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Comcast’s Internet Essentials program provides $9.95 a month Internet and a low-cost ($150 plus tax) computer for qualifying families.

How to qualify

To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:

  • Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  • Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program
  • Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  • Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

http://www.internetessentials.com

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Summer vacations are already starting, a little reminder about tipping around the world will save you from embarrassment

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If your computer doesn’t have Microsoft Office Suite software, you can use an alternative software: Open Office which is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

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Chrome: This free dictionary extension from Google lets you view definitions from within web pages you visit. Just double-click a word to see its meaning in a pop-up bubble or get in-age translation of a foreign word.

For either single words or phrases, you can highlight text on a page and see a full definition in the toolbar dictionary. The extension also adds pronunciation for some words, a reference link to the Google Dictionary page, and supports several languages.

In short, its extremely useful for reading on the web.

When you close a browser tab prematurely, whether it’s by accident or, unbeknownst to you, you’re going to need it again moments later, it’s no fun digging through your history to get it back. That’s why Control/Command+Shift+T was invented. It resurrects your fallen tabs from the graveyard of your browser history.
Just to be clear, that’s Control+Shift+T on Windows and Command+Shift+T on Mac OS X. It doesn’t work on every browser (like Safari, which can sort of do it with Command+Z) but it’s present in most and infinitely helpful.

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StudyBlue is a neat webapp that lets you create digital flash cards directly from notes you take in class or anywhere else. You can also take the cards you create just about anywhere with mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

StudyBlue is free, but it seems you have to go to school to use it. If your college hasn’t been added to their list of schools you’ll have to wait a bit for it to be approved. This seems to be to your benefit because StudyBlue lets you add specific classes, but it’s kind of annoying as you have to wait a day if your school isn’t on the list. Nonetheless, once you’re in you can start taking notes and making flash cards from those notes. If you’re an Evernote user, StudyBlue now integrates with Evernote so you can keep your notes there and just sync them when you’re ready to make your flash cards. StudyBlue also tracks correct and incorrect answers when you’re studying with your cards to help you better learn the stuff you don’t know.

If you’re studying for finals and need some help you can take anywhere, StudyBlue is a great (and free) option.


http://www.studyblue.com/


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