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Apple Store promo: sign up for Apple Pay and get $5/£5 iTunes gift card

Apple is running a new promotion in its retail stores in the United States and United Kingdom, treating anyone who’d sign up for Apple Pay this week to a free $5/£5 iTunes gift card, according to MacRumors which first caught wind of this news.

Free money is always appreciated, more so given that iTunes credit can be used for any purchase made in an Apple Store, whether purchasing an accessory, an Apple product or an iTunes/Apple Store gift card.

Apple also becomes China’s #1 luxury gift provider

In addition to becoming the top smartphone seller in China (based on the 70 percent annual sales uptick in Greater China), Apple is now the top luxury gift provider in the country, knocking Hermès off the top spot, Reuters reported Thursday.

This is interesting because Hermès is a French manufacturer that was established back in 1837 and today specializes in a plethora of luxury products, ranging from leather and lifestyle accessories to perfumery and other luxury goods.

Day 12 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts event: The Rolling Stones EP

It’s day 12, and what we assume to be the final day, of the big 12 Days of Gifts event. Apple has removed Mr. Crab and has posted a new item for download. Today’s free gift is an EP (or extended play) from the English rock band The Rolling Stones.

The band really needs no introduction. These guys have been making music for over 50 years, and are ranked #8 on the “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists” chart. They’re legends, and widely considered one of the best rock bands that ever lived…

Day 11 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts: Illusion Labs’ Mr. Crab

We are nearing the end of the big 12 Days of Gifts event. We’re now on day 11, and Apple has removed the free Sesame Street episode and posted a new item for download. Today’s free gift is the game Mr. Crab by Illusion Labs.

For those who haven’t played it yet, Mr. Crab is a popular vertical arcade game for iOS that auto-scrolls from side to side as you jump your way through levels. It’s a deadly combination of bright graphics and addictive gameplay…

Day 10 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts: free episode of Sesame Street

We are nearing the end of the big 12 Days of Gifts event. We are now on day 10, and Apple has removed the Kings of Leon EP and posted a new item for download. Today’s gift is a free episode of the popular children’s television series Sesame Street.

Sesame Street shouldn’t need too much of an introduction. Originally debuting in 1969, the series is now broadcasted in 140 countries and has collected over 150 Emmy Awards. It’s widely recognized as one of the most popular kids’ shows of all time…

Day 9 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts: Kings of Leon EP

We are now on day 9 of the big 12 Days of Gifts event, meaning Apple has removed the Diary of a Wimpy iBook and has posted a new free item for download. Today’s gift is an EP (or extended play) from the American rock band Kings of Leon.

The band is widely popular in the UK, and more recently the US, taking home 3 Grammy Awards in 2010 thanks to hits like ‘Use Somebody.’ And today’s free EP includes some of those hits, which it played at Apple’s iTunes Festival this year…

Day 8 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ iBook

We are now on day 8 of the big 12 Days of Gifts event, meaning Apple has removed Rayman Jungle Run and has posted a new free item for download. Today’s gift is the iBook: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

For those unfamiliar with Diary of a Wimpy Kid, it started out as a web comic in the early 2000’s and has since branched out into a wildly popular franchise with books, movies and more. This is book #1 in the series…

Day 6 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts: ‘New Year’s Eve Mix’ by Avicii

We are now on day 6 of the big 12 Days of Gifts event, meaning the company has removed the Hugo movie and has posted a new free item for download. Today’s gift is the song ‘New Year’s Eve Mix’ by popular Swedish producer Avicii.

It’s been a huge year for Avicii, who has been topping charts around the globe with his latest album True. And New Year’s Eve Mix is a 9-minute track that features a mashup of some of his hit songs from that album such as ‘Hey Brother.’

Day 5 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts: the movie Hugo

We are now on day 5 of the big 12 Days of Gifts event, meaning Apple has removed the Toca House game and has posted a new free item for download. Today’s gift is the award-winning historical adventure drama Hugo.

Based on Brian Selznick’s novel ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret,’ and directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese, Hugo tells the story of a 12-year-old boy living in the walls of the Paris Gare Montparnasse railway station…

Day 3 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts: ‘Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014’ iBook

We are now on day 3 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts event, meaning Apple has removed Tiny Thief and has posted a new free item for download. Today’s gift is an iBook called “Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014.”
For those unfamiliar with Lonely Planet, it’s one of the world’s leading travel guide publishers with guidebooks to almost every destination on the planet. And in this iBook, it highlights 10 of its favorite spots…