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Find out the Actual MPG Your Car Gets

One of the first things a person looks at when finding a potential new car nowadays is what MPG (miles per gallon) it gets. However, there’s often a massive discrepancy between what the manufacturer lists the MPG as versus what you’ll get in the real world. So finding out what you’re likely to achieve day-to-day is vital.

Luckily a website exists to help you. Fuelly.com is ‘a site that tracks your gas mileage over time, helping you calculate fuel expenses as you drive.’ And Fuelly has ‘tracked 3,271,504 fuel-ups in 153,654 vehicles over 922,356,497 miles of driving.’ This means Fuelly knows what MPG pretty much every car in the world actually gets.

So head over to Fuelly’s ‘Browse All Cars‘ page and pick the car you’re interested in to find how many MPG it is actually getting.

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Droplr Pro

Droplr has just announced its ‘Pro’ membership option.

I’ve been trying out Pro for a few weeks now as a Beta tester and this is my little review.

Features

For $30 a year (or $3 a month if you don’t want to pay annually) you get:

  • Larger files and increased storage. Files up to 1GB in size and 100GB of storage.
  • No ads. This includes seeing ads on other peoples stuff. (While you’re logged in)
  • Statistics.
  • Private Drops.
  • Customized Drop Views. (Well, three differen’t colours.)
  • Option to use your own domain.

Thoughts

Pro isn’t a key to an unknown Droplr world. It doesn’t transform the experience. The Pro features are just lovely additions to an already great service. I don’t mean this badly. Pro simply embeds itself effortlessly. No fuss or fluff.

One of the main reasons you’ll want to upgrade is for its value for money. For example, its big competitor, CloudApp, has a Pro option that costs $15 a year more and the only features are:

  • Unlimited file uploads a day.
  • Upload files up to 250MB.
  • Option to use your own domain.

Dropbox even comes up short as they charge $200 a year for 100GB (I know Dropbox is a very different service to Droplr). Droplr’s $30 Pro looks amazingly good value in comparison.

Conclusion

If you share stuff online, Droplr, and Droplr Pro is for you.

Honourable mention: the sign up proccess for Pro is amazingly simple. The simpliest I’ve ever encountered.