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5 Deals You Need to Know This Morning: Wet/Dry Portable Vac for Just $7

Bed Bath & Beyond has dropped the price of the Black Series 12V wet/dry vacuum to just $7. See this offer and more in our list of the five best Editors' Choice deals we found last night and this morning.

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.

New Apple Watch in March! (Just Kidding, It's Just Bands)

Back in December, reports that Apple would release the Watch 2 in March made some hold off on buying a first-gen model. Unfortunately, new reports point to a Watch 2 release in the fall — which means it might be time to jump on a deal.

Shop Wisely With These 6 Great Store Credit Cards

You have to be diligent in how you use and pay for the purchases you make with a store credit card, if you want to realize the greatest savings and benefits. To ensure you get the most out of your shopping trips, here are six of the best store credit cards available.

Mobile Shopping on the Rise: What Stores Do You Shop on Your Phone?

The convenience of shopping on smartphones has become an undeniable trend. Its widespread appeal is made apparent by the sheer volume of holiday sales that were completed on mobile devices in 2015. Are you making the most of mobile shopping?

7 New Year's Resolutions That Will Save You Money

It's time to start formulating your resolutions for 2016, and wouldn't it be awesome if this year's list included ways to save money? Here are seven fresh New Year's resolutions for you to consider.

More Power to You: 6 Alternatives to Apple's iPhone Battery Case

Apple's new battery pack case for its iPhone 6/6s has left some longtime Apple fans less than impressed. For those turned off by the case's shortcomings, we've rounded up six alternative battery extension options.

A New Apple Watch Is Coming: Should You Buy a Deal Now or Wait?

Rumor has it that the Apple Watch 2 will be unveiled in March, so should you bother scoring a good deal on an Apple Watch now?

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.