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Santa Tracking Apps for 2015

If you have kids or grandkids anxiously awaiting the arrival Santa Claus, tracking the whereabouts of Big Man in the Red Suit can only add to the excitement and fun.

As we head into holiday break for most students at the end of this week,  you may want to consider one of these fun apps for your smartphone or tablet.

The 2015 version of NORAD’s Santa Tracker is now available for download. The app provides a countdown to when Santa will leave the North Pole. Users can follow Santa as he travels around the world and there’s an interactive game called “Thin Ice” that is allows users to help Santa’s elves deliver presents. The app is free for iOS, Android, and Windows 10.

Google Santa Tracker is available for Android and also features a countdown clock to when Santa starts his annual journey. The app features a new game, a redesigned village, updates for Android Wear and the ability to follow Santa’s journey on Android TV. The app is free for Android.

The app called “Where Is Santa” is another popular Santa tracker that boasts “the most efficient and accurate tracking Santa radar ever built.” The app allows users to see exactly how close Santa is to them and includes a counting down timer. Further, the makers of this app say “millions of Santa tracking stations are set up” and ready to report Santa sightings. The app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.