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IT Newslett for Students - Feb 2016
for StudentsFeb 2016

Wolfram|Alpha: A Wondeful Tool for Quick Facts

Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge engine, or more commonly known as answer engine. It was developed by Wolfram Research team to answer questions, perform analysis, and generate reports with externally sourced, curated data.

The user interface resembles a typical search engine to make it easier for users to query mathematical questions, science, history, and even music. Factual information regarding user's query will then be displayed in an organized, report-like manner.

Wolfram|Alpha mobile app is also available for iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows devices.

NP Student VPN Updates

The VPN portal for students was upgraded in Sep 2015 and the portal is

The new VPN will support the latest Mac El Capitan OS and Windows 10 OS.

A new NPal2 student self-service on mobile

NPal2 mStudent was launched in January 2016.

NPal2 mStudent is an extension of NPal2 Student Self-Service, providing more personalized experience while using essential e-Services. This service is offered to NP students using Android and iOS mobile devices with Internet access.

This first version of NPal2 mStudent allows you to view your daily and semestral class timetables and the individualised exam timetable.

You will be able to download your daily timetable to your phone's local calendar.

NPal2 mStudent can be downloaded from App Store or Play Store. For iOS users, only iPhone 5 and above are supported for this first version.

More features will be rolled out in future releases. Watch out for our next release that will include exam results and common test timetables.

End of Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10

Microsoft is no longer supporting their older Internet browsers - Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. The company announced that there will be no more security patches or technical support for the above mentioned products, and recommends users to upgrade their Internet browser to Internet Explorer 11.

To check your Internet Explorer version, go to Tools >> About Internet Explorer.

If your Internet Explorer browser is Internet Explorer 10 or older, kindly update your IE browser or you may download Internet Explorer 11 from Microsoft Download Center.

System Maintenance

Sat, 27 Feb 2016, 9am to 2pm

  • Wireless Maintenance

    Slow wireless access during maintenance period.

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