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I often buy stuff. In fact, you might call it a hobby of mine. Depending on the type of stuff I buy, I’m typically entitled to some type of manufacturer warranty. This applies to obvious items such as the computer I’m using right now to write this review, or the iPhone I’m using to try out the app for review. But warranties, limited as they may be, are often awarded for many items such as small appliances, video games or automobile parts.

Another item I deal with from time to time are serial numbers for software purchases. Buying items from the App Store and Mac App Store have all but eliminated the need for tracking serial numbers, but there are definitely exceptions on occasion. Keeping tabs on warranty items and serial numbers is rather important, but isn’t a task I want to think twice about. Serial+ by Enabled Apps aims to keep me from having to do so. (more…)

Accidents happen, and when they do it’s always good to be prepared. But how does one prepare for a disaster? It’s always good to have medical supplies and nonperishable food handy, and a game plan for what actions you should take when a disaster strikes. The problem with disasters (other than the disaster itself) is dealing with the aftermath. If you have insurance on your house or apartment, you may think you’re squared away. Chances are, you’re not.

When you file a claim after a disaster, most insurance companies require a list of everything that was damaged (or stolen, in the case of a robbery). Unless you’re really on your game, you probably haven’t kept a running inventory of your stuff. Luckily, there’s an app for that, and its name is Belongings. Join me after the jump and I’ll show you how to use Belongings to create a virtual inventory of everything you own. (more…)