EverydayHealth.com

This is an interesting website for everyday health. As the name suggests, it presents medical knowledge in an easily accessible form and provides you advise which can be implemented in day to day life. There are free newsletters, symptom checkers and also drug finders. The calorie counter, meal planner and recipes sections help you plan your eating habits appropriate to your body type and region.

Fitness, sleep, skin and many other daily concerns are well covered. Resources for both physical and mental health, duly vetted by doctors, updated with the latest research findings, is available for free. Common ailments like flu, headache, asthma, arthritis, cholesterol, heart health, etc. are professionally covered.

A very valuable resource for those looking forward to a healthy and happy mind and body.

We Flip – A Digital Wellbeing Experiment

We Flip is a part of the Digital Wellbeing Experiments with a goal to improving your online and offline lives.

We have all faced the issue of lack of attention by members of a group, who invariably keep looking at their phones, while the fun is on. This app, can put some discipline into the group activity.

All the members of the group install the app, and flip a switch at the beginning of the group activity – it could be a party, a dinner, a picnic. The app then tracks who used their phone first and allows you to see how you did!  Maybe you could be innovative and get that person (who used the phone first) to pay for the dinner!

It’s a simple app which allows you to focus on the activity at hand and thus helps you achieve digital wellbeing effectively.

Android: http://bit.ly/344b5Wt

Photos with phones

In today’s times, more cameras are sold on phones than standalone. And we all use them so casually, without bothering to optimize their performance. So, if you want to improve upon your photos, just head to https://photoswithphones.com

This simple website was established to eradicate the stigma attached to handheld photography. Most high-end phones come with multiple cameras and a plethora of settings which can enhance your photographs to professional levels. Many of us do not even know the options and settings that exist, and how to use them.

You have articles like Phone Camera Basics, Phone camera tricks, Travel photography, Food photography and many more. The articles are grouped in 3 heads – Guides, Gear and Social Media Hacks.

Enjoy and enhance your photos, now that you have the secrets of professional photography in your arsenal!

Kwench – Drinking Water reminder / Water alarm

Do you need to drink a little more water? This app is aimed at helping you do so. Once you install the app, it will ask you a few questions about your health and lifestyle, after which the app will tell you exactly how much water you should be drinking each day to stay hydrated.

Staying hydrated has many health benefits – improving physical abilities, enhancing brain function and getting a youthful skin. The app helps you stay hydrated by intelligently reminding you to drink water through the day. Based on your body composition, age and climate, it recommends you the optimum amount of water to drink every day.

Now drink water in a scientific measured way – use Kwench!

Android : http://bit.ly/33HXlBa

Tidy

Tidy is a very good Photo sorter. Sort your gallery with simple gestures – drag and drop photos and videos into folders! Create extra space storage in an Intuitive, Simple, Fast and most important fun way.

Tidy Organize mode will give you the ability to drag and drop photos and videos into an existing album or to an album you’ll create. You may filter your media by size, period, specific album and also look for duplicate media. Also, just swipe right, to keep and swipe left to delete the media.

The free version is quite versatile. But if you upgrade to Tidy Gold you get unlimited access to Organize Photos and videos in folders and removing all the Ads.

It’s best to keep your phone Tidy!

Android: http://bit.ly/33Gg7ca

 

Archive Extractor Online

https://extract.me/

We often get compressed files from various sources. To extract such files, you may need specific programs which can extract each one of them. Winzip being the most popular, can extract files with .zip as the extension. But what if you receive files which are .rar or .cab or .gz?

Archive Extractor is a small and easy online tool that can extract over 70 types of compressed files, such as 7z, zipx, rar, tar, exe, dmg and much more. Just visit the website https://extract.me/ upload or drag and drop your archived / compressed file and the site will do the rest. It will extract all the files in the archive and list them.  You may choose to download each file or just the one that you may need. It is that simple!

The best part is that you do not have to download and install any app – just upload your file and download the extracted files. It also has support for password protected archives and multi-part archives.

Now, don’t get bogged down with compressed files – use this for extracting your compressed files in any format!

 

TheBetterIndia.com

In the midst of all the negative stories in the media, TheBetterIndia comes across as a breath of fresh air. NO politics, NO name calling, NO negativity.

TheBetterIndia.com is a platform which carries inspirational stories from across India. They use the power of the internet and media to enable large-scale impact, one story at a time. Inspiration leads to impact, and it happens through YOU!

The impact is visible in a variety of areas such as influencing policy, fighting drought, rural electrification, education, women empowerment, fighting poverty, encouraging innovations, scholarships, healthcare, etc. etc.

Living Rakhis, upcycling plastic, sustainable travel packages, green cooling solutions are some of the stories doing the rounds recently. Browse and you will find something interesting which you can implement on your own and make our country a better place!

Android: http://bit.ly/31fWMMU     https://www.thebetterindia.com/

SWAYAM

SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged.

This is done through a platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from Class 9 till post-graduation to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. All the courses are interactive, prepared by the best teachers in the country and are available, free of cost to any learner. More than 1,000 specially chosen faculty and teachers from across the country have participated in preparing these courses.

The courses hosted on SWAYAM are in 4 quadrants – (1) video lecture, (2) specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (3) self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. Steps have been taken to enrich the learning experience by using audio-video and multi-media and state of the art pedagogy / technology.

Android: http://bit.ly/2YDPSTT      https://swayam.gov.in/

Android Auto

Android Auto is your smart driving companion that helps you stay focused, connected, and entertained with the Google Assistant. With a simplified interface, large buttons, and powerful voice actions, Android Auto is designed to make it easier to use apps that you love from your phone while you’re on the road. And the current 2019 upgrade has made it much better than before.

Just say “Ok Google” to…
• Route to your next destination using Google Maps or Waze with real-time GPS navigation and traffic alerts.
• Get updates on your route, ETA, and hazards in real-time.
• Have the Google Assistant check your calendar for you so you know where you need to be.
• Set reminders, get updates on the news, and check last night’s score.
• Avoid distractions while driving by setting a custom do not disturb message while driving.
• Make calls using Google Assistant and answer incoming calls with just a tap.
• Access your contacts folder and send and receive messages with the Google Assistant using SMS, Hangouts, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram, WeChat, Kik, Google Allo, and many more messaging apps.
• Manage your infotainment system like never before. Listen to your favorite media apps

Android: http://bit.ly/31hE33k     iOS: https://apple.co/31fLRCY (Similar)

Indian Air Force: A Cut Above

The Indian Air Force has come up with a gaming App which will allow an aspirant to experience first hand, the roles of an IAF air warrior, as well as means to apply and appear for recruitment from the comfort of his home. The gaming option has  various features, including offline single player missions, an online multiplayer sorties with various augmented reality features.

Single player missions will allow the player to fly a wide arsenal of IAF’s aircraft assets. He will be taught how to handle a high performance aircraft via a tutorial mission. The engaging and high action missions will follow, which will allow the user to experience air power of the IAF, including support to other arms of the Indian Military, as well as aid to civil authorities in the form of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. In the multiplayer option, players can engage with other like minded players over the internet.

It also has links to the career page of the IAF, which makes it easy for aspirants to apply for a career in IAF.

Android: http://bit.ly/31ea7oN   iOS: https://apple.co/2YFbjUC