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Apple Tops Holiday Device Activations, Samsung Follows, Google Still Absent

Apple's iPhones and iPads led device activations globally in the week leading up to Christmas, according to the latest stats. Samsung ranked second while Google is still absent from the chart.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 31, 2017

Holiday Shoppers Place Apple On Top, Samsung Ranks Second In Device Activation: Flurry

Apple dominated the chart for device activations and app downloads and installs this holiday season, seizing the top spot. Samsung ranked second, followed by Huawei, while Google and Microsoft didn't even make the list.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 29, 2016

Amazon Reports Best Holiday Season: More Than 1 Billion Items Shipped, Echo Speakers Top Sellers

Amazon had a terrific holiday season so far, announcing that it was its best ever. The company shipped more than 1 billion devices worldwide now and its Echo speakers enjoyed great success, but here are some other interesting stats.

Business Tech December 28, 2016

Post-Holiday Shoppers Run For Help: Fighting Breaks Out In Malls Across US

A day after Christmas, several fights among juveniles broke out in malls all across the U.S. Several malls closed down and were evacuated after police were called in to settle the disturbances.

Viral December 27, 2016

Day After Christmas Sale: Walmart, Target, BestBuy, Macy's And Other Retailers Post Store Hours, Deals And Discounts

For bargain hunters, December 26 is the next best day -- after Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- to score amazing discounts in after-Christmas sales in the U.S. To get ahead, it's important to know the store hours of retailers.

Gadgets December 26, 2016

Christmas Day and Christmas Eve 2016 Closing Hours For Stores, Banks, Post Office, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, And More

Last-minute shoppers will still have a chance to buy gifts before Christmas, as many stores will be open on Christmas Eve. Here’s a handy schedule for major stores and establishments come Dec. 25.

Life & Style December 24, 2016

2016 Christmas Shipping Deadlines For Amazon, Walmart, Dell And More: How To Avoid Shipping Delays

Now that Christmas is almost here, make sure that your holiday gifts reach their recipients on time. Here are the cutoff shipping dates of popular shipping companies and online retail stores.

Internet December 21, 2016

Avoid Holiday Hassles With 6 Gifts That Require No Shipping

If you don't have the luxury of time to shop for a gift and you are worried over shipping delays, check out some of these gift ideas. All of these items do not require shipping so your loved ones will be able to receive them just in time for Christmas.

Life & Style December 20, 2016

Microsoft 12 Days Of Deals: Here's When To Buy Surface Pro 4 And Xbox One With Big Discounts

Microsoft's annual 12 Days of Deals promo kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 5, which has offers galore for holiday shoppers. We clue you in on when you can snag the Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One deals.

Microsoft December 5, 2016

Microsoft 12 Days Of Deals: Holiday Promo Offers Discounts On Surface Pro 4, Xbox One Games, Computers And More

Microsoft has officially announced its annual 12 Days of Deals promotion, set to kick off on Dec. 5. The company prepared a mixed bag of offers with discounts on PCs, tablets, Xbox consoles and games, Surface and more, so here's what to expect.

Microsoft December 3, 2016

Apple Tops Holiday Wish Lists: The iPhone Is 2016's Must-Have Tech Gift

Piper Jaffray conducted its annual survey on holiday spending intentions and found that Apple's devices top this year's holiday wishlists. The iPhone is the most wanted holiday gift, followed by Apple's MacBook.

Apple November 29, 2016

Amazon Holiday Jobs: Company Hiring 120,000 Temporary Workers At US Warehouses, Tapping Robots For Faster Training

Amazon has started to prepare for a busy shopping season, and it's reportedly boosting its workforce by 40 percent at U.S. warehouses, adding 120,000 temporary employees. With the help of robots and other tech, Amazon will also shrink training time from six weeks to just two days.

Business Tech November 29, 2016

Recalled Toys For Sale: Consumer Watchdog Warns Hazardous Toys Are Still Sold Online

A consumer watchdog group warned that some toys that have already been recalled are still for sale online. What should shoppers do to ensure they are buying safe toys this holiday season?

Public Health November 23, 2016

NES Classic Editions Are Selling For As Much As $500 On Ebay

Nintendo's retro console is already sold out, and is now selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Some scalpers are attempting to sell the in-demand console for up to $999.

