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How To Save Money With IPod Touch | Why You Need To Get An IPod Touch | Great Uses For IPod

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Apple IPod Touch : Modern day advanced technology right in the palm of your hand.

If you can muster up the funds for a IPod Touch then about why it is worth the money. The IPod Touch is such a great system, and I did not know its capabilities until I got my hands on one. Not to mention the sleek design of the little black touch screen being literally the size of a pack of cigarettes, and weighs probably a bit less as well.

Anybody would think that the IPod offered a sophisticated music player with some decent internal storage. Some would even think that a person could or would be able to watch some video on their IPod devices as well. However, what people fail to realize is that the previous two media applications discussed are just the very tip of the iceberg.

The software packs a punch and I am quite serious about that. IPod devices can surf the web with a beautiful user interface provided by the Safari application. Not to mention all the gaming downloads that you can get from the app store. You can even view emails and sync with all your files via ITunes right from your desktop computer.

People keep up to date with MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter accounts right from their IPods. It is pretty cool that you can push a button to check all your email accounts in one whack.  I have 10 email accounts and now it is super easy to check them. Now lets talk about the information that I have compiled here that lets you utilize the IPod capabilities to your advantage.

This software can be hacked as with anything in today's world. Once this the IPod device is hacked, all of the sudden a bunch of doors open up for the possible things that can be done with it. Hacking an Apple IPod is called Jailbreaking. I do not know why it is called jailbreaking, but it just is. Maybe it is in reference to breaking free from the confines of the mans bars, or maybe not. Either way, I still do not understand why the need for the term jailbreak, but it seems to work.

You may be thinking to yourself about what could be so good about hacking the IPod? What are the negative consequences to a jailbreak or hack that opens up the IPod? Will I be able to do this hacking part myself?

If you were asking these questions then you indeed have good questions. 

Would you want access to hundreds of free applications for your IPod Touch? Are you sick of paying for app's on ITunes that you do not even use? Do you want to have the ability to customize your IPod touch to your personality? These are just a few of the things that a person could do with their IPod touch. 

You can download music for free via an application called "dTunes". It can be downlloaded via the Cydia or Icy installers on the IPod or Iphone, once it has been jailbroken. You can download full length movies for free right onto your IPod Touch via an application called "iPocketTV". 

If you are into games then read futher to find out how that you can install gaming emulators onto your IPod Touch or IPhone. Yeah, you read correctly. An IPod touch can run Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Genesis, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, PSP, and Playstation One. Each system can have hundreds of rom downloads available at the touch of a finger.

The biggest bad thing that I can come up with is that hacking the IPod Touch voids the manufacture warranty that you may have on your device.  A simple restore to manufacture defaults can fix that though. (I  will discuss them in the article that teaches how to jailbreak the IPod Touch software.)

I found my IPod Touch on Craigslist.org for extremely cheap. Some other good sources would be Ebay.com or Amazon. However, I feel that purchasing good used high end electronics off of Craigslist for a cheap price seem to work out for me.

As always this blog discusses ways to utilize existing services to save money or how to save money with minor or small investments. The IPod Touch is such a great investment that I will be writing separate articles discussing the highlights of this outline. Keep checking back frequently as the next topic of discussion will be how to watch free T.V. on your IPod and on your regular T.V. screen.

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Save Gas Everywhere | Ways To Save Our Natural Resources Without Much Compromise

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This blog is about an obvious conclusion to saving on gas for your everyday expenditures. The simple soultion to save the most on gas is to just not use it. Buy a bike and ride to where you need to. However, most of reading this posting are not going to just give up your vehicle nor are you going to just stop using gas. So, I have put together a few gas pinching tips that will save you thousands of dollars on hundreds of gallons of gas over your lifetime.

The government recently has been trying to jumpstart the economy. Obama has been issuing money left and right to people with no discrimination. He is trying to get mothers to go back to school, he issues a homebuyer loan that practically gives the receipient about 8,000 dollars, and he recently issued a huge sum to be paid for "clunkers". I know many people that have traded in their junker cars and got a brand new or like new car for a steal, financially speaking.

The reason why this may help a person to save money is because the cars are newer models. The car industry has taken a turn for the better. What I mean is that we will see cars getting higher Miles Per Gallon straight out of the factory. By trading in your junker and then getting into a newer car a person would be saving the environment and gaining about 10-20 additional miles per gallon. 

A very simple solution is to check your fluids and make sure that they are at the correct levels. Do not make your car have to strain or over work to get to your destination. There is no actual proof that if your car stresses that it uses more gas, but it is a logical assumption in my opinion.

Another super easy way to save on gas is to correct the tire pressure in your tires. Having the recommended pounds of pressure will help to improve your gas miles. Having too much and too little can prove to be devastating to your gas tank over the course of a year or two.

Also buy and use radial ply tires, they will last longer with the correct tire pressure. These particular tires will also alert the consumer when the tire needs to be replaced. There are obvious signs and signals that come from the tires just before they will blow out. There may be rough driving, a bulge in the tire to one side, or the entire car may feel like one tire is flat somewhere. These warning signals can be a great asset to know about when you are driving around town. Especially if your about to get on the interstate and your car starts shaking! 

Get a wheel alignment to better your gas miles. I am not quite sure how this one exactly plays into the savings, but I know that many local mechanics have recommended doing this procedure. I know that I did save maybe an extra mile or two per gallon. Which is not bad in the long run or when you are standing back looking at the bigger picture.

An Oxygen sensor that needs to be replaced in your vehicle will distort the MPG that you are used to getting. I was getting 14 MPG in my 1997 Ford Ranger. I replaced the oxygen sensor and then the miles per gallon shot up to over 20 in the city! On the highway I save even more gas miles.

