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Black Friday Tablet Predictions 2016: Gift Cards Make iPads Affordable

These versatile electronic devices can come cheaply or cost nearly $1,000, so we want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. Whatever tablet you're shopping for on Black Friday, we've got the essential info you need to know.

Best Laptop Deals: Save Up to $89 on New Kaby Lake-Equipped Rigs

While a low price is always great, sometimes the most economical choice is investing in a machine that can handle the demands of the future. This week's roundup of the best laptop deals features a selection of high-powered machines that'll perform today and tomorrow. Read on to save hundreds!

Apple Black Friday Predictions 2016: Save Hundreds on iPhones & iPad Doorbusters

We'll certainly see Apple gear on sale this Black Friday season. The trick is knowing what discounts to expect (like gift card bundles), and where to look (which is anywhere but the Apple Store).

10 Ways to Use Groupon's Awesome New Customer Coupon

Groupon is giving new customers an extra 25% off one local, goods, or getaway deal. That's the best discount we've ever seen at the site, so it's an ideal time to give Groupon a try. We've come up with 10 ways you might use the coupon, on everything from photo printing to oil changes.

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.

Black Friday Laptop Predictions 2016: You Won't Believe How Cheap They'll Get

The prices on laptops have dropped throughout the year, making it easier than ever for almost anyone to find a suitable machine that doesn't cost a ton. Indeed, it's possible to get a bevy of features, storage, and RAM for just a few hundred dollars — and come Black Friday, the laptop deals will get even better.

Hybrid Hype: Should You Buy a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1?

If you're looking for a machine that does double duty as a laptop or tablet, it makes sense to consider a 2-in-1. Check out our guide for a rundown of the affordable 2-in-1 PCs in Dell's Inspiron family, and see if they're right for you.

The Deal With Dell: Your Ultimate Guide to Inspiron Laptops

Dell's current Inspiron lineup belies its budget-oriented position in the market. Shoppers will find the Inspiron gives the Macs and Notebook 9s of the world a run for their money. Check out our guide for a rundown of the laptops in the inspired Inspiron family.

2016 Labor Day Sales Are Here, and Summer Clearance Is HOT

Labor Day weekend sales have begun! We're rounding up the best deals, and — surprise! — summer clearance items are dominating the hottest 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.

Amazon Fire TV vs. Fire TV Stick: Which One Should You Get?

Amazon isn't the biggest name in streaming devices, but has two worthwhile options. We break down the details to help you find out whether the compact Fire TV Stick or the more expensive Fire TV has the features you need.

10 Ingenious Uses for a Super Cheap Tablet

You might not want another tablet, but what about a customizable alarm clock, kitchen aid, notepad, security system, or video phone? Here are 10 unexpected ways to use a cheap tablet.

7 Things to Buy in August (and 3 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

Summer is half over, but back-to-school and seasonal clearance sales are just heating up. Get some of the best laptop prices of the year, patio furniture priced to move, and more as we look at the best buys of August.

These Are the Dos and Don'ts of Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school season is an expensive time of year for parents. From detailed budgets to spending on quality, here are 14 dos and don'ts to help you make the most of your back-to-school budget this year.

Rumors: Does Google Want to Mix Your Reality?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple TV, Google, and more? Well, good news: This is the last time we're doing this! WHAT?! It's true! Read about all the latest speculations from the Internet in the very last Rumor Roundup!

Don't Pay More Than This for a College Laptop

Your coed will benefit from having a laptop in their backpack. To help you get the best deal, we've set down some guidelines on what your student needs from a laptop and what you should spend.

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.

How to Get the Best Deal on a Laptop for College

If you pay full price on a top-of-the-line rig for your student, you'll likely be paying hundreds more than you have to. Find out what you need, and when and where the discounts are, in our guide to back-to-school laptop deals.

Ask the Experts: How Can I Lower My Internet Bill Even If I'm a Heavy Streamer?

Cord-cutters are looking for cheap internet that's still fast enough to stream TV. We asked industry experts to see what they recommend, and present five ways you can reduce your internet costs if you don't have cable.

4 Things People Without Kids Should Buy During Back-to-School Sales

If you think back-to-school sales are only for parents, you might be missing out on some good deals. Here are four great back-to-school buys that people without kids should consider.

7 Things to Buy in July (and 5 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

In the gulch between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you might think sales are hard to come by, but the opposite is true. Shopping heats up in July, with stores offering everything from rare discounts on in-season apparel to desperately needed air conditioners.

20 Things NOT to Buy Your College-Bound Student

College is expensive, and not just because of tuition! Here's a list of items you should not buy your matriculating student as they head back to school. Your kid might not thank you when you say no, but your wallet will!

Microsoft Drops the Price Even Further for the Xbox One

When Microsoft recently dropped the price on the Xbox One, we speculated that prices could drop even further around the holidays. Turns out, we didn't even have to wait that long.

You Can't Update to the New Apple OS if You Have These Devices

Since Apple's big keynote a few days ago, there's been a lot of talk about iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. But if you're excited for update in the fall, check out this list first — your current device might not be eligible.

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.

7 Things to Consider When Buying a WiFi Range Extender

If your home Wifi has deadspots and you can't reposition the router, a range extender to could make a huge difference. But whether you're paying $25 or $150, consider these factors to make sure you're getting a Wifi extender that works with your network, and is right for your needs.

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.

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.

Why Stores Still Won't Accept Your Chip Card (and What You Can Do to Pay Safely)

Many businesses still aren't equipped to accept purchases from chip-enabled debit or credit cards. Here's why it's taking stores so long to accept chip cards, what it means for consumers, and how you can shop safely in the meantime.

6 Quick Ways to Speed Up Your Internet Connection

It's more than just a nuisance: A slow connection delays work, leisure, and many parts of our lives now. Check your hardware and consider some downloads that could help speed up your internet.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

Find out how to get non-traditional gifts for Mom, spring clothing deals for Memorial Day, and more in our May buying guide. But hold off on Apple laptops, as big changes mean deals are just around the corner.