Video Games November 11, 2016

Apple 2016 Holiday Gift Guide Wants To Put An Apple Device Under Each Christmas Tree

Apple launched its 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, confident that there's an Apple device for everyone. The company is not offering any fabulous deals, but it is throwing in free next-day shipping for in-stock iPhones, including the iPhone 7.

Apple November 11, 2016

Exclusive: Whilo Is The Social Network App For Gift Giving For Shopping For What People Love This Holiday Season

Whilo is the social platform that allows users to find and save products to be added to personalized wish lists that can then be purchased by others.

Apps/Software October 26, 2016

Holiday Sales Soared This Year As Online Shopping Spiked, But Still Accounted For Only 10 Percent Of Total Spending

Holiday sales figures showed a healthy increase in 2015 as consumer confidence swelled. Online sales spiked significantly, but still remain a small portion of overall spending.

Business December 30, 2015

FedEx Blames Late Deliveries, Shipping Delays On 'Unprecedented' Surge In Demand From Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers

FedEx said that its failure to deliver some Christmas packages on time was due to an unexpected surge of last minute e-commerce shipments. The company had previously blamed bad weather for late deliveries.

Society December 30, 2015

Amazon Prime Popular Among Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers: 3 Million Members Joined Before Christmas

Amazon Prime revealed that it has just gained more than 3 million new members to its Prime program on the week before Christmas. The company shipped more than 200 million more items for free during the holiday while members’ viewing hours of Prime Video were also doubled.

Business December 29, 2015

Five Studies Reveal How Money Can Buy You Happiness

Money can't buy you love, but it can surely buy you happiness. Here are five reasons as to how and why the power of purchasing can give you and the people around you a reason to smile.

Society December 25, 2015

Yes, Material Possessions Can Bring Happiness Says Study

It’s official: you can buy happiness. According to researchers, material and experiential purchases can provide varying levels of happiness, so choose based on what will suit your desires.

Life December 22, 2015

Target Wish List App Spills Holiday Shoppers' Personal Information In Major Data Leak: Avast

Security researchers from Avast checked out the wish list app from Avast and came up with some worrisome conclusions. Users could have their personal details exposed, including their names, phone numbers, emails and shipping addresses.

Apps/Software December 16, 2015

Pebble Time Round Smartwatch Gets $50 Discount For The Holidays

The Pebble Time Round smartwatch just got a neat discount in the U.S., dropping $50 off its price tag for the holidays. The gadget is now available for just $199.99 instead of its regular $249.99.

Gadgets December 15, 2015

OnePlus X Available Invite-Free Between Dec. 5-7: Gifts And Discounts Also In Tow

OnePlus got into the holiday spirit by offering a few enticing deals. Between Dec. 5 and 7, various accessories will have neat discounts, some orders will come with a free gift and the OnePlus X will be available invite-free.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 4, 2015

IBM Watson Trend App Reveals Hottest Holiday Gifts Include Apple Watch, 'Star Wars' LEGOs And Samsung TVs

IBM launched a new app using Watson's supercomputer technology that identifies and predicts trends to make holiday shopping a bit easier.

Apps/Software November 18, 2015

Black Friday Might As Well Be Called The November Blackout Thanks To Amazon, Walmart And Other Sales Outlets

Between countdown to Black Friday deals, the actual black Friday, pre-Cyber Monday sales and Cyber Monday, the day has been stretched to a month. Welcome to The November Blackout.

Internet November 2, 2015

Report Says Majority Of Online Holiday Shopping Will Be Done On Mobile Devices

An Adobe report entitled '2015 Digital Index Online Shopping Prediction' reveals that the majority of online shopping will be done through mobile devices in the upcoming holiday season. This would be the first time ever for such a trend to occur.

Business October 29, 2015

REI Will Be Closed On Black Friday: Yup, Seriously

REI, the outdoor gear giant retailer, announced a surprise move for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day. Its real store employees received paid free time on two of the most important shopping dates of the year.

Society October 28, 2015

Sony Announces PlayStation 4 Price Cut In Several Markets

Following a price cut in the U.S. and Canada earlier this month, Sony has now announced that it is discounting the PlayStation 4 in other markets as well. Starting on Wednesday, Oct. 21, the PS4 will have a new low price in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France and several other countries.

