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


Symbolab














For any student who has ever needed a tool to help you in math, you are in luck! Symbolab is just the tool for you. Created to assist you in virtually any situation, Symbolab is easy to use and efficient. Just type in the problem and click search. It’s just that simple. Not only will the answer be given, but a step-by-step explanation is provided as well. This is great for homework problems, quiz/test review, or just studying. This website is great because unlike many competitors who offer the same tool for a price, this is completely free. Don’t forget to click the star at the top right of your browser to save it for later as a bookmark! Visit Symbolab here.

Darius Alasu

Have you ever gotten annoying ads on a webpage that you are browsing? Fear not Adblocker is here

AdBlock is a content filtering and ad blocking extension for Web Browsers. This allows users to prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being displayed. It can block a wide variety of ads, ranging from web page ads to youtube ads. It can block them all.

To install the app on Chrome:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom?hl=en-US

To install the app on Safari:
https://getadblock.com/

To install the app on Firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

To install the app on Edge:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/adblock/9nblggh4rfhk

Charles Co



Realtime Board: Digital Whiteboard For Collaboration



A group school project can be fun sometimes but it gets hard if one of your group members can’t make it to the meeting. You have to handle everything without them and do their part as well. But, this problem can be solved by a new program known as ‘Realtimeboard’. A digital whiteboard which connects all your group members through internet so you can get into a meeting, use this whiteboard to explain, draw, and discuss your project. Their cloud storage technology saves all your work on their servers so you don’t lose any data when you go offline.


You can not only use the whiteboard for the project, but you can also use their audio/video call feature to make your conversation with all your group members more efficient.

Realtimeboard isn’t only available for Windows but also on Mac OS, Chromebook, Android, and iPhone. You can start working from your computer and continue from your smartphone right where you left off. All you have to do is to download the Realtimeboard extension and start projecting.

Sohaib Hakim

Android Life hack


Have you ever wondered how you can play youtube video’s or music while your Android based phone is on standby? Well I have a little life hack for you so you don’t have to pay for the Youtube Red subscription. There are still ads involved but you will be saving money and saving battery! All you need to do is go to the Play Store and look up Firefox



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Click on the “Firefox browser for android” and download it.

After downloading just use firefox and go to youtube.com and search for your favorite song title, play it and try putting it on standby! It is as easy as that!

Justin Trinh

Desmos Calculator App



Calculator is something you should always have with you in your math class. If you’re in your math class with no graphing calculator, you’ll feel like things are going over your head but no worries, Desmos is always your friend. A beautiful and powerful graphing calculator which lets you explore math in a fun way.

It’s totally free and comes with exciting features that most of the regular graphing calculators don’t have. For example, you can graph and solve long equations in every graphing calculator but you can not have a tutor’s help on those other calculators if you’re stuck on a problem. With Desmos, you can request help on any math-based problem and experts will help you solve the it in a professional way.

You don’t need a special computer for this program, you can use it on your ChromeBook.  Just download the Desmos Graphing Calculator extension and enjoy solving your math problems.

By Sohaib Hakim

Speed up your Chromebook

As our chromebook ages it seems to get slower, and you may think you need all the tabs on your chrome browser right? Well if you wanted to see how much RAM is used by websites and tabs just by pressing SHIFT and esc at the same time it shows how much your tabs may be eating up of the RAM, you can click on the tab in the pop up window and “end process”. This will help speed up the chromebook a little bit more. You can tell how much RAM is used by looking at the memory column.



















Another way to speed up your chromebook is to disable your extensions by going to [chrome://extensions/]. From there you can disable or enable the extensions you may not use or you want to use. These tips can significantly speed up your chromebook, and even a restart every now and then can refresh your computer. Hope this helps and speeds up your chromebook!

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By Justin Trinh