Tag Archive: Christmas


Get a Christmas Tree & Blinking Lights on the Mac Desktop with TreetopLights

Want to decorate your Mac for Christmas and the holidays? How about putting some blinking Christmas lights and a tree on your Mac desktop? If you’re feeling festive then you’re in luck, because the classic Mac app TreetopLights still works on many Macs (as long as they have 32-bit apps support anyway, sorry Catalina). Get … Read More

Need a Last Minute Gift? The Ultra Slacker Christmas Shopping Guide

We all know the feeling; it’s Christmas Eve (or Christmas morning… if you’re the biggest slacker on the planet) and you still need to do some gift shopping. If you’re in need of a last minute gift, either because you like to procrastinate until the literal last moments before shopping or perhaps an unexpected visitor … Read More

Need a Last Minute Gift? The Ultra Slacker Christmas Shopping Guide

We all know the feeling; it’s Christmas Eve (or Christmas morning… if you’re the biggest slacker on the planet) and you still need to do some gift shopping. If you’re in need of a last minute gift, either because you like to procrastinate until the literal last moments before shopping or perhaps an unexpected visitor … Read More

Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Everyone to Save Christmas

It’s officially the last minute, and you still need to get a gift for someone. Welcome to the present shopping procrastinators club! But seriously, this happens, maybe someone makes an unexpected appearance at a holiday gathering or maybe you just forgot that cousin Billy exists, or maybe you quite literally waited until the last minute … Read More

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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