Want to avoid traffic? Use Waze or Google Maps

Both Waze and Google Maps can give you turn-by-turn voice-directed navigation. Waze also adds real-time crowd-sourced road information including traffic, road hazards and police locations. I’ve had people tell me that they prefer Waze to Google Maps because Waze gives information about traffic. Hey! So does Google Maps. When Google Maps is navigating, it automatically shows traffic slowdowns along your…

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An easy way to keep your collection of business cards using photos

For years, I’ve wanted a simple system for storing business cards people give me along my travels. The operative word is simple! Sometimes they’re important, like my insurance agent’s card, and sometimes it’s just friendly, like the camper next door who tells us to stop by if we ever pass near their home. Sometimes it’s just a scrap of paper…

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Which cell carrier will save your day?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For our readers, staying in touch is a major priority. We surveyed readers back in August, asking, “Which cell phone service do you use?” Before we get to the breakdown, here’s one interesting factoid: NOBODY checked the option “None.” Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by that, but somehow, you’d think that among those 3,600-plus…

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