When word broke last week that Apple was raising their App Store prices by a good 25% in the UK - and ONLY in the UK - a good number of fans took to the internet to protest this seemingly bizarre and unwarranted price increase. Though Apple claims that the price increase is a direct result of changes in local tax laws and foreign exchange rates, many customers remain dubious of the company's justification. Comments from iPhone and iPad owners included threats to begin jailbreaking their products as well as clever statements such as, "the only Apple product worth buying is the one you can eat."
Seeing as how this is a money saving blog, my initial reaction was to
provide iPhone users with a list of alternative app markets where they
could find them for cheaper without having to resort to obtaining them
illegally. The developers who provide us with quality apps for our
phones can only continue to do so if we give them our support, afterall.
However, as I've documented in the past, I am actually an owner of an
Android phone and therefore forgot about the fact that unlike Android,
Apple doesn't allow for alternative app markets (such as the Amazon
Appstore, Getjar, and SlideMe).
at 8:18AM, 3 years ago |
Technology and Gaming
Well, that's Easter done for another year; the four day weekend just flies by, doesn't it? But on return to work on Tuesday morning I was scanning the papers and I saw research that's been conducted by Carphone Warehouse into the cost of mobile phones in the UK and the long and short of it is that we are losing a staggering £5 billion a year.
The research went into more detail saying that we could all save as much
as £194 a year if we just spent a few carefully planned minutes doing
some research into what the best deal is for us as individuals. Of the
£5 billion extra charges, £174 million comes from charges for accessing
data from the internet via a network. Outrageous, surely?
In the current economic climate, it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to look for ways to save money in any way they can.
A number of global economies are at best stagnant and at worst in
serious danger of failing to recover from the recent financial crisis
sufficiently. Considering this, it is important to save
in both large and small areas of the business. From office furniture to
the number of paperclips you order, everything has to be accounted for.
Below are three of the main areas in which money can be saved in the business world;
By SavooStaffGuest Blogger
at 7:16PM, 2 years ago |
Money Saving Tips
For anyone who has yet to hear (and we assume this includes the vast majority of you out there), yesterday marked the beginning of UK Get Online Week. Yes, someone somewhere decided that we should dedicate a full week trying to convince people who've never experienced the wonders of the internet to get online and try it out. According to statistics that I will assume are correct because I have neither the means nor the willpower to fact check them, approximately 10 million Britons have never once in their life used the internet. In order to encourage them to hop online, there will be some 3,000 events held across the UK over the course of the week in an attempt to have them spend even less time outdoors or playing with their grandkids, because, let's face it, anyone who has yet to use the internet in this day and age probably has grandkids.
at 11:45AM, 3 years ago |
According to a study conducted by CoolBrands, the iPhone's 'cool' quotient isn't as high as it was a year ago. While some people who've been burned by the iPhone's various antenna issues and Apple's general draconian ways may be excited to hear about the product's slip I, for one, think this is terrible news. Just last week I'd purchased my brand new iPhone in an attempt to score some cool points with some of my coworkers. All this time, they'd been standing around the water cooler, talking about what fun new apps they'd just purchased or how they'd just talked to someone a moment ago using FaceTime, all the while I'd be sitting off to the side lamenting my decision to take the free phone my carrier gave me with a new contract all those years ago. And now that I finally thought I was in, for once in my life, it turns out that I'm just on my way out.
As we're sure most of you have noted, Google's inexplicable homepage doodle from yesterday consisted of nothing more than a group of balls that jumped around the page upon being hovered over with the mouse cursor. Though nobody has been able to figure out what the purpose of the doodle was, a few theories have manifested themselves. The most prominent of these is that Google is simply celebrating its 12th anniversary in a rather peculiar way. Others suggest that, because HTML5 was used to encode the doodle, it's the company's way of trying to push users to upgrade their browsers to HTML5 compliant ones. Beyond that, there are also rumblings that the new doodle is in preparation for some major announcement soon to be made by the search giant. Here at Savoo, all we know is that the logo doodle makes no sense to us and is there for no real reason. The same way these deals are here for no real reason (Other than to save you money, of course. And the fact that they're vaguely tech related.):
at 11:45AM, 4 years ago |