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Free Thing Thursdays – Free Iphone Apps

August 20, 2009

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If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch, then this is a good free thing to know. (Hot tip: If you do NOT have an iPod Touch, try to hold off until after Labor Day. The rumor mill says that Apple is going to roll out a new iPod Touch that would make it […]

The Quest for Better Cell Phone Photos

August 19, 2009

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I am always looking for better ways to take pictures on my cell phone. I am okay (not even close to being an expert) with real cameras. But when it comes to cell phones, I always seem to take average pictures. So for today’s post, I will give two websites that have greatly increased the […]

Netbook for Kids are here, courtesy of Disney

August 18, 2009

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Two new netbooks are coming specifically for kids. Toys R’Us have the new Disney Netpal for kids 6-12 in stock on the website and likely in stores with a cost of $349. It is also likely to appear on Amazon.com as well. Disney have combined with ASUS, who designed the Eee PC netbook, to bring this […]

Walmart selling laptop for $348 (if you can find it)

August 17, 2009

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Walmart announced that they would be selling a Toshiba Satellite laptop with a 17-inch screen for $348, starting Sunday. Normally, when a big box retailer sells a super cheap laptop for a low price, it sells out quick. Recently, Walmart sold out of the $298 Compaq Presarios. Best Buy sold out of a $299 Acer laptop […]

More on Sprint ETF and what it could mean to you

August 12, 2009

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Most consumers who have cell phone contracts know the term “early termination fee”. Sprint paid a flat-fee for leaving the cell phone service. Customers did not like the rule and took Sprint to court. Sprint settled the class-action lawsuit yesterday and we talked about the basics of that settlement Tuesday afternoon. Basically, according to Engadget, most people will receive between $25 and […]

Sprint sends Early Termination Fee Legal Notice to subscribers

August 11, 2009

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If you are a Sprint customer, you likely received an email about a legal notice involving the early termination fee on your cell phone contract. Here is the .jpg of the legal notice: The detail on the settlement can be found here: http://www.sprintetfsettlement.com/php/home.php I am still reading the document, but it looks like Sprint Nextel […]

A subscription-based model for newspapers? Rupert Murdoch is going to try it

August 11, 2009

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According to the Guardian, Rupert Murdoch will be requiring readers of all his news websites to pay for content by this time next summer. That includes the Times, the Sun and the News of the World in England. In the U.S., it would impact WSJ.com, who already charge for content, FoxNews.com, and NYPost. The Guardian reported, […]