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Fun Windows 8 Apps | Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows Tablet #GIVEAWAY

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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.

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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.

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Interactive Education: Get your 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.

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Create: Morph and manipulate your pictures into funny photos with Crayola Photo Mix & Mash on your Windows tablet or PC and Windows Phone 8. 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!

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Holiday Cards: It’s not too late to get your holiday cards out in the mail! Create a personalized getting 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.

And guess what? So excited to announce Instagram, Waze and Vine are all now on Windows Phone! Let us know if you have questions.

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WIN IT:

ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet and a $25 gc to the Windows App Store!

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Stay productive, entertained, and connected wherever you go with the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet. It’s got an Intel Atom quad-core processor, 32 GB solid state drive, and 2 GB of memory to quickly power you through all your work and play needs, and features a 1.2-megapixel HD webcam for crystal-clear calls and chats. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera for capturing all those special moments, and it comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013. Wherever you’re headed and whatever you need to do, the Venue 8 Pro has you covered.

Specifications:

Up to 8 hours battery life, .87 pounds, .35 inches thick, Intel Atom quad-core processor, 32GB hard drive, micro SD card reader.

Price: Starting at $299. Sold at the Microsoft Store

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2013.

       Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.

Comments

  1. ellen beck says:

    I adore the new windows tablets and like how they look and would love to own one. I guess if I had to pick something out of the store it would be the Surface Pro. I am drooling over one !

  2. I learned it has Up to 8 hours battery life.

  3. nickie says:

    I like the 8 hours battery life.

  4. Stephen says:

    I learned it’s priced at $299.00

  5. Peggy D says:

    With my busy family 8 hours of battery life sold it for me. It could be passed around the house with no problems of losing battery time

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Jennifer Speed says:

    I really really want the new Surface 2

  7. Beth Ann says:

    We have a windows 8 computer, and I really like it. I didn’t think I would like the touch screen, or the change to the touch pad, but I really love it! It’s hard going back to my husband’s older computer because I’m so used to the ease of my awesome Windows 8! 🙂 I can’t recommend it enough!

  8. Margaret Smith says:

    I learned that for a limited time, you can get a $25 gift card with purchase of qualifying Windows touch devices

  9. I learned that the Venue 8 Pro also comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013

    I would love to own this.

  10. heather eg kaufman says:

    I want the Xbox One, of course 😉

  11. judy gardner says:

    i like that there are 8 hours of battery life

  12. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I like that it has up to 8 hours battery life.

  13. Kelly D says:

    I like that the Up to 8 hours battery life , it would be great for traveling.

  14. april yedinak says:

    I like that this has 8 hours of battery life. That would be good for keeping occupied during trips.

  15. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I like the battery life on this being 8 hours.

  16. Kathleen says:

    I like the 8 hours of battery life, thats great!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  17. Allison Downes says:

    I like the Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T (Black) http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Nokia-Lumia-1020-for-AT-T/productID.289223400

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  18. Kimberly Bauer says:

    I would love to have the Sony VAIO Tap 21 Touchscreen All-in-One (SVT21216CXB). Thanks:)

  19. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like that it has a Micro SD card reader

  20. Adrienne Gordon says:

    i want the xbox one

  21. Candice says:

    I love the worry free technical support and protection.

  22. nicole krutz says:

    i like that its easy to transfer data 🙂

  23. Lilia Kharabora says:

    I learned that there’s also a 5-megapixel camera on the tablet! Super 🙂 Thanks!

  24. angel d says:

    that is hasa 1.2-megapixel HD webcam and a 5-megapixel camera

  25. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I love that they make it so easy to transfer data and that the battery will last up to eight hours of constant use.

  26. Geoff K says:

    One item from the Microsoft Store that I’d love to have would be the Nokia Lumia 925 Windows 8 Phone!

  27. Brittany C. says:

    I want the Surface 2!

  28. Katherine says:

    I like the 1.2-megapixel HD webcam for crystal-clear calls and chats

  29. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to have the Xbox One Day One Ultimate Bundle

  30. Jenn S (FotoJennic) says:

    I love the new tablets! I especially want the Surface Pro 2 – 128 GB. Hey, I have expensive taste. :p

  31. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    I’d love to have a Surface Pro.

