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March 24

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Computer and Online Tricks

Posted by on March 24, 2017 at 8:11 AM

Over the past couple of weeks we have applied a slight focus onto how to save money with your technology and tips and tricks to improve our experiences with them. To continue under this theme, today we are going to look at the hacks you can apply to your computer and online use, under the friendly form of the word hack.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Computer and Online Tricks

We are not teaching anyone how to hack a computer or website here, we simply mean how to improve your experience with your laptop, computer or online website use. We are going to look at how using certain websites can help you find money saving deals on websites like eBay or how certain tricks can improve your Wi-Fi signal strength and more.

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March 21

Computer Problems and How to save Money When They Happen

Posted by on March 21, 2017 at 8:43 AM

The computer is something we have all become accustomed to over the past 20 years, whether it’s for work, pleasure or both. Problems and annoying error messages come as part of the package and dealing with them could result in spending hundreds of dollars with expensive computer maintenance guys when you could possibly save money and fix the issue yourself with a little patience.

Computer Problems and How to save Money When They Happen

Losing data can be one of the biggest worries for most of us so with this in mind we are going to look at some of the most common computer issues experienced by the masses. Then we will explore the options you have available to you, to resolve the issue by yourself and hopefully offer you an opportunity to save money where it counts.

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February 16

How to save Money Building a Personal Computer

Posted by on February 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM

Those enthusiasts out there who enjoy building a more superior machine compared to what can be bought off the shelf, may know a few of these money saving tricks. Although you can’t consider yourself a true guru unless you know every tip there is.

How to save Money Building a Personal Computer

Today we are looking at how you can build a PC without having to spend a cent more than is necessary. Whether you’re aim is to build a basic every day computer or you’re building a gaming rig, we look at the smart computer tips to keep costs and save money wherever possible.

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February 9

How to Pay Less When Choosing a Smartphone for Your Kids

Posted by on February 9, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Those parents out there who have kids starting high school this year may be concerned about the way they are making their way home from school with no means of contact. If you are considering getting your child a smartphone to stay in contact with, then we’re looking at the best money saving options available.

How to Pay Less When Choosing a Smartphone for Your Kids

The way we see it is that there are three main options you can consider. The first would be giving your kid a hand-me-down device, second is to buy a device outright and thirdly get a new phone on a 12-24 month contract. The first two options could either be a prepaid or monthly contract SIM. However, which is the best solution for you is what we’re exploring here today.

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February 6

Using Your Smartphone Photos to Pay for Your next Smartphone

Posted by on February 6, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Did you know that there are services out there that can help you earn some extra cash when you upload your smartphone photos. There are a number of websites and apps online that allow you to upload photographs you have taken and who give you commission for each one purchased.

Using Your Smartphone Photos to Pay for Your next Smartphone

These platforms are equally suitable for amateurs and professionals and it can be done in your spare time or as a serious, professional, self-employed route too. Below is a list of some of the most popular platforms available online and what you differs them from the competition. If used successfully, you could save money off your next smartphone by getting your current one to pay for by exchanging photos for currency.

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January 27

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Living with a Smartphone

Posted by on January 27, 2017 at 8:15 AM

The vast majority of us have adapted our lives within the past 5 years to live with a smartphone. This means you have changed your lifestyle to either ensure it has charged on a daily basis, that it has internet connectivity or a range of other useful benefits that these pocket held computers bring with them.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Living with a Smartphone

This week our hacks post will look at the best ways to improve our lives with smartphones from extending battery life, to using money saving tips and tricks to reduce data usage. On top of this we look at ways to improve your travel experience with a smartphone and how to get the most out your inbuilt camera.

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January 26

Save Money on Expensive Software with Free Alternatives

Posted by on January 26, 2017 at 8:25 AM

There are so many powerful software programs out there today and they know they can charge companies big bucks, but if you haven’t got a company buying your software for you or you don’t have the budget, tools like Photoshop can seem expensive. Pro Tools, Maya and even the latest version of Windows can prove costly.

Save Money on Expensive Software with Free Alternatives

In efforts to save money we are going to look at free software that can be considered as an alternative to buying these expensive programs. This is your opportunity to get your work done to a similar level but with completely free software instead.

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January 23

Save Money on Faulty Gifts by Knowing Your Consumer Rights

Posted by on January 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM

At some point you may have received a dodgy gift and there is no doubt you have also received the same list of excuses as to why retail staff won’t give you a refund. Yet as you clear away all the clutter from Christmas and New Year it’s a good idea to educate yourself on your customer rights, so you can return that dodgy gift and get your money back.

Save Money on Faulty Gifts by Knowing Your Consumer Rights

Those of you who have received a faulty gadget or problematic gift will be able to save money if you speak up. Today we are going to focus on Australian consumer law and what you’re entitled to when dealing with retailers and returns.

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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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