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TUAW Holiday Giveaway-tacular Part Three: cool portable accessories

Were you lucky enough to get one of Apple's new, greener portables? Today's prize bundle is geared for the mobile computer user and includes a Thermapak lap pad that helps to cool the machine, a lock to secure the machine in public and an iKlear polish kit for the screen. I had a chance to use the...

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Apple Store free shipping deadline is tonight

If you're flush enough to give Apple gifts this holiday season, but frugal enough to want to avoid shipping charges and still get your gear in time for Christmas, be mindful: Apple's web store deadline for free express shipping is tonight at midnight Pacific time (3 AM Saturday ET). Most items...

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Gift guide for amateur video producers

We all have a friend of family member obsessed with posting videos on YouTube. Their cats, dogs, babies and whatever else are all fodder for two minutes of teh funny. This holiday season, help them improve their craft and produce the next big viral hit with these gift suggestions. Software Quality...

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What to get the person with everything - Holiday Gift Guide

If your diamond-encrusted iPod case is wearing out, or you simply must coat your new MacBook in gold, this list is for you. Presenting the most expensive, ridiculous and sublime gifts for the Apple fan in your life. 18-karat gold iPod shuffle It isn't enough to have a gold shuffle. How about a...

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A Holiday Gift Guide for the frequent traveler

If the favorite people on your holiday gift list spend more time in hotels and airports than they do hanging out with you, then we can help. This guide to gifts for the frequent traveler is sure to put a smile on the face of your friends or loved ones wherever their travels may take them in 2009. ...

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Macs, iPods and crazy Apple fans on Halloween

Yes, it's the day of goblins, ghosts, and gorging on candy -- and we're here to help. Public service announcement: if you're out this Halloween and snap pics of Apple-themed costumes or Mac-o-lanterns, and if you upload those images to Flickr, please tag them "tuaw." Those will appear in our Flickr...

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A handful of Halloween for your iPhone or iPod touch

Ready for Halloween on your iPhone? The App Store provides a quick fix for trick-or-treaters, and the offerings provide a little of each category. I happened to grab a random assortment of freebies (several were temporarily free) themed around Halloween. Here's a quick review of each. Hit the...

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TUAW wishes you a shiny, bright New Year

From all of us at The Unofficial Apple Weblog, we wish you a warm, bright, wonderful 2008....

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Five ways you can make life easier for new Mac users

As we close out 2007, there are thousands of new Mac users just beginning to explore the wonderful world found on those shiny computers that were tucked under the tree/menorah/nonsectarian gift deployment venue. If there's one thing we'd recommend that experienced Mac hands could do to make the...

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Take Control eBooks 20% off via MacSanta today

Still looking for gifts for your friendly neighborhood switcher or new Leopard user? Nothing says "I love you, but I'm sadly incapable of planning ahead and getting organized enough to buy actual, physical presents" like the gift of eBooks. Well, maybe cash says that too. Anyway, if you were in the...

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TUAW Buyers Guide: Christmas Reading

I, like Christina, am a bit of a book lover - especially over the festive season. Normally found looking through a formidable library of books, what better way to stave off the pre-Macworld hype (at least for a few hours) than a relevant book. Unlike reader Matt Holland, who chose to use his MacBook...

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The definitive Mac mini/Honey Baked Ham smackdown

The holidays. A time for joy, a time for gathering, a time for product smackdowns. So which is the better buy? A Mac mini or a festive honey baked ham? Let TUAW do the comparison work for you. Mac mini/Ham Smackdown Feature Mac Mini Honey Baked Ham ...

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TUAW Buyer's Guide: What to get a "switcher"

As a recent fully-fledged "switcher" myself, I'd like to think I have some ideas about what to get the recent Mac convert (and no, this is not just my Amazon wish list - though anyone buying me stuff is free to use it as such). If you haven't already purchased the switcher in your life a gift for...

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TUAW Buyers Guide: mobile Mac

Next in our series of TUAW Buyer's Guides are some suggestions for the mobile Mac users on your gift list. Whether its a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or an older Mac portable we've got some ideas that should delight the road warrior or notebook aficionado. Speaking personally I often think that some of...

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Manage your holiday mailing list with Address Book

There's something about hand writing the names and address of each of your holiday card and gift recipients. That "something special" is frustration! Hand cramps, errors, wasted envelopes. How pleasant. Forget all that and let Apple's Address Book take care of it for you. First, create a new Smart...

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