Peter North

Peter is Vice President of Digital Marketing at an investment holdings company in Washington DC and Co-Founder at True North.

TalkTo Offers Hundreds Of Ways To Save Time

by Peter North - on Jul 25th 2012 - No Comments
TalkTo App

The advent of smartphones and social media has made communication between individuals exponentially faster and easier. Whether immersed in a chaotic project or bored to death on a bus, friends and colleagues can communicate quickly and easily whenever they have a few moments and a keypad. Long phone calls spent “catching up”...

RateMyProfessors: Use Professor Ratings To Filter Out Bad Courses

by Peter North - on May 9th 2012 - 3 Comments
Professor in action

When it comes to educating yourself at an accredited university, students are met with literally hundreds of thousands of colleges and training programs to choose from. There are new universities and training programs popping up all the time, and they all claim to offer the best value for your time, money, and effort. Tuition costs are...

Make (And Save) Money By Crowdsourcing Your Stock Picks

by Peter North - on Mar 25th 2012 - No Comments
Screenshot of Motley Fool CAPS

Saving money is certainly a smart move, but investing money (carefully) is even smarter. Over time, long-term investments can pay surprisingly large dividends, and if you’re not investing your savings, your bank is doing it instead…and keeping the vast majority of the winnings. Don’t let anyone tell you that investing...

Dropbox App For iPad And iPhone — Carry Gigabytes Of Data In Your Pocket

by Peter North - on Feb 28th 2012 - No Comments
Dropbox App For iPad And iPhone – Carry Gigabytes Of Data In Your Pocket

There are quite a few cloud-based file storage services on the web, but Dropbox is one of the very best. If you don’t believe me, believe the late Steve Jobs, who offered to buy Dropbox for more than $100 million. Still don’t believe Dropbox is the best of it’s kind? Get this: Dropbox rejected Steve Job’s nine...

Eternity Time Log: iPad And iPhone Time Tracking App

by Peter North - on Feb 21st 2012 - No Comments
Eternity Time Log: iPad And iPhone Time Tracking App

“To do” list apps are the most popular app type on the market. There are free, simple list apps, expensive, robust list apps, and even lists apps that come pre-installed on your smartphone. “To do” lists vary in price and quality, but they are all based on the same philosophy — just program a task into the...

Digitize Your Docs And Lead A Paperless Life With CamScanner iOS App

by Peter North - on Feb 1st 2012 - No Comments
CamScanner for iOS

If you ask any book publisher, library or archivist, they will tell you decisively: Paper is out. Documents of all kinds are going digital. In fact, digitizing paper documents is already a multi-million dollar industry. Large, small, public, and private companies are all trading in their archaic paper-based filing systems for database-driven...

Create And Reach Your Personal Goals With Big Change iOS App

by Peter North - on Jan 24th 2012 - 1 Comment
The Big Change iOS app

David Campell once said that “discipline is remembering what you want.” The quote carries a lot of truth in just a few words. Returning your focus to larger goals is a daily effort in discipline. In fact, in today’s age of smartphones, rapid-fire communication, and absurdly busy schedules, it has become even harder...

10+ Resume Templates That Turn Applications Into Interviews

by Peter North - on Aug 16th 2011 - 3 Comments
A bold, colorful booklet-style resume.

Your resume is designed for one single purpose: to win you an interview with a prospective employer. This is achieved almost exclusively by standing out among your fellow applicants. Job seekers are always looking to get their resume to the top of the pile, but strangely, very few of them take the initiative to make their resume visually...

The 5 Best (And 5 Worst) Uses Of QR Codes

by Peter North - on Aug 4th 2011 - 18 Comments
(image: youngguns.me)

QR codes (an abbreviation of “quick response codes”) were invented in 1994 by a subsidiary of Toyota Motors. They were originally designed to track car parts during the manufacturing process, but it quickly became clear that the technology could be re-purposed for a wide variety of uses. Despite being around for over a decade,...