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Philips Hue Line Of Smart Lightbulbs Expands With Groovy New Options

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We’re big fans of the Philips Hue lighting system, which allows you to control your house’s mood and lighting with a slick iOS app. The only problem is that there’s been only one kind of Hue lightbulb until now.

But the Hue lineup is getting more versatile. Philips is set to expand their funky Wi-Fi-controlled lightbulb line with LightStrips and Bloom Bulbs.

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Ending Soon: Get High Quality Design Resources With The Mega Design Bundle Upgrade [Deals]

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Are you a designer? Do you want to become a designer? Have you ever thought about bringing out the creative in you? Now is a great opportunity for you to stack up on some high quality design resources so you can tackle any design wishes you may have thanks to The Mega Design Bundle and Cult of Mac Deals!

This bundle contains more than 2.5 GB of smooth icons, flashy vector elements, intuitive Photoshop templates, and other essential designer assets for literally pennies on the dollar. Valued at over $1000, you can get it for just $49.99!

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Deal Extended! The Mega Design Bundle [Deals]

Deal Extended! The Mega Design Bundle [Deals]

Are you a designer? Do you want to become a designer? Have you ever thought about bringing out the creative in you? Well, Cult of Mac Deals has an incredible offer that’s tailor-made for someone just like you – allowing you to feed your inner design spirit with over 3,000 creative items! That’s right…The Mega Design Bundle is here, stronger than ever — and has been extended!

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Festive Android & iOS Sales Help Angry Birds Rack Up Another 30 Million Downloads

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Angry Birds continues to be one of the most successful games available on Android and iOS, and despite already racking up more than 1 billion downloads across all platforms, it continues to be a big seller. This Christmas, the surge in Android and iOS sales saw Angry Birds downloads boosted again. In just one week, the title was downloaded more than 30 million times.

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How Bill Gates Was The Grinch To His Kids’ Apple Christmas

How Bill Gates Was The Grinch To His Kids’ Apple Christmas

Here’s a sure fire way to spark a riot on Christmas: give your kids Microsoft Surfaces instead of the iPads and MacBook Airs they wanted instead.

Who would be that Grinchy? Microsoft founder Bill Gates, apparently. He gave his two daughters and son Microsoft products for Christmas, instead of the Apple products they asked for.

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A Record 17.4 Million Android & iOS Devices Were Activated On Christmas Day [Report]

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Smartphones and tablets have been the hottest Christmas gifts in recent years, and the 2012 holidays were by far the biggest yet for Android and iOS. A new study from mobile analytics firm Flurry has found that a record-breaking 17.4 million Android and iOS devices were activated on Christmas Day, leading to an equally record-breaking 328 million app downloads.A Record 17.4 Million Android & iOS Devices Were Activated On Christmas Day [Report]

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Teenager Gets New iPhone For Christmas… Along With 18-Point Contract From Mom

Teenager Gets New iPhone For Christmas… Along With 18-Point Contract From Mom

Imagine your delight as a teenage boy who’s just unwrapped a shiny new iPhone for Christmas. It’s probably your first smartphone — maybe even your first cellphone period — and you can’t wait to turn it on and start playing with it. But before you can do that, you must sign an 18-point contract, laid out by your mom, which details the terms and conditions of your iPhone ownership.

That’s what happened to 13-year-old Gregory this Christmas. Before he claimed his new iPhone, his mother, Janell Burley Hofmann, made him agree to a number of “rules and regulations,” some of which you’ll certainly find amusing.

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App Store Downloads Spiked 87% On Christmas Day 2012 [Report]

App Store Downloads Spiked 87% On Christmas Day 2012 [Report]

Santa loves his iPhone too.

Apple’s iOS devices have always been hot Christmas gifts, especially for young folks. This year was no exception. Mobile app analytics firm Distimo is reporting that App Store downloads spiked a staggering 87% on Christmas Day, and revenues went up 70%.

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Ending Soon! The Mega Design Bundle [Deals]

Ending Soon! The Mega Design Bundle [Deals]

Are you a designer? Do you want to become a designer? Have you ever thought about bringing out the creative in you? Well, Cult of Mac Deals has an incredible offer that’s tailor-made for someone just like you – allowing you to feed your inner design spirit with over 3,000 creative items! That’s right…The Mega Design Bundle is here and is stronger than ever!

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Proof: Santa Gave The Good iPads, The Naughty Microsoft Surfaces For Christmas

Proof: Santa Gave The Good iPads, The Naughty Microsoft Surfaces For Christmas

The tablet wars in a nuthsell: of the tens of thousands of people who opened a tablet on Christmas morning, 7 times as many people got iPads than Kindles, 18 times as many people got iPads than a Google Nexus and 50 times as many people got an iPad as a Surface. Looks like Santa’s an Apple fan.