Monthly Archives: November 2011

Movember Moustache Update!

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Movember Moustaches End of Week Two Progress Report:

The band of intrepid BookRenter "Mo Bros" are starting to sprout some mean moustaches.

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Tell Us What You’re Thankful For and You Could Win $500 in Holiday Spending Money!

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It’s Thanksgiving season, a great time to ask yourself, “What am I thankful for?” Loving family, awesome friends, good health, your cat who acts more like a dog? Anything that matters to you, tell us what about your life makes you feel especially grateful, and you could win $500 holiday spending money for gifts, that new holiday outfit, traveling home, whatever you want!

In addition, BookRenter will make a $500 donation in the grand prize winner’s name to Second Harvest Food Bank, one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month.

The top three entries with the most “I like your Thanks Given” votes wins the $500 grand prize and two runners-up will receive $250 cash gift cards each.

Have an even warmer Thanksgiving this year!

Submit your “Thanks Given” by November 25th here: http://on.fb.me/v1UlmT

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Job Opportunity: Become A Textbook Franchise Manager!

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DEADLINE: December 15, 2011

We know that in college, saving money is tough, and making money is even tougher. That’s why we have launched the Textbook Franchise Manager program – a chance for you to get paid, while passing along BookRenter savings to your friends and classmates! You could make $3,000 in FIVE weeks, if you have what it takes.

Be part of a select group of enterprising college students handpicked from schools across the country, and earn valuable sales and marketing experience with BookRenter, while actually making some cash. Unlike most brand ambassador programs out there, this one is all about YOU. You create a marketing and sales plan for your very own BookRenter franchise, and you earn an 8% commission on each and every sale.

Most importantly, this internship won’t interfere with school or even other summer internships. Most of the work happens three weeks before the semester starts and in the first two weeks of classes.

Don’t pass up this fantastic opportunity for college students with an entrepreneurial eye, vast network, and boundless energy. The spots are filling up, and time is running out, so apply TODAY!

To submit an application, email your resume to campus@bookrenter.com. For the complete job description, click here (PDF). DEADLINE: December 15, 2011.

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The New iPhone 4S

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…What we’ve been waiting for: the new iPhone 5 iPhone 4S

By guest blogger Jessica Ridgeway
Jessica is a journalism major at the University of Oregon. She is finishing her final year focusing in magazine journalism with a minor in communications. She spends her free time writing or hanging out with friends. College has introduced her to a new found love for sports (Go Ducks!) and the French language.

Apple Inc. has done it again – they’ve released a brand-new Apple product that surpasses the last. This October the iPhone 4S, formerly rumored to be the “iPhone 5,” is available for technology-lovers everywhere.

The new iPhone 4S doesn’t physically differ from its predecessor, the iPhone 4. It’s the same weight and shape with all of the same functional buttons. However, it’s the phone’s capabilities that make it shine.

First there is the phone’s new dual-core A5 chip – which is the same processor found in the iPad 2. It works twice as fast, opening Apps and Safari web pages faster than ever. The phone also runs on the new iOS 5 operating system; it includes 200 new features that the iPhone 4 lacks.

by Photo Giddy

All of the main programs on the iPhone – Music, Contacts, Photos, Mail (to name a few) –  all run under iCloud on the new iPhone 4S. iCloud wirelessly stores and transfers your files, photos, and pretty much everything else to your other devices. So if you take photos with your iPhone 4S, they will automatically appear in iPhoto on your Macbook Pro and iPad, for example.

The camera of the Phone 4S completely tops the iPhone 4’s. This camera is 8 megapixels and has all-new optics for better pictures. Apple has increased the aperture, which allows more light into the photo, and has added a fifth lens for a sharper and more detailed image. It also has face-detection programming, allowing the camera to focus and expose the image accordingly. For the iPhone videographers, the new phone records at 1080p and at 30 frames per second. There is also a stabilizer, keeping the videos from looking like you’re experiencing an earthquake.

Lastly, the new iPhone 4S includes a new program called “Siri.” The Apple website calls it the “amazing assistant.” Siri listens to voice commands and works with the phone. You can set reminders, send text messages, search for directions, and so much more using only your voice. Aside from all of the many advancements the iPhone 4S has, it’s Siri that sets this smart phone apart from all of its competitors.

Siri can answer any of your questions, even abstract ones

As a new iPhone 4 user (I’ve had mine for almost two months now) I’m mildly impressed. I’m intrigued, of course, but not enough to swap phones. I use my iPhone for three things: phone calls, text messages, and e-mail. I feel that the more features added to phones will eventually cause people to avoid personal communication all together. I have also been told that “Siri” is available as a free App on the iTunes store – but I don’t think I would ever use it. I find it a little strange to talk to my phone like it’s my robot assistant.

Overall, I congratulate Apple on another successful release. I have no doubt in my mind that the elusive “iPhone 5” will make an appearance soon.

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BookRenter $250 Monthly Textbook Scholarship Winner Is…

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The winner of the $250 Monthly Textbook Scholarship for October is Lance Day of University of Missouri! Congrats to Lance!

You like extra rental credit? Then enter to win this month’s scholarship where you could win $250 in textbook rentals just like that!

The promotion ends November 30th! Every friend you invite gets you another entry.

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