Category: Smart Tech Shopping

How To Shop Tech Smart in a Declining Economy – Never Buy Cables at a Big Box Store!

It always kills me when I shop at Best Buy, Office Max or any other big box store and see the ridiculous prices they change for basic cables.  Don’t be fooled again! A great example are video cables.  Let’s say you’ve just bought that sweet new 26 inch monitor (like me) and you want to take advantage of that awesome DVI (Digital Visual Interface) port on your video card that to this point has only collected dust.  So you buy the monitor (which you should have bought online!), only to find that it shipped with only a VGA (Video Graphics

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80’s Rocker Bryan Adams, Reckless for 99 cents!

If you loved the 80’s like I did, you will love this!  Amazon is selling the entire Brian Adams, Reckless Album for 99 cents!  That’s right, the entire album for the price of one song.  Not sure how long it will be out there, so be quick.  It’s not like they will run out of inventory!  Here is the link. Remember, I search so you don’t have to!

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Preparing and Filing Your Taxes Shouldn’t Cost You a Bundle! How About Less Than $20?

At least in Nebraska! It seems like in years past, I have always had to use some software to file both my federal and state taxes.  I would shell out between $30 to $50 for the software and it would cover one federal form and one free e-file fee.  Then it would ask if I want it to file the state at the same time, always for a fee between $10 and $20, depending on the company.  Of course, I was in the thick of it, so I would say, why not, and pay the fee!  Last year, I covered

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Burger King gets defriended by Facebook

I posted last week how Burger King has endorsed an application that rewarded Facebook members with a free Whopper if they defriended 10 Facebook friends.  It seems that Facebook has shut that site down due to what they are calling “privacy concerns.”  The official Facebook response sounded like this. "We encourage creativity from developers and brands using Facebook Platform, but we also must ensure that applications follow users’ expectations of privacy. This application facilitated activity that ran counter to user privacy by notifying people when a user removes a friend. We have reached out to the developer with suggested solutions.

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