How to find and clip Amazon instant coupons

Have you heard? has coupons. You may have seen a random coupon here or there while shopping for toothpaste or sunblock, but there's actually an entire section of Amazon that's dedicated to coupons and it's not just for groceries and household goods. You can find coupons for electronics, pet supplies, toys, and other items.

No scissors are necessary to clip Amazon coupons and you don't have to worry about forgetting to bring them with you either.

To get started with Amazon coupons, go to, then click on the link at the top … Read more

Foursquare makes it easy to find what you'll love

With its latest update, Foursquare has evolved beyond its roots of checking in to businesses and unlocking badges and special offers from those businesses. Now the app lets you explore your local area based on data culled from other Foursquare users while still retaining the gamelike features of its roots.

While the original app was always well-designed, the new features make it even more useful. Recommendations for smaller towns can be sparse, and the settings can be somewhat overwhelming, but it remains an essential download for avid Foursquare users.

The basics When you first launch Foursquare, you'll need to … Read more

T-Mobile CEO: AT&T 'bribing customers, but they won't be fooled'

T-Mobile is firing back at AT&T with words now, but it could launch a larger broadside at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.

The upstart carrier's ever-colorful CEO, John Legere, responded to AT&T's decision to sweeten the pot for T-Mobile customers to switch service providers, claiming that AT&T was bribing consumers to come back, "but they won't be fooled."

"Nothing has changed -- customers will still feel the same old pain that AT&T is famous for," Legere said in an e-mailed statement.

Legere hinted at … Read more

Shop Cyber Monday deals on your smartphone

Black Friday has come and gone, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to save on big ticket gift items. For those not aware, the Monday following Black Friday is known as Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year.

While you do have the option to hit your favorite shopping sites to see what the latest Cyber Monday deals are, it's much easier when you can look at all the discounts at once. That's why I've put together a small collection of apps for both iOS and Android that can work … Read more

For Black Friday, Apple favors gift cards over discounts

Don't go to Apple's online and retail stores expecting to see the iPad maker's traditional Black Friday discounts. This year, Apple has thrown in a bit of twist to its holiday deals.

Today Apple is offering gift cards of up to $150 when you purchase a gadget through its US online and retails outlets. This is a divergence from years past, when it would discount the products themselves.

If you pick up a new iPad Mini or iPad 2, expect to get a $50 Apple Store gift card. The iPad Air is worthy of a $75 gift … Read more

Excellent iOS apps for Black Friday

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

Amazon discounts Kindle tablets in light of FAA ruling

Amazon Kindle buyers can get 15 percent off today through a special one-day promotion.

Consumers can cut the cost of the Kindle Fire HD tablet to $118 from $139, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 tablet to $195 from $229, and the Kindle e-reader to $59 from $69 by entering the promo code "ThnksFAA" at checkout. But you'll have to hurry. The deal is good only for Monday, November 4.

The retail giant unveiled the discount today as a thank you to the Federal Aviation Administration for now allowing electronic device use during an entire flight.

"We'… Read more

How to get a discount on nearly everything you buy online

I love to shop. (Don't tell my guy friends; they already think I'm low on man-cred.) But you won't find me in a mall; most of my shopping takes place in the virtual aisles of online stores.

That's because most of the best deals reside online. You probably knew that. But what you probably didn't know is that you can get a cash rebate on nearly everything you buy, making online shopping an even better deal.

The secret is using a cashback service, which works much like a Discover card: Buy a product, then get … Read more

Twitter IPO reveals interesting tidbits

CNET Update keeps it short and tweet:

In this episode of Update:

- Discover a few surprises uncovered from Twitter's IPO filing, including how the network is not making a profit, and it's ahead of Facebook when it comes to making money from mobile ads.

- Prepare to see video and photo advertisements on Instagram in the coming months.

- Reset your passwords if you're an Adobe user, since hackers stole personal data of 3 million users, along with software source code.

- Find big discounts on Apple's iPhone 5C and Samsung's Galaxy S4 now at Best Buy. … Read more

Apple's iPhone 5C for $79 preorder at Target, Walmart

Hours before Apple's new iPhone models go on sale in US retail stores, Target has quietly matched Walmart's lower preorder price for the iPhone 5C -- Apple's first low-cost smartphone, which has a plastic body and comes in five bright colors.

Apple and partner retailers will be selling the 5C starting at $99 with a two-year contract, but both Target and Walmart are now offering the 16GB version of the smartphone for $79 on preorder -- a total discount of $20. Target said it will also add an extra 5 percent off for customers who use a … Read more