There’s got to be a better way! Home assistant

#HelpANerdOut This is a GREAT question from Ryan P.:¬†“I’m confused about all the home assistant devices like, Alexa, Google Home, Apple’s new Siri thing… Which one is best? And what can they do for me? Just wondering if I really need one.” Joanne B:¬†I love Alexa! I use her for music, and lists- shopping and to-do. Also love being able …

There’s got to be a better way! Podcasts

  Thanks to Katie K. for this week’s question about podcasts. #NerdsLovePodcasts See my enthusiastic answer below…. (and then ADD YOURS!) Beth Z:¬†Right now (on the plane), I’m listening to “Stuff You Missed in History Class.”. I also like “Freakonomics” and a bunch of true crime mysteries. Aimee T:¬†I listen to a lot of NPR podcasts like Hidden Brain and …

There’s got to be a better way! Take a break.

#NerdAlert! We summed up some of these great ideas with a little video as an experiment with Animoto’s new marketing video features!¬† And now the post… #HelpANerdOut I love this question we received from Linda V…. “When I take a break from working, I end up hanging out on Facebook or wherever — totally wasting time. Anybody have suggestions for …

There’s got to be a better way! Newsletter Services

  David J. wants to know… what newsletter service are you using? Help a nerd out! Alan D:¬†Blatant plug alert. I work for Mapp Digital and we do newsletters all the way to major campaigns. Julie P:¬†1ShoppingCart…does cart, affiliate, newsletter, database…all in one convenient spot. Simplero is another all in one option that may be worth looking at depending upon …

There’s got to be a better way! Messaging Apps

  Help our nerdy friend Derrick with his question this week! “I know there are a ton of messaging apps out there, but I don’t want to download everything to try them out. Will you ask the community which messaging app is best (and why)? WhatsApp? iMessage? What else?” Tim B: The best one to use is the one your …

There’s Got to be a Better Way: Take a Break!

Help a nerd out! Donna asks, “What is the best tool or app to make sure I’m taking regular stretching and exercise breaks from the computer at work?” The bad news:¬†We didn’t get our nerd’s responses on this inquiry. The awesome news:¬†Beth just wrote a section of her new book about this very challenge. Here is a sneak peak!   …

There’s got to be a better way! Travel Tools

With many logging off for Spring Break vacations or road trips with the kids we asked, “What travel app can you not live without?” Alan D.¬†TripIt Pro. Faster and more informative than airlines for schedule changes and delays, and the option to auto-add any bookings from your inbox is so convenient. Andrew P:¬†Scrabble. For waiting for flights, buses, trains, taxis, …