Deals – TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:03:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Get EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard for Free (Giveaway) http://tipsfor.us/2010/01/08/get-easeus-data-recovery-wizard-for-free-giveaway/ http://tipsfor.us/2010/01/08/get-easeus-data-recovery-wizard-for-free-giveaway/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2010 10:13:35 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/2010/01/08/get-easeus-data-recovery-wizard-for-free-giveaway/ Continue reading Get EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard for Free (Giveaway) ]]> EASEUS - Data Recovery Wizard Need to recover some important files? For a limited time, EASEUS is giving away a version of their Data Recovery Wizard. It ordinarily costs $70.

Giveaway Link

The Data Recovery Wizard is capable of recovering deleted files, but it can do much more. It can also help recover files on a disk partition after an accidental format, or even restore a lost partition.

Supported filesystems include FAT and NTFS, and supported operating systems include Windows 2000, XP, and Vista (32-64 bit). Unfortunately, it appears that Windows 7 is not officially supported.

Did you miss this giveaway, or want to try a comparable freeware program? Give Recuva a shot.

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TipsFor.us Giveaway – iPod Touch Winner Announcement http://tipsfor.us/2009/07/17/tipsfor-us-giveaway-ipod-touch-winner-announcement/ Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:20:02 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2381 Continue reading TipsFor.us Giveaway – iPod Touch Winner Announcement ]]> Congratulations to “Dan” from KS, winner of the iPod Touch from TipsFor.us. Dan was one of more than 100 entries, but he was one of only a few who took advantage of all three entry methods (Form, Facebook, and Blog post). Obviously, it paid off for him.

Many thanks to all of you who entered. Stay tuned for future giveaway announcements, as we plan to host several more giveaways on TipsFor.us. What might we give away next? Maybe some RAM, a Macbook, or maybe some California IOUs? 🙂

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iPod Touch Giveaway Ends Tonight http://tipsfor.us/2009/07/11/ipod-touch-giveaway-ends-tonight/ http://tipsfor.us/2009/07/11/ipod-touch-giveaway-ends-tonight/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2009 05:52:47 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2353 Continue reading iPod Touch Giveaway Ends Tonight ]]> If you want to try your luck at winning an iPod Touch, act fast! The TipsFor.us iPod giveway ends tonight (Sunday, 12 July 2009). All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM (PST). Thanks to all of you who have submitted so far. We’ve had a lot of interesting and creative submissions so far. Just be sure to include the correct code word in the entry form – a number of you added an incorrect word, and those entries must unfortunately be deleted.

Keep in mind that you can triple your odds of winning by both becoming a fan of TipsFor.us on Facebook AND also by writing a blog entry linking to our original giveaway post.

We’ll contact a winner on Monday, and that person will have 48 hours to respond before we choose a new winner. Don’t miss this opportunity! Good luck!

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Reminder – iPod Touch Giveaway http://tipsfor.us/2009/07/05/reminder-ipod-touch-giveaway/ Sun, 05 Jul 2009 14:32:16 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/2009/07/05/reminder-ipod-touch-giveaway/ Continue reading Reminder – iPod Touch Giveaway ]]> iPod-Touch-slim If you haven’t heard by now, TipsFor.us is giving away a brand new iPod Touch 8 GB.

There are multiple ways to enter the drawing, so be sure to take advantage of all of them in order to increase your chances of winning.

The contest ends on Sunday, July 12.

Good luck! The unopened iPod package has been sitting on my desk for over a week now. I’d love nothing more than to tear open the box and claim it for my own! Instead, I must continue to show great restraint and give it away to one of you lucky readers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to win this lovely gadget – the giveaway ends in one week!