  32. Eileen Richter says:

    We’d like the Dell XPS 12 two in one core i7

  33. Betsy Barnes says:

    I learned the Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet has up to 8 hours battery life, which is really nice! 🙂

  34. Jessie C. says:

    I like Surface Pro

  35. Jennifer says:

    I learned that the tablet comes with Microsoft Office professional and student, which is awesome!

  36. Kelly says:

    I learned that they are offering a $25 gift card with purchases.

  37. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love that it has Up to 8 hours battery life

  38. debbie jackson says:

    i like it has 8 hours on the battery………..great for the road

  39. Lisa B. says:

    I love that it has up to eight hours of battery life. I also like that it has Windows 8.1 Operating system!

  40. Suzanne K says:

    I like the Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop

  41. Beth says:

    I love the long battery life. That is key and would be great when traveling.

  42. Christina says:

    I learned that it comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 – this would be great for my nephew

  43. Melissa Teears says:

    I like the Windows Office is included.

  44. Carrie Phelps says:

    I learned that it has an 8-inch IPS display.

  45. Jennifer Rote says:

    I’d like to get the XboxOne.

  46. Sheryl says:

    I would like the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j052nr Touchscreen Laptop.

  47. Tara says:

    I like that this has up to 8hours of battery life.

  48. D Schmidt says:

    Visited and something else I really like is Lenovo Yoga 11s Touchscreeen 2 in 1

  49. Debra Hall says:

    i love the Dell Inspiron One 20 All-in-One 2020-6671BK

  50. Andrea Williams says:

    I like that it has Windows 8.1, which I have been wanting to try.

  51. Cory says:

    I love the size of it.

  52. Amanda Hoffman says:

    xbox one

  53. Tabathia B says:

    I like/want the Sony VAIO Duo 13 Touchscreen 2 in 1

  54. MaryAnn says:

    I want the Surface Pro 2

  55. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I learned the Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet (32 GB has 8 hrs of battery life

  56. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want the Surface Pro

  57. Tabitha P. says:

    I would love the Xbox one that I saw.
    They love them some Lego video games. lol

  58. Cassandra French says:

    i like how there is an accidental protection coverage on the dell tablet

  59. David Haug says:

    I want the Razer Edge Touchscreen Gaming Tablet.

  60. rebeka deleon says:

    i love that they make a 2 – in – 1 so you can have both a tablet and computer all together! i would love one!

  61. Carol says:

    I like the 8 hours battery life.

  62. Lisa Kerr says:
  63. Laura taccetta says:

    The 8 hour battery life is great! Would have to hide this from my kids!

  64. debra l. says:

    this is perfect!!! I learned it has EVERYTHING I need! it has a camera – which is HUGE. I would love love THIS item.

  65. s riches says:

    I like that it has a a 1.2-megapixel HD webcam

  66. shaunie says:

    Learned that it has 2GB of memory

  67. Marissa Bailey says:

    I love that it takes an SD card!

  68. Angela Cash says:

    I would love to have an Xbox One from the Microsoft Store. I tend to hibernate until the weather warms up and playing games on the Xbox would be a great way to pass the time.

  69. Jenny says:

    I like the surface pro 2

  70. maria c says:

    I like everything about this tablet and I would love to have the Surface Pro 2 – 128 GB. Thank you for this giveaway.

  71. Tara Liebing says:

    I want the new Xbox 1

  72. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to get my daughter a Xbox 360

  73. Sarah Davis says:

    There is a 5 megapixel camera in it which is cool. I did know that tablets shad cameras too

  74. Danielle says:

    I learned that it has up to 8 hours of battery life which is pretty fantastic.

  75. Angela Y says:

    I love the Surface tablet.

  76. Wanda McHenry says:

    I really want an Xbox One!

  77. Desiree H says:

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/HP-ENVY-TouchSmart-14-k110nr-Sleekbook/productID.288325200

    Id love this HP Envy TouchSmart Sleekbook Laptop!!
    Thank you SO much for the chance!!

  78. Stephanie Olmsted says:

    I want Windows 8.1!

  79. Lean S says:

    I love the Surface 2 – 32 GB

  80. Emilie Proctor says:

    I would like to own the Lenovo IdeaPad S210 Touchscreen Laptop!

