For better or worse, the biggest shopping day of the year is finally upon us. Whether you're the type that's planning to brave the long lines or just want to get the best deals online, Black Friday is the day to do it.
Fortunately, with your iPhone in hand and the right apps, you have an excellent resource for both planning what you're going to buy and finding the best possible deals -- even when you're in the stores.
For everyone who's looking for the biggest discounts, I've put together a collection of apps … Read more
Bitcoin users will be able to use their encrypted digital currency to pick up some deals on Black Friday.
A new site has popped up, called Bitcoin Friday, that lists all of the Black Friday deals retailers are offering around the Web. The deals include the ability to buy a discount on Reddit Gold with Bitcoin, as well as discounted unlocked handsets from GSM Nation. Cheapair is offering reduced prices on flights to Bitcoin users.
Bitcoin has found itself at the middle of a controversy in the digital currency arena. Some consumers view it as an important alternative to traditional … Read more
Every year the Black Friday online circulars hit the Web and lots of sites round up every tech deal under the sun. That's great, but it's always hard to tell the real deals from all the crap that's being advertised to lure you into the stores. The truth is that a lot of the so-called superbargains are already available online from stores like Amazon and others.
However, a few items do stand out. Alas, many of these are "doorbusters" that are available in very limited quantities, and only the people who arrive long before the … Read more
Apple will join the countless number of retailers looking to score some cash on Black Friday.
The company on Tuesday sent out e-mails and published a page on its site teasing its Black Friday "shopping event." Apple didn't say what kind of deals it plans to offer customers.
If history is to be our guide, Apple's Black Friday event should offer discounted pricing on everything from Macs to iPads. The company's discounts usually aren't major, with Apple typically sticking to around $101 off Macs and $41 to $61 off iPads.
As in previous years, … Read more
These days, it's not too hard to find a good tablet under $250. It might not pack all of the latest bells and whistles, but for those on a budget, dealing with old hardware is part of the bargain.
Buying a relatively inexpensive tablet doesn't mean that you sacrifice a solid slate experience. There are quality tablets around $100, like the $139 Amazon Kindle Fire HD, but the sub-$250 tablet category is bursting with a bevy of budget options.
To that end, here are the best tablets currently available with prices under $250. If any of the products here interest you, be sure to read the full reviews for details on the quirks and idiosyncrasies of each. Also, check out our Tablets Buying Guide for an overview on tablet-buying best practices. … Read more
Every year the Black Friday online circulars hit the Web and lots of sites round up every tech deal under the sun. That's great, but it's always hard to tell the real deals from all the crap that's being advertised to lure you into the stores. The truth is, a lot of the so-called superbargains are already available online from stores like Amazon and others.
However, a few items do stand out. Alas, many of these are "doorbusters" available in very limited quantities, and only the people who arrive long before the doors open will … Read more
In this week's must-see rundown, we offer up an in-depth look at all of the new features in Google's latest mobile OS, Android KitKat. If you're one of the lucky users to already have it, you'll also want to check out our very handy tips for extending your phone's battery on KitKat.
Twitter officially went public earlier this week. In our latest Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and senior writer Daniel Terdiman discuss the social media giant's initial public offering, what they learned from Facebook, and how they plan to turn a profit. … Read more
With Cyber Monday on the near horizon, Best Buy is already starting in on the shopping deals.
For two days only -- Friday and Saturday -- the big box retailer is offering customers $250 off of Apple's 13.3" MacBook Pro with 8GB memory and $100 off all MacBook Airs. Additionally, in a deal that extends past this weekend, people can trade in their old Apple laptops for an average of $75 and computers in good condition can fetch at least $100.
While the trade-in gives users a deal, it's interesting to note that Best Buy is … Read more