The holiday season is upon us once again, and no matter the celebration of your choice, it's sure to come with equal parts enjoyment and stress. There are dishes to be made, gifts to be bought, decorations to be hung, and trips to be made, all on top of your everyday responsibilities. It’s easy to get so caught up in the holiday hustle and bustle that your cards for family and friends sit on the counter until it’s too late to send them out in time. This year, skip shoving the cards into the nearest mailbox at the last second and send them using these helpful apps for sharing holiday greetings.
Like it or not, it's the time of the year when holiday music fills the air, and Apple has a special treat in store for those who particularly enjoy the Christmas variety. If you have the Apple Store app installed on your iDevice, you'll find a menu option on the front page for "Holiday Cheer" that grants you access to eight free songs.
That's a wrap on this year's Cyber Monday, which by all accounts appears to have been a bigger hit than Black Friday, which itself was overshadowed by so many retailers opening their doors for business on Thanksgiving this year. We actually didn't find too many amazing deals yesterday, but hopefully readers got a good start to the holiday buying season over the long weekend. Without further ado, here's a peek at some of the stories you might have missed while you were shopping online yesterday...
Looking to use this Thanksgiving to head to your local Apple Store? Contrary to what you may have heard earlier, you won't be able to if you live in the United States. Several key locations were expected to stay open for the American holiday, but on what appears to be a direct order from Tim Cook, these locations will be closed as well so employees can spend time with their families.
Even if you've already bought all the new Apple devices you plan to give or get for the holidays, 9to5 Mac notes that you should drop by your local Apple Store anyway. According to employees who work at the stores, the new windows for the holiday season are nothing short of "spectacular."
Fresh off the roller coaster ride that was the launch of the iPhone 5s, it looks as though Apple might have some more supply woes in store for the near future. During today's quarterly earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked if he thought the company could meet the demand for iPad minis with Retina display this holiday season, and he sounded far from optimistic.
The 2013 holiday season hasn't kicked off yet, but it's already a great time to buy an iPhone 5c as retailers attempt to undercut each other with deals that allow buyers to nab a phone for as low as $45 up front.
Here it is, our last hot news story article of 2012 and we've got games games and more games rounded up for your delight, for your distraction, and for your family. Plus, some reviews as well. So what are you waiting for, here's your game action.
Rounded Rectangles is a design column that runs every Tuesday on MacLife.com. This week's Tuesday is Christmas, however, the one day of the year when nobody wants to read about awesome technology and the ways Apple finds to make it special. So while we aren't normally in the habit of publishing poetry, we humbly present the following for your consideration.
Between time off from work and school vacations around the holidays, you're bound to suddenly find yourself with some extra time to kill. It's a great time to hang out with your loved ones and find creative ways to have fun. Instead of venturing off to your own corner of the house, why not grab an iOS device and entice your loved ones into some quality family game time? Whether you prefer to roll with the classics or dive into newer gaming fare, there's plenty of variety and entertainment to go around in this killer list of game to play with your loved ones.