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Solve the Christmas gift conundrum

Christmas, if you haven’t already noticed, is just around the corner. It is a time for family, friends and, let’s be honest, a new toy to play with on 25 December.

But navigating the tricky task of gift giving can add some unwanted stress to the festive period.

What do you get the Dad who already has an iPhone, iPad and Smart TV all synced to perfection in an Apple-sponsored living room?

Or what about the little sister who is happy BBM-ing with one hand while updating her Facebook page on her pink netbook with the other?

Luckily, there is always something new in the tech world. And even more luckily, we have apps to help us navigate the onslaught of products over the festive period.

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The Comet Mobile App is available for free on the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and iPad. With a host of handy features, it is basically a personal shopper in your pocket.

Offering customer reviews, product specifications, editorial content and even videos on thousands of products, the Comet Mobile App is designed to help you cut through the sales shtick and get that perfect present.

You can also use the app’s barcode scanner to bring up information on any electrical item in-store, and use the app’s social media tool to drop a not-so-subtle hint to your friends.

And you don’t have to break the bank when it comes to gadget gifts. Christmas is a big time of year for retailers, and they are falling over themselves to get your custom.

Comet is also offering an Advent calendar of deals. Starting on 1 December (obviously), the electrical store is offering a new deal every day.

Anything from discounts on tablets to cut-price washing machines could feature in the calendar. If you see a gem, move quickly as each deal will only last 24 hours.


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