Black Friday

Apple’s Black Friday deals are about gift cards, exclude latest products

Apple has launched its Black Friday deals today in Australia and New Zealand through its online store and retail locations in both countries ahead of similar one-day deals scheduled to launch in other markets tomorrow. The one-day shopping event in Australia and New Zealand offers customers free Apple Store gift cards worth up to A$200 or NZ$215 with the purchase of certain products like select models of the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac and Apple TV.

Early Black Friday B&H Photo deals: $170 off LG display, $1,000 off 70″ 4K TV, and more

We’re still a few days away from the holiday weekend, but in an effort to get a head start, several retailers have launched what they are calling “early” or “pre-” Black Friday sales. We’re going to be covering as many of these deals as possible, with a particular focus on quality products and notable discounts. Here are a few we’ve found from B&H Photo thus far.

Early Black Friday Amazon deals: $50 Kindle, $16 battery pack, $397 4K drone and more

We’re still a few days away from the holiday weekend, but in an effort to get a head start, several retailers have launched what they are calling “early” or “pre-” Black Friday sales. We’re going to be covering as many of these deals as possible, with a particular focus on quality products and notable discounts. Here are a few we’ve found from Amazon thus far.

Apple to host one-day shopping event on Black Friday

Apple late Monday updated its website with a new page teasing its upcoming Black Friday sale. The page shows the above graphic, along with links to gift ideas, gift cards, and a section for locating your nearest Apple Store. The company also notes that two-day shipping will be free on Friday for in-stock items ordered by 5:00 p.m.

Best Mac Bundle: save up to 90% on Parallels, 1Password, TextExpander + 5 more apps

If you or someone you know owns a Mac and could benefit from apps like 1Password or TextExpander, you’re going to want to check out this promotion from the folks at Parallels. It’s called the Black Friday Mac App Bundle, and it can save you up to 90% on 8 top-shelf Mac apps and services.

Included in this package is Parallels Desktop 12, which allows you to run Windows and other operating systems on your Mac, the popular password management app 1Password (the latest ‘Families’ edition), and key shortcut creator TextExpander. We have a full breakdown of the apps below.

Apple products among the most popular Black Friday items at Target

Target, the second-largest discount retailer in the United States behind Walmart, today released a chart listing the most popular products that shoppers were purchasing on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

The iPads were top sellers in Target’s brick-and-mortar and online stores, with the retailer selling an iPad every second throughout the day on Thanksgiving, Forbes reports.

The best Black Friday deals on apps and games

In addition to deals on electronics and other consumer products, a number of developers have placed their apps and games on sale for the Black Friday weekend. Everything from hit apps like Fantastical, to games like Hitman Sniper are currently available at deep discounts.

Once again we’ve taken it upon ourselves to sift through the noise—hundreds of titles are seeing price drops for the holidays—to present you with a list of the top app and game deals for both Mac and iOS. We’ve even included a few of our favorite Mac productivity software bundles.

Black Friday deal for movie lovers: four blockbuster Mac apps for the price of one

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the United States! And what better way to celebrate this holiday than a not-to-be-missed deal that offers some substantial value for your hard earned cash.

You’ve probably heard of a Mac developer called Softorino, no? They’re behind Waltr, a super fast Mac app that makes converting any video into an iOS-friendly file format a simple drag-and-drop affair.

As it happens, Softorino has teamed up with other developers from different parts of the world to bundle four powerful Mac applications at 73 percent off for just $24.95.

All four apps in Blockbuster Kit were created specifically with movie buffs in mind and are well-known to Mac fans: Global Delight’s Boom 2, Ben Lenarts and Eelco Lempsink’s Beamer 3, Eltima’s Elmedia Player Pro and Softorino’s own Waltr. These apps regularly retail for a total of $90 so you’re looking at some substantial savings here.

Apple raised more than $20 million for Product Red this holiday season

Apple raised more than $20 million this holiday season to benefit Product Red, an organization that partners with companies to fight AIDS in Africa.

Recode obtained a copy of an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to employees on Wednesday, congratulating them on their charitable work, which now totals $100 million total to Product Red in recent years.

Best deal: get a $100 iTunes gift card for $75

In what might be one of the best deals this Black Friday, you can currently get a $100 iTunes gift card for only $75 on eBay. Even those of you that aren’t good at math will be quick to realize this is a 25% discount on the full price, effectively giving you $25 of free iTunes credit.