Holiday Gift Guides; the $99 HP TouchPad, redux; Wi-Fi or 3G iPad? (week in review)The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and we’ve got a bevy of gift ideas for you, ranging from gadgets for grandparents and no-contract phones to iPhone accessories and gear for around the house.

Also this week: How to create a “smart” Photo Stream album in iPhoto that you can actually edit; 5 reasons a $99 HP TouchPad might not be a bargain after all; and help for those trying to decide between the 3G iPad and the Wi-Fi-only model.

Holiday Gift Guide: 7 goodies for iPhone users
Among our gift ideas: a gaming-friendly iPhone case, a gorgeous Bluetooth speaker, a Wi-Fi-enabled bathroom scale, and more. Read more…

5 reasons why the $99 HP TouchPad isn’t necessarily a bargain
The $99 TouchPad may serve as another example of getting what you pay for—no less, but certainly no more, either. Read more…

Holiday gift guide: Gadgets for grandparents
From an HD webcam to a digital photo frame that doesn’t look like one, we’ve got five can’t-miss gadgets for the grandparents on your holiday shopping list. Read more…

How to create a “smart” Photo Stream album in iPhoto that you can actually edit
Annoyed that iPhoto makes you jump through hoops to edit or share photos in your Photo Stream? Here’s a quick, easy shortcut. Read more…

Holiday Gift Guide: 5 gadgets for around the house
From a floor-sweeping robot to a blue “light therapy” device to brighten dark winter months, these handy household gadgets will make for perfect holiday gifts. Read more…

Which iPad should you give for the holidays: 3G, or Wi-Fi? 4 things to consider before buying
So, you’re giving an iPad to a special someone for the holidays. But which version should you get: the Wi-Fi-only version, or the pricier 3G-plus-Wi-Fi model? Read more…

Holiday Gift Guide: Prepaid and no-contract phonesHoliday Gift Guide: Prepaid and no-contract phones
Put a spiffy new phone under the tree without hanging a contract around the lucky recipient’s neck. Read more…

Podcast 006: Going iPad shopping—3G, or Wi-Fi?
This week, we tackle the No. 1 question I’ve been getting from gadget shoppers: Whether to get the Wi-Fi-only iPad, or the one with 3G support. Read more…

How to check the status of Xbox Live
Can’t log in to Xbox Live, the online gaming network for the Xbox 360? Here’s how to find out if Xbox Live is on the fritz, or whether your console is to blame. Read more…

Visit the here’s the thing Holiday Gift Guide on Pinterest
Check out all our holiday gift picks on Pinterest, an online “pinboard” that lets you share products, restaurants, and anything else that tickles your fancy. Read more…

How to paste your signature into a PDF using your Mac’s built-in webcam
Got “Lion”? If so, you can scan your signature using your Mac’s iSight camera, then paste it onto the dotted line of a PDF. Here’s how. Read more…

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