If Apple fans were shopping for a CEO-worthy Christmas gift (really, what do you get for the man who can buy everything?), they can stand down now.

He may not have taken the front cover, but <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://” href=”http://” http:=”” poy.time.com=”” 2012=”” 12=”” 19=”” runner-up-tim-cook-the-technologist=”” “=””>Tim Cook’s selection as a runner-up for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year</a> certainly will warm hearts and stockings over Cupertino way. In some ways it’s best <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://www.tuaw.com/2012/12/19/tim-cook-was-second-runner-up-for-times-person-of-the-year/” href=”http://www.tuaw.com/2012/12/19/tim-cook-was-second-runner-up-for-times-person-of-the-year/”>he wasn’t selected over President Barack Obama</a>; it would have made for <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://www.tuaw.com/2012/11/27/this-ipad-mini-ad-in-time-is-pretty-fantastic/” href=”http://www.tuaw.com/2012/11/27/this-ipad-mini-ad-in-time-is-pretty-fantastic/”>a particularly awkward iPad mini ad.</a></p> <p> We’ve only got two days left before Christmas, and if you’re still looking for gift ideas (sorry, <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://store.apple.com/us/buy/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad_mini” href=”http://store.apple.com/us/buy/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad_mini”>iPad mini stock is all booked up</a>) or just need an hour’s break from kith and kin, we’re here for you. We’ll talk Tim Cook, holiday plans, and generally kick back and relax. It’ll be fun.</p><p>As mentioned on the show last week, we’ll also be accepting entries into our Sci-Fi Holiday Carol contest; prizes will be awarded for both lyrical composition and performance. The best “Cylon Night, Holy Night” will get a snazzy iPhone 5 case from Speck, so warm up those vocal cords!</p><p>To participate live during the show, you can use the <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://www.talkshoe.com/blog/index.php/the-new-talkshoe-a-message-from-the-ceo/” href=”http://www.talkshoe.com/blog/index.php/the-new-talkshoe-a-message-from-the-ceo/”>browser-only Talkshoe client</a>, the embedded <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://www.facebook.com/r.php?referrer=112&app_id=9051855207&app_data=?extTsPage?001talkshoeapp001content001viewCall.faces001001001001talkcastId00100100145077″ href=”http://www.facebook.com/r.php?referrer=112&app_id=9051855207&app_data=?extTsPage?001talkshoeapp001content001viewCall.faces001001001001talkcastId00100100145077″>Facebook app</a>, or download the classic <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://download.talkshoe.com/TalkShoeSetup_macos.dmg” href=”http://download.talkshoe.com/TalkShoeSetup_macos.dmg”>TalkShoe Pro Java client</a>; however, the best way to have your voice heard is to call in.</p> <p> For the web UI, just click the Talkshoe Web button on <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=45077&cmd=tc” href=”http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=45077&cmd=tc”>our profile page</a> at 4 HI/7 PDT/10 pm EDT Sunday. To call in on regular phone or VoIP lines (viva free weekend minutes!): dial (724) 444-7444 and enter our talkcast ID, 45077 — during the call, you can request to talk by keying in *8.</p> <p> If you’ve got a headset or microphone handy on your Mac, you can connect via the free <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://www.counterpath.com/x-lite-download.html” href=”http://www.counterpath.com/x-lite-download.html”>X-Lite</a> or other SIP clients (aside from Skype or Google Voice), <a data-cke-saved-href=”http://mediaminutes.net/TalkShoe/” href=”http://mediaminutes.net/TalkShoe/”>basic instructions are here.</a> Talk to you tonight!</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><br><p></p><br><p></p><br></p><br></p>

Talkcast tonight, 10pm ET: Holiday cheer, Apple-style originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sun, 23 Dec 2012 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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