Apple’s 12 days of Christmas free movies, apps and other offerings to those of us with iOS devices. To get your daily freebie all you need to do is grab the app from the and I’d recommend leaving on push notifications to get alerted when the next freebie lands.
Day 1 : Holiday Gift – Single – Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera) [Soul Seekerz Club Mix] One More Night (Cutmore Club Mix)
Video : Moves Like Jagger (The Making Of)
Day 2 : Score! Classic Goals – First Touch
Have you got what it takes to score the match winning goal? Recreate your favourite goals from the past 4 decades in this unique football based puzzle game! Football fan or not, this app will keep you entertained for hours!
Day 3 : A Study In Pink – Sherlock, Series 1
A woman in pink lies dead in a derelict house. She is the fourth in a series of seemingly impossible suicides. DI Lestrade is the best Scotland Yard has got, but even he knows that there’s only one man who can help. Elsewhere in London, a war hero, invalided home from Afghanistan, meets a strange but charismatic genius who is looking for a flatmate; Dr John Watson and Sherlock Holmes are meeting for the first time.
Day 4 : Rachel’s Holiday – Marian Keyes
Here’s Rachel Walsh, twenty-seven and the miserable owner of size 8 feet. She has regular congress with Luke Costello, a man who wears his leather trousers tight. And she’s fond – some might say too fond – of recreational drugs. Until she finds herself being frogmarched to the Cloisters – Dublin’s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She’s outraged. Surely she’s not thin enough to be an addict? Heartsick and Luke-sick, she seeks redemption in the shape of Chris, a Man with a Past. A man who might be more trouble than he’s worth.
Day 5 : iTunes Festival 2012: Holiday Gift – Single – Ed Sheeran
Flame-haired singer/songwriter, beatboxer, and guitarist Ed Sheeran’s eclectic blend of acoustic pop, folk, and hip-hop has been championed by everyone from the underground grime scene to American Oscar winners. Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England in 1991, Sheeran released his first EP, The Orange Room, while still at school, and his first two albums, his self-titled debut and Want Some, by the age of 16.
Day 6 : Sonic Jump™ – SEGA The original platform jumper is back as Sonic leaps up an all new vertically challenging adventure in stunning HD graphics! Play as Sonic or his friends leaping through familiar and new Sonic worlds to battle Dr. Eggman, as you tilt and tap your way through fixed Story levels and Arcade infinite modes. Available for iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad® and iPad® mini – take to the sky!
Day 7 : Toy Story Toons – Pixar Short Films (couldn’t find a link for this, sorry)
Day 8 : The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect – a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.
Day 9 : The xxmas -EP – The xx
Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London in 2008 around the talents of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, Baria Qureshi, and Jamie Smith, when the bandmembers were still in high school. Captivating and cool, the group cites influences that run the gamut from R&B (Aaliyah and Rihanna) to classic alternative rock (the Cure and the Pixies).
Day 10 : The Photo Cookbook Quick and Easy : iPhone / iPad
The Photo Cookbook is like a private cooking course in your own kitchen with an experienced cook who clarifies the preparation. Beautiful photography, elegantly displayed in high resolution on your iPad, illustrates every step. ***As seen on Apple’s iPad TV ads!***
Day 11 : one direction : little things video (as per our Christmas tradition no link to anything by them)
Day 12 : Shark Dash – Gameloft
2011’s 12 Days Of Christmas Offerings gave us:
Day 1 : iTunes Track – Coldplay EP, iTunes festival London 3 songs & videos : Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall – EP – Coldplay
Day 2 : Video – Top Gear: Middle East Special – Top Gear, Christmas Specials, 2010
Day 3 : iTunes Track – Lady Gaga – Marry the Night – single with video : iTunes Link
Day 4 : iBook : The Redbreast – Jo Nesbø
Day 5 : Game – Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing – SEGA
Day 6 :iTunes Track – David Guetta nothing But The Beat. : iTunes Link
Day 7 : iOS APP : Snapseed App – photo editing/filters etc.
Day 8 : A One Direction track is today’s freebie (how I hated writing that on this blog hence no link 🙂
Day 9 : House Pilot and 30 Rock pilot in both SD and HD : iTunes link
(warning these run to about 3.2 gb in so prepare for a download)
Day 10 : Game – Shift 2 Unleashed – for iPad only : SHIFT 2 Unleashed for iPad – Electronic Arts
Day 11 : iBook : Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2012 : iTunes Link
Day 12 : Foo Fighters single, which includes Arlandria (Live), Everlong (Live) and Walk : iTunes Link