Are you on the hunt for informational resources for your outdoors activities, but hesitant about carrying around cumbersome guidebooks? With these eight outdoors apps for both iPhone or Android, you'll have all the information you need at your fingertips. And in some cases, these apps you can even save you some money to put toward, say, a new set of golf clubs or a telescope.
The iPhone is certainly one of the leaders in the smartphone game, but it's not exactly deal-friendly. Both Android and Windows phones are priced for a wide array of budgets, while still offering top-of-the-line features. (Or, as you'll see with some deals below, they can also offers a cheap barebones option.) Today we've rounded up the best current smartphone deals from Samsung, Dell, and HTC that offer great features and affordability.
The dealnews Podcast is offering you Episode 191. Take it as our gift to you, with nothing more to buy, ever. This week: Gift card strategies, Best Buy Black Friday backlash, Netflix hides its DVDs, top search terms of 2011, holiday stories, and more.
The season of mistletoe and "ho, ho, ho" may be winding down, but it seems that holiday shopping isn't ready to, well, take a holiday just yet. Thus, today we've rounded up the best current deals on Android tablets. At some of these prices, even an Apple fan may be convinced to give an inexpensive Android tablet a try.
As another year draws to a close, we think back on everything we've seen. Then we judge its worthiness and put the cream-of-the-crop into end-of-year lists. For dealnews, that means we've got our 2011 Tech Awards piece all ready for you. Find out what we thought was noteworthy in the past year!
It's inevitable that as the New Year creeps closer, we begin to muse about what's to come in the next 12 months. So dealnews is taking a look at what price adjustments consumers can expect to see in 2012. This week, we read the economic tealeaves to see exactly what will be more expensive this year. Some increases seem almost customary, like ever-rising gas prices, while others, like a potential 25% hike on tap water, are more surprising.
With leftovers divvied up and torn wrapping paper recycled, what's left to the holidays? After-Christmas sales, of course! We've rounded up some of the day's most popular sales from your favorite merchants. From Target to Barnes & Noble, these are the hottest after-Christmas sales so far.
What a holiday season it has been! We at dealnews have had lots to be thankful for this year. But there are still a few things we've got to take care of: namely, some holiday gift returns. We unwrap the stats on holiday returns thanks to this gifted infographic.
It's almost Christmas, and we're bringing out an oldie from the dealnews video archives. It's a USB Christmas! 2.0! (No, we didn't update it, we're just stating that most of these items are 2.0 compatible.) A few years back, we gathered a slew of bus-powered, Christmas-themed doodads and let them all run loose simultaneously. Click through to watch this cacophony of festiveness!
It's been a rough couple of months for hard drives; deals on HDDs are still in short supply due to flooding in Thailand, and now both Seagate and Western Digital have announced that they will slash warranties on their new drives in 2012.
In the next few days, airports nationwide will be flooded with travelers en route to see family or friends for the Christmas weekend, and many of them may be shopping at the increasingly popular terminal electronics stores. Travelers often look to replace headphones and chargers, while some might be hoping to pick up last-minute forgotten gifts. But how much will it cost you to buy electronics at the airport? dealnews investigated by gathering data from five different airports — and we discovered that you could be paying 34% more than you should.
We know, you're an Internet maven. You pride yourself on your navigating skills and your e-shopping acumen. But now that we've passed the date of safe standard Christmas shipping for most stores, you may find it necessary to get out of the house and go to a retail store — those are places where people traditionally interact with other humans while shopping. We've rounded up a few excellent deals with in-store pickup for you. Now go! Because you still need time to wrap them!
The dealnews Podcast is overnighting Episode 190 to your ears, for delivery in time for the holidays. Be home to sign for it! This week: Last minute holiday shopping, AT&T / T-Mobile merger falls through, Simple banking, Toys "R" Us will remain open until Christmas Eve, Facebook Timeline, holiday stories, and more.
