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#TechBlab Episode 16 – Planning a Trip? Top Apps for #Travel #Flights #Hotel

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#TechBlab’s Top Apps for traveling

These are not in any significant order. Leave any additional apps or websites in the comments below and we’ll check them out and add them to our list! Enjoy!

#TechBlab Episode 15 – Awesome Presentation Apps + Gadgets

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– Apple Keynote (Free with recent Apple computer, iPad or iPhone)
– Prezi.com
– Google Slides
– Slideshare (For sharing and embedding Presentations)
– http://slidedog.com/ (Mix and match your fav presentation tools)
Presenting via Evernote
– Works on Mac or Windows
– Basic account is free, Premium account is $49.99 per year
– Need Premium account to do presentations
– Can do 30-day free trial
– Present your notes directly from Evernote by clicking on presentation mode
– Biggest plus: So much faster to make than PowerPoint or Keynote slides!
– Biggest minus: Limited on formatting the slides
– Blue, pink, green pointers
– Day mode (white background, black text) or Night mode (black background, white text)
– Font scaling
– Use layout editor to make dividing lines between text where you want slides separated
– When you want to share presentations on a secondary monitor, or project them onto a larger screen….
-On Windows or Mac: Set up your secondary monitor from the Control Panel (Windows Desktop) or System Preferences (Mac). On Evernote for Mac, you can even edit a note on your laptop screen while presenting it on a large screen. To do this, simply disable screen “mirroring” before you start presentation mode. Select the ‘Change Screen’ (Ctrl + S) button while in presentation mode to select which monitor to display your notes on.
– On iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch: Use AirPlay to present to a second screen right from your device.
Places to buy Powerpoint/Keynote themes:
Tools to make quick graphics for Presentation:
– Canva.com
– Picmonaey.com
Best Places for Free/Paid Stock Photography?
– https://stocksnap.io/ (Free Stock Photos)
– Adobe Stock: https://stock.adobe.com/
–  https://unsplash.com/ (Free)
– http://www.kevinmullett.com/my-49-stock-photography-sites-mega-list/?ref=blab
Best Places to Get Fonts for Presentation/Design
Explainer Video/Corporate Video/Animated Video for Presentation
Camera Awesome
Extra:
Gadgets for Presentations
– Asus S1 –  http://amzn.to/1Gc4RGF
– RIF6 Cube – http://amzn.to/1LjxBtW
– AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI Adapter – http://amzn.to/1Gc52Bz
– HDE® 10ft. Mini Display Port Male to HDMI Male Cable – Direct Connect Macbook to HDTV
– Ugreen Mini Displayport Adapter Mini Displayport to HDMI VGA 2 in 1 Adapter Converter (Thunderbolt Port Compatible) Premium ABS Case for Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac, Macbook Air, and Mac Mini White
Create Polls

#TechBlab Episode 14 – Tools for Managing Your Social Media Channels

Catch the reply here: bit.ly/techblab14

-Buffer (FB, Twitter, Pinterest) – Free + Paid
http://bufferapp.com
-Hootsuite (FB, Twitter, Instagram) – Free + Paid
-Tailwind (Pinterest) – $9/month
-IFTTT (If this then that) – Free
http://ifttt.com
– PostPlanner – $7/month
– CoSchedule – $15/month
Buzz sumo
– Manage Flitter
http://manageflitter.com – Free + $12/month option
quuu.co
Twitter Cards
The Everthing Guide to Twitter Cards:https://blog.bufferapp.com/twitter-cards-guide
-Tweetlead.io
Url shortener with call to action
– http://snip.ly/
Video call to action
Overvideo
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overvideo-text-music-video/id810713114?mt=8
Text on Images
Wordswag.co
BuzzSumo
www.socialoomph.com
Tagboard.com
Goodbits.io (also connects with Buffer) pretty awesome people
Some tools to check on username when starting out in social media. I think keeping usernames across social channels is important:knowem.comnamechk.com,namecheckr.com
Use “tweriod.com” to find out when my followers are online
SocialBro.com can also help determine the best times to tweet based on your audience

#TechBlab Episode 13 Mobile Photography (Apps/Tips)

It’s time to think twice before you buy a regular old point and shoot nowadays. Alex Koloskov gives a great demonstration HERE to show you exactly how amazing the camera phone can be. Below is the link to watch the show, and all of the accessories & apps discussed are listed below.

