Category Archives: Shopping

Cookbook Round-up

As the holiday season comes to a close, I am sure many of us have at least one gift card floating around, waiting to be redeemed. Or, if you are like me, maybe the holidays are not formally "done" yet and you might even have belated holiday gifts left to buy for those that we planned on seeing after the holidays. In either case, if you are a food-lover looking for some ideas to use up your gift cards, or in search of a nice host/hostess gift for the person throwing the New Years Eve cocktail party ... Continue Reading

Tablets: Market Share and Content Consumption

Yes, I've been on a tablet-kick lately. Sorry. It is partially because I'm fascinated by the evolution of mobile devices over the past decade, how smartphones -- and now tablets -- are outselling desktops and laptops as the go-to devices to keep us wired as our society continues to culturally change. In the growing tablet market, the Kindle Fire has been reported to be the most popular Android tablet out there. The Kindle Fire currently captures more than 50% of the Android tablet market share, ... Continue Reading

Tablet Testing: Amazon’s Kindle Fire

After going back and forth for quite some time between wanting a laptop and a tablet, my mom treated herself to a Kindle Fire for Mother's Day and her birthday, complete with a matching stylus and case. The Kindle Fire directly competes with the Nook Tablet at a $199 price point with many of the same features. The 7" screen has bright, crisp colors, even with the backlight turned down, at a resolution of 1024 x 600 (169 ppi). The device feels well-built, not thin or cheap looking like I think ... Continue Reading

Tablets, tablets everywhere!

Has anybody been in the market to buy a tablet recently? If you are, it's no surprise; tablets have become one of the most popular gadgets to give as gifts for holidays and other special occasions in the past few years. According to Gartner research, there will be over 118 million tablets sold this year, a 98% increase from 60 million units last year, with Apple's proprietary iPad leading the pack. I've talked about how much I love my Nook Color before. Quite honestly, you can't beat the price ... Continue Reading

Freebie Friday: Free Redbox movie rental TODAY!

So "Freebie Friday" is supposed to be, well, on Friday, but here is a bonus for this week! Do you know of a Redbox movie kiosk close to where you work or live? Heads up: TODAY ONLY you can get a FREE movie rental by using the promo code THANKS2U. Use the code at a kiosk only and a valid credit card required. For the rest of the fine print, if you're interested, read the disclaimers posted on the company's website. If by some chance you miss out or are unable to stop by a Redbox today, ... Continue Reading