10 Tablet Apps That Manage Your Money

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Times are tough. Whether you earn a lot or just get by, watching where your money goes is important. There are several ways of doing this; but with all the modern technology surrounding us, many choose to manage their finances by using wireless. The financial apps market is loaded with products for wireless devices. Some […]

Published or Updated: February 21, 2013

The Top 8 Alternatives to PayPal

PayPal Alternatives

PayPal isn’t the only option for online payments. Here are eight PayPal alternatives. Photo: zizzybaloobah PayPal is the electronic alternative to banking. It is the most popular global online payment facility. Every day, thousands (maybe even millions) of individuals and businesses from different parts of the world use it for a variety of transactions. With […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

15 Gmail Productivity Hacks

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Turn Gmail into a lean, mean productivity machine with these 15 tips, tricks and tools Photo: notoriousxl A lot of small businesses use Gmail for their e-mail needs. That’s what I’ve done for the last two years or so. And of course, just about everybody has a personal Gmail account. When I first started using […]

Published or Updated: February 12, 2013

10 Mobile Apps for Extreme Couponers

Smartphone Coupon Apps

Make extreme couponing a snap with these Smartphone apps Photo: frozenfoodjournal The one thing I remember most about working at Kroger 30 years ago was double-coupon days. Oh, the crowds. Oh, the coupons. Oh, the carts overflowing with groceries. My experience as a cashier explains my aversion to coupons. Still, there’s no denying that a […]

Published or Updated: February 5, 2013

Comparison of the Best iPhone Plans

Compare iPhone Plans

I hate my Motorola Droid X. I bought it through Verizon Wireless before they offered the iPhone. And I’m now looking to switch back to Apple. The big question is whether to wait for the iPhone 5. But I’ve started researching who has the most affordable plans. Recently, both Virgin Mobile and Cricket announced that […]

Published or Updated: June 11, 2012

Zip Through Airport Security for $100

TSA Precheck

Having just returned from vacation, the ordeal of navigating airport security is fresh on my mind. While we made it through in reasonable time, I know from past experience that it can take well over an hour. For many the wait may be over, as the Transportation Security Administration begins to roll out a program […]

Published or Updated: April 22, 2012

Best and Worst Cell Phone Carriers

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Photo: JonJon2k8 According to a recent study from Consumer Reports, AT&T ranked at the bottom of the chart in customer satisfaction for the second year in a row. This is the result of the 2011 Consumer Reports’ poll of 66,000 of their online subscribers. I found this a bit surprising. I had an iPhone with […]

Published or Updated: February 2, 2012

The Best AA Batteries for A Digital Camera

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Photo: mikebaird Digital cameras eat through batteries at an alarming rate. As my wife can attest, there’s nothing more aggravating than when you are about to capture a memorable family picture only to discover there’s not enough juice to snap the pic. We seem to go though this ritual at every family event, and it’s […]

Published or Updated: July 23, 2012

Top 10 Black Friday Apps for Your iPhone

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Photo: Roadsidepictures If Steve Jobs had wanted to get a great deal on Black Friday, how would he have done it? He wouldn’t have camped out all night to be the first one in line at Walmart, or even an Apple store for that matter. No, he would have put the technology he created to […]

Published or Updated: November 23, 2011