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On The Cheap: SwiftKey Goes Free

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Just typing on soft keyboards is out of fashion. Nowadays it’s all about swiping. The functionality is already built into the last two versions of the Android keyboard, will be part of Windows Phone 8.1 and is even going to be part of iOS 8 via 3rd parties. One of those third parties will be one […]

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On The Cheap: T-Mobile And BlackBerry’s Public Tiff Can Pay Off For You

It’s sad when people fight, but when corporations do, the consumer can end up being the real winner. BlackBerry CEO John Chen called out T-Mobile, referring to an ad campaign as anti-BlackBerry for daring to suggest BlackBerry customers might want to trade their handsets in. Never mind that every company is basically doing trade-in offers, […]

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On The Cheap: Score An iPhone 5C For Under Thirty Bucks

Despite pundits predicting the demise of Apple, the consumer giant had a strong Black Friday. For those of you who didn’t want to brave the hordes but still like the idea of getting a deal, you’re in luck. Starting today, Walmart is offering some impressive discounts on Apple products. The colorful iPhone 5C on Verizon or […]

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On The Cheap: Sprint And Best Buy Give Students A Free Ride

As an impressive Back To School promotion, Sprint is making an offer that’s hard to refuse. As of November 15, existing Sprint users can take their elementary through college students to their local Best Buy and sign them up for for free year. “What’s the catch,” you ask. For starters, there’s only 1 GB of […]

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On The Cheap: Kindle Fire HD Now Best Deal In Tablet Town

Amazon’s Kindle line has long been a favorite of mine. Yesterday morning the e-commerce titan announced not one, but two new tablets, dubbed the Kindle Fire HDX. Both the 7.8″ and 8.9″ models continue the trend of being a brilliant choice for consumers. However, instead of focusing on the new OS, cool costumer service solution, […]

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On The Cheap: Walmart Rolls Back Prices On iPhone 5S And 5C

If you’re sick of hearing talk about the new iPhones, click away from here now. For those who are interested, Walmart will sell the Apple products at a discount from day one. The high-end 5s has a $10 savings at $189, and the 5c has a slightly more palatable $79 price tag. The retail giant […]

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On The Cheap: iWork Online Beta Opens To The Public

Life in an always on world has led to interesting solutions and to problems we didn’t even know we had. One of my favorite examples is Google Drive (formerly known as Google Docs), an online word processor that saves as you go, ties into other Google services. Most importantly, it’s free. Drive actually came from […]

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On The Cheap: Almost All T-Mobile Phones With No Up Front Cost

T-Mobile really, really wants your business. First came the contract-free plans, then the ability to pay for your phones over time, and recently the new JUMP service for early upgrading. Now, the carrier has announced a back-to-school sale. For a limited time, all handsets (minus the 32 and 64 GB iPhone 5 models) will have […]

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On The Cheap: Kobo Mini Gets Mini Price

Ebook readers aren’t quite the hot item they used to be ever since the 7-inch tablet market dropped prices to the sub-$200 range, but they still have great advantages. Text you can read in direct sunlight, outrageous battery life, and at a significantly cheaper price than a more versatile, all-in-one device. Amazon’s most basic Kindle, […]

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On The Cheap: Get On TechNet Before It’s Gone

For the unfamiliar, Microsoft TechNet is a program aimed at IT professionals. There are assorted benefits, but the main reason to snag it is software. Oh, the glorious software! You can basically download and install just about every Microsoft consumer OS, server OS, and productivity application ever. That means when a new OS version comes […]

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