Google Photos: It’s All That (and a little worrisome)

A couple of weeks ago Google offered a great gift to the Internet universe: free, unlimited photo storage for all. Free. Unlimited. 100%. Free. People keep asking me, “Does that mean I can upload…?” Yep. Everything. All the old family photos, everything on your mobile device, any images you have stored on other cloud services. Free. Unlimited. The Good Besides …

Crystal Knows: Communicate better with personality insights

Update to my Update… Seconds ago, I finally heard back from Crystal. We’re not being sold or going out of business. We’ve been heads down trying to improve the product. Right now, the free plan is now geared towards improving internal communication (people you know and work with) and helping people learn the DISC framework. The paid offering (Expert) is …

Can’t assemble that new cat tree? Hire a handyman with Amazon Home Services

I continue to be impressed with Amazon’s expansion. Besides being the ultimate online superstore for almost anything that can be imagined, the company has expanded into grocery delivery, easy giveaways, “make an offer” pricing and now home services. The home services options are in many major cities, though some of them are pretty limited. Here in San Diego, I can’t  hire …

Great apps from ASAE’s Great Ideas

I was honored to be chosen for two sessions at this year’s Great Ideas Conference for the American Society of Association Executives. Attendees submitted their favorite apps in my sessions to create a running list of the best. Peruse and enjoy! You can also view it in the original spreadsheet here.

Tools in Action: An Interactive Menu

Sure, we’ve seen iPads as menus in restaurants, but the Newark Airport is taking things to the next level. When you scan your boarding pass, the system keeps tabs on your flight and integrates with your airline loyalty program to let you use miles to buy food. Here’s my one-minute review.

Airbnb: How I Didn’t Save Money in DC

The original title of this post was “How I Saved $250 in DC,” and it was meant to be a piece where I brag about how clever and frugal I am for using Airbnb, the peer-to-peer housing rental program. Turns out I neither saved money nor turned out particularly clever. Read on. Airbnb Seemed Cheaper I needed to find lodging …