There’s got to be a better way! VoIP

Help a Nerd Out! Ellen wrote to ask…

“I’m looking for advice on most reliable web-based telephone services. I live in the foothills of a mountain in Phoenix and find that my cell phone calls get dropped often, despite installing a signal booster.Get the scoop...

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

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Janet P. used to work with me when I was a freelance writer. She wants to know… “How many social media accounts should you be on for your business … and how do you decide which ones?”

Come on, guys… let’s give her some advice!Get the scoop...

There’s got to be a better way! Apps to play with kids

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This question from Sandy M. is a little different.There's Got to Be a Better Way

“Beth, my two kids love playing with my phone, but I’d like to find an app that we could have fun with together. What are other parents using to spend time with their kids — to learn or just have fun?”

Beth Z. Get the scoop...

There’s got to be a better way! Email

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There's Got to Be a Better WayCliff L. asks, “I’m finally going to switch my email from AOL to another cloud-based email service. Which one? Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook.com... something else?”

Patrick A. Gmail. All other responses are invalid. Seriously – the number of benefits you get with gmail, google calendar and google contacts are amazing.Get the scoop...

There’s got to be a better way! Cloud Storage

Help a Nerd Out! Betty B. asks a very simple question with a thousand possible answers…

There's Got to Be a Better Way“I’m trying to choose a cloud storage service that syncs to all my devices… Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive or…. what???”

Alan D. Depends on device and what the intended use is.… Get the scoop...

There’s got to be a better way! Free calls and texts

Help A Nerd Out! This week’s question: 

“What are people in the NerdWords community using to make free calls or send free texts?”

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Becky D. ipad/iphone facetime/imessage set up on wifi! That is how we stay connected with our stepdaughter who lives so far away and doesn’t have a phone number.Get the scoop...

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

Help a Nerd Out!  “Beth, what are the best apps for shopping – either to make my holiday gift list or to save money?”

Chime in, friends.There's Got to Be a Better Way

Mary S: Not an app, but any kind of connection with your local independent retailer will do more for you and your community than any shopping online!… Get the scoop...

There’s got to be a better way! Apple vs. PC?

Help a Nerd Out! This week’s question gets straight to the point. “I have a very simple question for the nerd community: Apple or PC?” 

Come on, guys… you know you have a passionate opinion!

There's Got to Be a Better WayLee B. I have a love/hate relationship with MAC.… Get the scoop...