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).
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
Money Saving Tips
For years people have been making the assertion that PC gaming is a dying breed, but there's yet to be any concrete evidence of it ringing true. Both Valve and Blizzard, two of the top developers on ANY platform, have huge PC releases due out in 2011 in the form of Portal 2 and Diablo 3 respectively. Furthermore, with Games for Windows Live and Good Old Games making strong pushes in the distribution front, we may finally see a serious competitor to Valve's Steam platform. But that aside, what else does 2011 have in store?
If you, for whatever reason, never took the advice we dispensed several months ago about getting Steam, you may have just missed out on one of the best gaming sales of the year. As we noted, Valve, the company behind the Steam platform, is notorious for offering its customers unbeatable discounts almost year round, in addition to providing them with top quality games. However, around the holidays, Valve tends to go overboard with its deals, and this year was no exception.
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.):
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