Remains of the Day: The gift of giving

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The iTunes Store gives you a list of the best of 2012 and now lets you give your friends apps from your iOS devices. Elsewhere, News Corp gives The Daily’s staff the option to dance for their pink slips and an untrustworthy source gives us some spurious rumors about the next iPad mini. ‘Tis better for the remainders for Friday, December 14, 2012 to give than to receive.

iTunes Best of 2012 (iTunes Store)

Apple’s announced its choices for best music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, and podcasts of 2012. Among the winners for apps are Action Movie FX, Paper, and the excellent iPad puzzler The Room. Not to be confused with The Room, which did not win any awards. Ever.

Just In Time For Christmas, Apple Brings Gifting Back To The App Store (Cult of Mac)

You can now once again give apps from the App Store to your friends and family, right from your iOS device. Paid apps only—what kind of cheapskate gives free apps as gifts?

Karaoke the News: So Long, Farewell (YouTube)

The staff at The Daily sings a news story to the tune of The Sound of Music’s “So Long, Farewell.” That news? The publication’s own demise. Geez, what kind of dirt did Rupert Murdoch have on these guys to make them dance like trained monkeys?

Apple to enhance resolution of next-generation iPad mini, say sources (DigiTimes)

I’m conflicted: I want the iPad mini to get a Retina display, but I’m philosophically opposed to believing anything DigiTimes says. BUTTERED CAT PARADOX!

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