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Best Cyber Monday Apple Deals: Cheapest Price Ever for iPhone 6s on Verizon

Black Friday brought us some sweet Apple offers, so what are we seeing now on Cyber Monday? We've rounded up a handful of the best Apple deals, but be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest and best Cyber Monday Apple deals!

Best Cyber Monday Electronics Deals: Lowest Price Ever for the Google Chromecast

Everyone loves gadgets, and Cyber Monday is a great time to find great deals on great-gets. (That's "great" plus "gadgets," FYI.) Our team's rounded up the best offers below, but be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest and best electronics deals.

Best Black Friday Streaming Ads: Discounts on Brand New Devices From Apple, Roku, and Amazon

In the brief time that streaming devices have been "a thing", they've gone from a fun novelty to almost a necessity — and that means we'll see a lot of them this Black Friday! We've rounded up your best bets for nabbing a great deal on a Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or Chromecast this year.

Meijer Black Friday Ad Analysis: A 55" Doorbuster That Matches Target

While ho-hum for the most part, Meijer's Black Friday ad does boast a couple of TV doorbusters that are worth seeking out, a great Wii U bundle, and savings on Amazon Fire tablets.

Roku Created a New Device to Confuse Us All During Black Friday

We've been doing this Black Friday thing for a while, so it takes something truly special to make us say, "What the what?!" But congrats to Roku, Best Buy, and Kohl's, because we're scratching our heads over the Roku SE, a product that, until this week, didn't exist.

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.

HBO Now Arrives on Roku Devices

The most popular media streamer on the market now gives its users access to the HBO Now app. Find out how soon you can download the app and which models are supported.

Amazon Will No Longer Sell the Apple TV or Chromecast to 'Avoid Confusion'

Amazon just gave Apple and Google an unexpected punch in the gut. The online retailer announced that later this month it will ban sales of the Apple TV and Chromecast media players. With the holiday season just weeks away, will Amazon's tough stance have a negative affect on deals?

Showtime Undercuts HBO Now with New Cheaper Streaming Service

The battle for the future of television is rapidly moving online as Showtime has just announced a standalone streaming service that looks to dethrone HBO Now. But without a major blockbuster, can Showtime's cheaper service dethrone its biggest rival?

A Cord-Cutter's Guide to Going Cable Free in 2015

Confused by the latest barrage of cord-cutting options? We've broken down some of today's most popular cord-cutting services so you can compare features and content, check pricing, and see what services work best for you.

HBO Now Goes Live in Time for 'Game of Thrones,' and the First Month is Free

Despite a few sign-in hiccups, HBO Now has officially gone live for both Apple TV/iOS users and Optimum Online subscribers. But will HBO be able to iron out any kinks ahead of the Game of Thrones premiere?

You Can Now Get HBO Without Cable for $15 Per Month... But on Apple Devices Only

Apple is looking to court cord cutters with a new $69 Apple TV. The company also announced an exclusive with HBO, getting access to the studio's standalone streaming service for $15 per month.

Sling TV Adds More Channels and Movies... For More Money

Dish Network's Sling TV made headlines by providing streaming cable, notably ESPN, for $20 a month. But slow internet speeds and even that cost could make cable still the best bet. Do additional movie channels and VOD for an additional fee still sweeten the deal?

Target Ends Streaming Service You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Target Ticket received its pink slip this week. Launched by Target in September of 2013, the little-known video-on-demand service failed to gain traction with consumers and will be closing its virtual doors on March 7. Here's what you should know before Target pulls the plug.

More Than Free Shipping: 8 Perks to Amazon Prime

Since we're all about getting the most bang for your buck here at DealNews, we don't want you missing out on a single Prime-only service that you're entitled to. So we've put together this run-down of all the perks, including the lesser-known ones, you get with an Amazon Prime subscription.

Best Black Friday Electronics Ads: Discounted Wearables and Cheapest Dyson Ever

Don't have the money to splurge on a new TV? You can still save the holidays with these equally-desirable Black Friday gadgets from Amazon, Fitbit, and Keurig.

