Ah, 2013. The year Microsoft continued to be, well, Microsoft, everyone tried to get their mobile on, and Samsung tried to show the world that it's going to be king of wearable tech.
Yup, there were gaffes. There always are. We also saw the launch product for a now-failing platform (and failing company), and the company that wanted to the entire planet to phone Home. And who can forget our nation's Capitol: A stream of leaks that showed the world that, yes, Uncle Sam is watching every click you make, not to mention those of foreign dignitaries. And … Read more
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
If you're one of many shoppers heading out to stores this Black Friday, you'll need backup to find the best deals. I've combed through the Google Play store to find three Android apps that give you an early look at the sales, find extra discounts, and even let you earn rewards while you're out shopping.
Hopefully you're reading this from your tent outside a big-box store, since people have been lining up for Black Friday deals for almost a week. But if you're not camping out, you might still be able to get a … Read more
Rather than being strictly about spending time with family and gorging on turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving has turned into a major deals day in the shopping world this year.
But, some people don't like it.
Thousands of Facebook users have taken to the social network to display their disgust and threaten to boycott stores staying open on what is now being deemed "Black Thursday."
As you ready yourself for the Black Friday fisticuffs -- or, indeed, for the Thanksgiving thumping -- please be aware of who your biggest opponents might be.
There is some sort of traditional thinking that women are the ones who love, need, and want to shop during the holiday season.
However, a survey from ESPN Research and Analytics would like to shove that theory into the waste disposal.
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
It's that time of year again when Americans give thanks, stuff themselves with turkey and mashed potatoes, and hit the stores in search of the holiday season's best deals.
But is Black Friday really the best day if you're looking for a smartphone? That's a good question considering that more people are expected to shop online this Cyber Monday than visit brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday, according to American Express. Still, not every category of product gets equal billing in terms of deep discounts on Cyber Monday. So it may pay to start the shopping earlier … Read more
Hewlett-Packard is banking on "convertible" tablets to power its consumer holiday sales, CEO Meg Whitman said Tuesday.
"We've got a lot of convertibles in the market, so do our competitors, and we're advertising behind those because we think that's a really innovative form factor that's the best of the tablet and the best of the PC," she said in response to an analyst's question during the company's earnings conference call.
HP reported better-than-expected earnings on Tuesday.
Whitman said demand won't be known until after the holidays.
"I think … 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