Hi there! It’s Grace, nice to meet ya!

I’m currently a university student and I find that having a tablet or laptop proves to be immensely useful.

I received an iPad as a gift from my aunts and uncles who collectively pitched in to help purchase it! Although I am only in my second semester, I depend heavily on my iPad.

After receiving it, I did some research to find note-taking applications and other resourceful educational apps.

*****I hope this masterpost helps you out! Feel free to send me any questions you have regarding the apps that are bolded, as those are the ones I use and love! All apps listed are fre on the Apple App Store unless otherwise stated!*****

Please note that the apps linked below are found on the Apple App Store. If you would like the Android/Google Play version (if it is available) please let me know!

Learning + Studying

  • Duolingo (learn languages)
  • Khan Academy (clear and thorough tutorials)
  • TED (fascinating talks about almost everything. you learn awesome things as well as how to better your presentation skills if you’d like to imitate the styles of some speakers!)
  • Quizlet (digital flashcards–LOVE this app and site!)
  • Periodic Table (colorful and interactive and has fun facts about the elements!



LSE Podcasts: You Are Being Tracked, Evaluated and Sold: an analysis of digital inequalities

Speaker(s): Professor Bev Skeggs, Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan | If our personal data is traded in milliseconds up to 70k times per day, what does this mean? Should we care? Are we aware? Does it matter? Is it possible to escape? Bev Skeggs will draw on research that uses software to track the trackers (Facebook) and identify how a person’s browser use is tracked and searched in detail for sources of potential value that can be sold to advertising companies. She argues that if we want to know how inequalities are being shaped in the present and future we need to understand the opaque mechanisms that operate through stealth and experiment with our personal disclosures. Bev Skeggs (@bevskeggs) is Academic Director of the Atlantic Fellows programme in the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. Seeta Peña Gangadharan is Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. For four years prior, she served as Senior Research Fellow at New America’s Open Technology Institute, addressing policies and practices related to digital inclusion, privacy, and “big data.” Mike Savage (@MikeSav47032563) is Martin White Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the LSE International Inequalities Institute. The International Inequalities Institute at LSE (@LSEInequalities) brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead critical and cutting edge research to understand why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

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I was asked by @chiara-is-a-world-away so thank you cause i LOVE doing these

i don’t have a whole lotta people to tag except @trixyadcre and the other exposing blogs!

1) bloody love reading and poetry (hate e-books they have to be physical objects)

2) i’ve had every single hair colour but yellow and i’ve also had an undercut

3) i have 10 piercings in total and a tattoo on my inner elbow

4) i love art and photography projects but i can’t draw to save my life

5) i’ve never taken any performing arts grade exams but i do play instruments; mainly bass but i can also play rhythm guitar and keyboard

6) playstation is better than xbox sorry not sorry

7) i want to get a doctorate when i’m older if i don’t make it in the performing arts industry

8) i’m really struggling with this

9) i prefer CD’s over digital speakers but ipods are a god send

10) the first teenager book i ever read was when i was 9 and it was Witch and Wizard by James Patterson and i still love them to this day


Will Smell Ever Come to Smartphones?

Leaving aside the inglorious examples of Smell-O-Vision and other attempts to project odor in a cinematic context, the past quarter century of e-smell enterprises forms a litany of failure. In 1999, for instance, the DigiScents iSmell, a USB-connected scent synthesizer, elicited twenty million dollars in venture-capital funding and was heralded by Wired magazine as the beginning of a “Web revolution.” By 2001, the company had gone out of business. (The iSmell has since been named one of PC World’s “25 Worst Tech Products of All Time.”)

Undaunted, this company has just launched a “digital scent speaker.” Read more from Nicola Twilley