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 25th Anniversary Edition Reviewed

One of the most venerable typing tutors, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing celebrates its quarter-century mark...but it didn't invite widescreen monitors to the party.

Relief Central

This free app is highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about the nations of the world.


Dictionary .Net Looks Up and Translates Words the Google Way

Small popup application Dictionary.Net looks things up on Google so you don't have to.

Freebie SkyOrb 3D Lets You Tiptoe Through the Stars

Stargaze and explore the planets from the comfort (and warmth) of your desk, thanks to SkyOrb.

Pepakura Designer Helps You Turn Images Into Papercraft

Turn 3D objects in standard formats into printable papercraft objects with Pepakura Designer.

$1000 iPhone App Returns with BarMax

BarMax: California Edition is a study guide for the California Bar Exam, written by Harvard lawyers.


College Puts Entire Courses on USB Drives

Thomas Edison State College plans to offer all 17,000 of its students complete courses on USB flash drives.

Diagram Designer Creates Attractive Flowcharts and Vector Graphics

Create flowcharts and other simple presentation graphics with this free software.

Download Free Reference Guides for Popular Apps

Perfect for novice users, these single-page posters offer tips, shortcuts, and other handy info. And they're free!