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    Popular New Apps for Ski, Snowboard and Snowshoe Adventures

    fileRound 6 of our smartphone apps review: This time around, rockin' apps for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and other snowbound adventures. Winter weather can be rough. So it's no wonder why many of the best apps focus on real-time ski slope status and weather reports. Even better, there are also snow apps that are just downright fun. Take your pick from the roundup below you get out on the snow. (Safety reminder: When traveling through the winter backcountry, your only sure navigation tools ...

    Posted by Francesca K on November 17, 2011 2:30 PM & Tagged Android, Apple, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Winter, apps, skiing and smartphone | permalink | Comments

    Popular New Apps for Cycling

    filePart 5 of our smartphone apps series: This time around, fun and useful apps for cyclists. New apps are scoring points with road riders, mountain bikers and casual cruisers more and more these days. And it's no wonder. The best apps now provide features similar to the traditional bike computer, heart rate monitor or GPS unit. Though smartphones are a bit larger than most bike computers, their functionality along with a handlebar-hugging bike mount is sure to make the size seem less intrusive. ...

    Posted by Francesca K on November 3, 2011 1:47 PM & Tagged Android, Apple, Cycling, apps, bicycle and smartphone | permalink | Comments

    Popular New Apps for Hikers

    filePart 3 of our handy smartphone apps saga: This time, sweet apps for hikers. To be sure, smartphones aren't listed among The Ten Essentials. But app developers appear to be trying their darndest to mimic your hiking must-haves. There now are mucho apps eager to provide the basics (trail navigation, first aid reference, etc.). But remember, your phone is still only as smart as its battery life or the nearest cell tower (an obvious concern for off-the-grid hikers). Solar chargers can help up ...

    Posted by Francesca K on September 1, 2011 12:11 PM & Tagged Android, Apple, Hiking, apps, mountains and smartphone | permalink | Comments

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