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Apple devices activations more than double on Christmas Day

Figures published by analytics firm Flurry have shown that activations of Apple devices doubles on Christmas day this year. Interestingly enough, figures were down significantly for Apple in comparison to last year, however gifted devices were still enough to see device activations up 2.3 times. Apple’s device activations were a little higher than…

Kyle’s holiday gift wish-list

Cam put out his list of top things he would love to have this holiday season a few days ago, so I went through and chose what I most want in the tech realm this holiday season. It was harder than I thought it would be, not because most products this year aren’t exciting, but because I don’t feel I would use most products from this past year; and those I…

Get $50 iTunes Gift Cards for $40 from Staples

If you’re looking for some iTunes gift cards, I would go check out Staples. It currently has $50 iTunes gift cards on sale for $40, so you are getting $10 just for buying them. That’s a pretty good deal. Target is known to do this at times as well, selling gift cards for $5 to $10 off the amount they are worth. If you’re interested, head on over here to…

Send gift cards to friends with the Square Wallet for iOS update

You all have heard of Square, right? The mobile payment company started by the same guy that started Twitter, Jack Dorsey? Yes, that company. Well maybe you’ve also heard of the Square Wallet application that it has in the App Store. If not, it basically is what it says, a wallet. It can connect to places that you have been to before, tell retailers or…

iPad minis given out to LinkedIn employees

Jeff Weiner is in a gift giving mood apparently. Today, each of LinkedIn’s 3,500 employees was given an iPad mini courtesy of the company. Sources say that Weiner decided to give his employees the 32GB iPad mini, which cost about $430 each. This move and generosity by Weiner cost his company a reported $1.5 million to acquire all of these iPad minis….

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…

Stephen’s 2012 Holiday Wish List

As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, the Today’s iPhone crew have all been tasked with compiling their 2012 holiday wishlists. So far, we’ve had entries from our managing editor Cam, and Kyle Frost. So now it’s my turn, I’ve tried to keep things reasonably sensible, but I’m still a child at heart, so lets see what I’ve pulled out of the bag this…

iOS App Store gifting returns

You may or may not have noticed that of iOS 6 quietly removed one of the iPhone’s most generous features – app gifting – from the App Store. Personally, I was unaware of this fact, but that doesn’t mean I’m not glad that it’s returned. Seemingly just in time for the holiday season, Apple has re-released this feature, and it’s now incredibly simple to…

Apple introduces variable iTunes Gift Cards for holidays

In the spirit of the holiday season, Apple has released variable iTunes gift cards to third party retailers. The cards can be bought at any value between $15 and $500. They work in exactly the same manner as the previous iTunes cards, the only difference now is that you can choose just how much money you’d like to spend on buying it, making it an ideal…

Get an iTunes gift card recently? Scan it using your camera in iTunes 11

iTunes 11 is out, and new features are beginning to be discovered. This one is just plain cool. You can now, to redeem iTunes gift cards, simply hold it up to your Mac’s FaceTime camera. I personally find this to be one of the coolest features I’ve seen. I’m tempted to go buy an iTunes card just to try it, but I will hold off until I actually need one….