Best Cloud-Based Presenation Builder

15 Jan

Are you looking for a great way to create your next big presentation? Have you considered Haiku Deck? A colleague of mine suggested giving it a try and I must say that after two years of using the product – it just keeps improving. Why do I like it? It guides you, as the presenter, to boil down your thoughts into what’s essential. The goal of any presentation is to get your point across and this product helps you do just that!

Haiku Deck comes with pre-configured templates, designs, stock images, and filters to create a bold, clear communication. What I like best about it, is that your work displays nicely on desktops or mobile devices. In the pro version, you can even download the files to edit them locally in PowerPoint rather than trying to perfect them in the cloud.

If you are looking for a great way to product professional looking presentations, give Haiku Deck a try.
https://www.haikudeck.com/

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Learn About Your Heroes

12 Jan

Everyday new heroes are born and former heroes die. It seems like more famous people died in 2016 than ever before. What is your source to discover figures from the past? Traditionally I have just Googled it or looked up an individual on Wikipedia. However recently, I stumbled upon the Biography website and discovered a different experience. The site features pictures, videos and in-depth articles on human legends from all walks of life.

http://www.biography.com/

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Supress Writer’s Block

9 Jan

Do you need help figuring out how to use a word in a sentence? I use online tools like dictionaries and thesauruses for word inspiration when I am writing. However there are times when I find myself needing more. I recently stumbled upon the Dictionarist website, it offers examples of how a word you might be stuck on could look like in a sentence. The site is primarily a word translation site, but I find it extremely valuable for sentence suggestions. It can translate English-Spanish, Spanish-English, English-Chinese, and Chinese-English for example.If you are like me, this online tool can help give you an extra push over the edge during writer’s block.

http://www.dictionarist.com/

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Survival in Outer Space

7 Jan

Have you ever wondered how temperature works in outer space? What would happen if your body was directly exposed to space? Well, you would not survive beyond 90 seconds. That’s why spacesuits, spaceships, and space stations were developed to keep you alive. Find out fun facts in this intriguing article that was suggested by a fan of the site. Facts like, the temperature in space is -250 Fahrenheit or -150 Celsius. Or facts like, the shuttle travels around the earth at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour when in orbit. This means the crew see a sunrise or sunset every 45 minutes!


https://www.radiatorvalves4u.co.uk/trv/infographic-heating-in-space.html

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Podcast Revolution Continues

5 Jan

Remember podcasts? Almost 9 years ago, Leading Hands posted an article about how podcasts were the next big thing. For a few years, podcasts fell off popular culture radar but recently they have re-surged because of becoming a source of breaking news. It seems that almost every celebrity has their own podcast; another reason they have gained popularity is that it gives fans another way to hear interviews and discussions in a longer format. Whether you want politics, sports, comedy, history or fitness talk, podcasts have what you are looking for!

Below is a random list of audio shows you can stream/download during your long commute to work or when you have downtime. What’s your favorite?

  • The Adam Carolla Show
  • The Art of Charm
  • Pardon My Take
  • The Steve Austin Show – Unleashed!
  • The Dan Patrick Show
  • The Rich Eisen Show
  • The Big Podcast With Shaq
  • Chive Podcast
  • LadyGang
  • Talk Is Jericho,
  • Penn Jillette’s Sunday School
  • Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr
  • Brandi Glanville Unfiltered
  • The Eddie Trunk Podcast
  • Adam and Dr. Drew Show
  • The Nerdist

You can subscribe to podcasts on mainstream mediums like iTunes and PodcastOne.

 

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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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Indiegogo – The Undercover Backpack

28 Dec

How many of you readers support Indiegogo campaigns? If you’ve never heard of Indiegogo, it’s a platform for entrepreneurs to develop products and then ask for your support to create them. Once, they get enough funding they create the product and you are the first to receive it. I think there are many items on Indiegogo that stand out, but sometimes there are just ones that are quite functional. This week’s featured item from Indiegogo is called the Undercover Backpack. It’s an item that may help during an embarrassing moment in the gym while changing!

The site says, “The Undercover Backpack assists in that moment in the locker room when you need to change clothes with a flimsy towel or other embarrassing methods. It allows for easy, fast changing in or out of clothing. First, users slip it over clothing, then can use the side access openings to remove their pants. Then, other clothing can be put on beneath The Undercover.” What do you think? Is something you’d use? Please send us more Indiegogo/Kickstarter suggestions.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-undercover-yoga-fitness

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Gift Card Exchange Day

26 Dec

Did you get a gift card recently and you threw it in a drawer? Why keep it sitting in a drawer when you can make some cash? I’ve seen at many grocery stores gift card exchange machines, but if you don’t want to get off your seat then consider Gift Card Exchange. On the site you can you find those interested in buying your unwanted gift cards. Gift Card Exchange services makes it finding and connecting with gift card buyers easy and convenient.

Simply enter the merchant name and amount, click “Get Offers,” and instantly receive offers from companies that will buy your gift card. Once you receive the cash, you can buy what you really want.

http://www.giftcardexchangeday.com/

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Stay Warm For Less At Home

23 Dec

When the weather turns cold, what do you do to save some cash? There are some quick tips to save some money and stay warm.

Here are some quick tips to stay warm for less

  • Check home insulation on windows and doors
  • Review energy bill
  • Make sure gadgets are on standby when not in use
  • Buy a water efficient shower head
  • Get long curtains to cover windows
  • Look at the temperature of your water heater
  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Change incandescent bulbs to LEDs

Read the entire article 
https://www.radiatorvalves4u.co.uk/trv/infographic-staying-warm-for-less.html

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Create Visual Quotes

21 Dec

Need to create a beautiful visual quote to post on your favorite social network? Recite is a quick online tool that allows you to add text, select a template, create an image and export it as an image to post. I found the site useful but the only drawback is the ability to format and tweak the text inside the design. It’s not Photoshop! Create, download and share on your own images to your favorite social network with Recite.

http://recite.com/

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