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December 29

The Best Windows 2-in-1 Devices to Buy for the New Year

Posted by on December 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM

A new year will certainly bring new challenges and one that you may be looking to overcome more easily is the versatility of your workstation. Microsoft is trying to change the way we work by combining both the practicality of a laptop with the ease of a touch screen tablet. Yet, with so many choices on the market, we decided to narrow the list down for you to our favourites.

The Best Windows 2 in 1 Devices to Buy for the New Year

Gone are the days where we have to carry around multiple devices, because the following 2-in-1 laptops combine everything into a popular handheld size. We are going to look at the top three choices on the market and see how much they compare the industry standard Apple MacBook Pro which starts at $2,199.

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December 15

Money Saving Christmas Bargains and Shopping Tips

Posted by on December 15, 2016 at 8:44 AM

We are well within the countdown to Christmas and with office parties and kids holidays / parties all kicking in, it can make your money saving activity seem rather fruitless. That’s why we are going to share some money saving tips that you can utilise over the next couple of weeks to ensure you don’t bust the bank account before Christmas.

Money Saving Christmas Bargains and Shopping Tips

If you like to plan further ahead then the following money saving tips will also give you the best chance of starting the new year on the right side of the breadline. Work will generally be quieter for most industries at this time of year too so utilise your free time and keep more money in your wallet with these money saving tips.

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December 14

The Best Value 4K Blu-ray Player in Oz: The Xbox One S

Posted by on December 14, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Christmas is around the corner and those looking to beef up their home cinema system with a new Blu-Ray player may be looking at online discounts and deals, especially as online streaming it becoming more popular. However, you may be leaving some stones unturned because the best value for money Blu-Ray player on the market today in Australia is the Xbox One S.

The Best Value 4K Blu ray Player in Oz: The Xbox One S

The best investment you can make into a piece of Blu-Ray technology today is not a standard player anymore, it’s one that can do much more. An Xbox One S will set you back around $349, and when compared to other devices that can upscale to 4K, it looks like a pretty good deal. Check out our comparison table to find out how much money you could save.

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December 9

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Best to Buy in December Sales

Posted by on December 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM

There are certain times of the year to buy certain products and then there are times to steer clear. This week we are looking at the best products you can buy in the month of December, firstly because of the amount of money saving opportunities there are and secondly due to it being the right time of year statistically to buy these products because of online discounts.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Best to Buy in December Sales

To give you a brief overview, you can expect to find information and hacks on how to buy statically the best products in Australia during December: Champagne, televisions, tools, golf clubs and technology. The videos below will help explain more about which products you should be looking at and help you begin scoping out the best money saving deals online for yourself.

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November 18

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Posted by on November 18, 2016 at 8:45 AM

This time next week we will be in full swing of the Black Friday sales leading into the retail fuelled weekend, followed by Cyber Monday too. If you plan on being out shopping for the best discounts and bargains or sitting at home hunting for top online deals, then a these online shopping tips and tricks will certainly help you save more money.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Whether you prefer shopping online or in-store the following videos will help you get the most out of the sales next week. The videos I hope will help you sniff out the true deals, what retailer tricks to look out for and when you should or shouldn’t buy what you are looking at.

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November 17

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Australia, but Is It worth It?

Posted by on November 17, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription service in Australia and for many ebook readers it’s considered the Netflix for books. The service offers customers access to over one million titles for a monthly subscription fee.

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Australia, but Is It worth It?

Whilst the service offers an abundance of reading material, is its offering as good as other countries? After launching over two years ago in the United States Amazon still has left parts out of the Australian launch such as audiobooks, plus it’s more expensive than some TV subscriptions. Therefore we ask the question, what type of reader is this service good value for money?

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November 15

Energy and Money Saving DIY Wooden LED Lamp

Posted by on November 15, 2016 at 8:34 AM

LED lights are undoubtedly better value for money because they last considerably longer than standard light bulbs, plus they consume far less energy which can save money. However, their cost can deter people from buying them and this goes for household items too such as lamps.

Energy and Money Saving DIY Wooden LED Lamp

If you would like to embrace the LED world of lighting by having an LED light in your home office for example to help reduce your energy bills then we are going to look at how to build a wooden DIY LED light. All instructions, materials and a video are included.

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November 14

Apple Pay Finally Secures Deal for More Users in Australia

Posted by on November 14, 2016 at 8:10 AM

Apple Pay has finally managed to organise a deal with Cuscal Payments Group which will help the company expand its service to 31 small banks and credit unions in Australia. This rollout will make the service available to over four million customers via partnerships.

Apple Pay Finally Secures Deal for More Users in Australia

If you own an Apple iPhone and would like to find out how you can use Apple Pay then we have a small digest here today for you to learn all you need to know. Find out what organisations will be included in the new deal, plus other useful such as how reward programs are affected.

