Black Friday app watch: Use your iPhone to shop and save

The holiday season's right around the corner and iPhone apps can help you save and make shopping trips easier. Not only will these iPhone features provide shopping assistance on the day after Thanksgiving, but downloaders can also start using them right away. Take advantage of your smart phone's ability to hunt down the most frugal deals.

Find the lowest prices in the shortest amount of time with the Red Laser app. Simply scan a barcode and Red Laser will find you the best deal by searching both online and in stores near your location. When scanning food products, the free application even provides nutritional information. The quick scanner will help users shop efficiently on Black Friday. Plus, the no-touch scan works perfectly for customers already juggling armfuls of buys.