Four Ways to Improve an Image

We snap thousands of images a year on our phones, but few of them go anywhere. And the ones that do could use some upgrades to make them more interesting. Here are five tech tools to change your boring image. One: Take out the background You take an Instagram-worthy family portrait in front of a pile of dirty dishes. Time …

Clean Out Your Inbox Week

The last business week in January is Clean Out Your Inbox Week. Here are some special email tools to help: Spike I use the Spike email app daily. The reason I love it is because I don’t know about you but when I am on my phone, it’s hard for me to look at long emails and respond because of …

A Virtual Trip to the Library

As a kid I spent hours and hours exploring the stacks of libraries, getting lost in the shelves and dragging my fingers along the spines. That’s why Open Library’s explore feature delights me so. They’ve arranged scanned-in books on virtual shelves that you can browse and lose yourself in. Check out my 98-second overview, then spend your afternoon in the …

Home Office Tips

It’s a new year and a new feature! Every week we’ll be releasing DailyNerd updates with cool tools you can use the next week. We kick off the series with tips for your home office. Apps and Resources mentioned in the video: Loona NordVPN and ExpressVPN Krisp Zoom Logitech Webcams Blue Ice Snowball Guest Speaker Colette Carlson Website: https://colettecarlson.com/

All the Laughs from 2020

As we end this year, let’s focus on some of the giggles we had. Here is a compilation of a year’s worth of Laughs of the Week from NerdWords, our weekly newsletter. This embedded version is a little small, so you can click here to see the bigger version on your screen.

Family Time Technology

Although the holidays are going to look different this year for most of us, we still want to celebrate our families and be together however we can. These tools will help erase the miles between you and your loved ones until we can be together again. White Elephant Gift Exchange If you bring this Baby Yoda Chia Pet to your …

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Best Apps of 2020

Both Google Play and Apple App Store released their best apps lists this week, and it’s not a shock that big props went to several apps that focus on self care. Also not a shock… both companies chose Zoom. Google’s Pick: Loóna: Bedtime Calm & Relax Google Play named a sleep guidance app the Best App of 2020. Loóna (Google …

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Best nerdy devices to snag on Black Friday

I was going to call this post a nerdy gift list, but these items are really gifts you need to give yourself. I mean, come on. Can you imagine the look of disappointment on my nephew’s face if I got him an air purifier for Christmas? Watch for these items or brands like them to show up in Black Friday …

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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Gratitude Apps

To help people during this insane year, this fall I developed a session called Tech Tools for Serious Self Care. I’m not one for touchy-feely apps, so I focused on techniques with solid science behind them. When I researched the reasons to practice gratitude, it was enough to convince me that I needed to take my own advice. This article …