Top 5 Apps for Finding Christmas Gift Deals and Discounts

The countdown to Christmas is rapidly approaching and luckily, there are some great apps that can make holiday shopping less stressful. The stores are packed, traffic is miserable, and people everywhere are driving themselves insane trying to check off items off their lists. Anyone who needs some last minute gift ideas with some tips to save need look no further. Check out these top five apps for finding Christmas gift deals and discounts.

RetailMeNot: RetailMeNot is a must-have app this holiday shopping season. This fantastic app has both online and in store coupons for over 50,000 retailers. It is one of the apps that allows users to search for the coupons they want for that special gift they are picking up, browse the hottest deals of the day, or simply check out what coupons other users are using. Not only does this app allow users to save loads of money, but it can give some helpful hints on gifts. The best part? All the coupons are stored in the phone, so no one has to worry about remembering to grab that stack of paper coupons before heading to the mall.

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Red Laser: Red Laser is another out of a list of great apps that is going to help users save a lot of money this Christmas season. Once shopping lists are made, shoppers can head to the store to find that must-have item, and simply use Red Laser to scan the bar code of the item. This awesome app will then compare prices of the item online or at the nearest store to help users find the best price. Not only that, but even just opening the app inside the store reveals deals, discounts, coupons and rewards.

ISlick: Islick is an app that easily makes the list for top five gift deals and discounts. Islick offers users a community of thousands of people all over the nation that are searching and posting the best deals both online and in stores. Users can customize the app to what they are most interested in finding deals on, and as soon as the app is opened, the best deals on the chosen category for that day are available to view. This app is completely user friendly, and is designed to help find the best deals of the day.

Wanelo: This is one of the apps that millions of people across the nation use to find amazing deals on products every day. Waleno is simple to customize so users can easily find the items they want from little known boutiques, small businesses and major retailers. As users save the products they relate to the most, the app learns and begins to show the user more products geared to what they like. This is the app to download to save loads of time and money, and keep shopping organized in one place.

Amazon Local: Last but not least is Amazon Local, which is one of the best apps out there. This is the app to download if saving up to 75 percent on not only local businesses, but nationwide chains, sounds like a good plan. This app provides users with the little-known deals around town such as a favorite restaurant, to a favorite spa that is offering amazing discounts and gift cards. It also offers deals for the famous online and national chains everyone knows and loves. It can even help with hotel deals if users are traveling to visit family or friends this holiday season.

Everyone knows how stressful getting ready for the holiday season can be, so they should not ignore these top five apps for finding Christmas gift deals and discounts. They will not only save users money and time, but reduce the dreaded shopping frenzy that is here once again.


Apple iPhone 6 launch

Last year, when the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were all set to launch, the buzz was that Apple would finally launch an affordable smartphone. The jokes said, the C in the iPhone 5c would stand for cheap. But when the iPhone 5c was revealed, it was anything but cheap. Sure the phone was colourful and had a plastic polycarbonate back cover, the Rs 41,900 price tag with which it was launched in India made it anything but affordable.

As we had noted at the launch of the iPhone 5c, it was essentially the iPhone 5 in a polycarbonate body. The iPhone 5c had the same 4-inch screen, A6 chip as the iPhone 5, a slightly bigger battery than the iPhone 5, and the same 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel camera on the front. In essence, Apple hadn’t really compromised on the build quality as many tech experts had noted that it felt like a premium product with Apple’s design essence remaining intact.

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One year on, it’s pretty clear that a new version of the iPhone 5c is not happening. Apple is expected to launch two new versions, one with a 4.7-inch screen, another with a 5.5-inch screen and these are both premium level devices. As this video by Russian Youtube user, Rozetked had shown the iPhone 6 doesn’t look like a bulky device and is in fact thinner than the iPhone 5s. Also it’s an all metal-body. Not plastic body this time.

So how did the iPhone 5c do as device in terms of sales? As far as numbers are concerned, it’s quite a conflicting story. What is clear is that Apple sold more iPhone 5s premium devices than the iPhone 5c.

According to this Apple Insider report in the US, the iPhone 5s was the top selling smartphone for almost all US carriers and even though the iPhone 5c did terribly compared to the 5s, it did actually outsell a lot of other devices in the US. The report points to data collected by blogger JM Manness who said that the iPhone 5c sales numbers were 12.8 million in the winter quarter of 2013.

However a BusinessInsider report points out that according to data from Localytics the iPhone 5c makes only 8 percent of iPhones, falling behind even the iPhone 4.

So is the iPhone 5c going to come to an end? According to TechCrunch, simply because “it’s a ‘lower end’ device that packs older innards and Apple could easily drop it from the lineup to make room for a new ‘low end’ unit.”

Currently the low-end unit in the iPhone series is the iPhone 4S. And as the Localytics data also shows, it is the iPhone 5 which is still the most popular iPhone device in the market, just two percentage points ahead of the iPhone 5s. Now when Apple launched the iPhone 5s, it had discontinued the iPhone 5. If one were to go purely by the numbers, Apple could retain either the 5s or bring back the iPhone 5 as the new mid-tier device. In addition it could keep the 4S as the low-end device when the two new iPhones are launched. But let’s remember the iPhone 5 was a premium device and it’s unlikely that Apple would bring this back, not when the iPhone 5s is an option.

The iPhone 5c in such a scenario is the best bet for being the new low-end device. Currently it’s retailing at Rs 37,000 in India for the 16 GB version, while the iPhone 4S is available at close to Rs 20,000. If Apple starts selling the iPhone 5c at the price for the iPhone 4S, that would be quite a killer deal, since essentially it has all the same specs as the iPhone 5, but not the build. This is what makes it the perfect replacement for the iPhone 4S.

Either way, the end of the iPhone 5c also shows that for Apple the plastic and cheap experiment is never going to work. Apple devices have always had an exclusivity around them, and clearly with the assumption that the iPhone 5c was the ‘cheaper’ solution to the iPhone 5, fans weren’t interested in upgrading. Instead they just stuck to their iPhone 5.

LG Display 18 inch flexible OLED Display

LG Display showcase the world largest flexible/foldable OLED-Display.

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The Display has a size from about 18 inch
it is a full colour display which is foldable and rollable, you can roll it into a tube that´s a mere 3cm across.
This is only a protoype and has a 1200×810 pixel resolution which is based on a new polyamide film on the back of the backplane. With the new material instead of plastic, LG can realize more flexibility and the panel is thinner.

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About this information we informed you already, LG plans a Ultra HD flexible and transparent rollable Television device with mor than 60 inches in 2017, says the Head of R&D In-Byung Kang.