Having a phone that works just like it does at home when you're traveling internationally is probably the best thing you can do to reduce stress and maximize your ability to enjoy wherever you are. Being able to use Google Maps and Translate, staying in touch with friends and family at home, having easy access to booking sites like Orbitz and Expedia in the event of delays—these are only a few of the ways Internet access is invaluable while overseas.But depending on your carrier, using data outside the US can be costly. The dreaded roaming fees alone can cause stress, with every moment you spend online potentially racking up budget-destroying bills.It doesn't have to be that way. As someone who's traveled to 12 different countries in the past year alone, I've learned many ways to travel with your current phone cheaply—or at least for cheaper than you might think.If you travel outside of the US regularly, check out our Best Cell Phone Plan for Frequent International Travel … [Read more...] about How to Use Your Existing Phone Overseas
How wikipedia earns money
I fell into my mission by accident — it certainly seemed like an accident that Wikipedia took off as successfully as it did. It might have been what we wanted and planned for, but that it did take off was as much a surprise to me as anyone. Anyway, Wikipedia’s success led to a discovery about myself, that — at least when it comes to Internet projects — more than anything, I want to develop communities in which people come together to improve the world’s knowledge. I started building online groups on a smaller scale in the mid-1990s, with academic discussion groups. Such groups are actually how Jimmy Wales (the other co-founder of Wikipedia) and I got to know each other. I still very much believe in the ideal of collecting “the sum total of human knowledge.” That is, I think, a very worthwhile mission. But I also believe we can do much better than Wikipedia. I’m a philosopher at heart, though I haven’t taught … [Read more...] about Wikipedia co-founder’s 8,000-word essay on how to build a better Wikipedia
Over the course of five generations, the Bush and Walker clans have amassed fortunes and political power beyond belief. The family is worth a reported $400 million and has seated two members in the Oval Office. With the death of the former first lady Barbara Bush at age 92, we’re looking back at how his family came to earn such influence. This retrospective includes insights from Jacob Weisberg’s exhaustive biography, “The Bush Tragedy” and more, as well as vintage photos. Here’s how the Bush family became an American dynasty: Samuel Prescott Bush, son of a minister, lay the foundation for the family’s fortune. Known as the grand patriarch of the Bush clan, he was an Ohio steel and railroad executive. source Wikimedia Commons/Columbus Castings He worked his way up from an apprenticeship to become president of Buckeye Steel Castings Co., the country’s third largest producer of steel couplers at the turn of the … [Read more...] about The epic story of how the Bushes took over America
posted on 10 Sep 2015, 08:55 0 1. Loveneesh (Posts: 217; Member since: 14 Jul 2015) I said and comment that same on the first leak specs of the phone. posted on 10 Sep 2015, 12:51 0 27. Niva. (Posts: 433; Member since: 05 Jan 2015) Yeah, someone called it right away. Motorola is not really interested in selling their phones which the Verizon exclusives point out. posted on 10 Sep 2015, 08:56 3 2. roldefol (Posts: 4674; Member since: 28 Jan 2011) I'm still not buying the Turbo 2 name. This arrives at Verizon in December alongside The Force Awakens, and you don't think they'll make it a movie tie-in? I vote Droid Force. posted on 10 Sep 2015, 09:12 0 3. ChazzMatt (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Sep 2013) Won't only be available at Verizon. That's a marketing LIE by Verizon. Look at the Droid Turbo (XT1254). The same exact phone, with the same exact bands, same exact FCC ID, same kevlar backing, same ballistic nylon -- was sold by regional CMDA/LTE … [Read more...] about Comments for : Motorola Moto X Force (Bounce) to be launched as Droid Turbo 2 by Verizon
posted on 04 Feb 2016, 05:31 3 1. Shocky (unregistered) Around £50 a year probably, I have no problem buying useful apps and games that are worth paying for. posted on 04 Feb 2016, 05:47 4 6. neela_akaash (Posts: 1235; Member since: 05 Aug 2014) most of the people will spend thousands on internet and latest smartphones but they won't spend a single penny on Apps, Games or IAPs.... posted on 04 Feb 2016, 05:55 1 7. Shocky (unregistered) Sad but true, people are more willing to spend money on a pint or pack of cigarettes than spend money on an app. posted on 04 Feb 2016, 08:42 1 17. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 528; Member since: 27 Sep 2015) Its because the majority of games are free. But requires a continuous internet connection to play. Games like Clash of clans, modern combat 5, dead trigger 2, and more are the most played games of all. Even if the developer isn't earning money from downloads. They earn through IAP's. While others are unlocked through … [Read more...] about Comments for : How much do you spend on apps and games per year?