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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Try Out a Free Issue of iPhone Life, Print and Digital Version

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:30 AM

Pretty good deal they are offering at iPhone Life, fill out the form here, and you get a free print AND digital version of the iPhone Life magazine. If you decide you want to continue the subscription, you'll get 6 more issues of the print and digital version for $15.97 USD, which is 40% off the normal subscription rate.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Starbucks Starts Free Wi-Fi Today in US and Canada

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 07:30 AM

"Mmm... nothing like the smell of a warm caramel macchiato in the morning being masked by the smell of fresh greenbacks being burned, right?"

Nothing better than free Wi-Fi with your coffee, unless it's one of those blueberry muffins. Anyway, two clicks and you get free Wi-Fi at any Starbucks in the USA or Canada starting today. Good luck finding a seat now!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Free Wi-Fi at Starbucks, Starting July 1st

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 06:00 PM

"There's big Starbucks news today that may help customers more easily swallow those venti lattes which can cost more than $5 in some places - the chain is going to offer unlimited free Wi-Fi at all its U.S. locations starting July 1."

They are calling it the Starbucks Digital Network, and instead of having to purchase something tied to your Starbucks registration to get a few hours of wi-fi, starting on July 1st you will get unlimited free wi-fi access. Starbucks is teaming up with Yahoo! to create the portal, and they will offer access to various content providers including, among others, Apple iTunes, The New York Times, Patch, USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! and ZAGAT.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Save on In-Flight Internet With This Code

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 10:00 AM

"Now here's a great deal if you're traveling: Until July 10, 2010, you can use the promo code SAVE25 to get 25% off your GoGo Internet in-flight Wi-Fi session."

All you have to do is look for the "gogoinflight" signal at 10,000 feet, open a browser, and enter promo code SAVE25 on the payment info page to get 25% off your in-flight Internet signal. You can also use code TRYTHIRTYDAY, which will give you $5.00 USD off of a 30-day GoGo pass. GoGo has a variety of pricing options from $4.95 USD for a single flight up to 1.5 hours to $39.95 USD for 30-day pass for unlimited usage on any flight. Not a bad deal if you travel a lot and want to save a few bucks.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free eBooks from Barnes and Noble

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:29 PM

"No, we're not talking about the gazillions of classic texts available from stalwart sources like Project Gutenberg or the oft-times fuzzy tomes available from Google Books. We're talking high-quality, newish E-Books from your friendly neighborhood giant behemoth of a bookseller Barnes & Noble."

This promo started about two weeks ago, and has three weeks left, ending approximately on June 20th. All you have to do is bring a Nook, or any eBook reader with the Barnes & Noble software installed (ie iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, etc), into one of their brick and mortar stores, and you get a code for a free eBook. The books they plan to give away in no particular order are Alexander McCall Smith's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," Jim Butcher's "Storm Front," Chris Anderson's "The Long Tail," Elizabeth Berg's "Home Safe," and Lee Child's "One Shot."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Apple Begins Back to School Promotion

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 06:00 AM

"It's that time of year again! Apple's throwing a bone (or, alternatively, trying to lock-in) green undergrads heading to college for the first time with their annual "Back to School" program, which nets eligible students a free 8GB iPod Touch (or $199 off any other iPod)."

The promo runs through September 7th, and your "free" iPod is actually in the form of a rebate so you will have to wait for about 90 days before it actually becomes free. And you have to meet some eligibility requirements as well as purchase from the Education Store at Apple.

QuoteDeck for iPhone, Free Through May 31st

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 AM

"QuoteDeck version 2.5 is a complete overhaul of the popular Get Wise iPhone app. Along with the new name and new design comes more quotes, more features, and more power. We added 5,000 quotes for over 30,000 total, mostly from the world's most famous athletes and comedians. Over 250 new backgrounds, 100 table themes, new quick themes feature to instantly change the design, improved layout, integrated streaming of @HollywoodQuotes from Twitter, search tool upgrades, speed enhancements and more."

It gets average reviews in the iTunes store, but those aren't the most reliable in my book. But bottom line is, if you like having a resource for quotes, this is one option and it's free so no risk.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Free Games from Gameloft For The Next 7 Days

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:30 AM

"Gameloft makes some of the biggest App Store gaming titles, and they're celebrating their ten year anniversary."

