Apps to Learn a New Language

Poor Rosetta Stone. The language-learning software has found major competition with free options. This is wonderful for all of us, but horrible for my stock portfolio (I bought Rosetta Stone stock before the free apps caught on). Check out these free language-learning apps: Duolingo Gamified Free Language-Learning System Duolingo has changed the way people learn languages. Instead of listening to …

Translate into multiple languages at once

This little site is handy, though it’s definitely quirky and not 100% accurate. But it’s easy and fun to do. Just type some text you want to translate and then check the languages you want. In a couple of seconds you’ll have all the translations, like this list of ways you can say “your nerdy best friend” all around the …

Postagram: Instant postcard photo memories

The topic that is causing the most “oohhhh!” from my audiences lately is when we talk about ways to show your appreciation or say thanks with technology, and one of my favorite ways to spread appreciative happiness is an inexpensive postcard service called Postagram. For about a buck — including domestic postage! — you can choose a picture from your phone or connected …

Crystal Knows: Communicate better with personality insights

Update to my Update… Seconds ago, I finally heard back from Crystal. We’re not being sold or going out of business. We’ve been heads down trying to improve the product. Right now, the free plan is now geared towards improving internal communication (people you know and work with) and helping people learn the DISC framework. The paid offering (Expert) is …

Introducing the New Book Cover!

This week was incredibly exciting as we embarked on a design adventure with 99designs to create the cover for (not quite finished) book #3: Nerd Know-How: The 24 Best Apps for Work… & How to Use ‘Em! Book covers can cost upwards of $5000, but design contests on 99designs start at a few hundred dollars. I bought the $799 Gold …