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Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 Cheers & Jeers: Sound Off on the Sales!

Everybody take a deep breath: Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come to an end. And so now — after we've caught up on sleep and Westworld — we're reflecting back on how the Black Friday 2016 season turned out. And some stores really surprised — but not always in a good way.

10 Ways to Save Up for a Black Friday Doorbuster

Now's the time to start saving if you want to have the cash to jump on those Black Friday sales. Here are 10 ways to cut your expenses over the next two months so you can afford to buy that doorbuster TV, iPad, or laptop.

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.

Wireless Carriers Are Offering a Free iPhone 7 With Trade-In

You can preorder the iPhone 7 starting today, and surprisingly, we're seeing some really great offers. However, be careful about restrictions that may negate the savings.

DealTip: We're Not Just Deals! Check Out Our In-Depth Articles

Did you know that we also provide you with expert advice on consumer topics, so you can make more informed buying decisions? Check out all of our buying guides, analyses of consumer trends, consumer news, price trends, product reviews, tech news, rumors, humor, videos, and a whole lot more on The DealNews Blog. We don't just give you the deal, we teach you how to get a deal.

9 Things You Need to Know About the New iPhone 7

The new iPhone boasts improved cameras, a brand new color, and an absence of a headphone jack. We look at this and more so you can consider upgrading to the iPhone 7.

Apple Announced the Date for the iPhone 7 Event

The time has come for Apple's next iPhone Event, and it's going to take place next week. Will the iPhone 7 be what we expect? Will the Apple Watch 2 be unveiled? And what does this mean for your potential savings? Read on, chum!

Are the Expensive Kindles Really Worth It?

Are those pricey high-end Kindles really worth it? Whether you're looking to buy your first eBook reader or update an existing Kindle, we take a look at just what you get, both from eBook readers in general and from Amazon's most expensive Kindles.

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.

If You Want a Cheap iPhone, Wait Until September

If you're thinking of buying a new iPhone right now, don't do it! You could save a small fortune by delaying that iPhone purchase until September, when Apple is set to unveil the next models. We'll tell you when and how far the iPhone prices will fall, so you can get an idea of whether it's really worth waiting.

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Being a smart shopper is only the start when it comes to clothing. If you properly care for your clothes, they'll last longer, and that'll save you even more money in the long run. Learn how to carefully wash, store, and refresh your wardrobe.

Is the Amazon Tap Worth Buying?

Amazon expanded its speaker range this year with the Tap, a portable Bluetooth speaker that uses the Alexa voice assistant. Learn more about the Amazon Tap, how it compares to similar speakers, and whether you should consider buying it.

Use Pokémon Go to Support Local Businesses and Save

Pokémon Go is continuing to grow in popularity and many businesses are beginning to jump on board in an effort to attract customers. Supporting these local shops can save you money in more ways than one.

3 Easy Ways to Use Your Phone Abroad (Without Going Broke)

No one wants to return home with a giant cell phone bill after traveling overseas. Here's how to call, text, and use data in another country — and not spend too much money.

8 Changes That Will Rock the Way You Shop Fashion

In order to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive industry, many of our favorite stores and labels are innovating. From virtual reality to genderless apparel, here's how you'll be shopping for clothes in the very near future.

Verizon Plans are About to Get More Expensive, but at Least You'll Get More Data

Verizon's prices are going up, but it's also increasing the amount of data for each plan. Existing customers won't be forced into these new plans, but will these adjustments be enough to persuade new customers to switch?

The Future of Xbox Could Have a BIG Impact on Your Wallet

The Xbox E3 panel introduced two new consoles, as well as cross-platform gaming. And as it turns out, Microsoft is trying to make you choose between price and power. Read on to find out why.

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.

3 Kinds of Ice Cream Makers: Which Is Best for You?

An ice cream maker makes it easy to whip up ice cream any time the craving strikes. And since these gadgets require a relatively small investment, why not grab one before summer really heats up? Read on to learn about ice cream makers, what they cost, and five brands to consider.

Rumors: Is Apple Phasing Out the MacBook Air?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Google, Red Dead Redemption, and more? Neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone's Battery Life

It's not always obvious how to keep our handheld devices fully (or partially) charged. To that end, we've gathered up the 10 best tips for squeezing extra life out of your phone's battery.

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.

Goodreads Now Tracks Deals on Your Favorite Books

Goodreads just made it easier to feed your reading habit on a budget. The site announced that it will send emails with deals for the books on your "Want to Read" list.

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.

What to Expect From 2016 Mother's Day Deals

We've delved into the archives to take a look at the very best Mother's Day deals from the past few years. Ditch the pricey flowers and opt for a more imaginative, penny-pinching gift — like tech, fragrances, and more.

9 Things You Need to Know About Apple's Quiet Update to the Retina MacBook

A brand new version of the 12" MacBook will soon be available, and it will come with some snazzy new features, colors, and other performance specs that might convince some holdouts to finally upgrade to Apple's newest line of Macs. So is it worth trading in your old laptop for the new MacBook?

7 Things You Need to Know About the New Kindle Oasis

Amazon's newest Kindle was released last week, and while many seemed surprised over the changes and features, the most surprising aspect is the price. The Oasis is now the most expensive Kindle model, but is it worth it? And is it the right one for your reading habits?

Nest Disabling Revolv: Can We Trust "Lifetime Guarantees" and the Internet of Things?

Revolv smart hubs are about to go dark. While subscribers knew this was coming, Nest's move seems to have shaken the faith users had in the Internet of Things.

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?

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.

Cut It Out! These 6 Cable Cord-Cutting Myths Just Won't Die

If headlines are to be believed, this past decade has seen a mass exodus of people leaving cable television behind for a streaming nirvana. But others think cord-cutting is full of complications and problems. Is either case true? To find out, we looked at some of the biggest myths surrounding the so-called cord-cutting movement.
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