And the announcements look like the screenshot above. Follow Gameloft on Twitter to get your updates and they give you two hours to get the games for free from iTunes. Per Gameloft, "For two hours every day, from May 10th through May 21st, with the exception of the weekend, one Gameloft iPhone/iPod Touch game will be available for free. There will be unlimited downloads allowed during the two hours. Ten different games will be given away during the promotion. The specific title and hours for the giveaway will be revealed daily on @Gameloft's Twitter feed. The daily reveals will occur at random times so participants are encouraged to follow Gameloft on Twitter to be the first to know."

Sounds easy enough right?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Calc XT For iPad, Free For Another Day

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:36 PM

"Are you sick and tired of wasting $.99 - $1.99 at a time trying to find the perfect calculator app for your iPad? Hopefully your search can end right here and right now without having to spend another dime. Calc XT, an iPad-optimized calculator and note-taking app, is available for free for the next two days to celebrate its release."

Normally priced at $0.99 USD in the iTunes Store, for today and tomorrow it is being offered free as a promotion on it's release. Full-featured in portrait and landscape modes, and if you do have it in landscape mode, it displays a notepad to the right of the calculator. Notes are taken by dragging your finger across the screen. You can also change the pen color from black to red. The notes you create can be copied or you can send them off via email. Free is a very good price.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac, FREE!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

"WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is an all-in-one DVD ripper designed to make perfect 1:1 DVD copy to hard drive and rip your DVD movies on Mac OS to iTunes, MOV, MP4, FLV, etc that playable on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple-TV, PSP and much more. It also supports extracting music from the DVD files and saving as MP3 format. With this Mac DVD ripper. Most important, it enables users to rip DVDs of new generation copy protections with the fastest speed."

And best of all they are offering this as a free download, but only if you go to this page and use the special code. The giveaway started on April 15th and will expire at 12:00AM GMT on May 1st, 2010. This is the full version of the program so if you want to give it a try, now is the time to do it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Assassin's Creed II, Multiplayer Free for 48 Hours

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 02:00 PM

"Ubisoft has released a multiplayer version of its popular Assassin's Creed II game exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch."

Head on over to the iTunes Store and download this normally $2.99 USD game for free, but only for approximately 48 hours. This version allows you to compete with up to three other player-controlled assassins via Wi-Fi connection. This is part of a 48-hour launch promotion.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Macworld Expo 2011 Discount for Early Birds

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 11:00 AM

"Macworld Expo 2011 attendees hoping to save a few dollars can take advantage of free registration through March 8, 2010. The free registration offer is open to all expo attendees, but doesn't include special conference track passes."

Next year Macworld kicks off January 25th, with the expo floor opening on January 27th, and will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. You can find more info at the Macworld Expo site or go directly to the registration page.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Call of Duty and Rock Band Free in iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

"Two of the App Store's biggest hits last year have finally dropped free versions of their apps to try out. Of course, odds are probably slim that you haven't played or heard of these two yet, but just in case you were waiting to try them without paying, now is your chance."

I'm a Call of Duty fan, so of course I bought this for $9.99 USD when it came out, and I must say it is well worth the price. Well now you can try it out for yourself for free. You only get three rounds of play but that is plenty enough to get hooked. Rock Band is also jumping on the free bandwagon, offering their normally $6.99 USD priced program as a free "lite" version that only features one song from the Foo Fighters called "Learn to Fly." If you don't like this song, you can also try out Guitar Hero's free version that has "Born to be Wild" as the featured song. I'm a big fan of this concept, offer a limited version for free so you can see if you like it, and if so, get a lot more with the paid version.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bare Bones Updates TextWrangler to 3.1

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

"Bare Bones Software has released TextWrangler 3.1, an update to the text editor. The new version introduces a newcommand-line tool, "twfind," which provides access to the app's multi-file searching from the Unix command line."

This is a great little text editing program, and best of all Bare Bones offers it free. The latest version requires Mac OS X version 10.4 or later, and its Universal so it works on Power PC or Intel Macs. If you are curious just what did they do to update this program, check out their release notes here

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Free App a Day Has Begun!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:00 AM

"A group of developers plans to launch has launched, a Website that will offer paid iPhone programs for free for 24 hours. The program, which kicks off next week, results from the efforts of developer ICS Mobile; OpenFeint, the leading iDevice social gaming network; Tapjoy, a mobile advertising and promotion firm; and Blacksmith Games."

