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Apple Now Accepts Cracked iPhones for Trade In

A cracked or damaged iPhone used to mean shelling out for a new screen, or a whole new phone. But now, Apple is helping those with broken phones skip repairs — by moving straight to upgrades.

New Apple Watch in March! (Just Kidding, It's Just Bands)

Back in December, reports that Apple would release the Watch 2 in March made some hold off on buying a first-gen model. Unfortunately, new reports point to a Watch 2 release in the fall — which means it might be time to jump on a deal.

10 Customer Loyalty Programs You've Never Heard Of

Consumers in the United States hold 3.3 billion memberships in loyalty programs. Tons of loyalty programs are out there that you may not know about, however, either because they aren't heavily advertised or because it wouldn't occur to you to look for them. We've rounded up 10 loyalty programs that might pique your interest.

Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest TV Technologies

Buying a new TV can lead you into a minefield of unfamiliar jargon, making it tricky to work out which set is really the best one for you. Don't worry. We're here to cut through the noise and explain what's really worth worrying about on the TV tech horizon.

What to Expect From 2015 After Christmas Sales: Deals Start Earlier Than Ever!

The time leading up to Christmas includes some of the busiest shopping days of the year. However, not all December sales end with the holidays. If you can stand the wait, After Christmas sales often provide deeper discounts than their pre-Christmas cousins.

More Power to You: 6 Alternatives to Apple's iPhone Battery Case

Apple's new battery pack case for its iPhone 6/6s has left some longtime Apple fans less than impressed. For those turned off by the case's shortcomings, we've rounded up six alternative battery extension options.

Rumor Roundup: Appearing As DLC, Yoda Is? GTA Subscriptions?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Grand Theft Auto VI, Star Wars DLC, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest speculation from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

A New Apple Watch Is Coming: Should You Buy a Deal Now or Wait?

Rumor has it that the Apple Watch 2 will be unveiled in March, so should you bother scoring a good deal on an Apple Watch now?

10 Healthy Fast Food Items That Won't Break the Calorie Bank

As health food has become the go-to trend, it's no surprise that brands known for less-healthy fare are trying to keep up. What changes are your favorite fast food chains making to compete? And what can you eat at the drive-thru that's healthier than a quarter pounder with cheese?

3 Simple Rules to Protect Your Credit Score While Holiday Shopping

If you don't keep your credit score top of mind during the holiday shopping season, you could start the New Year with a dipping (or diving) credit score. Follow these three simple rules to protect your credit score during the holidays.

Black Friday 2015 Cheers & Jeers: What Store Had the Best Deals?

Before we can at last close the door on Black Friday 2015, we've got some amusing tidbits and major gripes to share. We polled the people in the trenches, DealNews' own writers and editors, and then consulted our deal records from the past week to come up with this year's list of Cheers and Jeers.

Black Friday Video Games 2015: Xbox One & PS4 Bundles Will Offer the Best Value

Statistically speaking, you're probably shopping for a gamer this holiday season. Are you finally ready to drop some cash on a current-gen console? Will you fill your cart with 2015's hottest AAA titles? Or perhaps fill your hard drive with PC game downloads? No matter what your gaming goals are this Black Friday season, we've got the predictions to keep you — and your budget — happy.

Black Friday Tablets 2015: Android Doorbusters & Lots of Deals on the iPad mini 4

If you're shopping for a tablet this Black Friday, we've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is it's been a rough year for tablet fans. The good news is that tablets are overdue for a comeback.

Black Friday Smartphones 2015: 7 Ways Deals Will Be Completely Different This Year

With wireless carriers making the move to no-contract plans, what we know and can predict about smartphone pricing during this Black Friday season is in flux. The smartphone landscape hasn't just changed — we're on a whole new planet! Here's how this might affect deals this Black Friday.

Black Friday Laptop Deals 2015: You Won't Believe How Cheap Prices Will Get

As we approach Black Friday 2015, you may be wondering: How much can I expect to pay for a laptop this November? Fortunately, there will be price points for every budget. Bargain bin models will drop to eye-popping prices of $99 to $149, but even beefier mainstream systems will be unbelievably cheap this year.

