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Why Car Sharing Works So Well

Owning a car can be a hassle, especially if you live somewhere where driving is an occasional, rather than daily, necessity. This might help to explain why car-sharing schemes are going from strength to strength in cities around the world.


How Much Cheaper Is An 'Old' iPad Now?

Apple has announced new iPad and iPad mini models today — but if you’re not fussed about having the absolutely latest tech, older iPad models have also become much cheaper. Here’s how much prices have been cut, plus the models that are being phased out altogether.


Dealhacker: Make Free International Calls On Vodafone This Weekend

Do you have a few far-flung relatives around the globe that you haven’t been in touch with for a while? If you’re a Vodafone customer, you can make free international calls this weekend in a bid to lessen your guilt. (The catch is that only 10 overseas locations are covered.)


Why Apple And Google Won't Care About Irish Tax Law Changes

Ireland has this week moved to change its tax law, closing the “double Irish” tax avoidance technique widely used by multinational enterprises including Google and Microsoft.


ALDI Is Coming To South Australia And Western Australia

Discount supermarket chain ALDI has become a popular choice for frugal shoppers, but so far has only operated in the Eastern states of Australia, where it has over 300 stores. That’s going to change in the (relatively) near future, with ALDI firming up plans for distribution centres in South Australia and Western Australia to service supermarkets in those states.


Hump Day Deals: Free Coffee Capsules, 40% Off Sunglass Hut, Cheap Sportswear

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include 40% off Sunglass Hut, free L’Or coffee capsules, Slazenger closing down sale. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


How Apple's 'Complete My Bundle' Actually Works

Apple recently introduced App Bundles that allow you to snag a group of apps at a discounted price. There’s also a “Complete My Bundle” option that can be confusing at first. The developers over at Panic figured out how it works.


Why Commodity Hardware Isn't Always The Right Choice

Most server rollouts are built on commodity hardware: using standard Intel-based systems running general-purpose stacks, which offer the promise of being able to easily switch between providers. That model isn’t disappearing, but in some contexts engineered systems — platforms which have a much tighter integration between hardware, server and application layers — can be more helpful.


Pennies Is A Colourful, Gesture-Based Way To Track Finances

iPhone: Tracking budgets and finances isn’t really supposed to be fun, but Pennies is an app that makes the process a little more bearable by using intuitive gestures and a bright colour scheme.


How Overconfidence Can Damage Your Investments

It’s great to be confident about your finances. But being too confident about investing can backfire on you.