1. You can collect loose change with Amazon gift cards

Prepaid debit cards can be a great gift – they aren't tied down to one specific store, and they are accepted virtually everywhere. Unfortunately, many of these debit cards come with an expiration date, meaning that unused money can be lost.

Amazon has added a new feature that allows you to simply transfer the balance from the debit card over to an Amazon gift card. The new gift card can be applied to your Amazon account, and that expiration date – poof, vanishes into thin air. Once applied to your account, you can use that balance on future purchases at your will. Not a bad way to make those last few cents useful.

Read more: Buy Amazon Gift Cards to Use Up that Prepaid Debit Card Balance

2. Facebook adds a less cheery way to respond to posts

You know that moment, when you're scrolling through Facebook and you see a friend post, “Just came back from the doctor – cancer.” You want to show your friend that you care, but clicking, “like” just doesn't feel appropriate. Do you comment? Like? Awkwardly continue scrolling down your timeline?

Engineers at Facebook knows how you feel. The social networking giant has experimented with a “sympathize” button that would be associated with sad or gloomy posts, though an executive has said they “made a decision that it was not exactly the right time to launch that product. Yet.”

So we all have to sympathize together that a sympathize button won't be coming – yet. There is no word on whether a “dislike” button is part of future plans.

Read more: Facebookers Like The Idea Of A 'Sympathize' Button (Keep Waiting For 'Dislike')

3. What's better than free? Spotify hopes to attract mobile audience with this idea

While the desktop version of Spotify has been free for ages, those wanting to use the service on their tablet or smartphone have had to pay for premium access. However, in a move to compete with Apple and iTunes Radio, Spotify may now be planning to give out free music on mobile.

There are some wrinkles with free though. Users would only be able to listen to their previously compiled playlists or starred collections of songs. If you want to look up that song that just won't get out of your head, that's a feature that will remain available only for Premium subscribers.

But, hey, free playlists aren't bad, and with Apple drawing 20 million listeners a month, there is an audience for the service.

Read more: Spotify to expand service

4. Apple starts tracking your movements in stores

With the launch of the iBeacon feature in iOS 7, Apple can now track your movements while you are in an Apple store. The feature will serve like a personalized sales companion, informing you of products you walk near, and of technology upgrades available.

The feature promises to be informative for shoppers, and will be a good alternative to talking to an Apple employee. There may be an opportunity for iBeacon to be used in other locations, with MLB having expressed interest in using the feature in stadiums.

Read more: Apple Stores fire up iBeacon to track you while you shop

5. Price guarantee for Amazon items

Wanting to have cereal but not having enough milk to fill up the bowl. Wanting Chik-Fil-A on a Sunday. Running out of hot water in the shower. Buying something on Amazon and finding out the price dropped the next day. All of these things are first world problems, but one of those things doesn't have to be a problem anymore.

Amazon will give you a refund on at item if the price drops within seven days after you purchased it. This only applies for items sold and fulfilled by Amazon.com, so you're out of luck if that stand mixer you bought for your mother-in-law from KitchenAid goes on sale in three days. It still should give you more confidence knowing that you aren't the only person concerned about saving a little green stuff around the holidays.

Read more: Get a refund if the price drops on an item you bought on Amazon