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Best Free Screen Capture Tool

24 Jan

Do you need to take a screen capture of a video, webpage, photo or document? Are you still using the ctrl + prtscn shortcut key trick? If you want a simple program that will save you the effort of using an shortcut key and get a better looking image, then try out Tinytake. I have been using it for a couple of years and it’s suitable. There is one drawback – it does not do too well with capturing a long scrolling webpage. If you need a quick screen grab, then I would suggest this tool. What screen capture tool do you use professionally?

Tinytake.com

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Visit Any Page And Read Later

20 Jan

Are you going on a trip? Are running on a flight? Do want to read an article on the web but not sift through the ads? Readability turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. I’ve tried the app and it’s helped me manage what I read.

Readability:

  • Converts many pages to one
  • Cleans up cluttered pages
  • Saves for reading later
  • Stores articles on the web for later
  • Is a free app iOS and Android

http://www.readability.com

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4 Tips on Phone Security

2 Jan

Now that you got that new mobile phone for the holidays, how do you keep it safe? The rules for keeping both iOS and Android secure are exactly the same:

  • Install updates as soon as they’re available. This is harder on Android as some OEMs are really bad about pushing patches.
  • Don’t jailbreak/root. Doing this is intentionally breaking the security of the affected OS – it also generally means you can’t install updates.
  • Don’t install apps from 3rd party appstores. Almost all of the smartphone hacks you see start with “an app on Chinese-run appstore…” just don’t do it. Google, Apple, Amazon only.
  • Practice safe browsing. The same things that make your computer vulnerable, make your phone vulnerable.

If you follow these tips and you should be golden. Don’t bother with anything claiming to be antivirus or security software for your phone. Security software needs to run at a permissions level that just isn’t possible on a non-rooted/jailbroken device in order to be effective. It’ll just end up causing you problems and providing no protection.

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Quick Online Photo Editor

4 Dec

Looking for a quick online photo editor? You need to check out Fotor, an online photo editor that lets you make collages and basic edits. If you also want to design a photo card or make a banner, than this is your spot. The mobile app works great too!

http://www.fotor.com/

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Selfie Speech App

29 Jul

How do you practice that big presentation? Do you prepare by going through your PowerPoint multiple times in a conference room all by yourself? If you are an entrepreneur, corporate manager, college student, startup founder or an actors and you need to overcome the fear of public speaking – you should try out this app. This app video records your presentation and then let’s you evaluate see yourself.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/selfie-speech/id1038234762?mt=8

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I’m On My Way App

24 Jul

Are you worried where your kid is? What if you don’t want to have to text the person waiting for you that you are on your wayp? The Glympse app will help you keep in touch with your tech savvy kids or loved ones, with one touch of a button.

Glympse sends your GPS location with exactly who you want to share it with and then your live path be viewed for a period of time. Which means it works perfectly if you’re running late for a meeting and want to let your work colleagues know; you’re waiting for a friend and want to let them know where to find you; or you want to let your neurotic mother you’re alive and kicking while off having fun at college!

Glympse App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glympse-free-location-share/id330316698?mt=8

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Get A Handle On Your Life With This App

19 Jul

I recently needed to try a new app to keep my life in balance. I have tried many “to-do” apps and a friend recommended I try a new one called Handle. The app site says, “it combines your to-dos, email, and calendar so you know exactly what you need to accomplish today, tomorrow, and beyond.” I gave the app a try for a week and I liked it.

http://www.handle.com/

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How Do You Share Large Files?

23 Jun

There are so many ways to share large files. You can send files through Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox or WeTransfer. I recently found another file sharing service called Send Space that also worked well. With this app you can send a single file sized up to 300MB and download it within 30 days.

http://sendspace.com

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App of Week – PDF to Excel

28 Mar

How often do you get forwarded a PDF and you want convert the info into XLS? PDF to Excel mobile app works on both smartphones and tablets, allowing users to convert PDFs to Excel completely free of charge. 

It is a very useful tool for anyone on the go. The app is currently only available in the Apple App Store. I tried it and the functionality of the app is pretty good.

Download iOS Version:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-to-excel/id908657724?mt=8

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Track Your Happiness App

1 Feb

What makes you happy? I was listening to NPR the other week and the Track Your Happiness App was mentioned. Using this app, you are prompted throughout your day your happiness level. The idea is that you’ll be able to track your happiness and find out what factors — for you personally — are associated with greater happiness.

The cool thing is you will also contribute to our scientific understanding of happiness. Track Your Happiness was created as part of Matt Killingsworth’s doctoral research at Harvard University.

Track Your Happiness is a scientific research project that investigates what makes life worth living.
Download Track Your Happiness Apple iOS App Version

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