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
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iFixit.org

iFixit.org — The People Who Are Fixing the World — is a new project by the talented and helpful team at iFixit.com, 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 ifixit.org, 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
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