Google Easter Eggs

Happy April Fool’s Day! Big companies have toned down the elaborate tricks they used to play, but we can still have fun with Google. Watch the video for some highlights, and see below for an expanded list. Google These EXACT Terms on Google.com: Alex Trebek Anagram do a barrel roll the answer to life the universe and everything Phoebe Buffay …

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 …