Why You Shouldn’t Use Public Wi-Fi

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 …

Weather Apps for Every Personality

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 Dark Sky describes itself as a “hyperlocal” weather app, specializing in micro-forecasts for the two-foot square that surrounds you and …

A Travel Tale of Woe… with a Happy Nerdy Ending

So Monday I’m packing nerdy socks for the next event, and I hear CLANK! A phone notification…. My phone clanks all the time, but this one was different. FLIGHT CANCELED! Wha? What was happening?? I was leaving in less than 24 hours, headed for Owensboro, KY, a fairly small town in a state not known for its air travel options. …

There’s Gotta Be a Better Way! Health and Fitness Apps

You guys mentioned several new-to-me apps to help us all move more and eat better. Thanks for chiming in! Add some more if you have other ideas. 🙂 Top Answer: MyFitnessPal (with a Couple of Helper Apps) NerdHerder Gianna Caruso loves MyFitnessPal. Janet Dufour says MyFitnessPal is great for recording your calories, adding that, “Fitstar for daily workouts is great …

Technology Tools for Traveling

Technology and travel go hand in hand, but few of us take full advantage of the free tech tools that can help us plan and organize our travel. Text Your Travel Agent HelloGbye Textable Travel Agent Bot Pana Travel Agent Bot with Human Backup Lola Personal Travel Service for Hotels, Flights and More In the new world order, we’re able …

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 …