Rebuilt to Last: A DIY Expert Explains Why He ONLY Buys Refurbs

While the shopping ins and outs of refurbs get plenty of coverage, the electronic advantages don't get nearly as much media love. So Kyle Wiens — founder of iFixit — took time from his busy schedule to walk us through why refurbished products are even better than new sometimes.

13 NYC Restaurants Will Eliminate Tipping While Charging Up to 25% More for Food

In November, an influential NYC restauranteur will roll out a no-tipping policy at 13 locations, with the goal of having the restaurants be completely tipless by the end of 2016. But at what cost?

Got iOS 9? Make Sure to Turn This Setting OFF to Avoid Overage Fees

If you upgraded your iPhone to iOS 9, or if you bought a brand new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus recently, then you might want to turn off one of the default settings to avoid overage fees.

Which One of Your Coworkers Is Shopping for Cyber Monday Deals at Work?

While Black Friday has long reigned as the start of the holiday shopping season, the subsequent shopping holiday of Cyber Monday has become increasingly important. We look at how many workers will be taking a coffee break to score some deals.

11 Things You Need to Know About the New Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book laptop last week, and while it seems similar to the 2-in-2 Surface Pro 4, they're actually very different devices. Here's what you need to know about the buzzworthy laptop.

Black Friday Home Goods 2015: Appliances & Kitchen Deals Will Shine

It's time to look at Black Friday's most hotly anticipated category of consumer products: light bulbs! Okay, so purchases for the home might not be the sexiest things to buy during this monster shopping season. But you could potentially save hundreds on some big ticket items, including vacuums, washing machines, power tools, and kitchen appliances.

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?

Apple TV vs. Fire TV: Which Streaming Media Player Should You Buy?

Apple and Amazon have both just introduced updates to their popular streaming boxes. If you're not in either ecosystem yet, deciding between the two could come down to details like price and gaming ability.

First iPhone 6s Deal Says a Lot About Future Phone Prices

Cell service providers are moving away from contracts and the subsidization model that many shoppers are familiar with. And as a result, many of us may have to pay full price for our next phone. So how will this affect phone deals?

VIDEO: Is the iPad Pro the Future of Computing?

Apple has announced its iPad Pro — a larger, more powerful tablet. In this brief, delightful video, our panel of experts ask: Is the iPad Pro is going to be the thing that changes the perception of tablets from "fun pads" to serious business machines?

8 Ways to Save on Books for the True Bibliophile

With many major publishers raising prices for new eBooks, the dedicated bibliophile faces a dilemma: How do you feed your reading habit without putting your wallet on a diet? We look at library services, lending for eBooks, and more.

7 Reasons Why the New Apple TV is More Expensive

Yesterday, Apple introduced a major update to its Apple TV streaming device. With Siri integration, voice controls, streaming sports, and more, is an upgrade or new purchase worth it?

Here's When Apple's New iPads Will Go on Sale

Did Apple's recent keynote whet your appetite for a new iPad? Here are the prices you can expect to see from retailers as they begin to discount Apple's new family of iPads.

Kindle eBook Prices Have Jumped 30% to 60% in 2015

Amazon wanted to sell all eBooks at rock bottom prices, but publishers revolted. Deals can still be had though, especially on smaller, less popular titles.

9 Things to Know About Intel's Newest 'Skylake' Processors

Intel has unveiled their latest generation of processors, and they're faster and provide longer battery life. Are they worth the upgrade?

How to Understand Intel Skylake CPU Names & Model Numbers

Intel has released its latest line of computer processors, the sixth generation Intel Core, codenamed Skylake. There are a lot of upgrades to the processors that yield great improvements to your daily computing tasks. Unfortunately for those of us who aren't interested in parsing tech jargon, there are many different types of Skylake processors, each with their own combination of model numbers. Here's a quick rundown of what this alphabet soup all means.