Black Friday Predictions 2014: What to Expect From Black Friday Sales

The best way to make the most of Black Friday is to be prepared, which is why it's never too early for our annual Black Friday deal predictions! If you're wondering what the doorbuster deals will be in TVs this year, or whether or not we could see a slew of iPhone deals, then you've come to the right place. We also have predictions for Android smartphones, tablets, toys, video games, clothing, and more.

Where to Watch Free Movies and TV Online

The spread of broadband Internet is changing the way we watch TV and movies. A lot of people are cutting the cable company cord or dropping that satellite service in favor of online streaming, and we've compiled a list of the best free (and cheap) streaming websites.

Streaming Wars Escalate: Hulu Will Be Free to Stream on Mobile

Starting this summer, Hulu fans will be able to watch select Hulu programming for free from their mobile devices without the need for a paid Hulu Plus subscription. The move is a major change, though it's unclear what content will be available.

Quick & Dirty Guide: The Difference Between a Streaming Stick & Set-Top Box

As Amazon Fire TV bursts onto the market to compete with streamers like the Roku 3 and Apple TV, you may be wondering what these set-top boxes offer over cheaper streaming sticks — specifically Google's Chromecast and Roku's Streaming Stick.

How Does the Amazon Fire TV Stack Up Against the Roku and Apple TV?

Move over Apple and Roku, Amazon is heating up the battle for your living room with its new set-top box streamer, Fire TV. But is Amazon's contender a viable option for users who just want to stream Netflix on the cheap? Here's how the much-anticipated streamer stacks up against the competition.

Best Buy Black Friday Ad: Some Serious Steals, But Don't Bite on Apple Deals

We've already had a chance to review the ads from Target and Walmart, and now that the entire Best Buy Black Friday ad is available, our picture of Black Friday 2013 is getting clearer by the minute. From what we can tell, Best Buy will have some seriously competitive prices on Black Friday, as long as you're shopping for anything but Apple.

5 Devices That Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer Can't Live Without

We first talked to Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, last year to find out what devices topped his list of must-haves. But a lot has happened in 18 months or so! And even though there still "isn't enough time to try every gadget" in the world, we did manage to find out his top five new favorite gadgets.

Roku 3 Review: A New Remote and Snappy Performance Receive High Marks

It's been almost two years since Roku refreshed its set-top box. With minor UI and hardware improvements, is the new Roku 3 the only streaming device you'll ever need? Should you choose the Roku 3 over the Apple TV? Is it worth the upgrade from your current Roku box?

The Google Nexus Q Could Drop to Just $100 by April

Meet the Google Nexus Q, a spherical media streaming box (or bowling ball, if you prefer) that's a bit like the Apple TV and Roku, but costs three times as much. If it isn't a hit with consumers, our data suggests that it could see some quick cuts to the $299 price tag.

A Techie's Top 5 Must-Have Gadgets: Gazelle's Anthony Scarsella

Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, knows his gadgets, spending countless hours toying with what's new and what's worth your time. So who better to consult on five must-have gadgets? Here's his take on five items that have made his life easier, and more enjoyable.

12 Things That Will Be Less Expensive in 2012

Does the sagging economy, national debt, and our list of the 11 things that will be more expensive in 2012 have ya feeling down? Well, to help counteract some of that 2012 gloom, we've gathered 12 items we predict will cost less in the coming year. From HDTVs to wine, cash-strapped shoppers should keep an eye on prices for these items. So cheer up and read on for the good consumer news.

The Joy of Receiving: 5 Deals on Home Theater Receivers and Media Players

Pump up your living room entertainment experience with a deal on a home theater receiver or media player from the likes of Yamaha, Sony, Boxee Box, and more.

Enhance Your Video System With Deals on Blu-ray Players & Media Receivers

At the end of a long work day, everyone needs to unwind, and there's no better way to do that than with a good movie or hilarious video. Consider boosting your entertainment system with one of our Blu-ray disc player or media receiver deals.

Renting Movies Online: In-home movie streamers

Going to the movies isn't as cheap as it used to be. Fortunately, a new wave of set top boxes can bring the cineplex straight to your living room. From Roku's Netflix Player to Vudu's high-def BX100, we tested today's most popular movie streamers to find out which on-demand box can save you the most time and money.