Tag Archive: Christmas


Dark Fear will scare you to death this Christmas

T’was the night(s) before Christmas and all through the App Store, not a creature was moving except… wait, was that? I thought I was alone in here! Welcome to the world of Dark Fear, a retro-styled pixel horror game that’s creepy and creative enough to keep you tingling throughout the holiday season. There’s a reason it’s so […]

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Apple and Ericsson settle patent dispute just in time for Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas: the time of mince pies, good cheer, and, apparently, settling patent disputes with the potential to cost you hundreds of millions of dollars each year. With that in mind, Apple has agreed a patent licensing deal with Swedish telecom company Ericsson, ending a dispute in which Ericsson was accused by Apple of engaging in, […]

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FAA will force fliers to register drones before Christmas

While you’re writing that thank you note to the Santa who bought you the quadcopter you’ve always wanted, you will also want to take a moment to register your aircraft with the FAA. The registration rule was signed into law last month by the Federal Aviation Administration and any drone weighing between .55 pounds and […]

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PC makers are in for a blue Christmas

The holiday shopping season is usually a huge boon for PC manufacturers, but according to the latest estimates from the International Data Corporation, shoppers have decided to skip the PC upgrade as a gift this Christmas. PC shipments are expected to drop 10% during the fourth quarter of 2015, predicts IDC in most recent PC […]

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Christmas lights may be ruining your Wi-Fi speeds

Noticed a sudden drop in your WiFi speeds as the holiday season approaches? According to a new report from a telecom watchdog your ISP isn’t at fault. Blame your Christmas lights. The British telecommunications watchdog Ofcom claims that the number of complaints to Internet service providers spikes dramatically during the Christmas season thanks to electrical […]

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Stevie Wonder and Andra Daye sing ‘Someday at Christmas’ in Apple holiday ad

Apple has released its first major Christmas ad for the holidays that doesn’t show many Apple products, but instead features soul pioneer’s Stevie Wonder and Andre Daye singing Wonder’s 1967 holiday classic ‘Someday at Christmas’. Along with Wonder and Daye, the ad includes shots of a family getting ready for Christmas, exchanging gifts, and decorating […]

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E.U. regulators will decide if Apple’s Irish tax deal is illegal by Christmas

Apple’s tax practices in Europe have been the subject of investigation for some time now. However, European Union regulators say they’ll finally have a conclusion as to the question of whether Apple benefited from “illegal tax sweeteners” by the end of this year. According to Ireland’s finance minister Michael Noonan, the decision will be announced, “between […]

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Over Christmas, Minecraft: Pocket Edition won the App Store

When people opened up their brand new iPhones and iPads for Christmas, what was the first app they were most likely to download? Well, the data’s in, and it looks like Minecraft: Pocket Edition had a pretty great Christmas, raking… Read more ›

iOS devices dominate online Christmas shopping stats

It was a great Christmas for iOS, according to new figures released by IBM, which monitored mobile traffic for online shopping over the holidays. What it discovered was that a massive 57.1 percent of online shopping via a mobile device… Read more ›

iOS dev pays off his parents’ mortgage for Christmas

Riding high on the success of his iPhone video editing app Videoshop, developer Joe Riquelme decided to splurge on his parents for Christmas. How much did he splurge? Let’s just say that he made every other kid on Earth look… Read more ›