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The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August may lack a major commercial holiday, but the dog days of summer are still a busy month for retailers and deal hunters alike. Back-to-school sales are at their prime this month and you can also expect to see dozens of deals on outdoor furniture, grills, and travel. Plus, take advantage of tax-free shopping days in select states.

Ask an Editor: Should You Take the Free Upgrade to Windows 10?

Upgrading to the latest version of Windows is a great idea, but you'll enjoy a smoother transition if you time it right.

Best Laptop Deals: Well-Reviewed Acer Chromebook Hits All-Time Price Low

This week's roundup of the best laptop deals features three popular 2-in-1 hybrids with prices starting at just $330. Google fans with more casual needs and budgets can opt for the 11.6" Acer Chromebook, which is at an all-time price low.

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?

The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: Save $100 on PCs at Microsoft Store

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. Take $100 off computer orders at Microsoft Store, score free shipping from Saks Fifth Avenue, and save up to 20% at Groupon.

A Guide to the Best Student Discounts on Apple, Tech, Travel, and More

Your student ID is good for more than just 10% off at the movie theater. Get discounts on Amazon Prime, computers, and even cars.

Most College Students Shouldn't Spend More Than $500 on a Laptop

Opting for a laptop with all of today's bells and whistles can quickly push your back-to-school purchase into the $800+ price range, but does the average student really need so many features? We look at which students might have heavier needs, and which can be satisfied with most mainstream laptops.

Weekend Jolt: Over 75% Off at Levi's, Refurb Vitamix for $247

The dog days of summer are here, and we've got two sales on apparel for hiking, swimming, and just hanging out. That, a refurb blender (perfect for smoothies), and more are part of the 5 Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

How to Get the Best Deals on Back-to-School Laptops

Laptop prices are at the lowest they've ever been and with back-to-school season in full swing, prices are about to get lower. Here's where you can snag the best deals on the latest Windows and Mac laptops.

First Look at the Steve Jobs Movie: What Do You Think of Michael Fassbender?

The trailer for the new Steve Jobs movie hit the Internet yesterday, and we want to know: Will you see it? What do you think of Michael Fassbender as Jobs? Does this look better than the Jobs movie with the guy from That '70s Show?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

Independence Day may be July's hallmark holiday, but the sales don't end there. Shoppers can also expect to see a variety of deals on in-season items like air conditioners, swimsuits, and even ice cream.

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.

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"?