Liveblog: Best Cyber Monday deals 2016, including big Apple discounts from B&H

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Why a secret Apple project may be delaying new Macs, this week on The CultCast

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Are you ready for Apple to make Macs "pro" again?
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This week on The CultCast: Is a secret Apple project stalling Mac updates? It wouldn’t be the first time. Plus: Apple teases Black Friday deals; AirPort routers are walking dead, and the Mac Pro might be next; the future of Time Machine; why iPad should be an iOS/OS X hybrid; and Jony Ive’s new role designing Apple itself.

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Prepare to be disappointed by Apple’s Black Friday event

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It's another gift card giveaway.
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Apple is taking part in Black Friday this year, but it looks like it won’t be slashing any prices.

The company’s promotion has already gone live in Australia and New Zealand and it brings free gift cards with eligible purchases rather than tasty discounts. But don’t expect to get those gift cards with the latest Apple products.

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Black Friday giveaway: Get one of the best video converters for Mac

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MacX Video Converter Pro
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Black Friday predictions 2016: How to save hundreds on iPhones, iPads and Macs

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What kind of Apple deals can you expect to find on Black Friday 2016?
What kind of Apple deals can you expect to find this Black Friday?
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Apple fans may be resigned to paying full price for their gadgets, but we’ll certainly see Apple gear on sale this Black Friday season. The trick to finding these bargains is knowing where to look — and that’s anywhere but the Apple Store.

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10 biggest tech shopping myths, busted

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It's time to debunk these 10 common myths about buying tech gear.
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One of the best things about living in the digital age is the ease with which you can compare prices. It’s never been easier to find great deals, especially on technology. But even though finding discounted gadgets is pretty easy, some people still end up overpaying for tech because they’ve put their faith in misguided shopping myths.

If you’re looking to save money and get the most value for your dollar, make sure you don’t fall victim to one of these common misconceptions about buying electronics. Read on to learn more about the biggest tech shopping myths out there, why we believe them, and why those myths are just dead wrong. Our guide busts some Apple-specific myths, as well as some more general misconceptions about how to save money when shopping for gadgets.

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