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Four Things to Know About FaceApp and Your Privacy

If you’ve been on social media this week, you’ve probably seen a full cycle of a viral app. In a matter of days, the world went from “OMG, FaceApp is COOL!” to “OMG, FaceApp is SCARY!” FaceApp is simple: Upload a headshot (yours or someone else’s), and add a filter to look younger or older, happier or prettier. You can …

Tools to Fight the Robocallers

Although it seems like we’re losing the battle against robocallers, you don’t have to sit idly by while they take over your phone lines. Use these tools to block, identify and control unwanted calls. They can help you by… Comparing incoming calls with a database of known spammers and suspicious callers. Using technology to determine if the incoming call is …

Weather Apps for Every Personality

You have plenty of options when it comes to weather apps, so it may be hard to choose. Here are my recommendations based on your personality. Add yours to the list in the comments! For the Instant-Gratification Junkies: Dark Sky Dark Sky describes itself as a “hyperlocal” weather app, specializing in micro-forecasts for the two-foot square that surrounds you and …

Photo Apps for Special Editing Needs

As smartphone prices sneak higher and higher, the biggest beneficiary is the camera. Snapping a quick pic with your phone can produce a beautiful shot for even the most untalented photographers. But sometimes you still need a little extra editing to make a photo pop. Here are some great apps for very specific looks. NOTE: Add to my list! Which …

Google Lens: Quick Text Captures on the Go

One of Google’s big announcements last month involved a tool called Google Lens. Using artificial intelligence and augmented reality, Google Lens will help you analyze images and what you’re seeing through your camera lens to add context, knowledge and interaction. Right now the advanced features of Google Lens are rolling out to newer Android devices and will be embedded into …

Project Management for the Rest of Us

Here’s an excerpt from The Big Book of Apps, which you totally need! The project management world is a crowded space, but a few companies stand out. These tools are the most recommended by audience members in my sessions, and those guys are way smarter than I am. Like the cloud storage tools, you’ll find many of the same characteristics …