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November 7

Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Do the Online Deals really Save Money?

Posted by on November 7, 2016 at 8:11 AM

The online phenomenon that comes around every year known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be with us Thursday 24th November. The main focus is saving money via online deals and bargains, but the promise feels hollow. There is no doubt plenty of deals to take advantage of but do they really save you money?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Do the Online Deals really Save Money?

We want to look at what ways you can score the best deals during these online shopping sales, but also let you know our opinion on why we believe these sales come across as meaningless and potentially do not add value for money. If you agree, we offer alternative shopping methods that will more likely be better deals.

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November 3

How Virtual Reality Retail Counters Could Save Us Money

Posted by on November 3, 2016 at 8:30 AM

The tech scene has been raving about the arrival of virtual reality (VR) over the past 12 months and its clear to see why people are getting excited about it. Video gaming has been taken to new heights both companies such as Oculus Rift and others that simply use the screen of our smartphones.

How Virtual Reality Retail Counters Could Save Us Money

A number of companies have been experimenting with VR to adapt it to the retail industry with one Chinese company using it to create a virtual cosmetic counter to buy goods from. Ray Ban’s website can tap into our computer’s camera to show how glasses will fit our face, but how intelligent can this technology become and will we all be shopping from our living rooms in the future? Fewer bricks and mortar must surely bring the prices down too, I bet you’re thinking.

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October 27

How Nokia Will Offer Better Value for Money by Speeding up Your DSL Internet

Posted by on October 27, 2016 at 5:25 AM

Nokia has announced that it will be teaming up with Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) in efforts to push out 8 gigabits per second of Internet speeds via an ordinary twisted-pair copper telephone wire. The use of the new Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) protocol will be called XG-FAST and it will be an extension of Nokia’s current G.fast technology.

How Nokia Will Offer Better Value for Money by Speeding up Your DSL Internet

The new tech will provide fibre-optic like speeds but using telephone wires that can easily be installed into millions of Australian homes with ease. Lab tests within the NBN’s north Sydney facility on a 98-foot wire showed that speeds could reach 10Gbps, whilst longer 230-foot wires were capable of reaching 5Gbps.

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October 6

The Issues with Cloud Storage and the Importance of Protecting Your Data

Posted by on October 6, 2016 at 8:53 AM

External hard drives are receiving increasing competition from cloud based storage because unless you have the external drive with you all the time, the ability to access the information can be debilitating. Storing everything in the cloud gives you access via your mobile, laptop and any other device that’s connected to the Internet.

The Issues with Cloud Storage and the Importance of Protecting Your Data

However, due to cloud storage’s popularity the market is littered with good and bad options with some incredibly expensive compared to others, which on the surfaces do the same thing for less. The important factor is to be able to read through the jargon and choose the best for your personal needs. If you need help choosing or feel like changing your cloud storage provider, here are some of the main focal points you need to consider ensuring your data is protected.

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October 3

Best Quality Bluetooth Headphones Suitable for any Smartphone

Posted by on October 3, 2016 at 8:37 AM

Last week we looked at which were the best earphones for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners to buy, if they wanted to replace the Bluetooth Apple earphones that came with their device. This week I wanted to focus on headphones because if you are like me, more commonly than not those inner ear pods fall out, which gets on your nerves.

Best Quality Bluetooth Headphones Suitable for any Smartphone

Today I will be focusing on sound quality, comfort and price to find out which headphones provide the best all round experience for those looking for alternatives to earphones. The focus today will be the best value for money when considering quality product options, this will allow us to consider market leaders such as Bose and Sennheiser.

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September 26

Best Bluetooth Earphones for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Posted by on September 26, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Those of you who have taken the plunge and bought the new Apple iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus may be having to rethink the way you listen to music now, especially if your old earphones used the 3.5mm jack. Today we’re looking at the best earphones available in the market to replace the standard Apple ones that come with your device.

Best Bluetooth Earphones for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Our main focus is sound quality within earphones along with usability; so don’t expect to see anything Beats related here because you might as well use the earphones that come with your device. Today’s range of earphones all cost between $100 – $200 and have been reviewed and rated internationally for their sound quality and day-to-day use.

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September 22

Android Nougat 7.0 Update Offers Better Value for Money

Posted by on September 22, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Whether you are an avid Android supporter or have recently converted due to the disappointing release of the Apple iPhone 7, there are plenty of surprises in-store for you to get the most from your device. Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to Nexus devices as we speak and will eventually reach other devices depending on your manufacturers customisations.

Android Nougat 7.0 Update Offers Better Value for Money

If you have just downloaded it or are waiting in anticipation then there is plenty you can look forward to learning which will help you get better value for money from your device. Today I present some money saving and value adding features that the Android 7.0 Nougat offers to all users. Those veteran Android supporters will also be surprised at some of the new additions.

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