One of the many perks of being a Windows Champions Blogger is learning about fun and useful apps that will both entertain and make my life a little easier. The holiday season is a time when I find myself relying more and more on technology to do things like finding recipes, planning holiday parties, getting the best deals, and having a little fun. I have a great offer to share with you, from Windows. From now until December 28, when you purchase a Windows touch PC under 14”, you’ll get a free $25 gift card to purchase apps from the Windows Store! Here is just a snapshot of some great Windows apps you can download on your tablet or PC, just in time for the holidays.
Where’s Santa?: NORAD Tracks Santa on Windows 8.1 is ready to begin the countdown on December 24th! Track Santa in real time as he travels the world delivering gifts. See where’s he’s been and where he’s headed next. Learn more about how and why NORAD tracks Santa, watch videos about the journey, play games, and hear special holiday greetings.
Interactive Education: Get kids out of their seats and enhance their learning and education with Sesame Street Touch & Learn TV. This TV viewing and interactive experience is an extension of the Kinect version, available exclusively on Windows. Kids can search for a variety of hidden objects in the eight 20 minute episodes for a more touch centric experience.
Create: Morph and manipulate your pictures into funny photos with Crayola Photo Mix & Mash on your Windows tablet or PC and Windows Phone. And from now until the new year, Windows Store and Windows Phone store users will get an exclusive coupon for the Mix and Mash toolset!
Holiday Cards: It’s not too late to get your holiday cards out in the mail! Create a personalized greeting card from your Windows 8 tablet or PC and send directly to the mailbox with Hallmark Go Cards. Add a photo from your camera roll or snap one while using the app. Access the Message Library for inspiration and ideas, add your signature and save your favorite cards to rework and send again.
Giveaway: One About a Mom reader will win a $25 Windows App Store Gift Card!
disclosure: As a Windows Champions Blogger, I receive resources, information, and tools in order to test and use Windows-based services.