When to use and when not to use the airconditioner a vital piece of knowledge to have. It is a logical rule of thumb that should be applied to all people. If your car is flying down the road at speeds of greater then 60 MPH then you should roll up the windows and crank on the airconditioner. The wind drag on the car with the windows at high speeds will outweigh running the A/C. However, if you are slowly driving or are driving within the city a person should roll down the windows. The airconditioner's pull from the gas is greater then the drag resistance on the car. 
You maybe thinking..."The wind will mess up my look/hair/outfit/ (Insert your excuse here) so I can not ride around town with the windows down."
Even if you can apply this trick only once a week you would still save on the cost of gas. Not only would we all be doing our part to save the environment, by cutting back on natural resource consumption, but we would be saving money in the process. If the population of America could apply this trick to their everyday driving for the course of a week America would save millions of dollars. Now lets say that it only saved you 2-3 miles per gallon that week total. 

Take the current population of America (304,059,724) and multiply that by 2-3 miles saved. On a minimum the United States would save 608,119,448 miles. 
On a maximum we would save 912,179,172 miles.
Now take those numbers and divide it by an average of 15 miles to the gallon. (Yeah, this is a low baller, but I am just trying to get a point across.) This part will tell you how many gallons of gas that the USA saved, which is 40,541,296.50 - 60,811,944.80
Ok, let us go one step further and figure out how much money that America just saved in that WEEK. Let us say that gas is roughly $2.00 a gallon, and we all know that is has not been two dollars forever. However, I am just getting my point accross so just bare with me and keep reading. Take your $2.00 per gallong and multiply that by your minimum and your maximum...
America saved roughly 81 - 121 million dollars that week. Oh my, that is a ton of money to be saving just by moving your car window up and down! Think about how much money we all would save in a year or over a decade...

If your car is sitting idle for longer then a minute then shut it off. If your car is on and sitting in park for longer then a minute then you are wasting gas. If you shut if off and turn it back on for the long waits then you will burn less gas. Be careful to not waste your battery listening to the radio, because I have done that.

Use cruise control when taking long trips. The more that you accelerate on the gas pedal the more gas you dump into the engine to make it go faster. This applies to city driving as well. I think we all know that guy that pretends that he is racing you at the red light. Once the stoplight turns green they peel out across the stop line on the street and proceed to drive as fast as Nascar drivers. Having a heavy lead foot will cause you to open up your throttle on your car and force feed it gas. Usually speeding or quick acceleration is not a good idea when a person is trying to save money on gas.

Using the breaks too much can be just as bad as a lead foot. Ridding your breaks not only will wear out your pads and disc's, but it will make your MPG worse. As with anything there is a happy medium that you will feel comfortable with. I personally try to never touch the breaks, but I use them when it is necessary. I mainly coast along at the speed limit and when people slow down I take my foot away from the gas pedal. A person could be surprised to find out how much this can save your wallet in the long haul.

Reduce your weight in the vehicle that you are using. If you use your truck for work purposes then it may be to your benefit to take the ladders off of your truck at night and leave them on the job site. Dragging around unnecessary weight will greatly reduce your MPG. Having a full trunk of junk in your car can help to reduce your miles. Take out the crap out of your trunk and use it when you need to. Do not use it as extra storage on a daily basis.

If you have a garage attached to your home then use it. Especially if you live anywhere North where it gets cold during the winter months. Generally when an engine is cold in the morning it will get terrible gas mileage. So by parking your car overnight in a garage you will defeat the cold start miles problem. Some of you guys have a remote starter on your car. Use it, and let your car run up for the first five to ten minutes before using it.

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Another Land Line Phone Alternative | Utilizing Skypes Services


You have probably heard about Skype before. About 15 million people use it daily as their means of communication. Small business use Skype over regular land line communication. Skype has many features that your home phone simply does not have. Not to mention that Time.com rated Skype within the top 50 best websites to visit this year!

Skype brings to the world cheap and affordable packages. If you are calling here within the United States there is a package for only $3.00 a month. Yeah, that is pretty cheap when compared to what the phone companies are charging. Skype also allows a person to pre-pay their account. They make it pretty easy to pay them.

With your $3.00 package you will need to purchase an additional number package. This can cost you $18.00 dollars ever 90 days. A person could also just buy the number up for an entire year and save almost half of the money it would cost by doing it in 90 day increments.

There are cheaper solutions then Skype, but Skype packs such a punch that it has made my top ten list for communication devices. I currently do not have a land line ran to my home. I use Skype services as my primary source of home phone calling.

Some of the features to expect from Skype are the basics. The typical things that all your other phones can do  like voice mail, text messaging, call forwarding, call history, and a nice contact list. Skype also brings to the table face to face communication. This is where your regular phone just does not cut it. By using the webcam that you have a person could call someone else with a web camera and proceed from there. A lot of small and large business are using Skype services for conference calls to cut back and save money.

Skype users can communicate for free as well. So, if all of America were to switch over to Skype as their primary source of communication then nobody would have to pay a dime to the phone companies or even to Skype itself. That is a pretty cool thought, and now all I have to do is convert every person in America. I bet that wont be hard... 

People can also play games with each other via the Skype applications. You can use voice recorder so that everything that is spoken gets recorded. Guys and Gals can utilize Skype to find out if the other is cheating on them. Or parents find out exactly what your kids are really planning to do tonight!

Skype is always growing in the number of users every day. Skype is always growing in the number of applications that they provide. Skype is integrated into many new laptops right off the shelves. Not to mention that they have their own phone products to help enhance the user experience. You can even download Skype to your IPhone or Windows Mobile phone and use it wherever you can get WIFI for free.

All in all, Skype is a great system that everybody should at least try out once. If you do decide to try it and do not like it then just delete it from your system. It is that simple. What have you got to lose? Nothing, you can only save your money!

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