‘The Cheapskate Rules’ burns up the charts

Announcing (belatedly) “The Cheapskate Rules: 21 Easy Money-Saving Tech Secrets.” It’s the culmination of my years of experience as The Cheapskate and a collection of some seriously sweet tips on how to save cash on tech. For example, planning to buy an iPad? You’ll never get a discount at your local Apple Store, but I […]

Review: Powerbag Recharges Phones, Tablets, and More On the Go

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick to death of schlepping chargers everywhere I go. I need one for my┬áiPhone, another for my tablet, a third for my camera, and on and on. Hassle city. That’s why I’m head-over-heels in love with my Powerbag–which not only carries all my gear, but also recharges it. […]

Review: Jabra Sport Bluetooth Stereo Headset

If you’re an active person and a smartphone owner, I have two products to recommend. First is the Spibelt, an impossibly comfortable sports belt with a stretchy pouch that can accommodate keys, cash, your phone and other walker/runner/biker essentials. The second is the Jabra Sport Bluetooth stereo headset, which lets you listen to music and […]

Support the Boy Scouts of America!

Hey, there, Broida fans. If you’re feeling generous and/or you love popcorn, my son Ethan is working to support the Boy Scouts of America–an outstanding organization that helps young boys learn invaluable skills. Ethan is trying to reach a goal of $650 in total sales. If you’d like to help out, here’s a referral link […]

Get a Refurbished Nook Color for $199

In recent weeks I’ve talked a lot about the Amazon Kindle, but let’s not overlook that “other” e-reader: the Barnes & Noble Nook. Specifically, the Nook Color is one of the unexpected gadget success stories of 2011–and for a limited time, there’s a rare deal to be had on one. Barnes & Noble is offering […]

Turn a Spare PC into a Free DVR

Lately, more and more people have been asking me about “cutting the cord.” No, this has nothing to do with childbirth; it’s about ditching pricey cable TV–the “cord”–in favor of Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and other digital options. Much as I’m a fan of those inexpensive alternatives, there are times when I want to watch–and record–live […]

Five Great Free Android Apps

Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But free apps? Those are a lot easier to come by, especially for Android smartphone users. For example, today only, Amazon’s App Store has the handy utility TaskKiller Pro free of charge. It normally sells for $1.99. If you happen to miss out on that […]

Get 5GB of Free Cloud Storage from SugarSync

SugarSync is a fantastic storage service that syncs files from your PC to the Web, other PCs, and various mobile devices. Don’t think you need it? Read the following TRUE HORROR STORY before you decide. One dark and stormy night, your computer suddenly locks up. You reboot, and a few minutes later it locks up […]