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App Guide: Holiday music apps for iOS

Play out the holidays with these musically-inclined apps for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

NORAD brings Santa (and elf tossing) to iPads, iPhones

NORAD, which each year tracks Santa's progress as the jolly man delivers gifts around the globe, is now offering iOS apps for kids to stay informed about Mr. Claus's journey.

Creative Gear for under $50

Creative folk often work on projects that call for special tools. Here's an assortment of inspired options that won't break the wallet.

Skype offers free Wi-Fi at select US airports

For a limited time, popular Internet calling service Skype will offer free Wi-Fi service at 50 major airports.

Giving the gift of an iPhone

Because of contracts with wireless carriers, it can be tricky gifting someone an iPhone that's ready to go the moment they open your present. But it can be done -- Joel Mathis explains how.


Giving the gift of the painfully obvious

In this follow-up to lending a helping hand to your friends and relatives during the holidays, Chris Breen suggests introducing those same people to some basic Mac OS features that they (and you) may have overlooked.

App Guide: Apps starring Santa Claus

With only so many shopping days left until Christmas, we turn our spotlight to apps in which Santa takes a starring role.

Smart tips for sharing holiday photos

Here are some smart ways to share your photographs with others, whether you want to create large private galleries or instantly share from your iOS device.

How to stay connected in unconnected places

Traveling for the holidays? There have never been more options for acquiring high-speed Internet access, whether you're staying at your old family home or a hotel.

mGifts for iPhone and iPad

This gift-list management app makes use of iCloud for year-round functionality.