Nerdwords: Top 10 Office Apps

A guest post from Molly Gardner, Beth Z’s business manager. Working for Beth, a lot of apps and tools come across my desk. The ones you see here are my favorite tools that I use in the office day in and day out. This is the technology that keeps Nerd Headquarters running smoothly and Beth on the road bringing new ideas …

Hardware Review Extravaganza! Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire, Logitech Solar Keyboard

Today I gathered up some recent gadgets I’ve been wanting to share with you. Here are some short and almost-short reviews of three devices that you have been asking about. Shortest Video: Logitech Solar Keyboard (less than two minutes) Medium-Length Video: Amazon Fire HD (just over five minutes) Longest Video: Amazon Echo (one second over seven minutes)  

Best Apps for the New Year

Now that you’ve cleared the deck of all your other New Year’s Resolutions, you might consider adding “Get Organized” to your digital to-do list. Every one of these tools will help save you time (and money!) so you can concentrate on your work and get ready for a great year. Here are 10 tech tools to help you organize several areas …

Microsoft Translator: The best app of the year

An American, a German and a Russian walk into a bar. The American says, “Let’s all be friends. I’ll buy the next round!” The German and the Russian smile awkwardly and go back to their phones. They don’t speak English, so… But then the German yells out a happy “Heiliger Strohsack!” and starts pointing to an app on his phone. …

Soothe: At-Home Massage Service

According to my best travel app friend TripIt, I’ve been on the road 158 days this year. All those miles on a plane equals a stiff back, aching shoulders and just plain old road fatigue. The other day I hobbled off the plane for a weekend at home, and came to the conclusion that it was time for a massage. …

Technology that makes me mad

Sometimes technology makes me so irritated! An update to our favorite app breaks it. Our favorite cloud-based service shuts down for no reason. And our new wonderful device catches fire in our pants. Permit me to share some of my recent irritations in this first ever Grumpy Old Man post. Waze Lets Me Down on Long Trips Waze is definitely my …