The iPad Mini with Retina Display may look a lot like the original iPad Mini, but it's a tad thicker and has a second microphone on the back that none of the leaked specs revealed. The result of those small design differences is that many of the existing iPad Mini cases don't fit the Retina version, and case makers have had to scramble to make new, slightly modified versions of their existing cases. It's taken them a little while to do that, so in the early going we're seeing fewer case options for the Mini Retina … Read more
It'll be more of a blue Christmas than a holly jolly holiday if you're stuck suffering through the same old songs that your parents have been playing on the gramophone for as long as you can remember. So spice up your next holiday get-together with Download.com's list of our 10 all-time favorite holiday hits from the last 40 years.
Some of our picks, such as "Frosty the Snowman" and "We Three Kings," are perennial classics that have been reinvented in interesting ways by some of our favorite artists. Others, like "Christmas … Read more
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Game consoles almost need to shed the word 'game.' They are still masterful at gaming, but so much more is coming in terms of broadcast TV, online video, and communication that they are moving to the center of the living room. We'll take a look at how consoles win over incumbent technologies that already do all that and cost much less.
Plasma televisions are our favorite. Too bad they appear to be dying. The market has swung hard to LED LCD and it's still too early for OLED to make a dent. We'… Read more
In a coup d'etat, Twitter trampled all other tech companies and took the top spot in Glassdoor's 50 best places to work list for a tech business.
It beat out Facebook, Google, and Apple; and, to pour salt in its competitor's wounds, this was the first year the social network even made the top 50 list. Bain & Company took the No. 1 spot in the overall rankings.
Company review site Glassdoor annually compiles the 50 best places to work list based on comments from employees in dozens of companies. This year, more than half a million … Read more
While Black Friday 2013 had its fair share of deals on PCs, Macs, and tablets, the Monday after is feeling a bit thin by comparison. Maybe it's because holiday shoppers have been tuned in since early the previous week and throughout the weekend, or that the whole idea of a separate event called Cyber Monday is simply outdated (who even says "cyber" any more?).
Keeping that in mind, I've scoured the big online retailers and deal sites looking for Monday bargains that are worth a serious look. Unfortunately, most of the laptops I've seen are … 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
A TV bought on Black Friday, especially at a classic "doorbuster" sale, had better be as cheap as possible. But you shouldn't regret buying it.
That's the philosophy I espoused in compiling the list below. I combed the major circulars, courtesy of BFAds.net, and found the cheapest TVs I'd actually recommend someone buy.
With a couple of exceptions they're very different from the TVs I generally recommend. I strongly believe that it's worth spending more, within reason, to get better picture quality.
But it's Black Friday time, and TV shoppers everywhere … Read more
This is the time of year when tradition kicks in and love wins.
This is the time when we all extend our arms to show gratitude for all we have.
It's also the time when some people extend their arms because they need to carry a cheap TV out of a store.
So in case you imagined that people have gotten tired of camping outside stores to secure their family's future (entertainment), may I take you to the Best Buy in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio?
Outside its doors, the tents are pitched and the pitches for the righteousness of sleeping outside… Read more
iPad buyers looking to buy the fourth-generation model can score a $75 gift card through Best Buy.
The Best Buy page lists the deal as good for the iPad with Retina Display, which refers to the model released in November 2012. The offer applies to all variations of the fourth-generation iPad and is available both online and at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile retail stores.