Tag Archives: Christmas

iOS 12 days of Christmas app brings ‘Home Alone’ to UK users – US stuck with ‘Hugo’

Apple’s 12 days of Christmas app for iOS has arrived at day 5! And today there are two films on offer to respective regional users. iOS users in Canada and the United States will receive Hugo, a 2011 film directed by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island, The Aviator). Hugo is the tale of an orphan living inside a train station in 1930s paris, who is seeking…

12 Days of Gifts kicks off with free Justin Timberlake download

As is customary on the day after Christmas (Boxing Day to UK dwellers), Apple has released the first of its downloads as part of its “12 days of Gifts” promotion. The first gift is a set of 4 songs from Justin Timberlake’s iTunes Festival live performance. Two of those downloads also include video. Although it’s not the first year Apple’s launched the 12…

Great last-minute iPhone gifts for photographers and cinematographers: Motrr Galileo, ōlloclip and Optrix PhotoPro X

Now that iPhone cameras are competing with point and shoot cameras in terms of image quality, they’re easily replacing them, purely for their convenience. An iPhone is so much easier to remember than a bespoke camera. But, for creatives, there needs to be the ability to add new dimensions to their photography and videos. So, for those, you should almost…

Apple posts order deadlines for holiday shoppers

If you are interested in ordering a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod for someone (or for yourself) for Christmas, Apple has got you covered on when you need to decide by. Posted by Apple on its store are listings of the latest possible time you can order a device and have it shipped and at your door by December 24th. The latest possible date to order something…

Apple Stores to celebrate holidays with spectacular LED window displays

The holidays are almost upon us and, like many retailers, Apple plans to celebrate by adding a Wintery window display to its storefronts. Above is a photo sent in to 9to5Mac that shows the the display in full. It was confirmed by a reader that the display pictured is already up at the Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas. In typical Apple style, the…

Bill Gates refutes claims that his kids asked for Apple products

You may remember a story that emerged at the start of this month which claimed that Bill Gates bought Windows Surfaces for his kids for Christmas, instead of the Macs and iPads they asked for. According to the UK’s Radio 4, his wife said the following in an interview at the time: (Asked whether her kids ask for Apple products)“of course they ask (…)…

TiP Daily: Jan 7, 2013 [VID]

TiP Daily Jan 7, 2013: A few awesome iAccessories hit the web after appearing at this year’s CES, Angry Birds saw a huge jump in downloads this Christmas, and more! – Angry Birds download jump: http://tinyurl.com/bz8yqd6 – Endliss Smartcase: http://tinyurl.com/bjswm2y – Scratch 2 Go: http://tinyurl.com/bgr93yg – Follow me on…

Christmas week brought 30 million Angry Birds downloads

Angry Birds is undoubtedly the most recognizable franchise in the smartphone gaming world. You’ll struggle to find anyone who hasn’t heard of it or even played it. Across all platforms, and all versions, Rovio has experienced well over 1 billion downloads of the hit game since its iOS release back in 2009. In-fact, the iconic app is so popular that it…

TiP Daily: Jan 4, 2013 [VID]

TiP Daily Jan 4, 2013: Rumors circulate that Apple is working on a streaming radio service to compete with Pandora and Spotify, the jOBS movie will hit theaters April 2013, and more! – WalMart, Best Buy drama: http://tinyurl.com/a7dqayg – iRadio speculation: http://tinyurl.com/ahefvyr – jOBS release date: http://tinyurl.com/aeuqpqg – Follow…

Was Mr. Gates The Grinch to his kids’ Christmas this year?

Bill Gates created a decent amount of hatred and anger towards him over the holiday season this year. Not because of Microsoft itself or indeed any of his business endeavors. No, everyone is so annoyed with Mr. Gates because of the gifts he gave to his kids for Christmas this year. Perhaps a petty spark for an argument, but it does raise a good question…