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Best Pre-Black Friday Apple Deals: Apple Watch With $100 Credit Available Now!

This week, we'll no doubt see some awesome Black Friday Apple deals, and our staff has already found some higher-caliber prices. Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest and best deals on Apple computers, iPhones, and iPads.

Best Pre-Black Friday Smartphone Deals: Get the iPhone 6 for $1!

Black Friday promises to have some stupid-good deals on smartphones; however, if you just can't wait, check out our roundup of the week's best smartphone deals.

6 Songs That Will Get You in the Mood for Black Friday Week

Every year, Black Friday deals seem to roll around a little sooner, making the deal season last longer than ever before. And yet, there are still no traditional Black Friday songs. So, we've slightly modified six existing holiday classics to reflect the most wonderful time of the DealNews year.

Black Friday Smartphones 2015: 7 Ways Deals Will Be Completely Different This Year

With wireless carriers making the move to no-contract plans, what we know and can predict about smartphone pricing during this Black Friday season is in flux. The smartphone landscape hasn't just changed — we're on a whole new planet! Here's how this might affect deals this Black Friday.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

Almost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. We looked at last year's top deal performers, and see that they are already gunning for a repeat this year.

Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? 7 Ways to Save Money and Stay Sane on Turkey Day

Hosting Turkey Day can be tough. Here we offer our best tips for how to save while entertaining during Thanksgiving this year.

Best Black Friday Smartphone Ads: Several Ways to Get the iPhone 6S for Less

With the push from carriers to switch to unsubsidized phone plans, the entire smartphone deal landscape has changed. That doesn't mean you can't find a good deal on one though! There are several that stores are already hyping, that are worth your consideration.

18 Hilariously Lame 'Doorbusters' From Black Fridays Past

Planking, Segways, Big Mouth Billy Bass, Hoobastank, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great, but now seem pretty silly, when we look back on them. Join us, won't you, as we travel back in time to make fun of Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They're delightful in their quaint awfulness!

6 Crazy Deals That Could Actually Happen This Black Friday

Black Friday is all about best-of-the-year prices, but there are some deals that are so promising, we have to single them out. From TVs to video games, these are the ultra low prices and the unpredictable products that could make Black Friday worth it.

The Law of Diminishing Returns: 10 Items That Lose Value the More You Spend

Paying more doesn't always mean you get more. In many product categories, you're actually better off buying the cheaper version of an item. If you want to avoid diminishing returns on your next big purchase, we've rounded up 10 items that rarely provide a lot of added value over a certain price point.

Got iOS 9? Make Sure to Turn This Setting OFF to Avoid Overage Fees

If you upgraded your iPhone to iOS 9, or if you bought a brand new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus recently, then you might want to turn off one of the default settings to avoid overage fees.

7 Things Your Smartphone Camera Still Can't Do

Smartphone cameras have made leaps and bounds in quality, but there are times when we realize their limitations compared to advanced cameras. Here are seven things your smartphone camera still can't do.

Black Friday Media Streaming Devices 2015: Big Discounts on Roku & Fire TV

Media streamers have gone from luxury items to near-necessities. Expect to see modest deals on the latest Apple TV this Black Friday, while the Roku and Amazon Fire TV will have bigger discounts.

The 8 Most Confusing Things About Phone Plans Right Now

From the death of the subsidized phone to the rise of the installment plan, the wireless industry has been turned on its head. So just what are the biggest hurdles consumers now face when buying a new phone? Here are some of our biggest pet peeves.

Switching to Straight Talk: Which Cell Phones Are Compatible?

Switching from your current smartphone carrier to Straight Talk Wireless is unlikely to alter your service. But is your current phone eligible to make the switch to Straight Talk?

Maybe It's Time to Say Goodbye to Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon is set to increase the price of its now-defunct unlimited data plan by $20 per month. That's bad news if, like our writer, Marcy Bonebright, you're in the estimated 1% of Verizon customers who were grandfathered into keeping these plans — or is it?

First iPhone 6s Deal Says a Lot About Future Phone Prices

Cell service providers are moving away from contracts and the subsidization model that many shoppers are familiar with. And as a result, many of us may have to pay full price for our next phone. So how will this affect phone deals?

Here's When Apple's New iPads Will Go on Sale

Did Apple's recent keynote whet your appetite for a new iPad? Here are the prices you can expect to see from retailers as they begin to discount Apple's new family of iPads.

Here Are All the Pricing Options for the iPhone 6s

Since subsidies are on their way out, there are several different payment options for Apple's latest smartphone. Find out which one is right for you!

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

September may mark the end of the summer season, but this month is bound to keep shoppers busy thanks to a healthy mix of Labor Day, back-to-school, and Apple iPhone/iPad deals.

Goodbye, Subsidized Phones: A Rundown of Every Carrier's Leasing Plans

All the major carriers are moving away from traditional two-year contracts, and leasing options are now springing up. But plenty of variations exist.

Ask an Editor: Where Can You Find the Best Unlocked iPhone Deals?

Verizon is the latest carrier to ditch subsidized phone plans. However, that doesn't mean you have to pay full price for your next smartphone. Here's how you can find the best deals on an unlocked iPhone.

How to Sell Your Old iPhone to Pay for the New iPhone 6s or 7

With a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 likely on its way in September, we look at the different ways to sell your old phone, like through Gazelle, Glyde, and trade-in programs from Amazon and Walmart.

Is it Cheaper to Repair or Replace These 9 Electronics & Appliances?

Buying new stuff is expensive, but in today's consumer landscape, it's sometimes cheaper and more sensible than repairing a soon-to-be obsolete product.

How to Save on Back-to-School Clothes, Supplies, Backpacks, and More

Whether you're on the hunt for pretty pens, trend-setting apparel, or a shiny new laptop to get school-ready, we're here to help you navigate the best of the back-to-school sales by looking back at the cream of the crop of last year's offerings.

T-Mobile Announces 'Free Upgrades' to the Next iPhone This Fall

T-Mobile knows you're on the prowl for iPhone deals, and it just made getting one a bit easier — if you're OK with the idea of leasing your smartphone.

8 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Windows Phone

Rumors are swirling that Microsoft is about to give the OS the boot soon, which leads us to wonder: Is it worth buying a Windows Phone?

Now is a Terrible Time to Upgrade Your iPhone or iPad

Apple is getting ready to refresh its iPhones and iPads, which means any deals you find today will only get better in the weeks to come. So when is the best time to buy and what can you expect to pay?

16 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free — and there are certain types of items that are regularly available without a charge. From smartphones to restaurant food, here are the top 16 categories for freebies.

Are Smart Appliances and Furniture Worth Buying?

With Ikea introducing a line of furniture with built-in wireless chargers, we examine whether all these touchscreens and extras on appliances are any better than your phone.

VIDEO: Who Uses Voicemail, Anyway?

JPMorgan has turned off voicemail service for many of their employees since so few use it, and it saves millions. In this short video, our experts discuss better ways of communicating.

5 New Products From Google That You Need to Know

The dust has barely settled on Google's developer's conference, but for many consumers the anticipation is only now beginning. And while you may think many of the company's new services are geared specifically toward Android users, we've found five services that are destined to affect everyone.