With an iPhone in my pocket, a trip to the grocery store isn't nearly as unpleasant as it used to be. Thanks to a slew of advanced features that have made my lists smarter and more powerful, I've learned how to save money at checkout and dramatically cut down on the return trips I used to make after forgetting to pick something up. Shopster wants to make the experience even easier. By eschewing common features like iCloud syncing, virtual aisles, and barcode scanning, Shopster focuses on what's most important: What you need to buy and where you need to buy it.
Budgets tend to get a little tight during and immediately after the holiday season. Income gets dumped into gifts, change clangs into buckets for charity, and the essentials get stretched a little thinner than usual while you slowly refill your coffers. There is no time when coupons, rebates, and savings are more welcome. Ibotta offers shoppers a new way to save some cash for buying what they normally would in select stores, assuming it's featured on the app's virtual shelves.
With so many stores participating and savings galore to be had, you can't take Black Friday lightly -- you have to go in with a battle plan. We have eight apps that will guide you through the trenches of the retail war zone and make sure that you get all your savings with minimal exposure to the overplayed holiday music pumping through the speakers at every stop you make.
As the holiday shopping season fast approaches, retailer Best Buy is planning to shrug off concerns that many internet users are simply using their stores as a showroom for products purchased online by price matching.
Henry David Thoreau once said, "Justice is sweet." His views were often ahead of the curve, so it could be fair to say that Mr. Thoreau was talking about the richer tastes and satisfying rewards that come from purchasing fair trade products. October is Fair Trade Month, so there's no better time to make yourself more aware of where the things you buy come from. We often don't think about how the food we eat, the clothes we buy, and the services we benefit from arrive to us. We've collected eight apps that will help you find the best products that benefit the producers as well as the consumers. These apps can help you make a difference in someone else's life by making the smallest of changes to yours.
It's been just over a month since Apple blessed us with some sweet, sweet Retina Display love on its new 15-inch MacBook Pro, during which time the online shipping estimates slipped to as long as four weeks. That situation is finally improving, but only by a little.
You love a deal, right? And saving money and supporting your favorite magazine by purchasing through an affiliation program? Perfect, because see that little "Deals" button up there in the top-right corner of MacLife.com? Right under the title image? That'll take you to a brand spankin' new web store that'll give you software and gear at up to 30% off. We've teamed up with Stack Social to bring you big savings on cool stuff for your Mac and iOS devices.
The first deal? Get $940 worth of Mac apps for only $50, including Parallels Desktop 7, Clarify, Disk Drill Pro and over ten hours of iOS App development video courses.
If you’re serious about your personal finances, you’ve no doubt discovered the free web service, Mint.com. The company has gradually been porting its wide variety of features to the companion iOS apps, today introducing budgeting and splitting transaction for both iPhone and iPad.
Whenever a new product is imminent from Apple, the first thing most die-hards do is rush to the online store to check for the familiar yellow sticky note. On Tuesday night, however, the online store went down briefly and the yellow sticky was MIA.