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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 Apps for Paddlers

    filePart 4 of our smartphone apps review: This time, handy apps for kayakers, rowers and canoeists. While you may get squeamish at the idea of your smartphone flirting with water, there are a number of apps eager to enhance your water play. Fortunately, there are also waterproof cases galore to help shelter your precious sidekick. Remember, these cases may not be able to prevent every sort of gadget-over-board disaster. And even with the "smartest" phone by your side, don't rely on it for anything ...

    Posted by Francesca K on September 28, 2011 2:53 PM & Tagged Rowing, apps, canoeing, kayaking, paddling 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

    Smartphone Apps for Your Next Group Campout

    filePart 2 of our series on smartphone apps: This time, cool apps for car campers! There are now oodles of handy Android or Apple apps specifically designed to up the fun, help you coordinate your campsite and even prepare you for the unexpected on your next group camping trip. Of course, when it comes to car camping (and especially backcountry camping), battery- and reception-dependent smartphones can't always be counted on. Good gear and outdoor smarts are really your only constants. With that ...

    Posted by Francesca K on August 9, 2011 12:24 PM & Tagged apps, camp songs, camping, cookbook, electronics, first aid and smartphone | permalink | Comments

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