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TipsFor.us Giveaway – Win an iPod Touch 8 GB http://tipsfor.us/2009/06/25/tipsforus-giveaway-win-an-ipod-touch-8-gb/ http://tipsfor.us/2009/06/25/tipsforus-giveaway-win-an-ipod-touch-8-gb/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:30:00 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/2009/06/30/tipsforus-giveaway-win-an-ipod-touch-8-gb/ Continue reading TipsFor.us Giveaway – Win an iPod Touch 8 GB ]]>

Important: this contest is valid for USA residents only. Our apologies to our readers outside the US.

iPod Touch

TipsFor.us is giving away a brand new iPod Touch! It’s beautiful.

This lovely gadget has 8 GB of storage – enough for roughly 1,750 songs, 10,000 photos, or 10 hours of video. It has a glorious 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display with 480-by-320-pixel resolution.

The iPod Touch is far more than just a music player. You can view photos, watch movies and YouTube, surf the web, check e-mail, play games, browse the App Store, and even read Amazon Kindle books. See all features here.

Feeling adventurous? You can also install Skype/Fring on your new iPod Touch to make calls and send text messages.

Did we mention that it’s beautiful? Just look at it.

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HOW TO ENTER

There are several ways to enter, but only one of them is required.

rss-button-smallAll you have to do to enter is subscribe to TipsFor.us, either via e-mail updates or through our RSS feed. We have just added a code word to the bottom of our articles. The code word is only visible in the e-mail or RSS feed, so you have to subscribe. If you don’t already use an RSS reader, we suggest Google Reader.

Once you see the code word – and you will see it, complete this short entry form, which includes a few questions about your technology interests. No personally identifying information will be shared with outside parties for any reason.

The entry form includes a place to enter the correct code word. Without it, your entry will be deleted. One lucky entrant will be chosen at random.

Earn Additional Entries

Not satisfied with just one entry? Good for you! Here are two additional opportunities to increase your chances of winning.

1. Join our Facebook fan page – Become a fan of TipsFor.us on Facebook and earn one additional entry. If you are already a fan, then your additional entry is already counted.

2. Blog it – Post an entry on your blog with a link to this promotion and earn one additional entry. We will count trackbacks/pingbacks as additional entries. If a trackback/pingback does not show up, simply leave a comment below with a link to your blog post.

Contest Rules

This contest is open until Sunday, July 12 at 11:59 PM. Winning entrant will be chosen at random. The winner will be notified by e-mail on Monday, July 13 and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Open to US residents only. This prize is not exchangeable for cash value.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!

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Get Paragon Drive Backup Personal for Free (Giveaway of the Day) http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/08/get-paragon-drive-backup-personal-for-free-giveaway-of-the-day/ http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/08/get-paragon-drive-backup-personal-for-free-giveaway-of-the-day/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2009 20:57:00 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/2009/04/08/get-paragon-drive-backup-personal-for-free-giveaway-of-the-day/ Continue reading Get Paragon Drive Backup Personal for Free (Giveaway of the Day) ]]> Paragon Drive Backup Icon If you’ve tried the free Express version of Paragon Drive Backup (see our visual guide), how would you like to get your hot little hands on its commercial sibling – the Personal edition?

For a very limited time, you can grab a free copy of Drive Backup 9 Personal (normally $40) for FREE.

Paragon Drive Backup 9 Personal – Giveaway of the Day

Act fast if you want it since this offer is only available for a total of 24 hours.

Free alternatives

Did you miss this deal? No sweat, there are other free options for hard disk backup and restoration available.

Option 1 – Drive Backup Express (tutorial – same software, fewer bells and whistles)

Option 2 – Macrium Reflect Free Edition (tutorial)

Option 3 – Driveimage XML (tutorial)

Option 4 – ntfsclone (tutorial)

Good luck!

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Get Acronis True Image 10 Personal Edition for FREE http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/02/get-acronis-true-image-10-personal-edition-for-free/ http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/02/get-acronis-true-image-10-personal-edition-for-free/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:00:30 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1778 Continue reading Get Acronis True Image 10 Personal Edition for FREE ]]> Want to get your hands on a free copy of Acronis True Image 10? Act quickly and you can! In conjunction with PC World, Acronis is currently giving away licenses of True Image 10 Personal Edition.

