Thursday, January 17, 2013

In the end...

Gadgets, gizmos and apps aside, we are here to tell a story.
Technology should help us tell a better story.
If it gets in the way or distracts, stop doing it.
If we are not storytelling, we are not doing our job.
Simply.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Best fitness apps, in slideshow form... sort of

The awesome: I created a lovely online flash slideshow to go with a story I wrote about the best health and fitness apps. I used my.slideroll.com.

The suck: I can't figure out how to make the embed code work. And I can't find any tech support to help.

The solution: Here's a link, I guess? I should have double majored in computer engineering science instead German.

Ah, the pains of modern journalism. Sigh.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What's the best app for photo filters to replace Instagram?

I used to use Picnik for quick crops or to lighten a photo for Women's Magazine, but Picnik got eaten by sharks and is now dead.

Everyone's all stressed about Instagram's new terms of service, and, as a journalist, I don't know if I should upload work-related photos to Instagram anymore. Who do those photos belong to? Me? My company? Instagram? Google? God? Who cares?

I've been experimenting with other easy, free/cheap photo filters to replace Instagram.