I checked out the site at FreeAppaDay and they appear to have started the program already. For 24 hours, they will offer an iPhone/iPod Touch app for free for 24 hours. Every 24 hours the app changes so you get exposed to a variety of different gaming apps in different genres.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Free For Christmas From iTunes, UK Only... Bah Humbug!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

"Apple has introduced an all-new seasonally-sanctioned free app, iTunes 12 Days of Christmas. The app is available now in most territories and constitutes the official app of the company's hot 12 days promotion, during which iTunes users will be able to download fresh free content each day between December 26 and January 6."

This free app is only available so far in the UK iTunes Store, no word yet on when it will be released in the US or other countries. Direct from Apple, "'The official app of the iTunes 12 Days of Christmas promotion offers customers a free download every day from December 26 through January 6 (includes music, TV, apps and movies)," the company promises. For maximum benefit, sign up for Push Notifications to remind you when each new download is available and connect to Facebook to recommend the free download to friends. All this great new content is sure to while away the post-Christmas blues,' Apple has said in a statement."

Friday, December 18, 2009

iFixIt's Christmas Present to You, and Me

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Articles & Resources" @ 07:00 AM

"The website "iFixIt" has been a goldmine of information and how-to instructions for repairing various models of Macintosh that have been released over the years, starting with the "Pismo" PowerBook G3 in 2004. Their take-apart manuals have been filled with detailed photographs and illustrations that clearly show the steps for replacing parts, and accessing components for servicing. On December 15th, they licensed all of their repair manuals to the public for free."

Quite possibly "the largest free release of repair documentation ever," iFixIt announced the gift yesterday on their blog. They do have a ton of information, with manuals for 91 Mac models, 34 iPods and several iPhones. Nice resource and now under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA License you can access it for free.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Free Holiday Sampler From iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Announcements" @ 07:00 AM

"Hard to believe anyone who does the Christmas thing would be lacking in basic music like Silent Night or We Wish You a Merry Christmas, but do you have Sarah McLachlan or Weezer singing your carols?"

If you don't, iTunes is making it easy for you by offering them, as well as 18 other artists, in their iTunes Holiday Sampler pack. In keeping with the Spirit of Christmas, they aren't even charging for the 20 songs. If you are curious, they have a website set up that lists all the songs in the pack, and it is available now for download in the iTunes Store. Sorry, this is only available for US and UK customers.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Win 1 of 3 Pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:00 AM

We've got another great contest for you, and this time because it's an accessory that works with so many different products, it's a network-wide contest. The prizes? I'm giving away three pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones (MSRP $179.99 USD), courtesy of the generous folks at Shure. Our very own David Tucker reviewed this earphones back in September, and he loved them - so I'm sure the three winners will as well. The SE210's feature a noise-isolating sleeves that block 90 percent of the ambient noise, and the more noise you can block out, the more you can enjoy your tunes.

What do you have to do to win? Simply post a message in this discussion thread telling me which type of device (or devices) you'd use the headphones with. A Windows Mobile smartphone? A Zune? An iPod? An iPhone? A netbook or laptop? That's it - one post per person, and the contest closes on Tuesday the 15th of December at 12pm GMT -7. This contest is world-wide; I'll be shipping you the prizes myself.

Remember that all first posts in our system are held in moderation, so if this contest entry is your first post, please wait up to 48 hours before getting concerned if your post hasn't shown up yet - it will. Winners will be contacted via private forum message, so ensure that you have email notifications turned on. Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

Let's see those entries!

UPDATE:The contest is now closed, and the three winners are GqSkrub, webguy248, and deenoo. Thanks to everyone for entering - it was great to see so many entries! And big thanks to SHURE for donating the prizes!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

1Password Pro Free Until December 1st

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 12:00 PM

"Agile Web Solutions announced on Tuesday that it is offering 1Password touch Pro for free a limited time. The password manager for the iPhone and iPod touch is regularly priced at US$7.99."

The limited time ends on December 1st per the iTunes posting, so if you were thinking about getting it now is the time.

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