Articles from the Smart Shopper section archive

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shopgirl: React app gives texts expression

A picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes facial expressions are worth a million
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shopgirl: Great films available at the Morris

In April, two great films will be shown free at the Morris Museum of Art.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shopgirl: Love to read? New app makes it easy

Rooster is a new app that fits reading into your busy day. By clipping books into 15-minute increments, Rooster allows you to work through a book by chipping away in blog post-length pieces.
By Gracie Shepherd

Monday, March 10, 2014

Shopgirl: Blog has great style tips, do-it-yourself projects

WHAT'S NEW I don't have time to read every good style/DIY/design/trend/product blog out there, so I have to be pretty choosy about the ones I do read. My newest discovery is BRIT+CO, found at ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Tax filing apps gain popularity

For many taxpayers needing to file simple tax returns, mobile apps are becoming a popular way to file.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Shopgirl: Wearable technology can be exciting

If you're keeping up with the quickly growing wearable technology market, you've no doubt noticed that the most plentiful manifestation comes in watch or wrist-based form.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Shopgirl: New magazine and a great Banjo-B-Que lineup

Trouvé is a new magazine launched by Aiken resident Amanda Marko that highlights all things creative.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Shopgirl: New outlet mall coming to Augusta

The new shopping options coming to Village at Riverwatch could be the best thing that's happened to Augusta shopping in a long time.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Shopgirl: Take in a show to brighten winter weekend

The Tony Howard Motown & Elvis Review at the Imperial Theatre will pay tribute to legends of music.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Shopgirl: It's time for TEDx

TEDxTelfair Street is Friday, Jan. 31, and if you didn't get one of the 100 tickets for the actual event, you can still participate in this meeting of the minds.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Shopgirl: Film archive service offers classic films and TV

Are you one of those people who watches more black and white movies than color, and can list off every movie featuring Lauren Bacall?
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Kindle FreeTime offers parents peace of mind

NEW YORK - It's no secret that kids love tablets, but the devices also can get them into trouble. By the time my daughter turned 3, she knew how to pull up Sesame Street clips on YouTube and ...
By Bree Fowler

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Shopgirl: Library to unveil vibrant mural

One of Augusta's best-loved artists, Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman, will be unveiling his mural at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library on Friday, Jan. 17.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Shopgirl: Finch & Fifth is worth a drop-by

Need a place to meet an old friend home for the holidays, or just a new stop on your weekend circuit? This place is serving fantastic food and impressive drinks.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Coupon Lady: Turn to stockpile for creative gifts

Food gifts and gifts baskets are attractive presents and are simple to put together.
By Carol Gunter

Shopgirl: Take a break and just be social

Focus on what's happening right in front of you this holiday season -- without alerting Instagram.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Coupon Lady: Bulk stores or grocery stores?

Using coupons, I can usually beat the bulk store price on most items, and I can also beat store-brand prices when I'm stockpiling.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Stockpile coupons to get the best deals

If you are serious about saving money using coupons, you need to make sure you have enough.
By Carol Gunter

Shopgirl: Ads creeping onto Instagram

Have you noticed how ads are creeping onto your Instagram feed? I have, and so far I don't seem to mind all that much.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

HTC, Nokia offer giant phone choices

The Nokia Lumia 5120 and HTC One Max, or phablets, are nearly as big as the smallest tablets. Unlike tablets, they can make phone calls over cellular networks.
By Anick Jesdanun

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