Interactive Map To Keep Track Of The Olympics Medal Count

February 12, 2018

Here is an interactive map that gives you the medal count for each country in the PYEONGCHANG 2018 Winter Games…

SOURCE: ESRI – PYEONGCHANG 2018


Best Website for FREE Stock Market Data and Financial Markets Summary – Wall Street Journal

February 6, 2018

If you know of any other FREE sites that monitor the stock market in real-time, let me know. The page that the Wall Street Journal is one of the best I have found to get a quick view of the current market conditions (see source link below).

Financial stock market overview with major US stock indexes, currencies, futures, rates, currencies and ETFs. A complete overview of US market data

SOURCE:  Stock Market Data & Financial Markets Summary – Wall Street Journal


Free Online Poster Maker, Create Your Own Stunning Posters – DesignCap

January 31, 2018

As a blogger and reviewer of tech products, I often receive emails from developers promoting their products. Recently I received an email from a developer called PearlMountain, that specializes in graphic design software, requesting I take a look at an online web app that they have put together called “DesignCap Poster Maker”. Ironically, as some of you may know from some of my past blog postings, I have been messing around with a Google Chromebook, which is dependent of online web applications; and, that I have been on the hunt for applications, such as the “DesignCap Poster Maker”.

So far, from what I have tested out, this application is a keeper. I have been looking for an online app to make posters and signs and so far this one is the best one yet. You can create a poster from scratch or by using one of the numerous templates provided to get started. You can add photos, text, clipart, and backgrounds (in layers), with ease.  For example, below is a poster I put together, in a matter of minutes, using this application.

 

Some Highlights:

* Hundreds of fully customizable templates.
* Thousands of resources: a wide variety of stock photos, clipart images, shapes, fonts, and backgrounds.
* Powerful editing tools.
* Free and easy to use.

DesignCap’s poster maker allows anyone to create custom posters with lots of templates, clipart, and fonts, etc. in minutes, no advanced graphic skills needed. Try it for free now!

SOURCE: Free Online Poster Maker, Create Your Own Stunning Posters – DesignCap


Start Using Pocket and Learn 12 Pocket Tips to Help You Read it Later

January 26, 2018

If you are not using Pocket, I highly recommend that you do. Typically, in the past, I would bookmark sites I wanted to go back to in my browser. Well, that all changed when Pocket came out. Pocket is a free service that makes it easy to discover great content that’s personalized to your interests, and save this content so you can return to it later – on any device, at any time. It’s your one-stop destination for reading engaging content, catching up on your favorite blogs and news sources, and watching videos that you discovered but weren’t in the right place to watch. Now, there’s no longer a reason to worry about finishing up an article before getting to work, sending the kids to school, or making that next cup of coffee.

At launch, Pocket was actually known as Read It Later, before the App Store even existed. But after a 2012 name change, it has evolved into a seriously handy app. Beyond articles, you can save videos, images, and anything that has a URL, really. It archives whatever you’ve saved so you can access it offline (except videos), which is particularly helpful when cell service is spotty.

I encourage you to give Pocket a try. You will not regret it; AND, as an added bonus check our the 12 Pocket Tips to Help You Read it Later at PCMag.com

Source: 12 Pocket Tips to Help You Read it Later | PCMag.com


Desygner | Design online from your computer, tablet or phone

January 18, 2018

For my Chromebook was looking for a graphic design program and stumbled across Desygner which is an online web app that you use in your web browser. So far, very impressed with what I can do with Desygner. I especially like the idea I can search for and use images that are 100% royalty free and can also use Google search to find images, as well.

 

Desygner is a free graphic design software with hundreds of ready-made beautiful templates which can easily be tweaked, shared and printed in minutes. Design online and create your own stunning designs from your computer, tablet or phone. Become a Desygner today, and start creating social media posts, header images, banner ads, business documents, marketing materials, and more.

Source: Desygner | Design online from your computer, tablet or phone


EmailThis – Email Web Pages (ad-free) To Your Inbox

July 7, 2017

As part of my ongoing project of using a Gmail account to create a customized note-taking app (see full article here) I started exploring ways that I could send stuff to the account (like you can with other note-taking apps). What I discovered was EmailThis that works as a Google Chrome extension and will work with other browsers through a bookmarklet. I found that it does not work with sites behind a login; however, works the great majority of the time by stripping out the ads and presenting the final product (in an email) that can be easily read. Perfect for what I was looking for.

EmailThis will remove ads & distractions from the page and send you a beautifully formatted email with just the text and images. You can read the email anytime you like, anywhere you like – on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

EmailThis

SOURCE: EmailThis


Lifewire | A Slacker Radio Review

January 13, 2017

Looking to relax this weekend? If so, give Slacker Radio a try. Full review at source link reflected below…

slacker-radio

Slacker Radio is an online music service that you can use to listen to hundreds of compiled radio stations, or even create your own customized ones. With support for social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, you can also share your radio stations with friends and find out what they are listening to. Even though Slacker is essentially a subscription service, it offers a free basic account so that you can test drive its features before committing financially. To find out more, read this full Slacker Radio review to discover how it measures up to other Internet radio services like Pandora, Spotify, and others.

Source: Slacker Radio Review