Elf Cam and Santa Tracker among activities in Santa’s Big Helper app
If you’re looking for a Christmas application for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, then the people at Wet Nose Design want you take a look at theirs — Santa’s Big Helper: 9 Christmas Apps in 1. It even has an Elf Cam that will capture video of the jolly elf coming down your chimney on Christmas day so you can show your children.
With the app you can track Santa with the Santa Tracker, send letters to Santa Claus, play holiday sounds and see his naughty/nice list, get updates from his director of communications, Dozey Toes the Elf, and submit your own questions.
The app is 99 cents — “to help cover the cost of reindeer feed” — says promotional material about the app. It looks like a cute app to share with little ones this year.
~ Lillie-Beth Brinkman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is an interesting idea that I received in a news release from U.S. Cellular this week, especially if you are trying to figure out how to work your smart phone of the Android, Windows 7 or BlackBerry kind:
“Smartphone and mobile tablet users are invited to learn more about how to use their devices
“With a recent study showing a nearly 80 percent increase in smartphone shipments from a year ago, there are plenty of first-time smartphone users who may want a little help figuring out everything their advanced devices have to offer.
“U.S. Cellular is hosting a free device workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at its story at 6406 N May Avenue to guide attendees through all of the features and functions of the company’s smartphone and mobile tablet line-up, including the Android-powered Motorola ELECTRIFY, HTC 7 Pro Windows Phone and BlackBerry Torch 9850. All questions are welcome from current and potential smartphone and tablet users, and attendees don’t have to be a U.S. Cellular customer.
“’Smartphones keep customers connected and organized on-the-go by making it easy to stay on top of schedules and keep in touch with the people and information that is important to them,’” said Tommy Arens, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Oklahoma.
“Device workshops are helpful for anyone who wants to make sure they are getting the most out of their handsets. Associates will answer questions and demonstrate common features such as e-mail access, web browsing, calendar synchronization, browsing for apps and how the device can be personalized to fit their lifestyles. Attendees can also learn about U.S. Cellular’s free Battery Swap and Overage Protection programs as well as its high-speed nationwide network.”
~ Lillie-Beth (email@example.com)