Class Summary: Must learn Google Apps 03/12/18

Google provides many awesome tools you can utilize in your productive life. Some of the most important apps you may want to learn how to use are google drive, google docs, google sheets, and google slides. These apps you get access instantly when you create an e-mail with google (gmail).

Google Drive

Google Drive is a type of cloud where you can archive all sort of document and pictures. Google gives you 15GB for free and if you want more storage space you must pay.

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

These three apps can be used as a substitute of Microsoft office. Docs might be a substitute for Word, Sheets for Excel and Slides for Power Point. Google apps may not count with all of the tools that Microsoft office has. The advantage of Google is that being in the cloud it allows you to share the file and work in groups editing the document at the same time as others with access to the file, and chat with them.

Using Google Apps

It is really easy to access once you are logged in to your google account and in google you might want to go to your top right corner and find the menu below.

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Once you got this menu out you can access all your apps. For example you may want to access your Google Drive to save a picture, create a document, or access a document.

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Here you can see an example of how your drive might look like when it is relatively empty. In the left hand corner you can access your different menus in the drive for example in this case I am in the shared with me section where I can see the classwork done on March, 12 2018 Informatics class. The professor created a document and shared it with us for us students to be able to collaborate at the same time in class.

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Google apps are very easy to access and very useful. I believe everyone should learn to utilize them and even more if you are a student or work collaboratively with others.

Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin

 

Cryptocurrency

     Cryptocurrency is the new type of currency that is emerging. Will this be currency of the future? Many may ask themselves. Projections are that cryptocurrencies will be utilized in the future instead of now a day’s currencies. This digitalized currencies are very interesting and can be used to buy, invest, and mine. Everyone should start to get informed about this because this might be the base of the future currency. There are many types of cryptocurrency but the most famous one and first one is the Bitcoin.

Bitcoins

The bitcoin is the most famous and first cryptocurrency in the market. The bitcoin is also the most valued cryptocurrency in the market. The bitcoin could be categorized as the base of the cryptocurrency as in order to exchange in this market you first need to buy Bitcoins or fractions of bitcoins.
In the video and links below you can find a better explanation of Cryptocurrency and Bitcoins.
Twitter of some of the experts you should follow:
@rogerkver
@ErikVoorhees
@jinyoungenglund
@dan_pantera
@jgarzik
Glazer, P. (2018, January 31). The Different Categories of Cryptocurrencies – Hacker     Noon. Retrieved March 12, 2018, from https://hackernoon.com/the-different-categories-of-cryptocurrencies-a57ba4d77c9a
Moon, M. (2016, July 14). A brief attempt at explaining the madness of cryptocurrency. Retrieved March 12, 2018, from https://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/cryptocurrency-explainer/
A. (2017, September 25). ProfitF – Website for Forex, Binary options Traders (Helpful Reviews). Retrieved March 12, 2018, from http://www.profitf.com/articles/how-to-invest-in-bitcoin/
What is bitcoin? (2018, January 29). Retrieved March 12, 2018, from https://www.coindesk.com/information/what-is-bitcoin/
C. (2017, December 05). What is Cryptocurrency. Guide for Beginners. Retrieved March 12, 2018, from https://cointelegraph.com/bitcoin-for-beginners/what-are-cryptocurrencies#history

Must do Surf Trip

Rincon is a place that every surfer that visits Puerto Rico should go. This amazing city has a friendly environment for tourist to visit while it has some of the best waves. Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 1.38.52 PM

Here at you can rent an airbnb and find a cheap place to stay and enjoy an awesome stay in a great environment. You should plan to stay at least a weekend so you can enjoy different surf spots or even go to Aguadilla, another near by city, to surf. Once you arrive at the International Airport Luis Muñoz Marín, Rincón is 95.1 miles away, which will take you around 2 hours and 44 minutes to get there.

Below are the directions:

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In Rincon there is a wide variety of surf spots you can visit along the cost line. Some of the most popular spots are Maria’s, Domes, Sandy Beach, Pools, Tres Palmas, between others. If you get to stay for a long time you might have time to explore more along the coast. As you can see in the map bellow there are spots all along the West Coast.

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(Map Photo By Surf Zone Surf & Skate)

If you get to stay for 3 days and the waves are good you might want to plan your trip this way:

Day 1:

Maria’s Beach or Domes

Day 2:

Indicators, Dogman, or Pools

Day 3

At Aguadilla

Wilderness, Middles Surfers Beach, or Jobos

You may vary your schedule based on the swell size( you can check the swell at swellinfo) or your surfing experience. If you are more a big waves type surfer you can also mix in Tres Palmas at Rincón.

If you want to visit one of the most popular Puerto Rico newspapers you can visit El Nuevo Día.

 

The Web

The web is a very complex system and tool, which facilitates users to gather, store, manage, and facilitate information, as well as to connect between users. The web is a system with incredible amount of possibilities in it, and is growing day to day.

In the last decade the web has advanced in an incredible way, it has turned out very accessible to almost everyone in the world and at the same time more user friendly. The increased accessibility of the web has created a strong dependance by the users who now a day feel like they cannot live without the web (Like my girlfriend).

I believe the web is a tool in life that may not be necessary but is essential in now a days life. I use the web daily as I enter different social medias (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp…), gather and store information. The use of all the tools in the web is something that is essential in my life and more importantly the area of gathering information. Now a days you got the power to acquire almost any information you need through only a search, which is something I might say is an essential tool in life and even more in the life of a student. The web also gives you the ability of networking, which is a great tool in life to connect with people around the world.

My life without the web will definitely be way different. I have acquired lots of knowledge, and great contributions to my life thanks to the web. But, at the same time I would say I do not need to have the web to survive in life, and would not need it if my loved ones would all live close to me. I would consider that with the people I consider important would all live close to me I could live a native style life and be happy.

In conclusion, I believe that the web is an essential tool in life as it helps us connect with important people in our lives, as well as to gather, store, manage, and facilitate information.