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The best Black Friday iOS apps for shopping in stores and online

These apps will make your life easier if you're joining the insanity of post-Thanksgiving shopping.

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The holiday shopping guide for people who hate to shop

If you're like many of us, the idea of holiday shopping gives you the willies. Chris Breen offers some tips for giving of your best without needless suffering.

Spring will change the way you shop on your iPhone

This app deserves major props for redefining the mobile checkout before we had even heard of Apple Pay.

App Invasion: Spring will change the way you shop on your iPhone

This app deserves major props for redefining the mobile checkout before we had even heard of Apple Pay.

Take a screenshot, build a shopping list with SnapUp

Browse for stuff on your phone, take a screenshot, and SnapUp makes that info shop-able.

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Prices Drop Monitor for Amazon 4.4 review: Get the best price when shopping on Amazon

This free Mac app tracks up to 20 products and tells you when an item has lowered its price.

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Major Slice update looks to save you some stress when managing online purchases

Version 5.0 rolled out for iOS, bringing a new interface for tracking packages, price drops, recalls, and the crazy amounts of money you've spent online since 2006.

on techhive.com

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Longtime Apple-accessory distributor Dr. Bott files for bankruptcy

Dr. Bott, a stalwart as both a distributor and retailer in the Apple-accessory market, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Amazon 'not optimistic' about ending book standoff with Hachette any time soon

Amazon recommends buying affected titles from its third-party sellers or competitors

on pcworld.com

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Get rewarded to shop with Swagbucks' updated app

Earn points on real-life activity and cash them in for gift cards with just a few extra steps.

on techhive.com

Report: Apple planning a move into mobile payments service

The company would compete against Google, PayPal, Square and others if it enters this zone.

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer