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    Best Road Trip Apps for 2020

    Many Americans will be hitting the road during the course of the next couple of months, heading out for summer vacation. As PC Mike Wendland reports, you might want to consider downloading an app or two while packing your bathing suits and towels. GasBuddy helps you find the lowest price for gas. It is easy to use and navigate. Simply search by zip code, city or state. The huge number of users contribute by updating prices regularly, meaning the app is consistently up-to-date. One unique feature of GasBuddy is its so-called “Gas Price Heat Map” that shows gas price per gallon across the United States and Canada. The app is…

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    Book and manage your lawn care via an app

    Now you can Book your lawn care through an app! The rise of on-demand services like Uber and DoorDash are creating the way business is done today — and now you can add yard work to the mix. As PC Mike Wendland reports, a growing number of apps can make cutting your lawn and other yard work as simple as a push of a button. LawnGuru arranges for lawn and landscape services. Enter your address and use the app’s automated measuring tools for instant pricing on lawn mowing, yard cleanups, weeding, or planting. Submit a quote request and receive multiple bids from those working in your neighborhood. The app is…

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    Stressed out? Try these meditation apps for 2020

    With so much stress- and anxiety-inducing headlines these days, it can be tough for many to step back and unwind. As PC Mike Wendland reports, a number of meditation-based apps can help you relax. Shine is your support system for daily stress and anxiety, with an audio library of more than 500 original meditations, bedtime stories, and ambient music  to help you shift your mindset or mood… and to feel more in control of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. The app is free for iOS and Android. Sanvello for Stress & Anxiety is an app that helps you understand you. It gives you clinically validated techniques to help you manage…

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    Apps to track package shipments

    With shopping restrictions still in place for much of the country as a result of COVID-19, many of us continue turning to online sellers for our purchases. Keeping track of the purchases can be a big job, but PC Mike Wendland offers some apps that can help. Shop provides map tracking and real time updates from your shopping cart to your home. No need to copy and paste package tracking or shipping codes, because Shop takes care of it for you. Shop also keeps track of your current and past online shopping orders, receipts, and even stores’ return policies. The app is free for iOS and Android. Slice by Rakuten automatically…

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    Apps for summertime safety in the sun

    With the summer-like weather across the nation, we’re spending more and more time outside — but you have to be careful to avoid overheating, becoming dehydrated, or getting sunburned. As PC Mike Wendland reports, downloading the right app can help you avoid a serious case of the summertime blues. OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool, from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helps you take precautions against outdoor heat while working or playing. It features a real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location. The app is free for iOS and Android. The Waterlogged app makes sure you stay hydrated. The app tracks your water intake with minimal effort and can…