Gadgets October 21, 2015

Amazon Is Hiring 100,000 Holiday Workers This Year: More Than Target, Wal-Mart, Macy's

Amazon is set to hire 100,000 seasonal worker to meet the demands of holiday shoppers. The figure is a 25 percent jump from 2014 and outpaces the hires from rival retailers such as Target, Macy's and Wal-Mart.

Business October 21, 2015

Sony Extends PlayStation Holiday Sale Due To PSN Outages

It was a rough week for PlayStation owners, as hackers shut down the entirety of Sony's online network. Now that the network is back up, Sony is making up for the downtime by extending its Holiday Sales!

Geek December 30, 2014

Holiday Deals 2014: Top Last-Minute Tech Deals from Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart and More

Looking to make some last-minute holiday shopping purchases? The following stores offer the best deals this Christmas.

Gadgets December 24, 2014

Xbox One Bundle $299 Last-Minute Holiday Sale Deals: Discounts, Free Games, Shipping from Amazon, Target

Target and Amazon are offering a great discount deal on the Xbox One 'Assassin's Creed Unity' bundle just in time for Christmas. All retailers have the bundle on sale for $349 plus a $50 gift card, with Best Buy also throwing in a free 'Destiny' game.

Video Games December 23, 2014

10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas For The Fitness Enthusiast

There are tons of health and fitness products on the market, but which are the hottest items, apps, and gear to give as gifts this holiday season? This holiday gift guide will help motivate you to find the perfect present for fitness lovers.

Geek December 19, 2014

Foodporn Wish List: 11 Ultimate Gift Ideas For Foodies Including Bacon And Sushi Baby

'Tis the season for gifting, but what to get the food lover on your list? Ditch the restarant gift cards and get them something that will make their taste buds happy by checking out this foodie holiday gift guide.

Geek December 17, 2014

The Best Gift Box Subscriptions To Give This Holiday Season

Everyone loves getting gifts at Christmas, but what if it didn't have to stop there? These gift subscription boxes will keep the holidays going straight on into the new year!

Feature December 11, 2014

Michigan Cops Pull Drivers Over for Tickets, Give Them Holiday Presents Instead

Police play Santa, give out gifts instead of traffic citations. YouTube video of gift giving by cops goes viral.

Society December 10, 2014

The Best Holiday Gifts For Music Lovers And Music Geeks

Holiday shopping is now in full swing. Here are the gifts that will make all of the music lovers in your life stand up and cheer.

Feature December 9, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: The Best Ideas For Coffee Lovers

If you know any coffee lovers, you're well aware that they're passionate about their brews. Give the coffee connoisseurs in your life the best holiday ever with these gifts.

Feature December 3, 2014

Watch The 6 Best Holiday Parody Videos To Start Feeling Festive

Take a break from the craziness of the holiday season by sitting back and laughing to the funniest parodies this holiday season.

Internet Culture December 2, 2014

Why Fewer People Are Shopping This Cyber Monday

As sales started earlier and last longer both in store and online, less people are expected to shop this Cyber Monday compared to last year.

Internet Culture December 1, 2014

Black Friday 2014 Holiday Shopping Roundup to Best Sales, Deals, and Shopping Scoop

Black Friday is one of the top shopping days of the year but Tech Times aims to make it easy with insight and tips on where the best deals are to make shopping easier and fun. Check out where to find the best Black Friday sales. One place not open Friday morning is BestBuy.com as the etailer suffered a crash and offered little insight on when the online store would be back up and running. But as Tech Times reports there are tons of places to get great sales on one of the busiest shopping days of the years.

Gadgets November 28, 2014

UPDATE: Black Friday 2014 Best Buy Deals: Online Shopping Takes Hit as Website Down for Hours

The e-retailer giant issues a short explanation on site crash Black Friday. Tells shoppers site functionality will be restored

Business Tech November 28, 2014

Black Friday 2014: Support These Stores That Refuse To Open On Thanksgiving

There are great deals to be found on Black Friday, no doubt about it. But Christmas shopping is taking over Thanksgiving, and enough is enough.

Internet Culture November 21, 2014

Black Friday 2014: These iPhone Apps Will Make Your Christmas Shopping Easier

Whether you love Christmas shopping or hate it, whether you shop on Black Friday or not, the process can be made easier. Try these terrific iPhone apps to simplify your gift buying this year.

Geek November 19, 2014

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