Archive for the ‘Consumer Reviews’ Category

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Geni.com – Your Family Tree

April 13, 2009

Geni.com does a good job of allowing you to very easily create a family tree. It’s nice because you start adding members of your family and if you add their email addresses, they will be notified. Once they are notified, they can log in and make changes to the family tree and add more details. Of course, the number 1 concern here is privacy. The good news is that Geni has lots of privacy settings.

As far as I know, the company has raised more than $10 million dollars in VC money. I know that they make some money off of selling premium accounts but I’m not sure if that business model will be enough to make them nicely profitable… maybe I’m missing something…

All in all, great website. Try it out!

Aydin.

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Free Ties @ SuitUpp!

November 7, 2008

My buddy Marco Raynault who runs a good show at SuitUpp sent me a message last week letting me know of their Free Tie promotion. I’ve been meaning to write about it for a couple of days now… better late than never!

Basically, the deal is that SuitUpp will send you a free tie in the mail but you’ll have to pay for the shipping… still pretty good deal. Marco did give me a free tie in person and I can attest to its quality. If you want a free tie, just head over to SuitUpp.com and sign up for their mailing list and you’ll get a link to the checkout page for the free tie…

SuitUpp is also running a tie subscription service where they’ll send you a tie every month for 1 year. They’re charging $199 for what they call a tie subscription service… good stuff. If you’re interested in the tie subscription, just click on the image below:

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Come on RIM, sell your products better!

September 12, 2008

The other day I took a trip to the Rogers store to check out the BlackBerry Bold. I was hoping that they would have a demo handset ready for me to check out… unfortunately, they did not!

Apple has demo iphones in mostly every store that it is sold. I asked the customer representative at the Rogers store why there wasn’t a demo handset and his response was: “with BlackBerry, people know what to expect.” That was the most lame excuse that I’ve ever heard. I have a BlackBerry and I don’t know what to expect with the Bold. I checked out the online videos but until I play with the phone (just like I would with a laptop at Best Buy — and phones are becoming more laptop-like these days), it would be difficult for me to make a purchase. I know that BlackBerry phones typically haven’t had demo handsets in the past at Rogers stores, but I hoped that when RIM saw the Apple strategy, things would change.

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Telus locks me in with a $500 penalty

July 14, 2008
Telus Logo

Telus Logo

I’ve been considering switching to Rogers to be able to get the new iPhone. I called Telus to see what it would cost if I canceled my plan. I’m only 1 year into my 3 year contract and so it’ll cost me $500. In other words, getting the new iPhone would cost me $200 (cost of iPhone) + $500 (cancellation fee from Telus) = $700. I’ll be honest, I did consider it for a split second…

Also, it seems that Telus will not be getting the Blackberry Bold. But, the representative who I spoke to did tell me that the HTC Diamond and the Blackberry Thunder will be coming to Telus (but then again, who knows…).

Aydin.

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SuitUpp.com Launches Blog on Men’s Fashion

July 4, 2008

SuitUpp blog on Men\'s Fashion

SuitUpp.com just launched a blog that will focus on advising men on fashion and life in general. Should be quite interesting. You can check out the blog for yourself here: http://blog.suitupp.com.

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Tallia Blazer – $50 Off

June 19, 2008

As you know, SuitUpp.com is a very new company that sells only 1 suit a week and is built off of the Shopify.com platform. This week’s suit is a Tallia Blazer and you can get $50 off by entering the code “50offnow” (without the quotes) on the checkout page… This limited-edition Blazer is available only this week so make sure to check it out here.

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Kwout.com – great for Screenshots

May 3, 2008

Kwout.com is an amazing tool for blogging. Everytime I want to create a screenshot and use it to paste into my blog, I head over to kwout.com. Its really simple to use… This is one of those must use services!

Here is a screenshot (courtesy of Kwout.com):

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Aydin.