Tag - Gift Guide
I'm a dad, and I'm a child of the 1970s and '80s. That means I grew up in the heyday of arcades, and the birth of the home console. Those days are long, long gone, but it doesn't mean that I'm not interested in videogames anymore -- and by extension, your dad may be, too. You're starting to run out of time! Make your dad happy with one of our choices for the gamer dad.
As with other holidays, some of the best gifts are things that will last a while, so the person will frequently be reminded of your thoughtfulness (as opposed to flowers, which die quickly and are just as swiftly forgotten). To that end, MacNN Editor Charles Martin and One More Thing podcast co-host Malcolm Owen have come up with a few items that we think will create a lasting impression, and prove useful all year long -- arranged in no particular order, but covering a wide range of budgets. We've tested most of these, and some have been received as gifts, and they are all still much appreciated.
It probably hasn't escaped your attention, but we at MacNN have been giving you suggestions for gifts you could give to friends and family this holiday season, over the last few weeks. With barely a week left before Christmas itself, if you have yet to buy any presents, here's a selection of items from our own MacNN Store that you may still be able to have delivered to you before the big day, if you're quick and extremely lucky. Just as a warning, you may want to get an IOU for a gift ready, just in case your order does arrive too late to wrap.
Oh, the heck with the tech news! Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back! Oh and we hear that a couple of interesting sci-fi movies may be coming out out soon, not sure about that. Sure, we do spend time covering a bunch of different topics, ranging from the crazy sale prices of the Apple Watch to a gift guide for the Mac switcher in your family, as well as analyzing the strong reactions to the new Apple Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 or 6s, and take cheap shots (get it?) at Walmart Pay.
It is highly likely that you know of someone who has either expressed an interest in switching to Apple products, or have already switched. As an upstanding citizen of the Mac and iOS user base, you may feel the need to grease the wheels and help this neophyte along in the ways of Apple, and what better way to do that is there than to spend some money on extremely useful gifts to make their transition as smooth as possible?
So you looked over our recent gift guide aimed towards computer gamers, and didn't find the perfect present. Fear not, for we are back with the second installment of the guide, now complete with a range of popular video game options.
Take your mind back to before the iPad. Before the iPhone, even. Yes, even before the iMac. No "i" anything yet ... it's kind of remarkable to think that there are plenty of people walking around today who's first-ever Mac was an iMac. That there was not a time (until late 2011) when Steve Jobs wasn't running the company. The stories are true, though ... all of them. For those members of your family that still wish the Apple logo was made up of six colors, we've put together a MacNN gift guide for the veteran Mac user.
Generally speaking, it is difficult to do holiday shopping from a single store, and still manage to appease all of your family and friends -- and doing it cheaply at the same time. Regular readers will be familiar with the MacNN Deals store, and today's gift guide aims to nudge you in the right direction when picking up things for your loved ones with a few themed selections, giving you not only cheaper options, but also some higher-priced fare for those who you think deserve such a present.
Every family has one member who's always on the road, either for business or personal travel. Whether it's your college-age kid backpacking around Europe, or your on-the-go brother who jet-sets to meetings around the globe. For the MacNN family, that guy is -- me. There's always a certain amount of tech we just have to bring along -- the trick is getting it all in there, yet keeping it light enough to not be a burden. In this Gift Guide, we'll take a look at some of my road-tested travel gear.
Kids headed back to school has been a lucrative market for ages, and this year is no different. There's always been the need for television and music. Additionally this year's crop, like every other for the last 15 years, is digital, connected, and with these come an insatiable need for power to charge these devices. We've got ideas for the back to school crowd, to keep things organized, drown out the noise of the neighbors, and just to get things done.