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The Best 4th of July Sales: Discounts on Summer Apparel & Outdoor Furniture

The 4th of July is proven to be a great time for in-season purchases. From swimsuits to patio furniture, check out our July 4 sales guide before you fire up the BBQ to find out what summer items you should restock on in the coming days.

Clean Slate: How to Erase Personal Data Before Selling or Recycling Your Device

A recent study found every Android device tested retained some personal data after supposedly being "wiped." We look at how to be certain your old device is clean.

Best Laptop Deals: Cheapest 2015 MacBook Air Ever, 12" HP Stream for $188

This week's roundup of the best laptop deals includes Editors' Choice deals for both Mac and Windows fans. For the former, we've found the cheapest 11.6" 2015 MacBook Air ever. Meanwhile, budget Windows fans should check out the $188 HP Stream, which comes bundled with a $25 Microsoft Gift Card, a deal we're not likely to see again until Black Friday.

10 Best Coupons of the Week: Take Up to 20% Off Virgin America Flights

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Save up to 20% on Virgin America flights, shave up to 50% off your JCPenney purchase, and take an extra 15% off activewear at Groupon.

What Happened to All the Tablet Deals?

You're not imagining things: the well of tablet deals has been a little dry so far in 2015. To find out when the deals will come back, we dug through the DealNews archives and spoke to an industry expert.

4 Things You Need to Know About Apple Music

Will the new streaming service slay Pandora and Spotify? We look at it's most distinct features, from price to curation.

Here's Where to Look for Deals on Father's Day Gifts This Year

Still looking for the perfect gift for dad? Our deal experts have the inside scoop on where to find this month's best Father's Day deals. So whether your dad is into sports, gadgets, or designer polos, these are the sites you need to visit this Father's Day.

Rumor Roundup: Will Apple Augment Reality? 'Need for Speed' Reboot?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, more Apple, and mountain lions? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

10 Tips to Make Your Laptop Run Faster

Regular maintenance can help assure that you get the most out of your laptop investment. Virus scans, upgrading to an SSD, and more can all help your tried-and-true laptop run like (almost) new, possibly getting you extra years before you have to buy a new one.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

With graduation ceremonies and Father's Day on the horizon, June can quickly turn into an expensive month. To ensure you don't blow through your summer budget in the first few weeks of the season, we've created a buying guide of items you should and shouldn't purchase this month.

Thursday Jolt: Disney Frozen Toy Set for $15, 6-Pack of Earbuds for $13

Bring the entire cast of Frozen home for your children for just $15, plus save $20 on Samsung's 1TB UHD Video Pack, which comes preloaded with 10 UHD movies and 30 documentaries. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Apple's Newest MacBook Pro and iMac 5K Upgrades Are Pretty Meh

Tempted by Apple's latest offerings? Whether you're looking to save money or want to pack the latest tech, Apple's iMac and MacBook Pro refreshes will likely feature shorter-than-average lifespans as Intel's new processors could debut as early as this August.

Tips for Buying the Best Wifi Range Extender

Range extenders are an effective, affordable way to boost the WiFi signal in your home. But first, make sure you actually need one, and then get the correct hardware.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

With graduation ceremonies and Father's Day on the horizon, June can quickly turn into an expensive month. To ensure you don't blow through your summer budget in the first few weeks of the season, we've created a buying guide of items you should and shouldn't purchase this month.

Thursday Jolt: All-Time Low for 50" 4K HDTV, $8 Off Final Fantasy VI for iOS

From men's jackets to 4K HDTVs, today's top deals will save you a whopping $1,161. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Wednesday Jolt: 77% Off Star Wars Games, Cheapest LED Bulbs

We won't force you into buying any Star Wars video games, but at these prices, you might padawant to! Plus, we have an illuminating deal on LED bulbs that'll help you see your way to savings. These deals and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Here's Everything You'll Get With That Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft wants Windows to become the best multi-platform OS in the world, and it's unveiling a free upgrade to make it happen. Is access to Cortana and a new browser enough to make you upgrade to 10?

Rumor Roundup: Will the iPhone 7 Be the Strongest One Ever?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, GTA VI, Tesla, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

How to Save Money at Dell Home

Dell Home sells laptops, desktops, and tablets, plus a wide selection of computer accessories and electronics. Most products sold by the store are from the Dell brand, but Dell Home also sells electronics and accessories from other major name brands, like Samsung, Sony, Seagate, Nikon, JBL, and more. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at Dell Home, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

Rumor Roundup: Will Apple Devices Get Flexible Screens?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Blade Runner, video games, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Why Do Mac Laptops Seem to Last Longer Than Windows Laptops?

Recently when we published an article about the new Apple MacBook, the comment section lit up with opinions from readers on which laptops are better, Windows or Macs. And a frequent sentiment was expressed: Mac laptops are pricier, but they last longer. But why does it seem that way? We turned to a devout PC user for some answers.

How to Speed Up Your Internet Connection

Nothing can destroy your productivity like a slow Internet connection. But before you waste hours on the phone with your ISP, we've got a few suggestions you can use to help improve your Internet connection.

When Do These 10 Purchases Pay for Themselves?

To paraphrase the early-90s hip-hop group, Black Sheep, "You can purchase this, or you can purchase that." Do you buy the thing that will last forever and costs 10x as much, or do you buy the cheap thing that will break within a year? And if you buy the more expensive option, when will your investment "pay off"?

What Will the Apple Watch's Resale Value Be?

Those on the fence about buying the Apple Watch may want to consider what costs they're likely to recoup if they find the watch collecting dust on the shelf after a few months. And while Apple products generally hold their value well, the Apple Watch could be unpredictable.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

April is here, and if you're stuck indoors waiting out the seasonal showers, you'll have an excuse to spend more time shopping for the best deals online. Here is what's in store this month for the smart shopper.

Apple Fans, Get Ready for Cheap Chargers (Finally!)

With their new MacBook, Apple announced they would not block third-party USB-C chargers, paving the way for cheap alternatives. But should you take the savings in exchange for safety and convenience?

2 Changes That May Affect the Price of Your Next Laptop

Budget shoppers take note: Recent rumors indicate that Microsoft is in the process of tweaking its Windows 8.1 with Bing program, and AMD is trying to clear out its processor inventory. Find out what you can do now to score a deal on a budget laptop soon.

UPDATE: It's Not Just You: Apple App Store and iTunes Are Down Worldwide

You can't download that free app, or any app, because Apple's software stores are experiencing universal outages. We'll update you as more information becomes available.

5 Reasons You Might Want to Skip Apple's New MacBook

Apple claims to have reinvented the laptop with its new MacBook, but are the compromises worth the hefty price tag? We take a close look at five things that might make Cupertino's latest laptop a questionable buy, depending on your needs.

Rumor Roundup: Is the Apple Watch Water-Resistant?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watches, Apple Cars, GoPro Cameras, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

NVIDIA Disabled GPU Overclocking, Then Reversed Its Decision When PC Gamers Freaked Out

A blazing fast video card can make the biggest PC gamer act giddy, but recently the modding practice became a bit controversial for top manufacturer, NVIDIA.

If You Bought a Lenovo Laptop Recently, You NEED to Read This

Pre-installed adware on some Lenovo laptops has made users' personal information vulnerable. Find out if your model is affected, and how to properly fix the issue.