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Round up of the Week (23-8-11)

Every week we bring you a round up of all the student news from the past week, as well as the trends hitting the web at the moment. This week's includes record university numbers, the top gap year destinations and a new discount iPhone 4.  

Student News

University Spaces Fill up in Record Time

The spaces left at universities after the initial intake of students, called 'Clearing', are being filled faster than ever before. Nearly a third more of them have been taken than at this time last year, with almost 18,000 having been filled by Monday morning. Overall, there have been around 10,000 more university applications than there were last year, but the number of places available has remained unchanged.    


Top 10 Gap Year Destinations

Every year thousands of students finish school and decide to take a year out before starting university to travel the world. Here, the Huffington Post makes ten suggestions for the best destinations to visit during your time away, including tropical beaches, ancient ruins and exotic carnivals. 

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Easy, Stunning Panoramic Photos

This week we're going to look at one of the clever things you can do with your iPhone or iPad. Firstly, you need the inexpensive programme called You Gotta See This! Download it through the App Store. Once installed, it uses the iPad's built-in camera to take a series of still pictures at short intervals (like a motor drive on a regular SLR) and stitches them all together to form a collage - you can choose the type of collage from a number of presets.

As you are taking the picture you can move the camera up and down, left and right, and get the most wonderful effects. But if you just hold the iPad vertically and rotate around the same spot, you can get a 360º panorama which will look great on your wall once printed and framed.

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