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Winter holidays are finally here!

It’s time to get back in touch with family and friends. Spent all your money on books and nothing left for long distance? No problem. We know just the way to save your wallet. Make FREE calls this holiday season using Google Talk, Skype and Whistle.

Google Talk

Google Talk is a free tool you can use to communicate with your friends and family using Gmail. You can chat, talk, or even video call to anyone else for who’s online! Did we mention it’s FREE?

Go to: Google Talk


Skype is a free service that allows you to communicate using voice, video, and instant messaging over the Internet. Calls to other Skype users are free and you can also call to any traditional phone for a small fee.

Go to: Skype

Whistle Phone

Whistle Phone is an easy-to-use service for iOS devices, Mac and Windows PC. Make FREE phone calls to anyone in the US, plus save on your international phone calls with low calling rates.

Go to: Whistle App Page

Speed up your computer in one simple step! Over time and with regular use, files and folders on your computer become disorganized. This can cause the system to run slowly over time. Cleaning up or “Defragmenting” your computer generally improves the overall performance. This short video will show you how:


Wouldn’t it be great to have access to your files anytime, anywhere, without having to carry them on you? Most students carry a laptop, cellphone, or usb flash drive with all of their files. However, using an online resource called “Dropbox” allows you to access, store, and share all of those files…without needing to lug around all of that equipment.


Have you ever felt frustrated collaborating on a group project? Instead of creating a document, sending it as an attachment, receiving multiple revisions, and then having to merge edits, let Google Docs help you.

Learn how to create your very own email signature using your college EdMail account.

Want to send out emails to a group of people, all at once? This tutorial has you covered.

Using Google Voice you can actually create your own, free phone number! Use this number to give out to anyone to send you a message or even forward this to your own cell phone!

Using your computer, built-in webcam, and your college EdMail account, you can video chat with your contacts!


Posted on: December 23, 2010

Prefer to chat with someone instead of picking up the phone? Did you know you can do this with your college EdMail account?


Got junk mail? Yup, we all get it.  Here’s a quick tutorial on how to unsubscribe from newsletters you either don’t want or never signed up for in the first place.

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