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22 Dic/09

Free Cloud Backup at Backupify (Till January 31st)

Free Cloud Backup at Backupify (Till January 31st)

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Cloud data backup service, Backupify, has dropped its paywall until January 31st in an effort to acquire more customers. The service backs up Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Google Docs, WordPress, Delicious, and FriendFeed data, to name a few, though apparently the file format you get when you restore your data may not be the most useful to non-programmers (i.e., XML documents). I haven’t tried Backupify myself,...

11 Set/09

Upgrade to iPod touch 3.1 for $5 [Deals]

Upgrade to iPod touch 3.1 for $5 [Deals]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); According to Apple site 9 to 5 Mac, only 1% of iPod touch users have upgraded to the 3.0 firmware. Their guess at why: maybe because Apple was forcing iPod touch users to pay $10 for the upgrade. If you’re an iPod touch user who held out, you can now upgrade to iPod touch 3.1 (released earlier this week) from whatever you’re using for $5. It’s still not the same as the free upgrades afforded to iPhone...

9 Set/09

"Up To" and Other Common Car Dealer Phrases to Watch For [Negotiation]

"Up To" and Other Common Car Dealer Phrases to Watch For [Negotiation]

Car dealerships have cultivated countless ways to take you for a ride (pun intended). Foremost among them: the use of industry-specific jargon. Consumer-focused automotive web site Edmunds takes a look at common linguistic lies. Photo by clayirving. A journalist from Edmunds went undercover as a salesman to learn the tactics dealers use to jack up a car’s price. One quick lesson: be on the lookout for the phrase “up to.” If, for example, you offer $300 as your preferred...




11 Ago/09

FriendFeed Acquired By Facebook

FriendFeed Acquired By Facebook

The owners of the popular social networking website Facebook have acquired FriendFeed, a web service that allowed users to share information with friends and groups easily. Details on the acquisition are sparse at the moment with the exception that FriendFeed will continue its service for the time being. All FriendFeed engineers will join the Facebook development team and it is likely that features that made FriendFeed popular will be added to Facebook in the near future. It is not clear...

10 Lug/09

Score a Free Slurpee Tomorrow [Dealhacker]

Score a Free Slurpee Tomorrow [Dealhacker]

The image associated with this post is best viewed using a browser.Coming down off your holiday high and can’t believe you have to wait all the way to Labor day for some more holiday fun? Take heart, tomorrow is Slurpee Day! Some random Slurpee facts, courtesy of 7-Eleven: Slurpee drinks are all served at 28 degrees. Slurpee was “invented” when some sodas were put in a freezer to cool them down – and they became all slushy. Winnipeg, Canada is generally thought...

11 Giu/09

Save Money at The Farmer’s Market by Shopping Late [Eat To Live]

Save Money at The Farmer’s Market by Shopping Late [Eat To Live]

Farmer’s Markets are a terrific weekend activity. Many shoppers rush to get there early in an attempt to score the best finds, but the best deals may come to those who sleep in. Photo by alltrain43. According to Consumer Reports, sellers rarely want to lug their goods back to the farm, so if you catch them late, you’ll likely be able to score some great bargains. And unlike flea markets, because the goods aren’t unique, odds are the seller will have a lot of the same...