Rapportive

Thursday app of the week: Rapportive

Name: Rapportive Platform(s): Chrome, Firefox, Safari Price: Free Mission: See your social media contacts in Gmail This week’s app is one of those apps that takes five seconds to set up, but once you have it you’ll wonder why its not built into Gmail in the first place. It’s called
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Clear

Thursday app of the week: Clear

Name: Clear Platform(s): iOS, OSX Price: $1.99 Mission: Keep organized as the stress piles up With Dead Week and finals creeping up on us, midterms still happening and papers due, it’s safe to say that many of us are stressed. We have too much to do and too little time.
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Can your phone help find a black hole?

To answer the question, yes. Well, only if you have an Android phone (sorry, Apple buffs, we’ll explain why you’re being left out later). You’re probably thinking this isn’t possible. Your phone doesn’t have the computing power to do anything that powerful, right? That’s what the Clog thought, too, until
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MUSICALITY

Research suggests music as a possible medicine

Music can be one heck of a drug. Literally, once you’re hooked on a certain song or album, there’s no telling what plethora of emotions you’ll be experiencing. For students here at Berkeley, music is a quintessential part of the culture. Just look around Sproul and count the number of
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GoodSearch

Thursday app of the week: GoodSearch

Name: GoodSearch Platform(s): The Internet Price: Free Mission: Help out the Berkeley community A search engine that gives money to charitable causes when you use it seems too good to be true, but it’s not. It’s called GoodSearch, and it has a pretty cool business model to turn your searches
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Jolidrive

Thursday app of the week: Jolidrive

Name: Jolidrive Platform(s): The Internet, iOS Price: Free Mission: Access all of your cloud storage and social media from one dashboard During last week’s App of the Week we mentioned that using the 25GB UC Berkeley won for each student on Dropbox or the 50 free GB students here get on
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Comet

Life on earth started by … comets?

Here at Cal, we like to tackle the big questions. After all, we are one of the world’s premier research universities. Continuing with this tradition, UC Berkeley scientists are now attempting to answer one of the biggest questions in existence: how did life on earth begin? Told you it was
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