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Apple's biggest product releases of 2011

Every year Apple releases a host of new products -- from hardware to software to services. Here are the company's 12 biggest product releases of 2011.

ComScore: US holiday online spending up 15 percent to $35.3 billion

Online spending so far this holiday season in the U.S. was 15 percent higher than last year, rising to $35.3 billion, according to figures released Wednesday by comScore.

App Guide: New Year's Eve party apps

From sending out the invitations to getting your guests home safely, these apps can help you throw a swinging New Year's Eve bash.

How to shop at the Mac App Store

You say you’ve never bought anything on the Mac App Store? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this tutorial, we’ll go through the steps for buying software on the Mac App Store. It’s very easy.

Ten things to do with your new Mac

Lucked out and scored a brand new Mac over the holidays? Here are the ten first things to do with your shiny new computer.

Ten great free iOS apps

No such thing as a free lunch? Try telling that to iOS device owners who have a number of free downloads to choose from. Here are 10 of our favorite iPhone and iPad apps that won’t cost you a dime to add to your device.

New year's resolution: A backup plan

Make a New Year's resolution you can keep: Start backing up your Mac. And we're going to make it as easy as possible.

App Guide: Charitable iOS apps

If the holidays have put you in the giving mood, these apps can help you act on your charitable impulses.

Gear Guide: Products we'd like to see

Every year, we scour the world of Macs, iPhones, and iPads, looking for the right accessories and gadgets to include in our holiday-season Gear Guides. But we do occasionally miss things. John Moltz has four products he wishes we'd included.

Gift iOS apps

Struggling for last-minute stocking stuffers? If anyone on your shopping list owns an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, it's easy to send them an app. We give you a crash course on how it works.