This week, I am attending a cybersecurity symposium hosted by OAS and CISA, among other OAS states. During one of the panel sessions, I was reminded about a collaborative communication and feedback app called Slido. I first used Slido in an K-12 education conference in a technology support role. Today, I am using it asContinue reading “Getting to know Slido”
Category Archives: Software Reviews
Sound Settings: Hoopla
Have you ever worked in an office place where someone, perhaps from another culture, selects the music for the office? If the ‘DJ’ has any awareness, s/he opts for a station that plays a variety of genres. If not, the music in office environment can feel alien and be disruptive to some, while others enjoyContinue reading “Sound Settings: Hoopla”
Video Subtitling Made Simple
If I had to choose between Articulate, Camtasia, PowerPoint, Captivate and Adobe Presenter for the ease of creating eLearning content, I would probably always go with Camtasia, with PowerPoint in a close second. Back in May 2020, around the time the world fell apart, I posted a blog titled One Cannot Live by Camtasia AloneContinue reading “Video Subtitling Made Simple”
Muting the File Sharing Worries
Recently I decided to add a BitLocker password encryption to the hard drive of my PC and also on an external hard drive that serves as a backup drive. It’s a pretty simple process and as long as I memorize my passwords, then I feel secure that my data will be protected in the eventContinue reading “Muting the File Sharing Worries”
Not so new but Calendly keeps it moving
Fortune magazine told the story of Nigerian Tope Awotona’s voyage to get Calendly off the ground. Fast forward a few years and the app is a global business staple. For years, I have used Microsoft, Yahoo and Google products for scheduling meetings. The choice between the three options was made based on whom I wasContinue reading “Not so new but Calendly keeps it moving”
Zoom keeps things interesting
I bought a new mobile phone a few months ago and yesterday was the first day I watched the “what this phone can do” video. Pretty impressive Motorola phone and I will keep it for at least five years (yes, I do keep my mobile phones that long). If you are like me (and mostContinue reading “Zoom keeps things interesting”
Feel like someone’s watching you?
How would you like for your employer to monitor you while you working from home? Imagine sitting at your desk and your home office and your boss is tracking what you are doing. To a limited degree, your status on Microsoft Skype and Teams serve as monitoring; however surveillance applications can be quite a bit more invasive.Continue reading “Feel like someone’s watching you?”
A picture is worth 1000 words (but maybe a few more dollars that I would like to spend)
I often refer to myself as a “Mack of all trades” (a play on the phrase “a Jack of all trades” if you’re not familiar). I have intermediate to advanced level skills in programming and developing, data analysis and reporting. And like many engineers, I have an artistic soul that cries out… The Creative SuiteContinue reading “A picture is worth 1000 words (but maybe a few more dollars that I would like to spend)”
I used Slack briefly during a period when my client’s Unified Communications group was searching for virtual team collaboration tools. They eventually selected Microsoft Teams but I for one, was impressed Slack. Now that I am 100% virtual like half of the workforce, I thought I should get reacquainted with Slack.
Finding Time to Meet
Microsoft FindTime This can help to coordinate a meeting faster, especially for >2 attendees! The key requirement is that the organizer has a Microsoft 365 account. I tried it out and found it rather simple to use. I started in Outlook by creating a meeting.
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