Introducing the New Nerdy Me

The work on the book progresses, and I’m happy to announce I’ve chosen the artist to do the cartoon characters for the new book. I asked several Fiverr artists to take a crack at a Beth cartoon, and the results were very mixed. I narrowed it down to the two artists on the right in this collage, and yes, that …

Photo Books from Your Phone

I’ve talked before about things you can do with cool photos from your mobile devices.  But one of my favorite projects is to turn phone photos into keepsake albums for a few dollars and with even fewer clicks. Photo books are not just for memories of your summer getaway. Here are a few uses for business: Showcase your company’s products …

All about GIFs

Last week I attended the National Speakers Association annual conference, and I found the resources of an amazing presenter. He shares tips to make your PowerPoints awesome, including adding GIFs to your slides. I was fired up, like… So I started investigating the world of GIFs. To be honest, GIFs have always been kind of a mystery to me. They’re seemingly …

New Book Alert: Nerd Dive on Top Tools

I’ve been pondering my next book, and I think I have it! Instead of another book with a billion tools, I’m going to pick 25+ of my favorites and give you how-tos, tips and tricks to make those tools your own. Here’s my shortlist of favorite tools that I want to write about. What’s missing???? I’d love to hear which …

Make Art from Your Mobile Device Photos

I am not a graphic artist — far from it. That’s why I love apps that help uncover the creative genius within — the talentless creative genius. Here are three of my favorite apps for making quick graphics from your mobile device photos. Mozaikr for iPhone lets you take all your pictures and create a giant mosaic. Wordfoto (iOS) and …

PicMonkey: Amusing photo editing

Once upon a time there was a dream image editing tool called Picnik, which was easy to use, full of features and incredibly adorable. Google snapped them up in 2010, and all the nerds in the kingdom were very sad. But then Your Nerdy Best Friend stumbled on PicMonkey, a new tool from the founders of Picnik. And behold… the …