Cue App to Make the Most of Your Day

cueI don’t know about you guys, but I organize my life primarily with my Google Calendar. I don’t know how I used to plan social events and remember to attend them now without it. And yes, that means I am the annoying friend who will blow up your inbox with Google invites to the concert we’re going to, so sorry (I’m not sorry) if my organized approach to maximum fun offends you.  I have been emailing out lists of activities I want to do in the summer with Google invites since I discovered the Vanity Fair summer guide in 2011. But currently, I am in a weird limbo period where I have really  given up using a paper calendar, except for work purposes and my Cute Overload tear-away-a-day, and haven’t gone to the trouble of transferring people’s birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates over into my digital calendar.

Now, thanks to the wonders of technology, I don’t have to! Cue, a free app designed to be your personal assistant, will organize your digital life for you into easily digestible days of activities. It syncs with your Google calendar, contacts, Facebook, twitter, Gmail and AOL accounts then connects all of that info together in a useful way. It allows you to see any event tagged for the day in a central place, and (hopefully) will stop me from forgetting my loved one’s birthdays when I just haven’t signed into Facebook recently. It checks your email for flight, travel confirmations, and automatically puts them in your events, and (!) a feature I haven’t yet tried, but read is pretty amazing is that if you have a dinner you are running late to with contacts logged in your phone, you can use the app to automatically and centrally text or email everyone you tagged as attending so you don’t have to while you’re rushing to get there!

Eating Healthy Just Got Easier with Google Nutrition

nutrition info

Google is already the greatest search engine ever, and now it’s getting on board the health conscious movement that’s been sweeping the US. In response to frequent searches for the fiber content, calorie count, or nutritional labels, Google is adding nutrition information to the search results pages. You can search questions like, “How many calories are in X?” or “How many carbs are in X?” Then the answer will display in a handy box and information graphic at the top and side of your window. Now you don’t even need to click into the links returned to answer a range of food related questions  just over 1,000 foods. It’s currently only available in the U.S., for English language speakers, but Google has plans to ramp up the features, foods included, and languages its accessible in over time.