This is the 26th post in a series called 5 Things. Each week I will share a combination of technology articles and apps that I have discovered and liked in the past week. Anything highlighted in blue is a link to an article, an app, or another section of my website.
This is probably a smart move for Best Buy. Perhaps more people will actually buy when in the store if they know they can get the same price that they see online.
I don't think Best Buy's willingness to match online prices will be enough to entice me to purchase technology through them again. I have had too many poor experiences in the past year and I would rather shop from the comfort of my own home.
The Vision Council:
Paul Miller left the internet a few months ago and he has been sharing his thoughts on the experience. This particular piece focuses on his hatred for email.
Email is so frustrating because anyone can send it to you and often you don't want to receive it. You still have to check it and sort through it to find the emails that you do want to receive.
If you don't like email you may enjoy reading this article.
Melissa J. Perenson:
I purchased one of the new nontouch Kindles for $69 and I have a Kindle Paperwhite on the way. I really enjoy reading on the Kindle. After reading the report from The Vision Council I think I will make an attempt to spend more time reading on the Kindle and less time on the iPad and iPhone.
With so many apps in the App Store I often turn to various people that I trust to help me discover quality apps. I was looking for a flashlight app for my iPhone 4S and Ben Brooks thinks that Lighty is the best. For $.99 you get a super simple easy to use app that turns your iPhone into a flashlight. I use it everyday and would highly recommend it.