Archive for the ‘web apps’ Category

Ask & Answer Questions with Aardvark

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Aardvark is like having a social network-powered librarian in your pocket (though less qualified than an actual librarian). Both an easy-to-use iPhone app and a website, Aardvark is a question-and-answer service that was acquired by Google for $50 million in February. Aardvark leverages the power of worldwide social networking to ...

Check Your Credit Score for Free with CreditKarma

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Building and maintaining good credit is a lifelong challenge, and one that can have significant impact on many facets of life, including securing a solid interest rate on a mortgage or car loan, or even getting that dream job with an employer who wants to make sure she's hiring a ...

Stream Netflix & Hulu to Your TV with Xbox 360

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

A couple months ago my wife and I downgraded our cable from the fancy $75/month digital package with DVR offered by Time Warner to the most basic cable option -- about 20 channels, non-digital, no DVR, and only $12/month. We haven't missed cable and we still get to watch all ...

Use Screenr to Record & Share Anything on Your Screen

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Last week we at Articulate released a brand spankin' new product called Screenr, which allows you to easily record your screen and share it anywhere online: Twitter, YouTube, your website, your blog, email, etc. You can also playback any screencast via iPhone, and you can download an .MP4 QuickTime ...

Preview of Google Voice: All Calls to One Number

Monday, April 20th, 2009

A few years ago a company called GrandCentral launched with the idea to give you one phone number to manage all your incoming calls and voicemail. As someone who likes to embrace new technology, I signed up for a local (518) phone number way back when, but never did much ...

Remember Everything with Evernote

Monday, January 19th, 2009

While visiting family and friends in San Francisco for Christmas and New Year's, my friend Tim was raving about a Web app called Evernote -- how it was allowing him (and his boss) to remove all paper from his life, when he combined it with a new high-speed scanner (though ...

Find Your Polling Place & Vote

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

This isn't really a tech tip post, but it's an incredibly important day, so here's the technology angle: Google polling place. Type in your address: Go there. Vote.   It's your Constitutional right and duty. Don't waste it today. This is an historic election.

LogMeIn: Access Your Computer From Anywhere

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Going on vacation? Visiting a friend across the country or across town? Or just going down the street to work from the local coffee shop for the day? Sure, you brought your laptop, but what if you need to access that important file or document sitting on your home workstation? If ...

Wakerupper: Automated Call Reminders

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Isn't one of the joys of staying in a hotel the fact that you don't have to set an alarm? Isn't it luxurious to be able to schedule a wake-up call? Thanks to Wakerupper, now every day is a hotel day. It's simple: Go to the site. Enter your desired date and call ...

Get $1 to Stop Junk Mail with GreenDimes

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Who actually likes junk mail? Assuming you're like most of us and hate it, the good news is that you don't have to be powerless against it. There are a number of services available to help you stop it from overpowering your mailbox and invading your life. I'd read about ...