Kelly & Michael: Live’s Countdown To Christmas
Countdown To Christmas Week continued for co-hosts Kelly and Michael, and this topic is one that’s sure to perk up all the tech savvy viewers and readers. Mashable editor Lance Ulanoff shared his list of the best Christmas apps for your smartphone or tablet that will help you navigate the holidays.
Live with Kelly and Michael: ShopStyle Review
ShopStyle.com – The ShopStyle app features 300 popular retails, from Macy’s and Nordstrom to DKNY and more. You can navigate by category to find the perfect gift. The thing to know about this app is that shipping speed is up to the individual retailer, so you may not get your gifts on your schedule.
Kelly & Michael: Gilt App Review
Gilt.com – Get last minute deals on high quality, high end products from the Gilt app, including fashion, travel, and accessories. For last minute shoppers, take note: Gilt.com orders placed by December 20 2012 will arrive by December 24 2012, just in time.
Kelly and Michael: Amazon App
Amazon – The Amazon app lets you sign in, just like on the site. It has your list and lets you search. You can even scan barcodes using your phone’s camera, or take pictures of products you want to save.
Live with Kelly & Michael: Red Laser Review
Red Laser – RedLaser.com is one of the popular barcode scanning apps. These are very handy, because they search the barcode and tell you where you can get the best price, online and in local stores. That can save you time and money during the last minute shopping rush.
Kelly and Michael: Facebook Gifts Review
Facebook.com/about/gifts – Facebook is getting in on the holiday love with Facebook Gifts. You can send real gifts to Facebook friends and family through the social network’s website or app.
Kelly & Michael: iTunes Gift Apps
iTunes Store – You can buy your loved ones iTunes gift cards to spend on whatever they want, right from the iTunes app store. Look for the button that says “Send Gift,” and you can send the credit via email. Digital gift cards are a great last minute gift because they send instantly–no shipping to worry about.
You can also gift a specific app through the iTunes store. Visit apple.com/itunes/gifts for more information. This is a new feature. Kelly Ripa wants “A Charlie Brown Christmas” app. Watch this segment to see the apps for yourself.
Live with Kelly and Michael: Skype Christmas
If you can’t get together for the holidays, you can always open presents via Skype or spend a little face time with loved ones, no matter how far away they may be.
Kelly and Michael: Gate Guru Review
Gate Guru – The Gate Guru app tells you what’s in your airport, giving you a terminal map as well as the amenities you can look forward to while you wait for your flight or kill time on a layover.
Live with Kelly and Michael: Norad Santa App Review
NoradSanta.org helps kids track Santa on his travels to deliver presents around the world. Add it to your tablet or phone so you are prepared for his big adventure at the holidays.
Kelly & Michael: Free Christmas Apps
All these apps are available for free for Apple iPhone and iPad, as well as on the Android platform for smartphones and tablets.