It's the last weekend before Christmas, work begins to draw to a close and we come together with our loved ones for the holidays. Eating too much, drinking too much, listening to those delightful Christmas songs, and of course, the traditional festive movies. And, with iTunes, you've got a lot of festive to choose from!
So, the iMore team has come together to share their favorite Christmas movies – or several favorite Christmas movies – that it just wouldn't be the holidays without. Enjoy!
If you're buying a gift for a loved one – or even just for yourself – this Christmas from Apple, then you'll be interested to know that the last shipping dates have been posted. The good news is you've got up until December 22 for those really last minute purchases on some products, but if you're moving for a new iPad in particular then you need to move fast.
The folks at Digital Dudz have added a modern twist on that classic Christmas 'present' that is sure to creep out your family around the dinner table. At first glance it's a regular old Christmas sweater, but this one has the ugly, creepy treatment in the form of a pair of moving Santa's eyes supplied by your iPhone or an Android smartphone.
From all of us at iMore and Mobile Nations, to all of you and yours, in honor of whatever you choose to celebrate, in the spirit of however you choose to celebrate it, we wish you peace and prosperity, health and happiness, love and longevity, geekery and gadgetry, this year and every year that follows.
After a short hiatus, iMore's weekly photo contest has returned, and this week's topic is the Holidays! Be it a photo of your gorgeous Christmas tree, a pic of a beautiful holiday decoration, or a snapshot of your kid all dressed up for Hanukkah, we want to see them! Any photo taken with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that reflects the holidays is an acceptable entry. We hope you have a lot of fun with this one!
The contest begins today and ends Wednesday, December 26, the day after Christmas.
Apple has quietly updated its 12 Days of Christmas app for UK and European users. The app is always updated around this time of year but doesn't actually start to be of any use until December 26th. The app gives away apps, books and music content every day for 12 days and It is worth grabbing now just in-case you forge
Best Buy has put together its own ad for the holiday season, this latest one concentrates solely on Apple products. The ad features a young boy trying to track down Santa. Unfortunately he has little success until the last minute when he manages to get a FaceTime call with the white bearded man in the red suit.
The Mac Security Blog points to a phishing email scam in circulation that asks for users to update their Apple ID billing information.
A vast phishing attack has broken out, beginning on or around Christmas day, with e-mails being sent with the subject “Apple update your Billing Information.” These well-crafted e-mails could fool many new Apple users, especially those who may have found an iPhone, iPod or iMac under their Christmas tree, and set up accounts with the iTunes Store or the Mac App Store for the first time. The messages claim to come from “email@example.com.”
Apple's iOS device activation numbers saw a huge spike of around 353 percent on Christmas Day. In addition, app sales jumped up a full 252 percent after millions of people opened their new iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPod touch and headed straight for the App Store.
Apple has launched its 12 Days of Christmas app for the third year running. The app offers free content from iTunes for twelve days between December 26th and January 6th. Today you can access three live audio tracks and three live videos from Coldplay’s recent appearance at the iTunes Festival in London earlier this year.
Each day between now and January 6th, when you open the app, new content will be available for free. Last year this included music, movies, books and apps. It is offered by Apple as an introduction for new iOS users to get to know how iTunes works and also as a thank you for existing users too.