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App of the Week - Google Maps

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If you own an iPhone, you're probably very familiar with Google Maps. It's a great way to find out what's near you, and how to get there. You may also have used it on your computer to find the location of somewhere or directions between places.

You may not however realize that you can also create your own maps to which you can save your own, customizable locations. This is an ideal application for planning and documenting an RV trip (I know that there are other apps which let you do this, but I like Google Maps because it is so "open"). You can even get it to draw the route between your locations and calculate the directions and distances.

To get a better idea of what you can do, try visiting TechnoRV's 2013 Rally schedule. It's our own public map (they can be private or shared with just a group of friends) and click on the Airstream Rally. It should then pop up a screen where we've entered information about that "stop". Try clicking on o…

iPhone vs Droid - Managing your Contacts (Part 2)

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Have you ever thought how much we rely on our list of contact numbers? I have trouble remembering even my direct family member's phone numbers as they are always on speed-dial. Saving your contacts to your phone enables you to always have the information you need, as well as being able to set custom ring tones for different people, which can be useful.

But what happens if you lose your phone, move to a different phone, or are stranded somewhere without your phone (yikes) and need to be able to look up your phone numbers. That's when you realize just how important it is to have them not only backed up, but easily accessible.

So how do you do that?
iPhone Contacts Your iPhone contacts are located in the Phone section of your iPhone (if you haven't found this yet, then you're in trouble). If you haven't done so already, the first thing you should do is backup your phone, including the contacts. There are two ways of doing this. First, connect your phone to your comput…