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5 Great Money-Saving Apps for Seniors

Retirees may have more free time, but that doesn't mean their lives aren't just expensive as everyone else's. But these smartphone apps are perfect to help them cut costs.

Top 3 Money-Saving Apps to Download Now

These days, your smartphone may be the key to getting the lowest prices on groceries, clothes and more. Here are the top three money-saving apps you should download now.

Are You Paying the iTunes Tax?

Nearly half of U.S. states charge sales tax on digital goods: If you live in one of them, you may be paying more for everything from downloaded music to streaming video.

Best Apps to Manage Your Money

Money magazine has served up a bounty of mobile apps to help you save more and budget better. Let's take a look at their top recommendations:

Retailers Finding Clever Ways to Win Smartphone-Using Shoppers

Brick-and-mortar retailers have been taking a beating from shoppers using their stores as mere showrooms for Amazon and other e-commerce sites. But ahead of Christmas shopping season, some experts suggest that a smartphone-equipped shopper should be seen not as a problem, but as an opportunity.

Smartphone Obsession Can Cost You... Dinner

Last week, it was widely reported that Eva Restaurant, a small eatery in Los Angeles, is offering customers a 5% discount for handing their cell phones in before eating. But Gold isn't the first restaurateur to tackle the issue of distracting cell phone use.

Want to Protect Your Online Privacy? Too Late

Recently, companies have begun to ask potential employees to hand over their Facebook passwords, and the backlash has been loud, widespread and angry. Too bad we hardly have any online privacy left to save.

8 Ways That Tech Can Help You Save

With the advent of the "new iPad," the role of technology in streamlining our lives is in the forefront of many people's minds. On the Today show, digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong discussed eight websites, apps and gadgets that you can use to help you save and manage your money.

Zynga's $10 Billion IPO Game: Should You Play?

If you're not familiar with Zynga, the undisputed champ of social gaming, odds are that you're not a fixture on Facebook or into smartphone app gaming. This month, it rolls the dice on a big public offering. Are you game?

Salvation Army's Kettles Get Mobile App Upgrade

For over a century, the Salvation Army's red kettles have reminded holiday shoppers not to forget charity during the season of giving. But this year, you don't need cash on hand to give, because there's something new in the kettle: a card reader and a mobile donation app.

Why Activision Blizzard Will Never Be Great Again

Yes, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 posted a new sales record last week. But Activision Blizzard just can't keep a hold on fickle gamers. Guitar Hero hit a high note, then went silent, and now World of Warcraft is losing population fast.

Retailers Buff Up Rewards to Vie for Holiday Bucks

As holiday shopping season kicks into gear, retailers are going into overdrive in the battle for your bucks. And with daily deal web sites like Groupon and mobile shopping apps offering so many deals to online shoppers, the big stores are even more desperate to get you through the door.

Debt Hawks, Take Your Own (Virtual) Axe to the Budget

Think you can do better than Congress in coming up with a balanced U.S. budget? Several smartphone apps let you play along with all the fiscal fun happening in Washington. Raise taxes on market speculators? Cut spending on social services? You decide, and these apps will show you the results.

Six Ways to Save on Your Phone Bill Through the Cloud

Communication is increasingly moving off the grid and into the cloud. For cellphone users -- especially ones with smartphones -- there are a host of online tools and apps that can help reduce usage on carrier plans and save money. Here are a half dozen easy options.

Macy's Doubles Down on Its Big E-Commerce Plans

Macy's is bullish on e-commerce. Online sales for the department store chain grew more than 30% in 2010, and it's investing heavily in infrastructure upgrades, such as e-commerce product fulfillment centers, to accelerate its transformation into an "omnichannel" retail company.