We see a lot of geeky gear and gadgets in this job, and some of them inspire us to part with our cold hard cash to buy for ourselves. Here's what's on our Christmas lists.
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Once upon a time, the only way to bestow a Doctor Who gift at Christmas was to hand-knit a multicolored scarf. But all that changed when geeks inherited the Earth. These days, you can find ridiculously cool loot for practically every geeky franchise imaginable -- from H.R. Giger plush toys to DeLorean time machines made out of Lego. Here's our shortlist for the geekiest goodies to buy this Christmas (for yourself, natch.)
Hey Lifehacker, Like many people, I planned to do my Christmas shopping early, which means more time between buying the item and opening it Christmas day. According to some stores (Apple's online store in particular), items have a 14-day return window. What happens if I buy the item on 1 December and sit it under the tree until 25 December, but then discover that it's faulty, not the right type of item or some other circumstance that would mean I'd have to send it back? Can the store refuse to exchange the item or refund the cost?
Christmas is fast approaching, and this year is set to be the biggest ever for online shopping. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent by Australians alone. And every year, the flurry of online activity prompts warnings about the dangers of internet shopping. While this has become less problematic over time as advanced online security technology becomes stronger at both ends of transactions, there is another, lesser-known (and easy) way to fall foul of hackers: malicious advertising.
If someone on your Christmas list owns an iPhone or iPad, then the gift of apps can definitely be worth giving. Giving an app is a built-in function for iOS; here are some useful options to consider.
If someone on your Christmas list owns an Android phone, then the gift of apps can definitely be worth giving. Grab them a Play Store gift card and then suggest some useful downloads from this list.
We're all for free software, but some apps are definitely worth paying for -- and giving as gifts. Here are five apps any Mac owner would be happy to find in their virtual stocking.
We're big fans of free software, but some apps are definitely worth paying for -- and giving as gifts. Here are five apps any Windows PC owner would be happy to find in their virtual stocking.
If you're planning some online Christmas shopping this weekend, you're not alone. eBay predicts that Sunday 8 December will be the busiest web shopping day of the season, with 2.3 million Australians shopping on its site alone. Whoever your preferred retailer, follow these tips to make the experience as pleasurable (and affordable) as possible.
Keeping Christmas presents hidden from your children can be surprisingly tricky. Even if your kids aren't cheeky enough to actively hunt for their pressies, there's always a chance they'll stumble across them during explorative play. Here are ten sneaky solutions that will ensure their gift haul remains hidden until Christmas morning.