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What’s Open on Christmas Day?

Today is the last shopping day before Santa comes and some stores are open late to take advantage of last minute shoppers. Below are Christmas Eve hours for some popular chains, most of which will be closing at 6 p.m. If you have a lot of shopping left to do, it’s a good idea to get an early start.

Apple stores are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

Best Buy locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

JCPenney stores will be open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Most Kmart stores will be open on Christmas Eve from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Kohl’s stores will close at 6 p.m. after being open for 100 hours straight.

Many Macy’s stores will be open 7 a.m. to midnight but you should check with your local store for exact times.

Nordstrom locations will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

Sears stores will close at 6 p.m.

Most Target stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. but individual stores may vary.

Most toys “R” Us locations will close at 9 p.m. after being open 24 hours the previous two days.

Most Walmarts will be open until 8 p.m. Christmas Eve but some stores may vary.

All the stores mentioned above will be closed for Christmas Day. Here are the ones that will be open. It’s a good idea to call today and check on whether a store will open for December 25.

Many but not all 7-Eleven stores will be open all day on Christmas Day.

CVS stores will be open on December 25 but check for pharmacy hours if you need a prescription.

Rite Aid stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Again, check if you need pharmacy hours.

Many Walgreens stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pharmacies will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Apple Goes RED to Benefit AIDS Over the Holidays

Apple has just launched a campaign using its app store, online store and retail locations to raise money for RED, a charity founded by U2 singer Bono to eradicate HIV/AIDS. Proceeds from the two-week campaign will be donated to The Global Fund, which provides antiretroviral treatment to AIDS patients.

The campaign, which starts today and runs through December 7, will feature 25 apps that have been customized with RED-themed tweaks. Funds raised from the purchase of these apps and upgrades will be donated. In addition, on Black Friday, all U.S. Apple retail stores and online retailers will offer buyers of select products a special edition RED gift card with portions of the proceeds going to The Global Fund.

World AIDS Day is December 1 and Apple will be donating a portion of sales online and in-store to this worthy cause. Since December 1 is also Cyber Monday, we can expect some deals and discounts from Apple.

Among the 25 available apps are some of the most popular items in Apple’s App Store with new twists. Angry Birds will get the addition of RED’s Mighty Feathers and a bonus golden egg level. A Mercedes Benz-AMG GT will be added to CSR Racing. Clash of Clans players will gain special edition RED gems and a RED badge of honor.

Players of FarmVille 2: Country Escape will be able to “Roll out the RED Carpet” and buy new limited-time items like St. Bernard and Cozy Cow. Users of GarageBand will be able to choose from an extensive collection of 300 bass, guitar, drum and synth loops to add to their musical creations.

Even the Kim Kardashian app gets the RED treatment as players can purchase new items like Beats RED Solo 2 headphones and see momager Kris Jenner make her in-game debut on December 1.

Check out all 25 apps at the Apple App Store and help to make AIDS a thing of the past.

Apple iPod Touch Black Friday Deal Released by Best Buy

Electronics retailer, Best Buy, announced that the Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation 32 GB MP3 Player in Slate will be on sale during its Best Buy Black Friday deal days, which last from November 22nd through November 24th. In addition to the Apple iPod Touch, the Black Friday Deal will include a $50 Best Buy gift certificate.

Best Buy will sell the Apple device for $294.99. While this only represents a savings of $5, the inclusion of the Best Buy $50 gift card makes the Apple iPod Touch Black Friday worth purchasing from Best Buy – an authorized retailer of Apple products.

The Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation comes with a 1 year warranty on parts and labor. The device has a height of 4.86 inches, a width of 2.31 inches, and a depth of 0.24 inch. The weight of the Apple iPod Touch is 3.1 ounces.

The device offered during the Black Friday deal has a memory capacity of 32 GB pre-formatted and includes no external memory source connectivity capabilities.

The Apple iPod Touch is compatible with both Mac and PC computers. On both systems, it uses Apple’s iTunes as the primary means of connecting. Users can synch the Apple iPod Touch with their iTunes account to add music, podcasts, audio books and more. The device connects via USB 2.0 port.

The lithium ion battery allows for up to 8 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of music playback. For video playback, the device has a 4 inch retina display. It also includes an iSight camera for recording 1080 HD quality video. Additionally, the Apple iPod Touch is designed to be functionally accessible to the user with the use of only one hand.

