Best Invention Ever: AquaNotes

August 7th, 2012

I am at that point in my life where I have enough going on (and of course, I am getting a little older), that my memory doesn't work like it used to. I have to write things down almost as soon as I think of them. I usually do this on my iPhone using one of my favorite apps, Evernote, or in my Reminders app.…

I Love GroupMe

August 6th, 2012

GroupMe is a text messaging app that allows you to create groups of people in your contacts and create ongoing conversations via text with the people in those groups. And I love it. It has cut down on the continuous string of emails I get when my friends and I are planning events, nights out, trips or just generally sharing our lives. It has almost…

Shazam Basically Like an Audio QR Code Scanner?

July 11th, 2012

Shazam is so much more than I originally thought that it was, and I like its potential. I've seen the Shazam logo popping up on commercials and television shows the last several month and just couldn't understand why I would Shazam these things. In commercials, I can never get my phone out and Shazam open quickly enough to capture the sound. In television shows, I…

Beautifully Designed Data Encourages Connectivity

March 20th, 2012

You've heard of Nicolas Felton by now: the designer who got curious about various data points of his life over the course of a year, compiled them and designed them into infographics for an annual report of his life. The New York Times wrote about him. Facebook hired him to design the new Timeline profile pages. And as a result, he has been sitting 15…

Paper Notes/Digital Notes

March 20th, 2012

Every once in a while I come across a product that I love so much I have to share it. Today, I want to tell you about my Livescribe pen and notepads. Or, as I like to call it, my magic pen. Nothing starts a conversation in a meeting like my magic pen. I get asked about it in almost all meetings with new people,…

Why Use Google+? #SXSWi

March 10th, 2012

I signed up for the Google+ as soon as I received one of those coveted invitations. But, once I got there, I couldn't figure out what to do with it. A lot of people I knew were signing up, too. But no one was posting or sharing, we were all just kind of, well, there just to be there. So my profile has been sitting…