How to Cancel Your AT&T Contract

Choice is now here when it comes to U.S. iPhone service providers, so if you’ve decided that you’ve had enough of AT&T, there are a few options available. Keeping in mind that you may not escape unscathed, here are a few options for breaking your contract.

When Clients Mess Things Up

What do you do when a client ruins something you’ve created? You can’t protect the assets you develop for a client from the client themselves. You can’t defend the work you did for them when it no longer resembles the actual work you did.

Apple Begins Offering iPhone 3G/3GS Without AT&T Contract

In what’s becoming the standard move for Apple (s aapl) as it approaches the launch of a new generation of iPhone hardware, the company has begun to offer the iPhone 3G/3GS for sale without contract at full price on its websites and at its brick-and-mortar retail stores. Without contract, but not unlocked, so don’t get too excited yet Sprint (s s) fans.

Of course, there are ways to unlock the iPhones that are simple enough for many computer users, but there lies the tricky mess of possibly voiding your warranty, so tread carefully. It’s likely you’re probably familiar with jailbreaking, risks and all, so I won’t belabor the point. Read More about Apple Begins Offering iPhone 3G/3GS Without AT&T Contract

What Every Client Needs

All clients are different, but there are some things you can count on every client needing from you as a freelance contractor. Some may be obvious, but others might not be so apparent, and having them in place could save you a lot of both embarrassment and money.

In this post, I’m going to list the standard things I provide every client. If any of these elements are missing, I find that someone walks away dissatisfied, be it the client or me. When present, they seem to allow things to progress fairly smoothly, although, as we all know, there’s no such thing as a sure thing. Read More about What Every Client Needs

Digital Signatures: Good Enough For Business?

2434691031_dc47fc162aEven as a web worker, there are times when we need to sign paperwork. Maybe a new client is ready to sign a contract with you. Maybe an employer needs you to sign a form. No matter why you need to get your name down on a piece of paper, it can put a crimp in a web worker’s style. After all, who among us wants to have more hard copy around than is absolutely necessary? Luckily, more and more companies are accepting digitally signed documents — even the IRS will accept digital signatures on most forms. You can sign contracts, forms and other documents with just a click of your mouse. Read More about Digital Signatures: Good Enough For Business?

Contracts on the Fly with FastDue - CONSULTING AGREEMENTI’m not a lawyer and I don’t keep one on speed-dial. Just the same, though, there are often legal documents — such as contracts — that I routinely need for my work. Between consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other legal documents that have become standard parts of the web working process, I’ve found that I need a way to quickly put together an agreement that I’m comfortable using with a client. FastDue has a simple template tool that I’ve been able to use to turn out an agreement quickly.
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