NOVEMBER 2011 ARCHIVES
Holiday Shopping? It’s No Problem with a Smartphone!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by beau
My wife and I were driving back from Seattle last weekend, (thanks to Waze again for making it fun!) and we were talking about our Holiday budget. Currently, we’re three weeks away from the notorious “Black Friday” You know—the day where you don’t sleep for 24 hours and run on caffeine and fast food?
It’s a hugely stressful time. What to buy? Where to buy it? How to get the best price? But there IS good news—this year, your smartphone works better than ever to help alleviate some of that stress. It turns out that you have the best shopping tool right in your hand! Having the right smartphone apps will make your shopping easier, and you’ll be able to be confident that you’ll be getting the best price out there. Here’s a quick list of some of the best shopping apps out there.
Kindle Fire vs. The Nook…or Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Next week, two giants go head-to-head with their new tablets: the Nook Tablet on November 17th and the Kindle Fire on November 15th. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble will put their next-generation tablets on the market, setting up a new battle for the hearts and wallets of holiday shoppers who are looking for gadgets that are good for reading books, watching videos, and browsing the Internet.
The good news is, no matter which one you choose, you won’t be breaking the bank. The Nook Tablet at $249 and the Kindle Fire at $199 is far below what you would pay for an iPad. But is there a spoiler out there that you haven’t heard of?
Internet Forums: A Great Resource for First-Time Tablet Buyers
Friday, November 18, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I just read an article yesterday that 3 out of 4 consumers will be looking at buying a tablet instead of a notebook or laptop this holiday season. Talk about a dramatic shift in a short period of time! For all you first-time tablet buyers, a word of warning: when you open the box, all you’re going to see is the tablet and a plug. No instructions, usually no manual, and if you’re super lucky, maybe a coupon for you next purchase! Thanks a lot.
You and I aren’t dummies, but come on, is it too much to ask to get a little help here with our tablets? Simply telling me how to turn it on and where to plug it in just doesn’t cut it. It bothers me a lot that manufacturers leave us to stumble through the learning process on our own. This is where Internet forums come into play.