Welcome to AppleInsider's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Inside you'll find a collection of our favorite and most promising products of the year, along with quick links to in-depth reviews and price-saving links for all.
Fitbit's latest activity tracking device looks to improve on the company's earlier offerings by incorporating a host of sensors, onboard screen and wireless connectivity into a wearable package.
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called attention to World AIDS Day via Twitter, noting that the company would be "turning Appe's logo red" in support of achieving an AIDS-free generation.
It's hard to believe a device like the the Nest Learning Thermostat wasn't invented earlier; it blends existing hardware technology with customized software to solve a number simple of problems many people deal with on a daily basis, and does so elegantly.
Ultimate Ears brings its third Bluetooth speaker offering to market in the Boom, a device that features "360-degree sound" and the ability to "Double Up," or pair two speakers together, for stereo output.
Amid a sea of Internet-connected cameras, startup Dropcam has managed to accumulate a healthy following with its eponymous device, the latest version of which ups the ante with markedly better picture quality, intelligent alerts and Bluetooth LE connectivity.
Just over two months after Apple launched its new iPhone 5s and 5c across Japan's three major carriers, weekly sales rankings list various iPhone models split between the carriers took 9 of the top 10 smartphone slots.
Philips has expanded its wireless light product line with the Friends of Hue series, the first offerings being a lights strip and accent lamp that, like the original Hue bulbs, can be controlled remotely, change color and are expensive.
With Apple's online store only offering Gift Card incentives on Macs this Black Friday and power-sellers like Best Buy and Amazon running out of the most popular models days ago, the lowest prices on Macs that are actually in stock for shipping continue to come from a handful of the company's independent resellers. Our real-time price guides make it easy to find the Mac you want at the lowest possible price.
Apple's iOS products not only represented a large chunk of U.S. Black Friday sales, but where also used to place the vast majority of mobile purchases.
Apple this week filed an official complaint with a U.S. district court, saying the antitrust compliance monitor tasked with keeping tabs on the company's dealings is requiring excessive pay, over $138,000 for the past two weeks, and is making unreasonable requests outside of his mandated jurisdiction.
At the close of Friday's trading on the NASDAQ exchange, Apple's stock settled at $556 -- up 10 points on the day -- marking the first time that shares of the iPhone maker have closed above $550 this year.
With Apple deciding not to discount iPads for its own Black Friday sale this year, shoppers can turn to the company's online retail partners, which offer a wide variety of savings and promotions on assorted current and previous generation models, though inventory of the most popular models remains hard to come by.
This Black Friday, B&H Photo Video -- an Apple Authorized Reseller and one of the largest electronics superstores worldwide -- is offering $102-$550 off standalone Macs, up to $615 off those same Macs when bundled with 3-Years of AppleCare, and dozens of unbeatable camera deals -- all of which are tax-free outside New York.
Black Friday has brought an assortment of software deals from Apple's AppStore and third parties, and AppleInsider is also offering an exclusive, lowest-price ever on the No. 1 selling speech-to-text software, Dragon Dictate for Mac 3.0, as well as the R/C Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera.
For its Black Friday deals in the U.S. and Canada, Apple will be handing out Apple Store gift cards instead of discounts on qualifying purchases, which include everything from Macs and iPads to accessories.
Unlike its Australian Black Friday deals, Apple is discounting products instead of handing out gift cards, suggesting the company is tailoring this years sales based on the demands of each geographic location to which it caters.
Big-box electronics retailer Best Buy kicked-off its 2013 Black Friday sale Thursday evening with dozens of doorbusters, including $150-$200 off MacBook Airs, iMacs, and 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as a 65-inch Samsung HDTV offered for $999.
Philips's Hue Light Bulb combines energy-efficiency, wide-spectrum LED lighting and remote control capabilities via iOS app into a neat little package, but is it worth the high price of entry?