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Shopping List Manager for Windows Phone 7 organizes your grocery runs

The number of apps available for Windows Phone 7 is starting to climb sharply and we've seen more good apps of late, too -- not just soundboards and wrappers around mobile websites. If you're after a nice WP7 app to manage your grocery store excursions, check out Shopping Lists Manager. Create a list, add items, and you'll get a checklist to mark off items as you add them to your grocery...

10 last-minute gift ideas for geeks

You've gone and waited until the last minute to buy the gang at the office their annual holiday gifts. Trouble is, it's too late to order something online -- and who wants to fight with holiday crowds at the mall? Wouldn't you rather just do some nice, relaxing shopping from the comfort of your cubicle? There's plenty of great stuff you can give digitally via email, Facebook, or even printed...

Google Shopper for Android updates with better filtering options

Google Shopper is a handy tool for saving cash on the go, and the version 1.31 update makes it a little bit better. The app now offers more filtering options, including the option to limit items to those with free shipping. Featured list items also display more quickly, and a banner has been added to highlight "featured list partners." The update also fixes a handful of crash bugs related to...

PayPal to launch a new, social, group-buying tool called Shoptimist

With the a groan-worthy name, and equally tired slogan -- "Positively awesome shopping!" -- PayPal looks set to launch a new service called Shoptimist. Details are thin, but it looks like Shoptimist will be a Groupon with emphasis on real-world, physical products. Fellow shoppers will band together to get cheaper deals from suppliers -- and the more people that join in, the better the deal....

eBay Mobile 2.0 for iPhone adds RedLaser barcode scanning

The holiday season is almost upon us, so there's never been a better time to arm your pocket pal with price comparison tools, to prepare yourself for that moment when you must step forth into the cold night air, battle the hordes, and attempt to find presents for your nearest and dearest. In that vein, eBay has just let fly an update for its iPhone app, which now includes barcode scanning courtesy...

Google branches out into machine-curated high-fashion with Boutiques.com

Representing its first chic service, Google has just launched Boutiques.com. In true Google style, Boutiques parses hundreds of thousands of products to produce a personalized shopping experience that's tailored just for you. Interestingly, there's no sign of an accompanying Android app -- only an iPad app [iTunes]. Boutiques uses 'fashion rules' garnered from high-fashion taste-makers --...

Amazon's Windowshop iPad app makes for a great online shopping experience

Ever since Amazon launched its Kindle app for the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android, it's been clear that America's largest e-tailer is all about spreading itself across as many platforms as possible. For an online retailer this makes perfect sense: the more people that are introduced to your store, the more potential customers you've got. To that end, Amazon recently released an...

Google Phone Gallery helps you decide which Android device to buy

For people trying to decide between an iPhone and Android smartphone, the choice can be a little tricky. Unlike the iPhone -- where you're basically picking how much you want to spend on extra storage capacity -- there are dozens upon dozens of different Android handsets. Figuring out which one is best suited to your needs can be a daunting task, so Google has put together the Google Phone...

Use Flickr's Camera Finder to see how a camera performs in real life

Flickr is one of those websites that are so chock-full of stuff (whether it is features or just images), I almost always find something cool when I go prowling around in it. And the other day I found out about something which many of you may know, but was certainly new for me: Flickr's Camera Finder. When you take a photo, the camera includes its own make and model, as well as a whole bunch of...

EveryScape provides Google Street View -like tours inside points of interest

A few days ago I posted something about Google planning to take Street View to businesses to let you look at them from the inside. Commenter Neil let me know that this sort of thing already exists commercially and pointed me towards EveryScape. And indeed, I think this is probably what Google have in mind with the Street View pilot. You start off on a city street and then use 3d-looking...

Payvment lets you launch a storefront on Facebook

Finally, beyond the sale of virtual gifts like hugs and angel wings, Facebook has an app that allows you to open an ecommerce storefront via Payvment. Introduced in November 2009, Payvment uses a PayPal shopping cart for its app to work with Facebook Pages. In addition to its Facebook app, Payvment has a shopping cart web service which allows you to add a shopping cart to any website by...

Caveat Emptor for Firefox checks products for safety recalls

When you're shopping online for something, product reviews can tell you quite a bit - but they may not include some important details. Say, for example, whether or not a particular product has any issues listed in the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall database. If you're browsing with Firefox, grab the Caveat Emptor add-on. It provides right-click access to the CPSC's feeds, list of...

Manpacks offers automatic delivery of clean undies to helpless men

OK, bear with me on this one. No, underwear isn't something you can download. Well, maybe from vending machines in Japan, but you know what I mean... But as a man who knows how to do little things like, say, wash my own clothes and go shopping, I'm a little offended by the idea behind Manpacks. Sign up, fork over your credit card info, and you'll never have to worry about remembering to buy...

Amazon sells more Kindle books than conventional tree-murderin' books

It had to happen eventually, and it's not really a surprise, considering people don't tend to shop online for books on Christmas Day but... it will be marked down in history, that's for sure -- Christmas Day 2009: the day digital books outsold their physical, paper counterparts,(At Amazon anyway). It's a misleading statistic, as I said: no one buys paper books online on Christmas Day -- people...

Google's new Commerce Search helps you find holiday gifts faster!

Google sure knows how to time its innovations. Just in time for the holiday rush, Google have a new search tool -- but not for shoppers like you or I, at least not directly. No, this one's for businesses themselves; it's an enterprise product that straps onto existing online shops! (Sorry, I like anything that sounds vaguely Star Trekkie.) Citing the ol' chestnut that most visitors spend on...