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The Geek’s Guide to Getting Almost Anything for Free

The Geek’s Guide to Getting Almost Anything for Free
Does it pay to be Internet savvy? Yes. In more ways than many people imagine. Sure, the Internet is a great way to research just about anything you could ever want to know about; and it’s an outstanding communication, marketing, and entertainment tool. But the Internet can also save you a boatload of money. And we’re not just talking 10 cents off here and there. Want proof? 1. 2. 3. 4. Does it pay to be a bit of a geek? Matthew Toren is a serial entrepreneur (Co-founded YoungEntrepreneur.com), mentor, investor and award winning Co-Author of Kidpreneurs (Basic Principles of Entrepreneurship for Kids).

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WinZip iOS App Lets You Crack Open .Zip Files From Anywhere Having access to your documents and pictures is really easy these days. About a million services, including Dropbox and iCloud, allow you to sync your stuff between devices, but there’s one little thorn in our collective cloud-syncing side: it’s called a .zip file. Fortunately, WinZip has just launched on the Apple App Store and it effectively rids us of this particularly annoying issue. After installing, a single tap will let you get a peek at what’s inside the .zip file. If you tap again, you’ll be able to look at individual files, even if you don’t have the associated applications installed on your iPhone or iPad. Copy/paste functionality has also been integrated, to let you pull a snippet and pop it into an email or text message.

Rules of comedy improv and acting Rules of Improv Part I by David Alger The first ten improv rules are: 1) Say “yes’and!” 2) Add new information. 3) Don’t block. Geek Genius: How To Get The Latest Gadgets Without Breaking The Bank photo: Harshit Sekhon Tired of spending big bucks every time Apple (AAPL) releases a new version of your go-to gadget? (Hint: this happens every year). Then stop. 8 Great Sites for Freebies: Why Pay When You Can Get It Free? I love freebies. Even if I have to opt in and click a confirmation email, if it’s free and I can use it, I’ll swap an email address for something free anytime. Everyday I spend a lot of time scouring the web for free stuff – whether it’s downloads, software or any stuff that actually shows up in my mailbox, so rest assured you can give the following 8 sites a shot and you will get some nice little legitimate free samples everyday.

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