WhatsApp Messenger is an iOS (and other platform) messaging app that allows notifications to be pushed instantly. It doesn't require usernames or logins, using just your phone number as your unique ID. And, unlike some messenger apps, WhatsApp Messenger is always on. The download is fast and the install is easy.
WhatsApp Messenger has an pretty standard interface with a list of clients and a chat window for each ongoing chat session. A neat feature is setting up group chats and being able to share video and music with others at the same time. Since WhatsApp Messenger uses your … Read more
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- Avoid these 7 deadly financial mistakes for National Financial Planning Week.
- Entire, working mobile phone with SIM, free in this week's 'Entertainment Weekly.'
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Apple's iPhone 5 could add half a percent to U.S. GDP.
- Apple launches iPhone trade in program with competitive prices.
- Aunt Jill recommends "Bernie," a film starring Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine.
Let's fast-forward to 2016. We're in Rio de Janeiro. Runner Usain Bolt decides to go for another historic Olympics run. He looks down at his shoes, where an outpouring of fan support flashes across a tiny display. "Go Usain!!!! Do it in WR time #olympics2016."
This could happen now that we have a proof-of-concept social-media shoe. Adidas and shoe hacker/designer Nash Money got together to rip apart a pair of Barricade shoes and embed a Twitter feed right into the sneakers.… Read more
- Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Instagram just lost $300 million, here's why.
- Angry Birds and Green Day partner for new Facebook game.
- Get your financial questions answered on Jill's podcast, Jill on Money!
Trying to stick within your budget is no easy task when you're guessing at your balance. Mint.com's free personal finance service and companion mobile apps change that.
After giving Mint.com access to your bank, credit card, and investment accounts, the password-protected Mint.com app can monitor your accounts, your budget, and even your cash flow. The app presents your money matters in summary form, with the capability to drill down to the item level of a purchase. Follow the trail to the end to edit an item's transaction details or jot down notes or tags. … Read more
Some superheroes are born. Some are made. Some are made from a whole lot of money. We already know being Batman comes with a $2.8 million price tag for crime-fighting gear. Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man, would have to invest $1.6 billion for his fancy contraptions.
MoneySupermarket.com released an infographic estimating the cost of being Iron Man. The Arc reactor that keeps Iron Man alive and powers the suit would cost $36 million. The wrist-mounted anti-tank missile launchers would cost at least $1.5 million.… Read more
I've attended New Music Seminars in NYC before, but this year's event definitely had more passion and spirit. The subheading of this year's festival, "Appetite For Disruption," hinted at the possibilities. The shindig's hub, the old Webster Hall concert venue, hosted nonstop action, and there were more goings-on at 17 clubs and music halls in Manhattan and Williamsburg (Brooklyn).
Guest speakers ran the gamut, from heavyweights like Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel; Lyor Cohen, CEO and chairman of the Warner Music Group; Steve Boom, Amazon's VP for Digital Music; Steve Savoca, head … Read more
In today's show we're changing our passwords, talking to strangers and pretending we can fly:
Google Maps are going 3D. Google announced new features it's building into maps, and it gives the perspective of what you might see if you could fly between buildings. Multiple photos are taken by airplanes, and then it's automatically stitched together to look like a 3D model. The demo was of San Francisco, but no word on which other cities will be the first to get this feature. It is expected to cover 300 million people by the end of the … Read more