The Apple iPod touch runs on the iOS 6 operating system and has a Dual Core A5 processing chip. The latest version of the iPod Touch comes with Apple’s latest ear phones.

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Save on Apple Products at Target This Week

Make your summer more fun with a new smartphone or tablet and get a free gift card right now at Target. Check out these hot deals on devices from Apple or Samsung.

Buy the 16GB iPhone 5S for $99.99 with a two-year contract from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon and get a free $20 Target gift card. The list price on this Apple smartphone is $199.99. This price is good only in-store, quantities are limited and some conditions apply.

Get a $100 Target gift card when you buy the 16GB iPad Air Wi-Fi for $499. Purchase a 16GB Retina display iPad Wi-Fi for $399 and a free $100 Target gift card will be included. These offers are good online or in stores.

Buy the 32GB 5th Generation iPod Touch MP3 player for $249 and get a $30 Target gift card free. The iPod Touch is sold online or in stores. Fill up that new iPod Touch with music and take 10% off iTunes gift cards, in-store only.

There are more great summer deals at Target this week, like the Fitbit Flex wireless wristband for $99.99. This smartwatch syncs to your smartphone to track your food, sleep and activity. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1” Wi-Fi is just $349.99 and the Galaxy Tab 4 7” Wi-Fi is $199.99 now at

The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone regularly selling for $99.99 is now just $49.99. A two-year agreement is required and this offer is good only at stores with Target Mobile. The Galaxy S4 is also going for $27.45 per month for 20 months with Verizon Edge.

All prices are good July 6 through July 12 at Target stores or online.

Apple Releases $1,099 iMac

Apple computers are still among the most expensive on the market, but the desktop iMac just got more affordable. The latest entry-level iMac is now just $1,099.

Is Apple finally feeling pressure from the lower-priced competition? After decades of producing the finest, fastest, fanciest machines on the market, the tech giant has started offering lower-priced alternatives to its most expensive devices. Now a more affordable iMac joins the iPhone 5c and the $899 MacBook Air in the budget department of the Apple Store.

The latest iMac sells for $1,099 and packs a 1.4-GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and Intel HD Graphics 5000 into a 21.5” all-in-one desktop. The main differences between this iMac and the $1,299 model are speed and storage, as the pricier version includes a 2.7-GHz Core i5 CPU and 1TB hard drive.

That means the budget-priced model runs a bit more slowly, but if you’re looking to buy a desktop Mac without breaking the bank, this is a good deal. For a better deal, hold off on buying one for a few weeks and see what extras you can get when the chains like Best Buy and Walmart start offering free gift cards with the purchase of this iMac.

If you have more cash to spend on an iMac, the $1,299 model is still available, along with the high-end 21.5” model for $1,499 and the 27” version for $1,799. For an Apple computer at a rock-bottom price, the entry-level MacBook Air laptop starts at $899 and can often be found on sale for $100 or more off.

Yes, Apple computers are still more expensive than comparable models from competitors but at least the prices are becoming a bit more reasonable.

Walmart Rolls Back Prices on Apple Products

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that dad or grad, check out these brand new rollbacks from Walmart. Get great Apple mobile devices for less right now at Walmart stores or online.

In the market for a no-contract smartphone? Walmart has slashed the price of the Straight Talk Apple iPhone 8GB 4S prepaid smartphone from $449 to $299, a saving of $150. The phone comes in black or white and includes the Siri personal assistant.

The Straight Talk Apple iPhone 5 16 GB no-contract smartphone is marked down $100, from $649 to $549. With Straight Talk, there’s no contract, and you can get unlimited text, talk, data and 411 for just $45 per month. The iPhone 5S comes in white or black.

Walmart offers a variety of Straight Talk no-contract options starting at just $15 for a 30-day mobile hotspot data card. For $30, you can get 30 days of unlimited text, 1,500 minutes of talk and 100MB of data. A 90-day service card including unlimited text, talk and web is now discounted $9.01 to just $125.99. The card with 180 days of unlimited text, talk and data is now just $249.99, a saving of $20.01.

The Apple iPad Mini with Retina display and Wi-Fi starts at just $369 for the 16GB model. The Mini is also available in 32GB, 64GB and 128 GB versions for up to $699. The Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi in black, white or space gray is now just $249 at Walmart.

With Walmart’s Rollback prices and Straight Talk no-contract service, you can get great prices on a new smartphone without being tied down to a two-year agreement.

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