  81. Maria Iemma says:

    I like the $299 prize very much.

  82. Michelle F. says:

    I like the 8inch size

  83. Carole ingram says:

    I would love the Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Touchscreen Laptop

  84. Jessica Lodge says:

    I really like that it comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013. I makes it easy for working on things outside of the home.

  85. Kristi C says:

    I would love to have the Xbox one.

  86. Lisa Brown says:

    i learned that it has an Intel Atom Z3740D processor

  87. Courtnie says:

    I want the Surface Pro 2.

  88. Grace A says:

    I really like the Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop!

  89. Andrina G says:

    I want the Xbox One!

  90. margaret peg m says:

    learned that tablet comes with ‘personalized answer desk’ app, already loaded in the tablet.

  91. DEBIJOT says:

    It has up to 8 hrs. memory life.

  92. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I learned that there’s no need to open a browser—just start typing from the Start screen.

  93. Teresa says:

    I like the memory and ssd card.

  94. Brynn says:

    I love that it has atleast 8 hours of battery life!

  95. Heidi Daily says:

    I would love to have the surface pro 2

  96. Matt Stringham says:

    I learned that the venue 8 pro is a better deal than the surface 2 pro

  97. Pam O says:

    I love that this has up to 8 hours of battery life.

  98. Tanya Holland says:

    I would love to get my son an Xbox one.

  99. I would love the Razer Blade Gaming Laptop!

  100. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I learned it brings you great results from the web, your device, apps, and the cloud, all with one search. Now that is what I like things nice and simple 🙂

  101. Lilia Kharabora says:

    For the new Windows, Bing launched two new apps—Food & Drink and Health & Fitness. Pretty great 🙂

  102. nannypanpan says:

    I learned you get free support for 90 days

  103. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I love the feature that when I clear my search history, I can choose how my search info is shared with Bing, and change SafeSearch options that filter adult content from your search results, so it helps keep the kiddos from accidentaly searching something inappropriate

  104. Daniel M says:

    want an xbox one!

  105. Jessica says:

    I would also love the Sony VAIO Duo 13 Touchscreen 2 in 1 (SVD13225PXB)

  106. latanya says:

    I like the Surface

  107. Lilia Kharabora says:

    When you search for your favorite musical artist or song using Bing Smart Search, you’ll see a visually rich results page that lets you play songs and watch videos with just one click.
    Well done! 🙂

  108. Lilia Kharabora says:

    When you search for your favorite musical artist or song using Bing Smart Search, you’ll see a visually rich results page that lets you play songs and watch videos with just one click.
    Great! 🙂

  109. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I learned that The five charms—Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings—are quick ways to get to actions you do often, like search the web and your PC, print documents, and email photos and links. They are always available on the left of your screen

  110. Tanya Holland says:

    You can search for music with just one click

  111. Stephanie Ann says:

    I love the new xbox one!! 🙂

  112. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I love that this company keeps bringing us new and better products and I learned that It’s built especially to help you get the most out of touch on your tablet or PC.

  113. Tanya Holland says:

    You can search charms once and get results from everywhere.

  114. Natalie S says:

    I love that this tablet has up to 8 hours of battery life!

  115. lana says:

    love the 8 hours battery life

  116. Kathy Davis says:

    I want the Samsung ATIV Odyssey Windows Phone for Verizon.

  117. Tanya Holland says:

    The share charm lets you share files, photos and info with people you know or save things without leaving the app you’re in.

  118. Ellen B says:

    I always wanted a phone or tablet – I also like Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon

  119. Rust says:

    I learned that with Complete extended warranty you get two years of accidental damage protection—even from drops and spills.

  120. denise says:

    Acer Aspire V5-122P-0681 Touchscreen Laptop is what I like.

  121. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I love that you can share through email or use SkyDrive to share files and photos.

  122. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I love the fact that when you use bing to search music, you’ll see a visually rich results page that lets you play songs and watch videos with just one click.

  123. Elena says:

    I want the Surface Pro

  124. Tanya Holland says:

    I learned that the device charm is a quick way to send files to other devices that are connected to your pc

  125. Brandi Price says:

    The Venue 8 Pro’s IPS display ensures a clear view from any angle along with accurate, lifelike colors from edge to edge.

