For the first time, more Americans subscribe to cable internet than cable TV

As predicted in our recent article, How to Cancel Cable and Save with Free TV, cable companies starting to lose TV subscribers as consumers find better alternatives to cable TV.  We can now safely say that folks are listening, and jumping off the triple-play bandwagon. [Read more…]

Houston mom creates app to control child’s phone

teen with phoneFor parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening. Giving them a cell phone doesn’t always mean they’ll answer.

That’s why one local mom took control and invented an app that her kids — and your kids — can’t ignore. [Read more…]

Nokia 130 battery lasts more than a month, costs 19 euros

The new old-school Nokia 130 comes in single or dual-SIM versions and goes on sale in China, India and Africa.Nokia 130

A new budget mobile phone that can play movies, has a one-month battery life and is cheaper to buy than one of the top-up cards it uses has been unveiled.

Nineteen euros won’t buy you much in this day and age, but it will buy you a no-frills Nokia phone. The Nokia 130 is an old-school mobile phone at an old-school price for developing markets, with basic smartphone features like music and video in a phone that will last over a month before it needs juicing up. [Read more…]

Cell phone app helps save battery life on phone

A new cell phone application is helping people save hours of battery life on their phone.

E-star was unveiled earlier this month on the Google Play Store.  This is a free app and was developed by Mobile Enerlytics of Purdue Research Foundation. [Read more…]

Top 10 Best Android Games

Broadband demand higher than video for cable companies

Google TVValue propositions for cable providers are changing as broadband becomes more indispensable than TV.

Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report, “Couch Potatoes Are Switching Screens” as Broadband demand becomes higher than video for cable companies.  Most companies are well positioned to reap the benefits, and manage the risks, of the transition. [Read more…]

Alternatives to Cable TV – how to cancel your cable and save

Cut Cable TVEliminating your FAT cable bill is easier than you think !

These days, streaming devices are inexpensive and popular, compared to the steep monthly price of a cable subscription.  Cable subscribers pay anywhere from $80/month on the low side, to over $150, for simple cable internet service with TV.  Now in 2014, cable TV is losing market share to sites like Hulu, Amazon, and Neflix.  Not to mention satellite.  It’s time to cancel cable and save, while adding services you only dreamed of.  It’s easy to find great alternatives to cable TV. [Read more…]

Mobile app review: Wally

The Wally Money Management App makes it easy, and fun, to manage your finances.  And, it’s free!

Wally AppWally is the best way to seamlessly manage your money.  Balance your income and expenses to set goals — and reach them! Or don’t set goals; it’s up to you.
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Hard Drive Containing Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner’s Emails Reportedly Destroyed.

Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner (big liar)

Were There Server Backups?

You can probably quit holding out any hope that additional recovery efforts might retrieve some of the missing emails from former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner’s hard drive: The drive, which the IRS says crashed in 2011, just days after Republicans began investigating the tax agency’s scrutiny of conservative non-profits, was apparently thrown away. Is she lying or just completely incompetent? [Read more…]

Apple’s Secret Ebay Store Is Back With Cheap Refurbished iPhones

Apple Store

Just like the odd eBay storefront that popped up last year, a new site called Factory Outlet eBay Store is selling refurbished Apple products and, despite any official Apple branding, is almost definitely the result of a partnership between Apple and eBay. And it’s selling Apple Certified Refurbished iPhones for cheap. [Read more…]