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.
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.
Thank goodness for the internet! From holiday shopping to wrapping presents, 'tis the reason we did not pull all of our hair out this season. With Christmas right around the corner (two more days!), these five websites will help you with all your last minute holiday needs and provide a few jollies while they're at it. Use them to shop, decorate, and more importantly, have a very merry Christmas!
The holiday season is in full swing, with just 12 days left before the gift-giving is a memory and we all look ahead to ushering in 2012. Of course, for many of us, gift-giving goes hand-in-hand with bargain hunting, especially when it comes to Apple products, which rarely get discounted in the first place. Here are some tips for saving a few bucks this holiday season.
You’ve snapped out of your turkey coma, the leftovers are gone and the receipts piled up from your Black Friday shopping hangover are starting to gather dust. Now what? Why, Cyber Monday, of course: The unofficial shopping “sequel” to Black Friday that makes an otherwise dull post-Thanksgiving Monday potentially worth sitting in front of the computer refreshing the home pages of your favorite websites.
It's Black Friday, and you might be sleeping off your pre-dawn shopping binge and missed the news; but it's also the day after Thanksgiving, so you might have been too busy stuffing cranberry sauce into your chops to keep up; and, last but not least, it's two days after you sat for hours in bumper to bumper holiday traffic, where you couldn't see these hot news stories. Luckily for you, we have a sweet leftover plate of the week's hottest newsflashes and we know you're going to gorge yourself on these awesome Apple stories.
Can it really be that time again? It seems that every year, Black Friday arrives earlier thanks to eager retailers sprinkling deals throughout the week, then into the following week kicked off by “Cyber Monday.” If the thought of standing shoulder to shoulder with the (potentially unwashed) masses gives you the hives, stay in and grab some post-Thanksgiving deals with our 2011 Black Friday Deals Guide.
Conventional wisdom tells us that death and taxes are unavoidable, but if you own any type of computer, home theatre equipment or gadgets of any kind, there’s another that should be added to that list: Cables! We all need them and nobody likes paying extra for them, so let’s take a look at shopping for the best deal and how to avoid paying too much for brand names.