Tag Archive: Holiday


3 touchy tech topics to avoid at holiday dinners

The ever-expanding holiday season is upon us once again, and Cult of Mac wants to help make your obligatory family dinners the least awkward they can be. We know that a certain amount of discomfort is unavoidable. Kids might have tantrums, Grinches might get a bit too much “holiday spirit,” or some cousin with beef […]

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Apple could sell up to 6 million Watches over holiday season

Compared to the massive numbers of iPhones it unloads each year, Apple has “only” sold around 6-7 million Apple Watches since the device’s launch earlier this year. Granted, that’s still more than the entire rest of the smartwatch industry combined, but a new report suggests that Apple could be on course to sell almost the same quantity again […]

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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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Apple Watch tops holiday list for IBM’s Watson

If you’ve watched any YouTube videos lately, you might have learned that IBM’s Watson supercomputer is a big fan of Bob Dylan, even though the deep-learning machine can’t carry a tune. But we can also add the Apple Watch to Watson’s list of likes, as the wearable has topped the think-bot’s list of items trending […]

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Apple’s holiday gift guide arrives with free shipping

It’s just six weeks until Christmas, and Apple’s hoping to convince you that it’s the company you should be turning to for help with your festive shopping — courtesy of its 2015 holiday season gift guide. To make things even better, Apple today started offering free holiday shipping in the U.S, Canada, Europe and select other […]

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Lloyds Bank’s Apple Pay ad is a heartwarming holiday treat

Living in the U.K. as I do (in contrast to most of my California-based Cult of Mac co-writers), Christmas ads are one of the few bright spots at this time of year. And Lloyds Bank just kicked off the season with a cracking 40-second ad showing off the fact that it is now well and […]

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Apple not predicting the iPad Pro to be a big holiday seller

Apple is hoping its iPad Pro will help reinvigorate its ailing iPad sales, but it’s certainly not showing too much faith in the device if initial orders are to be believed, according to Apple’s supply chain. Apple is said to be taking a “rather conservative attitude” to its iPad Pro orders, with orders of just 2.5 […]

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Apple lowers its iPhone 6s orders for the holiday quarter

The iPhone 6s smashed records in its first weekend on sale, selling a massive 13 million handsets in just three days. However, integrated circuit makers in Apple’s supply chain are complaining that Apple is reportedly lowering its number of orders for this year’s holiday season. Apple is said to have ordered between 75-80 million iPhone […]

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Paris or Bangkok? Holiday searches reveal a lot about iPhone and Android users

Would you rather have weekends away in Paris and Dubai or Bangkok and Koala Lumpur? According to U.K.-based hotel search tool Trivago, your answer may have a lot to do with whether you’re an iPhone or Android user. Looking through… Read more ›

Apple’s blowout holiday earnings will set new company record

Apple is set to announce record-breaking earnings tomorrow for its 2014 holiday quarter. Apple projected making $ 63.5 billion to $ 66.5 billion in revenue, but Wall Street’s consensus is that the company will blow past its own guidance and report revenue… Read more ›