Conscious Tech: Mindfulness in the Office

Conscious Tech: Mindfulness in the Office   Technology equals the future, right? The next best thing. Tomorrow’s trend. A new generation of ideas! The future is bright (and we love our tech tools!) but there is a need for technology and rules that keep us in the present moment, nurturing today’s important ideas and communicating richly with our teams and …

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

Help a Nerd Out!  This question from Sandy M. is a little different. “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. I play The Room, a …

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?” 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. Lynne Z. I call my son in Spain with Facetime, even if …

Still stuck in the snow? Here’s another great emergency tech tool.

Your Nerdy Best Friend was stuck in the historic blizzard over the weekend and penned an update of favorite emergency tech tools and apps.  Nerdy friend, Carolyn, was kind enough to send along another awesome must have for any storm or emergency: The Ampware Case.  This phone case is so handy it can generate it’s own power.   

There’s got to be a better way! Music Streaming

Help a Nerd Out! Here’s a question we received this week from Scott A…. “Beth, I’ve never seen you write about music apps, so maybe you could ask the nerdy community? What streaming music service is the best and why?” Scott’s right… I don’t review many apps for downtime. What do you guys love? Chime in! Christine V. I’m a devotee …

Readability: Clear the clutter from your web pages

My new best friend, bestselling author Dan Pink, shared his favorite free tool, Readability, for the book. (Well, perhaps he’s not my *best* friend, but he did write me back.) Readability is a simple bookmarklet you add to your browser. When you want to read an article on a website with too much crapola (ads, banners, overwhelming pictures, etc), you …