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10 Ways to Save Up for a Black Friday Doorbuster

Now's the time to start saving if you want to have the cash to jump on those Black Friday sales. Here are 10 ways to cut your expenses over the next two months so you can afford to buy that doorbuster TV, iPad, or laptop.

Black Friday Smartphone Predictions 2016: Flagship Androids Are Finally Affordable

If you're in the market for a new smartphone this holiday season, then Black Friday can be a boon. But should you wait for Cyber Monday? Will the iPhone 7 see any significant discounts? We look at these questions and more.

Don't Replace Your Broken iPhone! It's Probably Cheaper to Fix It

After a couple of years, even the most reliable iPhone's battery life starts to fade — and that's assuming you didn't drop it and crack the screen before then. Let's dig into which iPhone issues you can repair yourself, and what it will cost you to let a professional handle the fix.

Wireless Carriers Are Offering a Free iPhone 7 With Trade-In

You can preorder the iPhone 7 starting today, and surprisingly, we're seeing some really great offers. However, be careful about restrictions that may negate the savings.

9 Things You Need to Know About the New iPhone 7

The new iPhone boasts improved cameras, a brand new color, and an absence of a headphone jack. We look at this and more so you can consider upgrading to the iPhone 7.

The Complete Guide to Senior Discounts

Are you afraid to ask for a senior discount? Once you see some of the deals that are available, you'll reconsider! To help you get started, we've rounded up some of the best senior citizen discounts.

How to Sell Your Old iPhone to Pay for the iPhone 7

Apple iPhones are expensive, but they have good resale value. Selling your old handset on your own will net you the most money, but many services streamline the process.

September Is the PERFECT Time to Buy These 9 Things

Thanks to the overlap of Labor Day, summer clearance, and back-to-school sales, September is a great time to buy everything from clothes to TVs. So while the end of summer may be upon us, the best deals of the year are only now beginning.

Apple Announced the Date for the iPhone 7 Event

The time has come for Apple's next iPhone Event, and it's going to take place next week. Will the iPhone 7 be what we expect? Will the Apple Watch 2 be unveiled? And what does this mean for your potential savings? Read on, chum!

If You Want a Cheap iPhone, Wait Until September

If you're thinking of buying a new iPhone right now, don't do it! You could save a small fortune by delaying that iPhone purchase until September, when Apple is set to unveil the next models. We'll tell you when and how far the iPhone prices will fall, so you can get an idea of whether it's really worth waiting.

10 Handy Tips to Make Your Laptop Run Faster

Whether you're Team Mac or Team PC, we've found 10 simple tricks you can try out on your laptop to improve its performance. If your rig is running slower than molasses, these tips can help restore your productivity.

Verizon Plans are About to Get More Expensive, but at Least You'll Get More Data

Verizon's prices are going up, but it's also increasing the amount of data for each plan. Existing customers won't be forced into these new plans, but will these adjustments be enough to persuade new customers to switch?

10 Must-Have ThinkGeek Items for Any True Nerd

We rounded up ThinkGeek's 10 best-selling items for 2016, featuring weird watches, glowing hoodies, and a whole lotta Star Wars stuff. Trust us: These items will have you reaching for your credit card faster than you can say, "Han shot first."

10 Things You Need to Know About Apple's Big Event This Week

Though there was a notable lack of new hardware, Apple crammed a ton of info into its WWDC 2016 keynote. Here are 10 of the most stand-out things from the presentation, including an OS update and an Apple Music revamp.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free. Happily, with a little patience and creativity, you can almost always find things ranging from music to a month of Amazon Prime being given away for nothing.

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone's Battery Life

It's not always obvious how to keep our handheld devices fully (or partially) charged. To that end, we've gathered up the 10 best tips for squeezing extra life out of your phone's battery.

5 Things to Buy in June (and 3 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

The first full month of summer means hot deals on... lingerie and donuts? Plus, get the lowdown on summer apparel, grills, laptops, and more.

Rumors: Is an All-Glass iPhone in the Works?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, PlayStation VR, Google Android OS, and more? Well, neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Retailers Giving Back: Shop These Memorial Day Deals for Veterans!

In an effort to show their appreciation this Memorial Day, some retailers are teaming up with SheerID to offer exclusive discounts to military members and their families. We've rounded up the best Memorial Day deals for veterans, those on active duty, reservists, National Guardsmen and women, retirees, and their families.

48 Major Retailers That Offer Free Shipping, and How to Get It

A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, and some tips on how these deals work.

Rumors: Will the Next iPhone Be Thinner Than Ever?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, Left 4 Dead, Amazon, and more? Well, neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

The First iPhone SE Discount is Here, But Not From Apple

Just a day after Apple began shipping the new iPhone SE at the end of last month, the first discounts made an appearance. Not surprisingly, the savings aren't from Apple. Instead, the best place to get a deal is a store that's rapidly becoming the go-to source for discounts on new Apple products — Walmart.

If Apple Removes the Audio Jack From the iPhone 7, What Will Happen to Headphone Prices?

Rumors are still circulating that the iPhone 7 won't include a standard audio jack. It's a move that will surely make waves in the headphone world, and affect the pricing of audio accessories. But by how much?

Here's Why the Apple Watch Price Cut Isn't as Great as It Seems

Apple announced a $50 price cut on the Apple Watch at its event on Monday, but that drop doesn't beat the deals we've been seeing since December. Still, prices could go even lower in the months ahead.

7 Things You Need to Know About the iPhone SE

Apple just announced the iPhone SE. Although the specs are familiar, this tiny smartphone holds one big surprise — its starting price.

What Will Apple's New iPhone 5SE Cost?

The next Apple event is only days away, and one of the most anticipated announcements is that of the iPhone 5SE. Here's what we're expecting to see, including noted features and possible prices.

UPDATE: Apple Has a Repair for iPhones That Were Bricked by Error 53

Apple experienced a wave of negative media attention and backlash after they explained an error bricking iPhones was meant as a security feature. Now, they've released a solution, and it doesn't involve buying a new iPhone.

Free Candy & Car Washes: 8 Examples of Super Customer Service

Most tales of customer service stories are complaints, but what about the others? From lifetime service to enticing freebies, these companies lead in keeping customers happy.

This Error Could Brick Your iPhone 6... And Apple Won't Fix It

Error 53 is plaguing iPhones everywhere. How can you tell if your phone is at risk? And what can you do about it?

Apple Now Accepts Cracked iPhones for Trade In

A cracked or damaged iPhone used to mean shelling out for a new screen, or a whole new phone. But now, Apple is helping those with broken phones skip repairs — by moving straight to upgrades.

4 Things You Might Consider Renting — And Whether You Should Buy Them Instead

Have you ever been in a conundrum when it comes to renting vs. buying something? With new technology and better information, the decision to buy or rent changes. So here's a guide to help you decide whether buying or renting is best for you in four common situations.

Best Phone Deals: Refurbished iPhone 6 Plus for $490, HTC Desire

Has your phone met with an unfortunate accident? Are you just looking to upgrade your smartphone? Look no further! Here, we bring you the week's best phone deals.