  126. Vera S says:

    I learned that it has an 8-inch HD touchscreen. I love that. 🙂

  127. Tina says:

    I love this tablet. I really love the battery life.

  128. tracey byram says:

    I like the Surface Pro 2.

  129. j wright says:

    The Nokia 1520 looks great!!

  130. Tanya Holland says:

    I learned that there are five charms you can use to find the things you use most often.

  131. j wright says:

    Coolest tablet ever

  132. Tanya Holland says:

    I learned that you can use the start charm to get to the start screen no matter where you are in Windows.

  133. Terra Agueda says:

    I like the long battery life.

  134. Beth W says:

    I like that the battery life is 8 hours.

  135. Shanna says:

    I like that it also comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013

  136. Tanya Holland says:

    The Bing food and drink app is only available from Windows 8.

  137. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I learned that you can use the Start charm to get to the Start screen no matter where you are in Windows. Or if you’re already on Start, use it to go back to the last app you were using.

  138. Tara Woods says:

    I want the Microsoft Surface Pro 2.

  139. Christina Strapp says:

    I learned it has 2 GB of memory.

  140. Kim D. says:

    I learned that it comes with with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013.

  141. Cristi says:

    I like that it is easy to transfer data and they have worry free technical support and protection.

  142. Teresa Thompson says:

    I learned that-Powered by Windows 8.1

  143. Tamra H says:

    I like that it has up to 8 hours of battery life!

  144. Betty says:

    I learned there is an 8 hr battery life – excellent for getting thru the day without worrying about recharging.

  145. Virginia Rowell says:

    I really want the Lenovo IdeaPad S210 Touchscreen Laptop.

  146. Claudia says:

    I would love to get the HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k110nr Sleekbook, Thank you!

  147. Amelia Drew says:

    I love thatyou have 8 hours of battery life

  148. Tanya Holland says:

    The settings charm is the place e to m a me quick adjustments to a few common settings.

  149. Bo says:

    I would love the Xbox One!

  150. Dawn K. says:

    With the new Windows 8.1, you can watch movies or play games with Xbox.

  151. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I would also love a surface pro.

  152. JD Northwest says:

    I love their new ergonomic keyboards

  153. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    I’d love to have this tablet… Since it has a Windows OS, it would be so easy to transfer files from my laptop to my tablet. I could use the tablet to transfer photos from my camera and upload them to the net on the go. So much easier to carry than my bulky laptop and all the required accessories.

  154. Tanya Holland says:

    When you search for music or songs, you’ll see images that lets you play songs and watch videos with just one click.

  155. lissa crane says:

    I learned that it is easy to transfer your data and info!

  156. Tanya Holland says:

    I learned that the Bing food and drink app is only available for Windows 8.1.

  157. Tanya Holland says:

    I learned that Windows 8.1 has free online storage called Skydrive that’s built in.

  158. Courtney Renee says:

    The battery life is great! 8 hours!

  159. Allie says:

    I like the Nokia Lumia 1020

  160. Kim Kihega says:

    I love that it has an 8 hour battery life!

  161. sylvia says:

    I really want the Xbox One. While we don’t have much time for video games, we do enjoy playing occasionally. Thanks!

  162. Crystal Litz says:

    I love that this table has the windows 8.1 os.

  163. Lilia Kharabora says:

    Learned that Bing Smart Search is a faster way to get things done, available only on the new Windows 8.1.

  164. Joy Q says:

    I really like the XBox One

  165. Tanya Holland says:

    The 5 charms are always available on the right side of the screen, no matter where you are in Windows.

  166. Tanya Holland says:

    I learned that the Bing health and fitness app combines nearly 1,000 excercise videos for you.

  167. Jennifer says:

    i’d really like to get microsoft office! i miss having word and it would help me get my business started!

  168. Jennifer P - Vicki Vix on Rafflecopter says:

    I’d love to get the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p Laptop. I would really love a new laptop.

  169. KV says:

    I like that it has 2GB of memory.

  170. Ellie W says:

    I like the 8-inch HD touchscreen

  171. Natalie U says:

    I almost bought the HP envy, but couldn’t…so that’s what I like
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  172. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I love that the Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet has an 8 hour battery life!

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