Some deals are a no-brainer, and that includes discounted credits for your favorite stores. If you're sure to be shopping at American Apparel in the near future, for example, then why not jump on a deal that takes 50% off a credit? Inside, we've rounded up five deals that will please your closet, taste buds, and iTunes library.
Saving money is our motto here at dealnews, but occasionally we come across items worth spending a little more on. We've found that by splurging on things like computer systems, certain office gear, and yes, 500-thread count sheets, you actually wind up saving money in the long run because the higher quality of these items prolongs the need to replace them every year. From desktop replacements to cosmetics, we've listed our top five items where we think being too frugal doesn't pay.
Christmas may come first, but plenty of deal-seeking shoppers already have their sights on December 26. So what can you expect from the after-Christmas sales this year? We looked into the dealnews archives to find some post-festivity trends that will help guide your shopping game plan.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing about the future of Apple, Google, Facebook, and/or Amazon? No? Well neither are we! That's why we put all the latest buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup! Go on, indulge your guilty pleasures!
You may have heard the famous adage: "If you aim to leave Las Vegas with a small fortune, go there with a large one." However, with these travel deals to Las Vegas, you won't need a fortune of any kind to enjoy the glitz, ritz, and razzamatazz that America's playground has to offer. So leave your holiday snowsuit behind and welcome 2012 with a bang, Frank Sinatra style.
When trying to lead an eco-friendly life, you may find that you need a little help to keep you on the right path. Since our dealnews readers are technologically savvy folks, we decided to round up some top eco-friendly-themed apps for iPhone and Android. We've got a carpooling "social" tool, programs that record energy usage, and more.
Every year, PNC Bank calculates the cost of all the gifts given in the classic song "The 12 Days of Christmas". They call this their "Christmas Price Index" and they say it can be viewed as an indicator of how the economy is doing. This year, the magic number for all those birds and lords and ladies is $101,119.84. But here at dealnews, we're all about bargains. So we went looking to see if there was a better "12 days" that would be more in-line with our cost-saving perspective. We found just such a list in Bob and Doug McKenzie's version of the classic.
Athletic shoes that promise toning and shaping without actual physical exercise have become a popular trend, but do they actually work? If you or anyone on your gift list this holiday season is craving a pair of toning shoes, then some recent studies may make you reconsider your investment.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing about the future of Apple, Google, and Amazon? No? Well neither are we! That's why we put all the latest buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup! Go on, indulge your guilty pleasures!
Ahhh, Hawaii. The name conjures up images of clear, emerald green waters, miles of beaches, tropical waterfalls and volcanoes... and often how expensive it can be to visit. If you've ever thought that the Aloha State was out of your budget, then maybe these Hawaii travel deals will make you think otherwise. Just send us a postcard, will ya?
The dealnews Podcast is streaming Episode 188 through your ears. It's like an audible neti pot. This week, your phone is spying on you, you can rent toys for your kids, Google's planning a 2-day shipping scheme, ad-supported ATMs are in our future, holiday Coca-Cola cans and bottles confuse the masses, and more. Also: SharkBanana!
'Tis the season for gift cards — regardless of whether you're looking to give them or receive them. We've rounded up some current deals that come with free gift cards so you can score credits to buy future gifts, for yourself or someone on your holiday list.
The holidays should be fun, not hazardous. However, there are always toys just waiting to harm your kids. That's why W.A.T.C.H. puts together its list of the 10 Worst Toys every year. The group's mission is to save your children from horrible, strangulated, punctured, visits to the doctor and hospital. Here's the big 10 for 2011!
The holidays are upon us, and there are only two weekends left before the big gifts get unveiled. Start preserving your memories now with some customized photo deals. We present to you free wall calendars, discounted prints, cheap stocking stuffers, and more!
Last week, ConsumerWorld.org criticized Sears for padding online appliance purchases by automatically tacking on lengthy warranties that cost up to $550. Sears reacted by changing its practice, now allowing shoppers to manually opt-in. Are there other sites that engage in a similar practice? Are you less likely to shop there? Click here and sound off!