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What are you looking for under your iTree on Christmas?

It's the weekend before Christmas, and all through the blogosphere, not a creature is posting, not even here. Are your stockings hung by your chimneys with care? In hopes that Santa Tim Cook soon will be there? We hope that you're nestled, all snug in your beds, while visions of Apple...

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Nielsen reports that iPad is most wanted this holiday season

Nielsen has released its annual report on which electronic goodies consumers in various age groups are looking for this Thanksgiving. Once again, Apple products are claiming most of the top of the list. Kids in the US aged 6-12 are looking for an iPad as the number one item under their...

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Five apps that'll help you celebrate the Easter holiday

Easter is just around corner which means it's time for spring flowers, lovely dresses and time with family and friends. Below are five apps to help you celebrate the Sunday holiday. If you have any suggestions of your own, please add them to the list (all prices are USD). Wood Puzzles Easter...

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Last-minute apps for Christmas Eve

With the clock ticking down the hours until Santa arrives, here are some last-minute holiday apps to load on your iPhone or iPad as you go out caroling, do last-minute shopping or visit your friends and family: Santa's Big Helper ($.99): This has a number of features, and if you're looking...

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Developers eager to submit apps before App Store vacation

It's that time of year again: Snow is in the air, presents are underneath the tree, and Apple is about to shut down the developer's side of App Store for its yearly freeze. The New York Times has done some solid coverage on the shutdown this year, which will start this Thursday, and run for a...

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Apple releases 12 Days of Christmas app for European customers

Each year Apple has a holiday promotion that gives away free music, movies or apps via its 12 Days of Christmas app. The giveaway starts December 26 and ends January 6. Each day there's a new seasonal treat to download, and the app notifies users when the promotion goes live. Be sure to grab...

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Google's formerly-iPad-only Catalogs app now also on Android

Updated to reflect that the iPad version has been out for several months. Google's shopping-centric mobile app isn't particularly new on the iPad -- we checked in on it in August -- but it's finally made its way to the Android platform. It's called Catalogs, and you can find it as a free...

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Thanksgiving app sales: Frogger Free, iBlast Moki 2, lots more

Every day this week, we'll be spotlighting some major app sales on the Store, because all week long for Thanksgiving, devs everywhere are putting up their apps for discounted prices. Come get some great cheap apps! The beautiful Lemmings-a-like Spirits for iPhone is down to just 99...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Buying an iPod

There's something to be said for gifting a loved one with the stalwart iPod. Ranging from the no-frills iPod shuffle to the hardy iPod classic to the app-capable iPod touch, here's what you should consider before buying an iPod. How will I use it? It is possible to get a different iPod...

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Study: Shopping on iPads increases spending

Whether you want to hear it or not (and trust me, I don't either), the holidays are just a couple of weeks away. Just a short 14 days from now, the holiday season will be upon us, and Black Friday and other holiday deals will be everywhere, encouraging us to buy gifts, sale items, and whatever...

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Trick-or-treaters visit the Jobs residence

The San Jose Mercury News has posted a photo gallery of trick or treaters who visited Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home on Halloween, including a very adorable pair of siblings dressed as an iPad and an iPod. The Mercury News said about 50 children and their parents ventured beyond the home's gates...

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Halloween costumes inspired by Apple, influenced by Steve Jobs (Updated with costumes)

Halloween celebrations are underway, and it's time to get those costumes out of the closet. We're hoping that some of you are moving beyond the ghost and the witch of your childhood and looking towards Apple for your inspiration. So if you're dressing up as an iPhone, an iPad or some other...

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No Comment: iPad vs 300 Black Cats

iPad wrap manufacturers SlickWraps celebrated American Independence day in the most traditional manner. Blowing things up in order to sell their product. Cool pyrotechnics meeting capitalism, all in the pursuit of fun. Their video, which follows, shows the iPad (although not so much the Apple...

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Valentine's Day iPhone apps for the woman who bore your children

You love her. You admire her. You have given her the gift of children. (For the purposes of this post, they will be considered a gift. A loving gift. A blessing, even.) You share a home, a past and a future. It's Valentine's Day. Now what? So, first the obvious. No amount of chocolate or roses...

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Firemint sells 3 million copies of Flight Control

Firemint has shared some sales figures about Flight Control over on its blog. The now classic line-drawing game was recently listed in the top paid apps of all time on the App Store, and so Firemint decided to reveal a little bit about how many copies it's sold and when. The grand total is exactly...

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