Rescue Time Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak of the time tracking capabilities of Rescue Time I posted on Facebook about a new  productivity tool that I have been using to track my time. I first need to give a shout-out to April Holle at Made Better Studios for this tidbit of information.  She shared this golden nugget with me (as well as many others over the past year).  Thanks again April, for sharing this awesome tool!  ...
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WordPress Humor – “WordPress on the Street”

The organizers of WordCamp Phoenix 2013 decided to interject a little WordPress humor into the opening session of the event.  This video was created by the Gangplank Studios initiative from Gangplank Chandler.  What is WordPress? What is the difference between a post and a page?  What would you do with a widget?  All of these questions will be answered, some serious and some with a...
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Facebook Timeline For Businesses

The only thing certain in our world is that change will happen.  Once again, Facebook is changing the business pages to include the timeline similar to the current personal profiles.  These changes were announced yesterday, are available now and will become the default page view on March 30th.  If you manage a business page, don’t delay, March 30th will be here before you know...
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Taming the Email Beast

  Editors Note — Many of the tips and tricks that I will share throughout the series will be specific to users of gmail.  I am an avid gmail fan and use the professional google apps version for my business.  When possible, I will give options for other email platforms.     Taming the Email Beast “You have 100 new messages“.  Sound familiar?  Remember when email...
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Finding Peace Amidst A Chaotic Life

What do you do when you get stressed out? Everyone operates just a bit differently and it is so important to know what makes us tick and what keeps the clock from exploding. I’ve been quite busy lately with some pretty big projects and my stress is definitely up a notch. Meet Romeo. Romeo is our 11 month old miniature poodle who came to us through a local rescue. I am very fortunate to be...
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Video Email…Bringing Back the Personal Touch

How many times have you written something or read something that was intended one way, but interpreted another way.  Don’t get me wrong… email is awesome.  It has become my own personal “to do list”.  I even send myself email reminders scheduled for future dates and times telling me not to forget something (more on that in a future post). Email can be an amazing...
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Project Management Made Easy

There are a bazillion different project management tools on the market these days.  You can spend a bundle of time and money getting up to speed on many of the most complex tools.   What I love about Manymoon is that it is affordable, simple and easy to get started.  I had the opportunity to help train an association who is new to Manymoon last week.  I created some tutorial videos specific...
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Unplugged

It is no accident that I started Tech Tools.  I jokingly refer to myself as “The Accidental Geek”, but it really isn’t an accident.  You see, I LOVE techno toys.  And it’s not just techno toys like “Best Buy” tech toys.  I love tech solutions.  Therefore, it is most natural that I landed right here where I am supposed to be.  So for the person who loves...
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Time Goes By…

But I’m on top of it with Google calendar.  If someone stuck a gun to my head and said that I could only choose one web application to have for the rest of my life, it would be Google calendar.  Now I cannot imagine anyone ever doing so, but if they did, it would be a tragic day for someone like me. What I love about Google calendar is, well, to be honest, there are so many things to love...
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Head in the Cloud Part 2

Part 2 Cloud computing is all around us.  More and more services are being driven “to the cloud”.  The downside (yes, there is a downside) is that we become reliant on the cloud for our data.  About 2 weeks ago when the Amazon Servers went down, it took out two of the services that I have come to rely on.  For this reason, it is important to have information locally, even if your...
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