Get Google Photos Now

This is not a drill! Google Photos is ending its “free forever, unlimited forever” tier, but you can still take advantage of the service. Upload as much as you want before the June 1 deadline, and you can finally get your image and video library organized with Google’s phenomenal AI search capabilities. Here’s how to get started with Google Photos, …

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WeVideo, the Free Video Editing Software

[GUEST POST FROM INTERN JAMISON BARCELONA] My favorite free video editing software is called WeVideo; as a humble high school student, unwilling to shill out for software, this has quickly become my favorite tool. Pros: It’s a free and powerful software, it’s easy to use, it looks professional, and it comes with free stock images, videos, and soundtracks to use. …

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LastPass is a Must Have!

Being a busy virtual assistant and mom of a toddler, I could not recommend LastPass enough. It is an absolute life saver! LastPass is a secure password manager that keeps your usernames and passwords safe in a vault. I use it for everything because it’s user friendly and FREE! You can upgrade to a paid version, but I have not …

Google Changes Everything: Making a restaurant reservation with Google Assistant

Last year, Google announced a mind-blowing feature that lets people ask a digital assistant call a business to make a phone call for a restaurant reservation or a haircut or a number of other time-consuming tasks. The killer thing was that the “voice” that made the call had a “personality” and spoke in very natural-sounding language. People were astonished at …

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 …

The Webby Awards 2017: Favorite Apps and Sites

I can’t believe this is my job! Every year I look forward to going through the nominees and honorable mentions for The Webby Awards, which recognizes sites and apps for outstanding awesomeness. Here are a few of my favorites from this year (and you can take a look at my favorites from 2016 and 2015, too). Warning: Some are highly addictive …

Guest Post: Keep the Learning Alive

Another guest post by a fellow nerd… read more about how to help people in an audience keep learning and engaging. ******** Keep the Learning Alive “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius You stood in front of the audience. You inspired them. You gave them a call to action. And …