Tech Tips: Cool for the Summer

The final papers and projects of the year are piling up, but freedom is almost here. Whether you’ll be impressing your boss at an internship this summer or working on your tan at the local pool, here are four apps to arm yourself with to have the coolest summer yet. SkyGuide ($1.99, iOs) Point SkyGuide […]

Tech Tips: Finals Week Edition

Music festival season may be upon us, but right around the corner is finals week! Check out these four apps to help you ace it: Quizlet I have terrible handwriting and would always hate having to guess what my illegible note cards really said before I started using Quizlet. Now, I make “study sets” online. […]

The 411 on the Snapchat Update

Last week, Snapchat released its first major update in about a year, and it did not disappoint. Besides adding over 200 new stickers, the app introduced new audio and video calling capabilities. It’s a direct challenge to other popular messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger and Slack, both of which have also recently focused efforts […]

Twitter Turns 10: Trojans’ First Tweets

This past Monday, Twitter celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first-ever tweet. Since then, the microblogging site has grown to host over 320 million active users a month and employs 3,900 employees at over 35 offices around the world. Here’s a look back at the first tweets of USC’s favorite accounts. In 2012, Athletic Director Pat […]

Tech Tips of the Week: Facebook

While I consider myself to be a pretty social media-addicted millennial, I’m constantly discovering new features on Facebook. It seems that new products are being launched on the platform everyday; Lyft and Uber integration, reactions and Facebook Live are all just 2016 developments. Here’s a roundup of three Facebook features I noticed recently that will […]

USC: First to FinTech

USC alumni have done well in the Digital Age. From online dating with Tinder’s Sean Rad to cloud computing with Salesforce’s Marc Benioff to entertainment with Shonda Rhimes, there are Trojans leading the pack in a wide variety of modern industries. This year, Trojans are about to start being primed on the latest frontier: “FinTech,” […]

How to Become a LinkedIn All-Star*

(*LinkedIn’s words, not mine.) This past summer I had the pleasure of attending LinkedIn Festival: A Non-Technical Hackathon at the social networking service’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Although I was there specifically to develop an idea that would promote employee engagement, I ended up talking with many LinkedIn employees who were staffing the weekend event about […]

#RIPTwitter or Not?

It was the BuzzFeed report heard round the world. Last Friday, the news site claimed that Twitter was planning to replace its signature reverse chronological timeline with a redesigned algorithmic feed that would prioritize presumably better content for users. While this would make popular content harder to miss, many were concerned that other voices would be […]

High-Tech Travel

This past year, I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to travel with friends all around the world. I’ve watched the sunset on the Champ de Mars in Paris, celebrated Independence Day at Dolores Park in San Francisco and played ping pong with Berliners at an underground club in Germany. All these experiences and […]

My Weekend at PennApps

Around 1,400 students descended upon the University of Pennsylvania this past weekend to participate in PennApps, a student-run college hackathon at the nation’s first university. For 36 hours straight, teams worked on programming new mobile apps, websites or hardware that they hoped would impress their peers and, perhaps more importantly, the judges who awarded cash […]