Every Tuesday at 11:45 I talk apps with Ronn Owens at KGO radio. Here are the apps we talked about today. Be sure to comment and leave suggestions via Facebook, Twitter, and the comments section here. Jolly Holidays!
MoviePass: If you go to a lot of movies, or just need a little time away from the inlaws during the holidays, MoviePass has got your back. MoviePass (sign up here) is a theatrical subscription service, that lets you see unlimited movies in over 4,000 theaters in the United States for one low monthly fee. Check your favorite local theaters to make sure they take it, then just sign up and head to the theaters! Reviews are mainly positive, especially if you live in a city with a lot of theater options! $89.95 per year. iOS and Android
Giftagram: Want to find the perfect gift and have it delivered in the easiest way possible – before Christmas Day? Giftagram is an app that lets you shop and send thoughtful gifts to anyone – without needing their address – you just need their email and phone number. Browse by category or price and choose a gift for anyone on your contact list. No more busy shopping malls, line-ups or stress. (Free, iOS, Android)
Skiplagged : If scoring the cheapest possible airfare is your topmost priority, make sure you’re also using apps like Hopper and sneaky-fare-finding sites like Skiplagged. Skiplagged is a an airfare search engine for cheap flights, showing hidden-city ticketing trips in addition to what sites like Expedia, KAYAK, and Travelocity show you. Basically you get cheaper flights by booking a flight that has a stopover at your destination, and just getting off at the stopover. You can save up to 80% on airfare today! (iOS, Android, Free)
Felt: This is a personal way to send real, handwritten cards and photos to friends and loved ones. Your handwriting is 100% authentic, like you wrote it with pen and paper. It’s personal mail for the modern world: beautiful, fun and couldn’t be simpler. (Free, iOS, Android)
Fireplace Live HD: Turn your phone, tablet or laptop into a beautiful fireplace! Very relaxing to have running in the background anytime. The Mac version of this app was #1, the most downloaded app in the Mac App store. Six-plus HD Videos to choose from: Classic Fireplace, Relaxing Fireplace, Campfire, Burning Log and Candles (plus one bonus Ocean Surf scene). Sound modes: Sound Mix, Music or Mute (no sound) and there’s a sleep timer option.
Santa Trackers: There are a ton of Santa tracking apps, my favorite is online –Google’s Santa Tracker includes Santa’s Village. There is a countdown clock there, too, and as we move toward Dec. 24, the village unlocks new games and experiences for visitors. Google also reminds users that you can search for Santa directly in Google Maps and google.com in addition to using the Santa Tracker. You can even go into Street View to look at the cities he is visiting as he makes his trip to deliver toys. For those who want to speak Santa into existence – at least his location on Christmas Eve, you can ask Alexa, Amazon’s personal assistant, or Google Home the question, “Where is Santa?” and get an answer. Of course, the burning question is “When will Santa arrive at my house?” While Santa has his own schedule, he generally makes it to most homes between 9 a.m. and midnight (local time).
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