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

  This week’s question comes from Beth herself: This week I’m assembling the best tools to help me stay on track as I push toward the finish line on Book #4. Help me stay focused… What tools can you add to this list? Candy J: Question on focus tools – my answer from a small office of five folks. Microsoft Outlook is …

There’s got to be a better way! Social Media Strategy

  When Kelly asked her question last week, we were expecting to hear people share their love for Pinterest or tell us that they use Snapchat to talk to kids, etc… Instead, we received a thoughtful analysis on the use of social media. Our community came through in a big way! Thank you, Neil. Neil M. (1) What is your company’s …

There’s got to be a better way: To Do List

A nerd needs HELP! Answer this question from Shannon at the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association: My boss and I are looking for the best app or way to share an ongoing To Do List. Something we can both see, share and update. It would need to be accessible on our computers (Mac and PC) and our cell phones. We’d appreciate …

There’s got to be a better way: Favorite Christmas Tech Gift?

Help a Nerd Out! Someone in our community needs your help! Answer this question from Thu L.: Beth, I didn’t buy any gadgets at Christmas because I was waiting to see what the best ones are. What are the must-have gadgets, connected appliances, doodads that everyone just HAS to HAVE? Kim Z: I really like my Fitbit Flex 2 – it’s waterproof, …

A Guide to Cutting the Cord

This week’s “Help a Nerd Out” question generated so many great answers that we decided to create a guide to the streaming services that may help you get rid of your cable bill. Here’s a quick reference guide to some of the best gadgets and services, but it’s by no means exhaustive. What do YOU use? Leave us a comment! Roku is …

There’s got to be a better way! Cut the Cable

UPDATE…. check out our Cord Cutting Quick Reference Guide, inspired by YOU! Help A Nerd Out! This week’s question (from Cynthia P.) is a little different… “How hard is it to ‘cut the cable’ and switch from cable TV to subscription services? Does anyone have any advice?” Keli W: Oh this is my new favorite topic: We did the following probably …

There’s got to be a better way! Polls/Surveys

Help a nerd out! This week we hear from Jon R. He needs your help…“We want to send out some polls/surveys. What do you recommend?” Come on… share your ideas! Elizabeth L: I still find that Survey Monkey meets my needs. I use Doodle for scheduling even though I know there are other scheduling tools out there. Melissa H: SurveyMonkey is …

There’s got to be a better way! Store Reward Programs & Apps

Help a Nerd Out! Kyle K. wrote with a fun question: “Which restaurants/stores offer the best reward programs/apps? I mean, besides the Starbucks app, of course. :)” I have Starbucks and a bunch of airline apps. What do you guys use? Molly V. Cartwheel by Target is a favorite of mine. I always find a few last minute coupons for …

There’s got to be a better way! First Gadget?

No questions came in this week for “Help A Nerd Out,” so here’s my question: What was your first gadget? An iPod? A Walkman? A record player? Who bought it for you? And how much did you use it? Let’s spill the nerdy beans. Karen H: Saved my babysitting money for months in the mid 70’s…… Carolyn P: Mine was an Atari. …

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

Help a nerd out… in the kitchen! Sheryl B. asks, “Okay, Nerdy Friends, what are the best apps for recipes so I can make use of the ingredients I have on hand and discover new dinner ideas that my family will actually eat??” Chad L: We use Paprika. It organizes recipes and can automatically import them from almost any food/recipe site. …

There’s got to be a better way! GIFs

This week’s Help A Nerd Out question… “Beth, you’ve been using a bunch of GIFs lately… where are the best places to find them and/or make them? What do other people use?” It’s sad if you don’t play along… what say you guys? Darcy B. I don’t have an answer to this question, but this is a great listen on gif …