In a world in which unlimited data plans are disappearing faster than you can say 4G LTE Hotspot, T-Mobile's possible mobile-to-mobile offer sounds pretty tempting.
To celebrate the launch of its new Google Play Store, the search-giant-turned-media-middleman is putting some of its top downloads on sale. The former Android Market's top 25 paid apps are now available for 49 cents each, while the rental prices of selected movies have dropped to 99 cents each. Some of the discounted apps include popular hits like Shadowgun, NFL Flick Quarterback, and SwiftKey X Keyboard. And while the discounted movies may not be quite as attractive ("Good Luck Chuck"?) as the app offerings, there are a certainly a few gems worth a look ("3:10 … Read more
After having some major problems with Windows Vista that left me stranded with blue screen of death, I decided to upgrade my PC to Windows 7. Everything seemed to go smoothly, but when the upgrade was completed, there were some display and audio issues with my newly updated PC, so I called on my tech support buddy for help. After a few tweaks here and there with my machine, everything was working beautifully, so I just had to ask. What was the problem? Did I do something wrong? Well, turns out it was just the outdated drivers that needed some … Read more
There are really only two times a year that camera manufacturers drop prices on compact cameras: late winter/early spring and holiday shopping season. The latter is for current-year models, the former is for clearing out the prior year models.
The five cameras below are 2011 models (well, except for the LX5, though it got a major firmware update), picked for their features and photo quality in relation to their original and current price. These aren't necessarily inexpensive models; there's a difference between a cheap camera and one that offers you more for your dollar.
Canon, Panasonic, and Nikon seemed to have the best deals going right now. However, if none of these cameras interest you or you know a specific model you want from 2011, keep an eye on prices over the next few months. That's when retailers will start making more room for spring 2012 models. … Read more
When is a handshake deal not a deal? When it's on national TV.
On the ABC show "Shark Tank" earlier this month, a young, first-time entrepreneur, Megan Cummins, successfully pitched the panel of five "sharks" to raise money for her company, You Smell Soap. It's safe to say that the sharks liked her moxie. Cummins turned down offers from Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran, and took the deal from Canadian software mogul Robert Herjavec: $55,000 for 20 percent of her company, with a $50,000 kicker as her "salary" for the … Read more
We all like getting more bang for your buck and this Valentine's day should be no exception. As a special treat, we've partnered with some of our most popular software developers, so you can get a software for free when you send your loved ones flowers for this Valentine's Day.
Choose from one of the four products below to fulfill your offer and get a software for free:AVG Anti-Virus 2012 (orig.$39.99):
AVG Anti-Virus 2012 comes with a protective cloud technology that blocks the latest threats while you are surfing, searching and social networking. AVG'… Read more
I am constantly taking notes wherever I go - whether that be on my phone, iPad, in a notebook, a napkin, and sometimes, I even write myself a little note on my hand, so I don't forget what to do. I've tried a number of notes and reminder apps, but sometimes, you just need a simple sticky note on your computer monitor to remind you that it's your mom's birthday or that Valentine's day is coming up soon. Well, that's where this app comes in handy.
The Sticky Notes app allows you to create … Read more
With the latest smart phones and cameras, I'm constantly taking photos, everywhere I go! Having all of these photos at my fingertips is great, but I'm the worst at organizing these thousands of photos, which makes it even worse to share with friends and family. The thought of going through thousands of photos and trying to figure out which photos to edit, resize and share, all seem like a nightmare. Then I discovered pcPhotos. I haven't had much time to play around with it just yet, but I'm intrigued and at 92 percent off, I'm … Read more
Try going to any part of online retailer Mertado's Web site and you'll be redirected to one page with this message:
"Today, we're pleased to announce that we are continuing this journey by becoming a part of the Groupon family."
As of today, Groupon has acquired Mertado, an online social-shopping company that used Facebook as its distribution platform and sold product deals matched to users' lifestyles, such as housewares, electronics, and food.
"Our mission at Mertado has always been to expose a selection of high quality, unique, lifestyle-oriented products to consumers wherever they spend … Read more
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason admits that his team made mistakes before the daily deals site went public late last year, but he defended his performance in guiding the startup's meteoric rise.
In an interview with Lesley Stahl aired tonight on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," Mason conceded that his team made a "bush-league mistake" when it misstated its revenues before going public. The Securities and Exchange Commission forced the daily deals provider to revise its filing papers after the company reported that it generated $713.4 million in revenue in 2010, while the SEC … Read more