Happy Holidays! It’s time once again for our annual double-size TidBITS Gift Issue, chock full of end-of-year gift suggestions from the TidBITS community. If you’re still on the hunt for that perfect gift for your friends and relatives, read on for hardware, software, and other ideas, some of which are appropriate for anyone, whether or not they use a Macintosh. ("iPod is good. Buy more iPod stuff.") Feel free to tack a few items onto your own list, too!
Welcome to our traditional holiday gift issue, in which we pass along numerous recommendations from readers that help us all decide what gifts to give our loved ones or to put on our own lists
Would anyone take exception to receiving a sleek new PowerBook, iBook, iMac, or Power Mac G5 this holiday season? Certainly not us, but our readers aimed for more humble and affordable ideas this year, focusing on hard drives, mice, and, the breakaway suggestion this year, laser printers
Our first inclination when suggesting software is to recommend useful utilities that prove invaluable every day. But software is a big field, with room enough for utility and whimsey, both of which are represented this year
Project deadlines, financial pressures, trouble erupting in all corners of the world - sometimes you just want to escape it all for a few minutes. That's where games come in
When we open this category up for suggestions on TidBITS Talk, we normally expect to see a wide variety of neat little add-ons and gadgets that make using a computer a bit more pleasant
TidBITS certainly focuses on the world of the Macintosh, but we're always impressed by the breadth and depth of knowledge that our readers display in other fields, so it comes as no surprise that many people can't resist making gift suggestions that have absolutely nothing to do with the Mac or even with computers