It’s hard to keep up with ever-changing technology. Fortunately, our Tuesday News Day can help you out. This week, tweets are the new way to measure TV audiences, diners no longer need to wait for the check, and the new iPhone is already more than 50% off.
Get a new iPhone for just $45.
Best Buy, RadioShack, and Walmart have already slashed the price of the iPhone 5c. The phone costs $99 if purchased through Apple with a two-year contact or $549 if you’re paying retail. Walmart has the best price at $45, and the deal lasts through the holiday season.
Get the Apple iPhone 5c for $45 at Walmart with Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint
Valid in-stores only for a limited time only.
No more waiting around for the check to come.
New app, Cover, makes it possible to pay and tip right from your mobile phone at certain restaurants. And they’re not the only one using technology in place of a waiter. Chili’s is expanding its use of tablets for ordering food and even games (at an added cost) for the kids to play while they wait for their food.
Homemade crafters are stepping up their game.
Etsy sellers are headed to the big leagues. Etsy has modified their rules and will now allow sellers to use outside manufacturers and hire as many employees as they need. They say this will allow Etsy businesses to continue to expand and meet demand. Others think this will alter the essence of Etsy.
Holiday shoppers lose six days this year.
Does Black Friday officially mark the start of your holiday shopping? Then be prepared because this year there are only 25 days between Black Friday and Christmas as opposed to last year’s 31, making this shopping season the shortest we’ve seen in a decade.
Twitter chatter matters for TV shows.
Your TV tweets matter to more than just your friends. Nielsen is now using tweets to measure TV show audiences. So what shows are getting the most social chatter? For the week of September 23, Breaking Bad took the number one spot. The Voice and Jimmy Kimmel Live also made it into the top 10.