Meanwhile, on social media platforms, people are encouraging others to steer clear of Amazon-owned products and platforms like Kindle, Audible, Goodreads, IMDB, Whole Foods, Comixology, Amazon Web Services, and Twitch. During this time period, however, Twitch is also running its own Prime Day event titled “Twitch Sells Out,” which may not have been the most amazing naming choice in light of the whole strike thing. Twitch describes Twitch Sells Out as a “shoppertainment-style program” in which popular streamers talk up deals in the ever-fertile fields of gaming, electronics, and of course, “related products.” All of this has sparked a debate about what exactly it means to cross a picket line when the company in question has its fingers in innumerable pies and you’re a contractor on a platform where a couple days of radio silence can be ruinous. … [Read more...] about Some Streamers Are Boycotting Twitch In Support Of The Amazon Prime Day Strike
Try slower shipping So you’ve packed your virtual cart at Some Other Online Store, and now it’s time to pay for it all. How fast do you really need those packages to arrive at your door? While many retailers are offering free one- or two-day shipping for the holidays, still others require you to pay up if you want your packages more quickly. … [Read more...] about How to Do Your Holiday Shopping Without Amazon
At this point I was so terrified that I called up a friend of mine who has a lot of experience with exotic cars, and I explained the situation. Actually, “explained” isn’t really the right term. A better way to describe it would be: I shouted into the phone in sheer panic. I think if you look back into the long global history of panicked telephone calls, you would have, ranked by overall level of panic, a) Madeleine McCann’s mom calling the Portugese police, b) this phone call to my friend about my Ferrari, and c) Steve Bartman telling his wife to start packing the car, because they were leaving Chicago for a little while. … [Read more...] about The Time Smoke Came Pouring Out Of My Brand New Ferrari
Once your hard drive is formatted, you won't have anything on it. This means you need to reinstall an operating system before you sell it. The process is easy provided you still have your operating system discs. Reboot the system, and boot from the OS disc itself. Windows should automatically boot from the disc, but if not you can change the settings in your BIOS to make it work. For Mac, hold down the Option key after you hear the startup chime and select your boot disc (the USB or DVD you made yourself in step two). … [Read more...] about What Should I Do to My Computer Before I Sell It?
Feedly For reading RSS feeds and other content sources, Feedly offers a variety of views that make use of all that extra space. If you read RSS feeds heavily, the “Save for Later” feature is particularly handy for Pocket-like functionality without leaving the app. Scroll through feeds while sitting on the couch, save a few for later, then return to your bookmarks once you’re back to your desktop. Or do the same process in reverse for casual reading. … [Read more...] about Lifehacker Pack for Android Tablets: Our List of the Essential Apps
A while ago, we explained how to use Springpad to organize your life, and some of the features we highlighted back then have persisted through the app's latest redesign. For one, Springpad aims to save everything you clip to it in as native a format as possible. Clip an eBook at Amazon and it's saved as an book, not just a webpage. The service does the same with movies, albums, musicians, and TV shows, to name a few, and will try to automatically fill in useful information for any category—like the premiere date for a movie you clipped and links to buy tickets. … [Read more...] about Should I Use Springpad or Evernote?