Free PC to PC Phone Calls

Make free pc to pc  phone calls all over the world with MindSpring.  Additional voicemail via email, and share photos and files and chat with your friends.  Cut those expensive phone bills down to nothing.  super low call to cell phones and landlines.  To find out more on this great deal, click on DOWNLOAD button.

Wednesday Sales Alert


Kohls [jnstore and online].  Summer One Day Sale.   50% off swimwear and beach towels, 40% off sunglasses.  Includes cover-ups.  Only on sale today.


JCPenney.  Wednesday Deals.  Extra markdown only good today such as this flip phone which will give your preteen princess to decorate it and the look of a cell phone including headset.  Reg. $19.99,$5.99+sh., comes only in pink..  Other bargains good until midnight.



More Ringtones

Jeopardy is offering its famous signature show tunes as a  ringtone for $2.49 and wallpaper and screensavers for $1.99.  Coming soon you can download the Jeopardy game to your mobile phone to play the brainteasers at your convenience.  Although MDM would prefer Jeopardy offer these ringtones free, this is relatively inexpensive to impress family and friends.

Free Ringtones and More



Pepsi has a promotion giving up to 3 free ringtones with purchase of specially marked Pepsi products.  Enter for free ringtones and a chance to win a motorola cell phone! Plus Pepsi World has sweeps to win  a Dodge Magnum, and download free screen savers and more. 




Pre-Memorial Day Sales


Target.  Online Target is having a clearance on sweaters from 25% to 50% off including a few shrugs.  MDM liked the cashmere turtleneck sweater by Isaac Mizrahi and after viewing the reviews recommends the lighter colors.  This runs from $24.99 to $29.99, and if you buy $50 or more in women’s apparel you can get free shipping.  Be sure to click on available sizes, since the one listed is not the only size of that particular item–can mislead one to think that is the only size available.

Target [instore] this Memorial Weekend will be having some great sales.  Up to 75% off on women’s apparel and neat picnic blanket on clearance.

Shopathometv is having a blowout and liquidation sale with some very good bargains to be had.  For example, an Olympus 5MP camera is listed  at $112.50 (two value pays).  This is a good camera for the internet and taking family photos.  Tremendous buys on jewelry both costume, gemstones, gold, pearls, and even diamonds.  Prices start at $2.62. With value pays you do not want to miss this sale!


Software Freebies

Snapfiles has free software tool to restore and undelete files removed from recycle bin or directly from Windows.  Works with digital camera cards and can recover photos from a flash card.

Aubuchon Wallpaper Download free decorating software.  Web based so there is nothing to download.  Aids in design and color coordination with their wallpaper patterns.  A good source of information in  assisting  your home decorating needs.

Planet Shoup  Good site for listing of craft software especially helpful in design tools from calculating yardage to graph paper.  Also broken down as to operating system you will need to run everything.

IncrediMail  Free email software site, has colorful email backgrounds, 3D, animation, and much more.  Adds a little more pizzazz to your emails!  Download is easy and fast.

Sales Alert: Sharp Notevision Home Projector

Sharp Home Projector TV

The Good: Imagine watching the game, or any TV show with life-like characters! After purchasing a home projector for personal use, I would not switch back to a regular television. The DLP technology makes for perfect large screen viewing. The crip and clear resolution make for life-like pictures in the movies, sports or any show. Make sure you have room for the 106" screen — that comes with this wonderful offer. In short: Large screen, HDTV quality for cheap.

The bad: It takes 10-20 seconds of warm-up time before you can see a picture each time you turn it on. You need a clear space between the projector and the wall. If you don’t have this, the picture will be blocked. Messy connection cables.

Overall: This is a wonderful buy if you find a way to hide the cables and have a clear space for viewing the wonderful images.

Product specs: Designed to fit all of your challenging multimedia needs, the Sharp Notevision "Educator Series" XR-10S provides superior features, performance and reliability. Built to handle most any business, education or cinema projection requirements, the XR-10S utilizes the latest Texas Instruments DDR DLP display technology in combination with TrueVision (DDP2000) image processing. The Condenser Lens Optical System provides a remarkable 2000:1 contrast ratio, along with crisp, bright and detailed images from both computer and video sources.

Powerful standard features like short-throw zoom lens, HDTV compatibility, up to 3,000-hour lamp life and 3-year industry leading warranty make the XR-10S perfect for every application.

Sharp has not stopped there. To enhance color accuracy, the new "XR" Educator Series incorporates a 3 times speed, 4-segment color wheel. This color wheel ensures that all projected images are uniform — and void of the "rainbow" effect common in other projectors.

To further maximize reliability, the XR-10S incorporates multiple ultra-quiet cooling fans, making the projector the ideal choice for extended-use operation in classrooms, office environments, and even home viewing. And, with the wireless remote control with built-in forward/back PC control, operation is easy from anywhere in the room.

