WinOptimizer Free 1.0 packs in 20 tools
Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free also provides a one-click optimizer, scheduling functions for automatic maintenance and performance optimisations and a scan tool for recommending tweaks.
As a cut-down version of Ashampoo’s paid-for product, there are a number of prompts to upgrade during the setup and initialization process, but users don’t have to activate or register for a free license code, enabling them to use the software from the off…
25 Stunning Cityscapes on Instagram
The Best of Instagram Series is presented by T-Mobile. Its 4G Tweet Race, a week-long campaign launching May 3, pits Twitter users against one another in a daily, frantic race for retweets. There are 7 races, and the winners of each heat win a new HTC One™ S phone with a year of T-Mobile’s Unlimited Value service, and the final winner takes home $4,000.
Do you ever dream of seeing the world but can’t find the time or money to do so? Well, quite a few Instagram users can bring the world to you with their filtered photos of gorgeous cityscapes…
How to Close the Biggest Deals
From Skateboarding to Door-Kicking: 12 Hilarious Obama GIFs
Jay Leno first featured a super-imposed clip of President Obama making an entrance at the Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea by riding on a skateboard. It has since been turned into a GIF.Click here to view this gallery.
A GIF of President Barack Obama making an entrance at the Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea by riding on a skateboard has been making the rounds online. The super-imposed clip — which of course didn’t actually happen — first appeared on Jay Leno’s late-night talk show…
Disney Ruins Family Vacation By Not Letting Adopted Child On Cruise
When Betsy and her husband Karson were preparing to take their family on a Disney cruise, they knew they’d have to be prepared. Their son Beckham, is adopted, and realized Disney has a policy that each child needs a birth certificate to board the boat, and they didn’t have his yet. Unfortunately, despite their careful planning, things went awry, and how.
On her blog, Betsy writes of how her son’s adoption was finalized in court a couple of months ago, but that it took awhile to get the papers from that so they could request his birth certificate…
Defeating the Political Attack Ad
“Negative Doesn’t Work: I’m Turning the Damn Channel.” That phrase, well, let’s just say I’m hoping it becomes one of the most remembered slogans from the 2012 election. Granted it’s not exactly, “I Like Ike,” or “Country First,” but it is an accurate reflection of how Americans feel a few months into the mud-slinging match that is the presidential election campaign.
This year is, by far, the worst. Already, 70% of the campaign ads that have aired were negative. For the same period in 2008 that figure stood at 9…
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If You Enjoy $200 Disposable Coffeemakers, Buy A Keurig
I’ve often heard, both from readers of this site and in real life, about the generous replacement policy that coffee-pod maker Keurig has when something goes wrong with one of their products. But if you happen to buy a model that’s defective, reader Synimatik tells us, Keurig will only replace it so many times before you’re on your own and have to just buy yourself a new one. He didn’t expect to spend more than $200 on what he calls a “disposable coffee maker.”
I originally purchased a Keurig coffee maker a little over a year ago…
Lithium Delivers Next-Generation Solution For Social Marketing
Home Depot Delivers $2500 Worth Of Appliances, Won’t Accept Money For Them
Consumer thought experiment: if Home Depot delivers some appliances to you, but never bills you for them, are they free? If that were true, a California grandmother got one heck of a Cyber Monday deal on more than $2,500 worth of kitchen appliances from Home Depot. That’s not what she wanted. She’d rather just pay the hardware mega-chain already, but they won’t accept her money. A computer glitch makes it look like she already paid for the appliances, and Home Depot won’t accept her money…
Norton 2013 beta supports Windows 8 Metro
While there are few significant changes in the new builds, the interface has seen plenty of activity: security is provided by new Metro apps when installed on Windows 8 Consumer Preview; the interfaces generally have been optimized for use on touch systems; and new support for hardware acceleration should see the products become a little more responsive.
The new builds also offer small improvements in their various protection technologies…
Dare’n’Deal Customers can pay through OneCard
It is authoritatively known that Dare’n’Deal has daily deals and discounts up to 90% on the best restaurants, shopping centers and other experiences so this new payment arrangement should be well received by Dare’n’Deal customers…
Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds
Here are thirteen of the best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or just plain neatness.
(2 – JD Hancock)
(3 – SCHMEGGA)
(4 – walkerspace)
(5 – sarahritacote)
(6 – imthegerm)
(7 – ash™)
(8 – Elegant Delight Photography)
(9 – frankieleon)
(10 – MRHutchins)
(11 – HofmanPhotos)
(12 – matt.nicklas)
(13 – walkerspace)
Our Flickr Pool is the place where Consumerist readers upload photos for possible use in future Consumerist posts…
Satmetrix Enhances NetPromoter in the Cloud
‘Avengers’ Facebook Game Gets a Movie-Themed Addition [PICS]
Fans of the Avengers and social gaming can now play as both their favorite movie characters and the traditional comic book versions of the superheroes in the popular Avengers Alliance Facebook game.
Marvel just announced movie-themed versions of Captain America, Hulk, Thor and others from the Avengers team. Their uniforms offer a sleeker, more futuristic take on the old-school comic uniforms that were previously the game’s only option. The Black Widow and Hawkeye uniforms went live first, with other heroes to follow…
Rogue Garbage Truck Kidnaps My Trash, Demands Ransom
Reader Fubish lives in a rural area, where he pays for his own trash pickup. That’s pretty normal. What isn’t normal is that one day last month, an unfamiliar truck stopped in front of his house and took his trash. His regular hauler came by later and found the empty cans. Now, it would be one thing if the rogue hauler admitted that they stopped at the wrong house and just said, “oops, our bad.” But they’ve sent him a bill for the pickup that he didn’t want and never asked for…