Thursday, March 23, 2017

Stay Focusd

If you are one of those people who wants to study but can’t focus because as soon as you pickup your books, your mind starts to think about all kind of weird things it can ever think about. Such as, do aliens really exist? Is there water on mars? Why are there two windows in my room, then you start looking for things on the internet with some music in the background, and somewhere in the middle of your research you see an interesting thumbnail of an upcoming movie so you decide to go on YouTube and watch the trailer. Suddenly, you realize that you forgot to study and it’s too late now. Well, if that’s the case then we have a surprise for you; you can block everything that comes between you and your studies.
Introducing the new app StayFocusd, which helps you block all the distracting websites at a certain time. You can set a time when you want all the sites to be blocked other than educational sites. For example: you’re researching on your science project, you don't have to worry about movie trailers popping up because they’ll be blocked by this app and if you want to listen to the music while doing your homework but you know it’ll distract you, then you can block that too.

So the next time you’re going to study, you don’t have to worry about those weird thoughts on aliens and other time wasting websites and you’ll be able to fully focus on your studies during your adjusted study time, get good grades in schools and put a smile on your teacher’s face.

By Sohaib Hakim

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Grammarly for Chrome


No one’s grammar is perfect, especially when writing an essay the night before it’s due. That’s where Grammarly can help. Grammarly is a Google Chrome extension that checks your grammar as you type. After you download it and create an account, you can use their service to check your grammar and spelling, as well as find some synonyms that may better fit your writing. Although the extension doesn’t support Google Drive at the moment, you can copy and paste it into their website checker, which works just fine. It currently supports Microsoft Word, Gmail, and plenty of other websites, just look for the green G on the bottom-right of where you would type. As you type, the extension will search for any errors or inconsistencies and suggest possible edits, which it underlines in orange or red to let you know. When you click on the underline, it will tell you what it thinks is wrong, and what you could change it to. Though some advanced issues are behind a subscription payment, it will help you with the more basic issues for free.



By Franklin Moy


Friday, March 10, 2017

Google Dictionary



Many people have come across a time when they’re reading an article online and come upon a word that they don’t know the meaning. Enter the Google Dictionary extension for Chrome. This extension tells you a word’s definition in just a couple seconds. All you have to do is double-click or highlight a word on the website and then click on the Google Dictionary icon in the top right. In order for the extension to work after installing it, though, you have to close and re-open your browser. Then after that, you’re all set! It’s pretty simple!



By Franklin Moy 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ninite

A Ninite Installer

Installing software isn’t always the easiest or fastest process, especially if you’ve got a large list of program that you need on your computer. However, a solution does exist. Ninite, a package manager, is an easy-to-use program that lets you automatically install all of your favorite applications. As soon as you download Ninite, you get to select what you need from a large list of the most popular apps for Windows computers. Web browsers, messaging programs, media players - whatever you need, Ninite has.
After selecting what you want, Ninite will automatically begin the process of installing your programs, and it’ll even run in the background. You won’t have to bother with any of the nuances of installing software manually, because Ninite won’t ask you to make any choices, won’t install any toolbars or junkware, and won’t reboot your system after each software install.
Whether you need to install a ton of software after a fresh install of your operating system, only need a handful of programs, or even need to update already installed programs, Ninite will do it all for you. Save yourself some time and effort. Check out Ninite at https://ninite.com/.

Alec Bader

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Moleskine Smart Writing Set

Some Studies proved that students who write their notes by hands tend to learn faster than digital copies. The problem is that nobody likes to carry bunch of hard copy notes with them all the time. Now, with Moleskine Smart Writing Set students can write notes with their hands and have the convenience of having their notes in digital form. Students write with a smartpen on the notepad provided, real ink appears on the page while it all appears in digital form on their connected device. Anything they write or draw can be digitized as it is, or their words can be transcribed into digital text. It is a very useful technology for every student who takes copious notes.
Hamza Sohail

Scholly


Many high school seniors with good grades look for scholarships and there’re many scholarships out there but it’s really hard to find them since they are not organized. Scholly is an app for $0.99 on appstore and playstore that organizes the available scholarships. Students are required to fill out eight parameters, and then Scholly’s comprehensive database delivers a verified and personalized list of scholarships.Their platform also gives students access to management tools and scholarship essay resources to help them manage deadlines, track progress and win the money they deserve. It is a very useful app for students looking for scholarships. 


Hamza Sohail



EasyBib

Have you ever need to cite your sources for a research paper? Needed to do it quick? With the Easybib chrome extension you can cite your sources without having to type anything. This extension is free to download in the chrome store and comes in handy during class and at home.
It looks like this in your extensions.
 


To cite your source first you click on the extension and this menu will pop up.

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You then click Cite on Easybib and it takes you to this menu.

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Once this menu shows up wait a couple of seconds and it will fill in all the information for you. Then scroll down and click Create Citation.


That's it! You have now cited your source in seconds! No need to look for the information about the website. The extension does everything for you making your job easier.


Zunair Muhammad