Many people fear tax time, but it really isn’t that difficult. There are a lot of resources that can help you properly fill the tax forms so that you get the right amount of money back, and there are even some great smartphone apps that are specifically created to make tax time even easier.
These are the best and most helpful apps that you can use to help with your taxes. Most of them work with both iPhone and Android smartphones.
A while ago I wrote about an app game called Smurfs and how people could purchase an item called smurfberries. The kicker is that smurfberries cost real money and you can purchase smurfberries through in-app purchases. The Smurfs game is only one example of a seemingly “free” type of app game.
I’ll be honest and come out (Not like Jodie Foster mind you…) and say it - I’m horrible at New Year resolutions. I fall off the wagon about 10 minutes in; however maybe this year will be better. My main goal in 2013 is to be more organized, particularly around my finances and technology-related information such as pictures and apps.
Below are some tips and tricks to help keep my 2013 New Year resolutions.
Date night has changed quite a bit since we had kids.
Before our son was born, my husband, Brian, and I went to concerts, ate expensive meals and stayed out until at least 11 p.m. We didn't have a set day or time for our dates, we just went when and where the mood led us.
I know, we party hard.
Like the Puritans.
The whole world watched as Apple debuted the brand-spanking new iPhone 5 yesterday in San Francisco and the tech world is all abuzz with excitement.
Some industry experts got all gushy:
"After years using the 4/4S form factor, I found the weight loss completely surprising, especially given the increased size," wrote Wired's Christina Bonnington.
The moment that tech-lovers everywhere have been dreaming about for months has finally arrived...
Introducing the iPhone 5!
Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to unveil the company's latest and greatest gadget.
“We have some really cool stuff to show you,” he told the crowd of drooling tech reporters.
What's new about the iPhone 5? Check out some highlights below:
+ Made entirely of glass and aluminum, it's the thinnest and lightest phone Apple has ever made (20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S).
I love my tablet and smartphone. Sometimes when I pick up my youngest from daycare, I’ll take my smartphone and keys but will leave my wallet in our locked car.
What’s wrong with this picture? I’m more concerned about texting, emails or phone calls than my ID or money being stolen. Clearly, this is a “first world problem” which needs to be rectified.
There’s a big tailgate party for the Little League baseball championships in a few hours, and the sky is looking grey. Local weather reports and news channels drone on forever before talking about your local forecast and frankly, sometimes the weatherman just doesn’t have the conviction in his voice that you need in order to determine whether or not to bring the waterproof pop-up tent.
So what’s your plan? Enter Raindropping - a simple way to get a straightforward and no-frills report of when and if it will rain.
Since I’ve become a mom, I’m racked with guilt. I only breast-fed my kids for 4-6 weeks (eek!), my youngest sleeps in our bed (although maybe that’s good - based on Time’s recent article) and both my kids go to full-time daycare - what can I say, I’m not a natural stay-at-home Mom and kudos to those stay-at-home Moms but I need to work.
I’ll admit it - I watch a lot of TV. I watch NCIS, NCIS: LA, the Mentalist, MLB, NCAA basketball and the NHL. What can I say, I’m Canadian and hockey is our national sport.
But now that I have preschoolers, I’m re-evaluating my TV habits and our family’s in favour (notice the Canadian spelling) of tablets.