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Our favorite study apps to research, organize and prepare for tests

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Going back to school? Get the best study apps

Up your after class game with these nifty study apps. We’ve picked some of our favorites for getting organized, mastering languages, creating flashcards, doing research and brushing up on your math.

Think of these study apps for students as helpful aids. Supplement your Spanish class with Duolingo, check your homework with Photomath and research your next psychology project with TED’s massive library of Talks.

How to listen to free audiobooks legally

How to listen to free audiobooks

Free audiobooks

Did you know you can listen to free audiobooks? Audiobooks give you a way to “read” fiction and non-fiction while you’re involved in other activities, such as exercising or doing household chores. They’re also great for road trips and long flights. The convenience of audiobooks has contributed to the format’s growing popularity. In 2011, 11 percent of people in the United States listened to audiobooks. In 2018, 18 percent of people listen to them.

For people who get through at least one audiobook per month, Audible.com offers an inexpensive way to enjoy the latest titles. At $14.95 per month, an Audible.com subscription makes sense for voracious audiobook… readers? However, that expense doesn’t make sense for everyone.

So, if you want them but you don’t want to be out of pocket, you should know how to listen to free audiobooks. You’ll still get to enjoy your favorite authors, but you won’t have to spend any money.

The best educational podcasts for students

best educational podcasts

Even the best classes can leave gaps in your knowledge. Luckily, you don’t have to read all day to keep up with your peers. You can learn a lot about science, history, grammar and other topics by listening to podcasts. Start with these five titles to get useful information that will help you in school and life.

Looking for an Android data manager? Get Datally by Google

Android data manager

You’re going to love this Android data manager

Datally is an Android data manager app by Google that helps users control their mobile data use.

Why would you want to control mobile data? Well, data can be an unnecessary expense on many phone plans, especially when many of us spend most of our time at home or at work where a Wi-Fi connection is readily available.

We’ll walk you through Datally and how it works, plus we’ll review some other helpful hacks for Android users looking to use less (and pay less) on Ting.

How to use Google Maps offline: 4 easy steps

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

How to download Google Maps

  1. Search for the location you want to save in Google Maps
  2. Tap the bottom info bar and tap Download
  3. Choose the size of the region
  4. To view, tap the top left menu button then tap Offline areas

 

How to download and use downloaded maps

Navigating with Google Maps over a mobile data connection can rack up a hefty amount of usage over time. Most of Google Maps data use is incurred when initially searching for the destination and charting a course. Fortunately, Google has hooked us up with a feature that downloads entire regions of Maps over a Wi-Fi connection, letting you complete your journey without having to connect to a cellular network.

The previous version of offline Google Maps would only let you view downloaded regions of a map, which was useful but still required you to connect to the Internet to start a navigation or search for a specific location. Google’s latest update offers a much better offline experience for users. Turn-by-turn navigation, location searches and establishment info can all be accessed without a data connection.

Once you know how to download Google Maps for offline use, you’ll be able to have a smooth, uninterrupted experience even when traveling through a low reception area.

Keep in mind that you can’t save the whole world. That’s Superman’s job. While there’s a limit on the amount of data you can cache, you can save a pretty large area before you hit the max.


Our Stash app review and an intro on how to start micro investing

Stash app reviewOur Stash app review on how to start micro investing

If you’re looking to improve your financial literacy, learn more about investing in general and practice in an easy to navigate, educational environment, you’ll want to check out our Stash app review.

While investing can seem daunting, Stash makes it simple. Ting has partnered with Stash so you can get $10 to try the app. Funds will be deposited directly to your new account so you can start investing and build your portfolio.

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