PayPal Here

PayPal is rolling out a mobile payment option—PayPal Here—apparently to compete with Square’s mobile card reader.

PayPal claims:

  • Will work with iOS and Android
  • 2.7% transaction fee (Square charges 2.75%)
  • Accepts VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, checks, invoices and PayPal accounts
  • Funds are immediately available in your PayPal account
  • Free card reader and mobile app (like Square)

Posted: March 16th, 2012
Filed under: Finance, Free (or low-cost), Handheld, Hardware, Innovation, Mobile, Software Tags: , | No Comments » — The People Who Are Fixing the World — is a new project by the talented and helpful team at, the ‘free repair manual you can edit.’ I have used iFixit to get detailed instructions on upgrading our Macs and it’s been a really useful resource. You can find repair guides for all kinds of things—including game consoles, automobiles, cameras, household items and more. They have a free repair manual app for iPhone and iPad so you can download guides right from your mobile device.

On, we’ll be writing about the problems caused by our throwaway culture. [...] We’re going to profile repair gurus and share why people fix things.

They are also working on a documentary: Fixers, a film about repair. I’m looking forward to this.

Posted: January 20th, 2012
Filed under: Free (or low-cost), Hardware, Tips Tags: , , , , | No Comments »