Catch the Replay: Bit.ly/techblab13

Accessories


olloclip is a family of mobile photo lens systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Samsung Galaxy S. Includes fisheye, wide-angle, macro and telephoto lenses. – http://amzn.to/1PhbwBq
SHOULDERPOD – Professional smartphone equipment. iPhone 6 tripod mount holder & grip handle
Professional smartphone equipment for mobile creatives. iPhone 6 plus tripod mount holder and grip handle also for Samsung Galaxy S4 S5, Sony Xperia Z1, Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia, HTC One

Xshot Camera Extenderhttps://xshot.com/
XShot GoPro Poles, Selfie Sticks, and Camera Extenders – the original since 2007. Travel-ready gear for your camera or mobile phone to handle any adventure!
E‑M10 – System Cameras ; Micro 4/3 Cameras – OM-D – Olympus
System Cameras ; Micro 4/3 Cameras

iKross –Wireless Bluetooth Monopod Selfie Handheld Extendable Stick Pole with Mount Holder –http://amzn.to/1hpgoGG


Apps

Camera +
http://campl.us/
Adobe Photoshop Fix by Adobe
https://appsto.re/us/5ItN9.i
TouchRetouch HD by Adva-Soft
https://appsto.re/us/y5Zrw.i
Photo Blender – Double Exposure & SuperImpose Image Effects by YALING TU
https://appsto.re/us/5wDi2.i
FilterStorm
http://filterstorm.com/
iWatermark
http://plumamazing.com/iphoneipad/iwatermark-pro/

Android & iOS Apps

Snapseed
Android
IOS
VSCO
Android
IOS
PhotoFunia by Capsule Digital Ltd
Available on almost every device you can think of

#TechBlab Episode 12 – SEO 101

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Host:
– Saad / Sean
Special Guest/Expert:
– Lindsay Schuster (Confirmed)
– Marc Levy (Confirmed)
Resources:
-Google Keyword Planner
Google Webmaster Tool / Google Search Console
Google PageSpeed Insights
Google Local Business Page
Help Image
Moz Pro:
HARO (Help a Reporter Out)
Open Link Profiler:
Backlink Watch:
SimilarWeb:
BuzzSumo:
Google Alerts:
Seed Keywords
Semrush
Secockpit
Oodlesuggest
Reporting Tools
http://raventools.com/
http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en//webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf
http://backlinko.com/seo-tools
http://seotoolsforexcel.com/download-seotools/

#TechBlab Episode 11 – Top Apps for September

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Duolingo – Learn a Foreign Language
Elevate – Train your brain
5 Minute Journal app
Spentable App (Track your Expenses/Keep a Budget)
*Also available for Apple Watch
Gifo
YouTube kids
Google Keep – Your thoughts, wherever you are by Google, Inc.
Android
dscout by dscout
iPhone
Android
Wdgts – A Collection of Notification Center & Watch Widgets by Tanmay Sonawane
Try this IF Recipe: Build a Twitter List from a specific #hashtag

Apps recommended by you!

Penicilcase
Paribus
Get money back when prices drop!
Life 360
Track location
Represent – Get merchandise made with no upfront cost!
Visage Lab – photo retouch & skin editor, face tune makeup genius beauty plus
Companion App
Inside News App
Legend

#TechBlab Episode 10 – Screen Recording Apps for Courses, Webinars & more!

Watch the Replay: Episode 10

Screenflow for Mac
Camtasia for PC + Mac
Quicktime
Screencast-o-matic
Snagit
Reflector 2 (For wireless mirroring of your Phone)
Explain Everything
TinyTake
Recording Skype Calls
Ecamm Call Recorder: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder/ – Mac
Pamela: http://www.pamela.biz/en/ – Windows
Mobile Screen Recording
AZ Screen Recorded (For Android)
Record Animated GIF from Screen
 
Tools for Taking Screenshots
 
Default Computer Screenshot Options:
Mac
Command + Shift + 3 = Take Full Screenshot
Command + Shift + 4 = Take a Screenshot of just an area
If you install dropbox it allows you to save all screenshots inside dropbox in a folder for easy sharing.
Windows
Print Screen
IOS – Home + power button
Android – Volume down + Power
Samsung – push and hold both the power button+home button at the same time. Briefly push and hold both buttons and let go
On the Galaxy S3 and up just swipe your palm across the screen
Tailor – Automatic Screenshot Stitching (IOS)
Skitch: Screenshot + Annotation
Lightshot (Mac/Windows/Chrome)
Wideo
The Ultimate IFTTT Guide: Use The Web’s Most Powerful Tool Like A Pro:http://goo.gl/u58GvR
Make Animated Text in Video
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#TechBlab Episode 9 – Apps for Making DIY Graphics for Social Media

Watch the Replay: Episode 9

Image Creation/Editing Tools (Web):

Canva – Canva.com
Pic Monkey – www.picmonkey.com
Relay That – https://relaythat.com/
iDraw – http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/
http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/
https://pixlr.com/
http://www.easel.ly/
http://pixelstudiofx.com/

Apps for your Phone:

Photo Wonder
WordSwag
Typorama
JibJab
Photocandy
FotoRus

Making Logos:
https://www.tailorbrands.com

Making infographics
http://piktochart.com

Find Designers/Outsource:

Freelancer.com
Elance.com
Fiverr.com
99Designs.com
https://www.behance.net/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SCstockshop

Stock Photos: https://stocksnap.io

A great tool for placing your image to: https://placeit.net/

Help Choose the correct colors to go with you images:
http://www.pictaculous.com/

#TechBlab Episode 7 – Online Advertising (FB/Twitter/Google Adwords)

Catch the Replay here: bit.ly/techblab7

Google Ads: