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New Facebook + OCR interviews ≠ bad news. Use this guide to figure out how to maintain a semblance of privacy on the social network.     (NYT) Or, use the PennApps hackathon-winning SimpleWash, formerly known as FaceWash!     (Hacker League) Google Drive, Penn+Box, Dropbox — how similar are these services? The Weigle Information Commons staff investigates.     (WIC) Get hip […]

3 good things about Penn+Box


Last month, Adam Preset from ISC Networking & Telecommunications gave a quick tour of Penn+Box at the WIC’s Gadget Day. Three things I learned from Adam and have since come to love: 1: Real spreadsheets. Yes it’s nerdy, but we all know the horror that is a Google spreadsheet. How many of you have had […]

Using Penn+Box on your iOS or Android Device


By now, hopefully you’ve discovered Penn’s new Penn+Box service, which works a lot like Dropbox, except that you get 20GB of free storage. (If not, here’s Kate’s review: There’s a Box app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and it turns out you can use your PennKey to log into it, but it’s not […]

Dropbox full? Try Penn+Box


You may have heard that Penn and Box launched a cloud storage service for all Penn staff, faculty and students. You may be wondering if it’s worth jumping in and using that big open 20GB space. I’ve been hearing mixed reviews, but overall I think it’s worth it. Here’s why. Basically, it’s a GIANT Dropbox. […]


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