I’ve been talking about a tool called Crystal for many years. Crystal lets you look up people to see a personality analysis based on their social media profiles, writing and other factors. I’ve generally found it to be pretty darn accurate, and, consequently, insanely creepy.… Get the scoop...
This week I had too much fun playing with mosaic tools. These are the programs that will take hundreds of your photos and morph them into one giant photo.
Mosaics are great for…
- Family photo montages
- Showcasing a related group of images, such as images from one location or a timeline of shots over the years
- Engaging viewers with an interactive image experience
- And illustrating the concept that the parts make up the whole, as in our clients make us who we are
Things to know
- Mosaics require a lot of photos — plan on 150+.
Let’s start with the opening sentences from a column in USA Today:
“I don’t really need to worry about online privacy,” I used to think. “I’ve got nothing to hide. And who would want to know what I’m up to, anyway?”
So begins the tale of a technology journalist who wrote an article on a plane then was approached by a stranger when he got off.… Get the scoop...
For about $200 a year (~$17 a month), I have access to hundreds of thousands of all kinds of content that a small business might need:
- Video footage
- Presentation templates
- WordPress website templates
- WordPress plugins
- Audio files
- And more, more, more
Envato Elements is the very first place I look when I am creating anything that needs a graphic element.… Get the scoop...
“The Mother of All Breaches”
“Biggest EVER collection of breached data”
“An astonishing 773 million records exposed”
“Ooh, this is a big one.”
Do any of these headlines get your attention? The site HaveIBeenPwnd discovered a cache of emails and passwords called “Collection #1.” The data included records from previous hacks as well as millions of data points that had not previously been known.… Get the scoop...
When I posted this picture the other day, many people wrote to ask if I could share how I put together my home office video studio.
You want it, you got it. BUT FIRST… you have to see this 10-minute video that shows you the whole set up and talks about the settings and options, as well as the process for the green screen magic.… Get the scoop...
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Alexa Will Be Home for Christmas: Buying a Smart Speaker Device
Like last year, many people will be getting and gifting smart speakers for the holidays.… Get the scoop...
I’ll admit that I get pretty uneasy about the capabilities of artificial intelligence sometimes, but in the area of healthcare, I’m all in. Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help diagnose and treat some of our society’s most dangerous and debilitating diseases, and the technology might just save someone you love.… Get the scoop...
You have plenty of options when it comes to weather apps, so it may be hard to choose. Here are my recommendations based on your personality. Add yours to the list in the comments!
For the Instant-Gratification Junkies: Dark Sky
In our house-buying/house-selling processes, there’s lots to keep up with. D.J. and I have missed a couple of important tasks that the agents had to remind us about. This is part of a series of tools via @BethBuysAHouse .
We’ve acted on the first requests most of the time and didn’t need to be reminded of anything more than once.… Get the scoop...
PicPlayPost is one of my favorite tools to make a quick video to share news, the energy of an event, testimonials… all kinds of stuff.
In this series of posts I call #BethBuysAHouse, I created this video as if I was a real estate professional telling potential buyers about the houses I thought they’d be interested in.… Get the scoop...