With summer in full swing, there is the unbridled desire to take your family away from the sweltering, suffocating heat of the city and escape to some place cooler and more relaxed. Whether it’s Baguio, Boracay or Brazil, you’ll need to take precautions and make preparations, and you will want to take these apps with you to help out.
TripAdvisor (iPhone, iPod, iPad, Windows 8.1, Nokia, Windows Phone) Publisher: TripAdvisor How much: Free Why it’s a must: One of the most visited and downloaded travel app sites on the net, TripAdvisor is the go-to app to access its in-depth content on places to visit, eat and shop in anywhere in the world. The guest review content is an added bonus as you can get advice from other TripAdvisor users and offer your own suggestions for places. Map content and reservation details can also be retrieved as long as you have wi-fi or 3G access – save maps so you can use the data offline. Download it:http://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/apps
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Pocket First Aid & CPR (iPhone, iPod, iPad) Publisher: American Heart Association How much: $3.99 (P180+) Why it’s a must: There may be some instances where you and your family might run into a medical emergency far from a hospital or in a foreign country where help may be difficult to obtain. With a handy emergency situation tool like the Pocket First Aid and CPR App, you’ll have loads of information on anything from open wounds and bleeding to broken bones to what to do for heart attack and burn victims. With 34 videos and 46 high-resolution photos, this app gives step-by-step information on how to deal with a variety of medical crises. Also invaluable is the app’s personalized medical profile feature, allowing you to store information on things like emergency numbers, vital medications, contraindications, allergies and insurance providers. Available at: Jive Media, the App Store and Android Market