Tech deals and apps for Black Friday
2:51

Tech deals and apps for Black Friday

Culture
-Prepare yourselves, the deals are coming. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. Stretch those quads and charge those phones because this episode of CNET Update has tips for conquering Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. The first step is to do some research and load up on helpful apps. There are apps that pull in all the store flyers and doorbuster deals in one menu. Check out Black Friday Survival Guide on the iPhone or there's an app called TGI Black Friday. Next, you have to make a list to stay focused on what gifts you need. If you're with a group and doing a divide and conquer mission, use a List Bliss. It's available on Apple or Android. List Bliss lets you sync a shopping list with a buddy and when someone checks something off the list or as an item, you can see it too. That way, you don't end up buying doubles. You also want to have a barcode scanner app handy because some stores are price matching with competitors. Best Buy is price matching with Amazon. So, why you're in line? Scan a barcode for an item and an app like shop savvy will show other store prices, and if you find someone selling it for less, show the cashier, they'll give you the lower price. At CNET, we also have a list of some Black Friday deals that caught our attention. A few worth mentioning, Target and Best Buy are giving gift cards if you buy a new iPod Touch. Best Buy is knocking 20 bucks off all models of the Roku. Stores like RadioShack and Best Buy are selling the Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone for 50 bucks. Sears has last year's Nook Simple Touch e-reader at $40. It's normally $100. And if you don't already have game system, there are several choices of bundles for Xbox and PlayStation that will throw in accessories, games, and knock about $100 off the price. If you're in the market for a Blu-Ray player and you see one for a great price, go ahead and grab it. Our editors have found that there's not a big difference between picture quality in Blu-Ray players these days, but avoid being up-sold on a warranty for some products because you're in a rush and you're tired and the cashier starts asking if you wanna buy an additional warranty, you need to think ahead if it's worth it. If you're already getting the gadget for cheap, it might not be worth the extra money. Also, most products already come with a one-year warranty. If you're shopping online over the weekend and on Cyber Monday, do your homework so you know if the sale price is really a deal or a dud. Use price grabber to see what typical price is off for a product. You might also find a good checkout coupon code at retailmenot.com. And before you start your spending spree, there's an update on the story we mentioned in our last show. We reported on a bill being drafted that could make it easier for law enforcement to access your e-mails without a warrant. Well, just a few hours after the story came out on CNET, the senator abandoned the controversial proposal, but we'll keep you posted on this next week when it comes to a vote. That's your tech news update. You can find links to all of these stories on the blog cnet.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.

Up Next

Download Netflix shows to watch offline
ud113016.jpg

Up Next

Download Netflix shows to watch offline

Amazon's next Echo said to come with a screen
ud112916.jpg

Amazon's next Echo said to come with a screen

Curved iPhone 8? Apple said to be exploring OLED screens
ud112816.jpg

Curved iPhone 8? Apple said to be exploring OLED screens

Black Friday and other turkey traditions are evolving
ud1123162.jpg

Black Friday and other turkey traditions are evolving

Facebook drone accident under investigation
ud112216.jpg

Facebook drone accident under investigation

Facebook needs you to fight fake news
ud112116.jpg

Facebook needs you to fight fake news

Airbnb wants to be your travel agent
ud111816.jpg

Airbnb wants to be your travel agent

Wait, how fast can Qualcomm charge a phone?
ud111716.jpg

Wait, how fast can Qualcomm charge a phone?

Snapchat may be worth $30 billion with IPO filing
ud111616.jpg

Snapchat may be worth $30 billion with IPO filing

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Moto Edge 2022: First Look at Motorola's $498 Phone
motoedge-fl-00-02-03-08-still003

Moto Edge 2022: First Look at Motorola's $498 Phone

The Czinger 21C Is 3D-Printed and Astonishing
Side view of the Czinger 21C hypercar in motion

The Czinger 21C Is 3D-Printed and Astonishing

My Quest to Understand NFT Art (And Why I Bought One)
bridget-4

My Quest to Understand NFT Art (And Why I Bought One)

7 Tips to Get More Out of Your Roku TV
screenshot-2022-08-16-at-12-52-46.png

7 Tips to Get More Out of Your Roku TV

Porsche Pushes the 911 to New Extremes With the New GT3 RS
Porsche 911 GT3 RS OGI

Porsche Pushes the 911 to New Extremes With the New GT3 RS

Mars Sample Return Mission Will Bring Rocks and Air to Earth
mars-samples-back-to-earth-v2-1

Mars Sample Return Mission Will Bring Rocks and Air to Earth

Most Popular All most popular

Top 5 iPhone 14 Rumors
iphone14-rumors2021-200000

Top 5 iPhone 14 Rumors

Mars Sample Return Mission Will Bring Rocks and Air to Earth
mars-samples-back-to-earth-v2-1

Mars Sample Return Mission Will Bring Rocks and Air to Earth

Ride1Up's 700 Series E-Bike Review: It Replaced My Car
220815-yt-ride1up-700-series-ebike-review-site-1

Ride1Up's 700 Series E-Bike Review: It Replaced My Car

Porsche Pushes the 911 to New Extremes With the New GT3 RS
Porsche 911 GT3 RS OGI

Porsche Pushes the 911 to New Extremes With the New GT3 RS

Is It Time to Finally Buy an Electric Car Under the New Tax Credit Rules?
ev-credits-00-08-35-16-still170

Is It Time to Finally Buy an Electric Car Under the New Tax Credit Rules?

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features
220811-yt-the-apple-watch-saved-my-life-and-could-save-yours-too-site-1

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features

Latest Products All latest products

Moto Edge 2022: First Look at Motorola's $498 Phone
motoedge-fl-00-02-03-08-still003

Moto Edge 2022: First Look at Motorola's $498 Phone

Galaxy Watch 5: My First 2 Days With Samsung's Watches
watch-5-thumb

Galaxy Watch 5: My First 2 Days With Samsung's Watches

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 Specs Compared
220809-yt-galaxy-z-flip-4-vs-z-flip-3-v2

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 Specs Compared

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras
jje-9771

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features
thumb1

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1
nothingphone1-cms

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use