Well, this is the last weekend you have to relax and enjoy yourself before the ridiculous onslaught of holiday shopping and events consumes your every waking minute with errands and shopping and parties and decorating and trying to figure out how to wrap gifts and what to get and oh my we're getting a little excited (and a little exhausted) just thinking about it. Well, here's the week that was. Get at it. (Note, not Santa to our right.)
The holiday season is in full swing, with just 12 days left before the gift-giving is a memory and we all look ahead to ushering in 2012. Of course, for many of us, gift-giving goes hand-in-hand with bargain hunting, especially when it comes to Apple products, which rarely get discounted in the first place. Here are some tips for saving a few bucks this holiday season.
Can it really be that time again? It seems that every year, Black Friday arrives earlier thanks to eager retailers sprinkling deals throughout the week, then into the following week kicked off by “Cyber Monday.” If the thought of standing shoulder to shoulder with the (potentially unwashed) masses gives you the hives, stay in and grab some post-Thanksgiving deals with our 2011 Black Friday Deals Guide.
Holiday gatherings are a perfect opportunity to bust out a board game or two – after all, you've got a large selection of possible opponents, the weather outside is potentially frightful (location depending), and the learning curve is usually pretty slim. But you don't need to dig through your parents' or in-laws' dusty closets this year: simply bring along your iPad and fire up some of these ace adaptations of classic board game favorites. Not only are your guaranteed to have all the necessary pieces and instructions, but additional games can be also downloaded in a snap, whereas actual retail stores may be shuttered. Get the family party started with these eight apps!
Dividing Apple's desktop line into three neat divisions--Mac mini, iMac and Mac Pro--still leaves you with enough options to make your head spin when it comes time to plunk down your money for new hardware. Here's a run down of what to expect when you go shopping for a new desktop Mac.
if your life involves venturing outside to bask bask in the glory of
the large yellow star in the sky, you probably would love to bring some
of your favorite gadgets outside with you. It's okay, Mother Nature
understands that while you're frolicking in her majestic splendor, you
need your Journey discography blaring in your ears. Mother Nature is
cool that way.
Geeks can be a fickle bunch. Sure we love Star Wars toys, but don't get
near us with Jar Jar Binks action figures. While one group loves the
new Doctor Who, others still pine for the days of yore. To help you
wade through the dos and don'ts of geek toy purchasing we compiled a
list of 10 toys sure to execute a SUDO command in your geek's heart.
Hit the road, Mac. Whether your road-warrior gifteee travels for work, for fun, or just roams around the city using coffeeshops as their office, we recommend bags and travel-ready accessories that are sure to brighten their holiday season.
Macs are awesome machines, and they come with tons of great software,
already included. But that’s not all you need to maximize your Mac.
Here are some of our favorite must-have accessories for our machines.
Whether you’re a recent switcher or a long-time Mac head, you can use
each of these crucial goodies.
Every day is like Christmas when you own an iPhone or iPod touch; they're the coolest handheld computers on the block. But you can bring even more joy to your favorite iPhone user with one of these rad gifts. With a new headset, an external battery, a slick-looking dock, a fly speaker, and a new case, your giftee will have everything they ever wanted -- OK, except never-fail 3G reception from AT&T. Now that would be a holiday miracle.