Linkhttp://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe

The catch, of course, is that they hope you like the now-outdated version 10 so much that you decide to upgrade to the newer 2009 version.

The site is currently getting hammered pretty hard, so you may have to try several times to register if you really want it. Registration only requires a name, valid e-mail, and a listing of other PC publications that you read (mess with their heads – put TipsFor.us in there).

Once you register for free, you will receive a confimation e-mail, then a temporary password. I found that since the UK site was getting slammed so hard, it was faster to proceed to the US site (link), log in under My Account, and download the software under Registered Products.

Free Alternatives

Miss this deal? Don’t fret. There are other free ways to create and restore hard disk images. We’ve documented a few already.

Option 1 – Macrium Reflect Free Edition (tutorial)

Option 2 – Driveimage XML (tutorial)

Option 3 – ntfsclone (tutorial)

Happy imaging!

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FREE Book – Ubuntu Pocket Guide (PDF) http://tipsfor.us/2009/01/29/free-book-ubuntu-pocket-guide-pdf/ http://tipsfor.us/2009/01/29/free-book-ubuntu-pocket-guide-pdf/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1772 Continue reading FREE Book – Ubuntu Pocket Guide (PDF) ]]> For those of you just getting started with Ubuntu Linux (and for you seasoned veterans as well), don’t miss this opportunity to get your hands on a FREE pocket guide (PDF).

Download – Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference

Alternate download link (in case the original is unavailable)

Written by Keir Thomas (author of the venerable Ubuntu Kung Fu), the 170-page Ubuntu Pocket Guide is aimed particularly at Windows users curious about the Ubuntu operating system. It covers everything from installation and configuration to security and command-line tricks.

Here’s the Table of Contents:

  1. Installing Ubuntu
  2. Configuring Ubuntu
  3. Getting to grips with the desktop
  4. Users and the filesystem
  5. Hands-on at the command-line
  6. Software management
  7. Securing the system
  • Appendix A: Glossary of terms
  • Appendix B: Learning more and getting help

Don’t feel like reading 170 pages on a computer screen? I don’t blame you. A print edition is available for a mere $10 (Amazon link).

This is definitely a handy resource to keep near your desk, whether you’re installing Ubuntu for the first time or just need a refresher on some CLI magic.

Have fun.

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FREE Book – Definitive Guide to Linux Network Programming (PDF) http://tipsfor.us/2008/11/19/free-book-definitive-guide-to-linux-network-programming-pdf/ http://tipsfor.us/2008/11/19/free-book-definitive-guide-to-linux-network-programming-pdf/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2008 05:06:53 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=982 Continue reading FREE Book – Definitive Guide to Linux Network Programming (PDF) ]]> To continue in the spirit of free products, Apress.com is giving away digital downloads of The Definitive Guide to Linux Network Programming.

The book has a list price of $49.99, and is available for free download here.

Update: the download link appears to be down on Apress right now (due to massive traffic). Here is a temporary download link.

For those of you who don’t like staring at computer screens too long, you can purchase a hard copy on Amazon for $35 (Amazon link). It has pretty good reviews on Amazon so far, so this 400-page book is certainly worth adding to your arsenal.

Enjoy.

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ZoneAlarm Pro 2009 – Free Download Today Only http://tipsfor.us/2008/11/18/zonealarm-pro-2009-free-download-today-only/ Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:10:37 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=974 Continue reading ZoneAlarm Pro 2009 – Free Download Today Only ]]> As mentioned yesterday, Check Point software is celebrating its 15th anniversary today, and YOU get to reap the benefits. Today only, you can download ZoneAlarm Pro 2009 for FREE.

What you get: A professional firewall, plus anti-spyware and ID protection. Note – this is a subscription valid for one year ($40 value).

How to get it: The download link is right below. It will expire on 19 November 2008 at 6 AM PST.

http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/sum/index.html

Suggested alternative: If you don’t care for ZoneAlarm or if you missed this deal, you could try Comodo Internet Security instead (free). Look for an upcoming review here soon.

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