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The last seven days were light on news, but we posted plenty of other tidbits to keep you busy – check out all the articles you may have missed this week

News stories

App Store pre-orders

You can now buy apps and games in advance on the App Store. Read the story!

Device slowdown

Could old devices be sped up by replacing the battery? Read the story!

How-tos

Ruya

A match-three puzzler to unwind to. See our review!

App reviews

Vidgets guide

Four useful shortcuts you can add to the lock screen. Find out how!

Push email fixes

Three easy ways around common problems with the Mail app. Find out how!

Festive Specials

Design your own cards

There are loads of great apps to help you create your own custom Christmas cards. See our roundup! 

Make your own gifts

We look at the best services for turning your photos into real life prints, gifts, and cards. See the roundup!

Travel and weather roundup

The apps you need to get to avoid stress when traveling this holiday season. See our roundup! 

Food and drink roundup

Our pick of the best apps to have on hand in the kitchen come Christmas day. See our roundup!