For placement flexibility, the XR-10S operates from a tabletop or ceiling mounted for permanent installation. In addition, its multiple computer/component, video and audio inputs, stereo audio line-output ("VAO"), RGB/component "loop through" and RS-232C port provide for higher-end integration.


  • Dimensions: 12.4" W x 4.7" H x 11.6" D (including projecting parts)
  • Weight: 8.6 lbs.
  • Technical support center: 1-888-go-sharp
  • Limited warranty 3 years parts & labor with 2 years of Sharp "ER" 24-hour turnaround express repair (90-day parts and labor on projector lamp)

 Buy now: Sharp Notevision XR-10S Home Projector with 100" Elite Manual Screen


Online DVD Rental: Blockbuster Beats Netflix

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Blockbuster Wins our comparison for best online DVD rental.  Not only are there no late fees, but Blockbuster online DVD rental services offer unmatched selection and the ability to exchange movies in-store across the nation. 

How Online DVD Rental Works

After you sign up for a DVD rental service, you can select a list of films you want to view.  The DVD rental company will send you the first three films on your list, as soon as they become available.  From our experience, firms are typically available for shipping the same day, and arrive up to five days later.

Sometimes, however, you have to wait a few days before they mail you the DVD. We found, however, that this is a rare occurance.

Also, customers in bigger cities report faster service because multiple distribution centers located in larger metropolitan areas.

Keep the DVDs for as long as you want.  With each service, there are no late fees.  After viewing your movie, return the rentals in the prepaid return envelope.  Yes, you only pay the montly membership fee — you never pay for shipping — so rent away. 

As soon as your DVD rental company receives the DVD(s), they will ship the next DVD(s) on your list.

Frequently asked questions

Cost: Services run from $4.95 to about $20 a month, which includes multiple DVD rentals at any time.

Most popular: Blockbuster, Netflix, DVD Avenue and Clean Films.

What is unique about each service?

  • Blockbuster: This service gives you two free video rentals each month at their brick and mortar shops.  Perfect for satisfying those nights you need to instantly gratify friends or family with a new movie.  You should choose Blockbuster if you live near to and visit a Blockbuster store.
  • Netflix: Kudos for the fastest delivery.  They have more distribution centers than any other service, and most users report next day delivery.  While their prices are a little higher, you should choose Netflix if you cannot wait for movies to arrive.
  • Wal-mart: By far the cheapest DVD rental service on the Internet.  However, they have fewer distribution centers, and therefore you may have to wait an extra day or two before your DVD(s) arrives.  Price conscious users should choose Wal-mart for their online DVD rental needs. Update: Wal-mart has partnered with Netflix. 
  • DVD Avenue: What makes DVD Avenue unique is their wide selection of video games and mature interest titles.  You should choose DVD Avenue if you plan to rent videogames or view mature films.
  • Clean Films: Interested in preserving family values?  Are you a moral person? Clean Films rents and sells edited films for family audiences.  They take out scenes that may offend children, adults and families. We love this site!

Wireless Wizard Wes Recommends: Blockbuster. 2nd Place: Netflix.

Wireless Wizard Wes (WWW) is your neighborhood nerd, techie and internet junkie. An honor student, and Princeton University graduate, he enjoys sharing knowledge about the best buys in technology.

More on iMac

Exciting news is happening at Apple and multi-taskers should welcome the new products that the company has produced. 

Apple has come out with a 6.5" square and 2" small Mac Mini.  It has intel core in solo or duo mode.  It has a choice of 60 or 80 GB hard drive, slotted combo, superdrive, or wireless. Specifications include the following:


  • 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo or 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo processor
  • Apple Remote with Front Row
  • Up to 2GB memory4
  • Intel GMA950 graphics processor
  • DVI connector, VGA adapter
  • Slot-loading optical drive
  • Up to 120GB hard drive4
  • Built-in gigabit Ethernet
  • Analog and digital audio
  • Expansion via USB and FireWire
  • iLife ’06, Mac OS X Tiger

Interface with your iPOD, switch files using core duo between IBM Compatible PC and iMac or Mac.  Maximum uses for a Mini price starting at $599.  MDM says it’s worth going to your local Apple store or Apple dealer and test drive it!

MacBook Pro with Core Duo Intel

 MacBook Pro has a 15.4 inch screen, built in iSight camera and can be configured to match your needs packed into a 1 inch thin design.  Prices range from $1999.00-$2499.00 free shipping.



Made To Order IMAC  
The new word in computing is customization, the new imac line can customize their product to meet all your computing needs, whether you are a butcher, or baker, or candlestick maker.  Imagine getting the graphics capability of Apple and pc business applications. Plus, students can get educational discounts on these items and on the new iPOD.

Looking for the New iMac?

Apple. For those techies looking for the latest be sure to go to this site to check out the Imac with Intel Duo Core. The online price is competitive for this new machine ranging from $1300-1700.