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Top 10 Christmas Smartphone Apps for 2012

4BC Drive: Fairfax Technology expert, Joshua Withers, presents the top 10 smartphone apps you need this Christmas for your iPhone, Android and Windows Phones.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Help Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang as they struggle to find the true meaning of Christmas. Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, narrates the rebirth of the 1965 animated classic as an interactive storybook complete with original dialogue, digitally remastered illustrations, animation, and music optimized for your Apple device.

[iTunes App Store Link]


Appygraph lets you create and send personalized greeting ecards from your iPhone. Instantly. Beautifully. On the go.

[iTunes app store link]

Santa Tracker

North American Aerospace Defence Command puts the monitoring of the world's airspace on hold for one day each year and dedicates all of it's resources to tracking Santa.

[iTunes app store link] | [noradsanta.org for Android and Windows phone]

Elf Yourself

The annual holiday tradition allows you to "elf" yourself and become the star of a personalized video featuring your photos on holiday dancing elves.

[iTunes App Store Link]

Dr Seuss Camera – Grinch Edition

Take photos with Seuss characters or become the Grinch yourself – Grinchmas cards can be emailed to friends and family or posted on social media!

[iTunes App Store Link]

Cards app by Apple

The Cards app from Apple lets you create and mail beautifully crafted cards personalized with your own text and photos — right from your iPhone or iPod touch and now from your iPad, too.

[iTunes App Store Link]

iTunes 12 days of Christmas

Apple has just released its annual 12 Days of Christmas app, which is a must-download for anyone with an iDevice. Between 26th December and 6th January, there will be a free app, book, song or video to download from the App Store every day.

[iTunes App Store Link]

YouTube Capture

Brand new app released by YouTube that makes taking family videos, editing them and uploading them to share on Youtube so easy.

[iTunes App Store Link] | [youtube.com/capture for more info]

Emergency AUS

Unfortunately, Christmas in Australia means wild weather – get the Emergency Aus app to get notifications of all weather and emergency warnings near you.

[iTunes App Store Link]

Google Maps

Don't get lost with Apple Maps this Christmas – get Google Maps back on your iPhone.

[iTunes App Store Link]

Joshua Withers is a Brisbane Marriage and Wedding Celebrant