Fight the power


Most of us know someone who's fought a parking ticket and won. But is it even worth the trouble—showing up in court, pleading a case—just to get out of a fine? Those who want to fight the power the lazy way can use the Fixed app. All a user needs to do is snap a photo of the ticket with a smartphone, and Fixed handles the rest. The app is free, but all this ease still comes with a price: Fixed takes a fee (25 percent of the original ticket) for every win. So far, the app only covers San Francisco, but the company, which claims a 50 percent win rate, plans to add other cities.