Reporting Jay Lloyd
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By Jay Lloyd
NEW YORK, N.Y. (CBS) — Thanks to the world of apps, getaway seekers have a new way of getting around.
There are those who think an “app” is something you eat at a bar, but to others an app helps you find the bar on a smartphone.
For example, near Grand Central Terminal in New York, looking for pub grub, we fired up “Open Table,” an app on our iPhone.
We found a pub three blocks away where we ate wings — an app. Got it?
For travelers, smartphone apps have greased the skids for confusion-free getaways.
Which ones do I use most? “Embark” is a public transit app available for many cities. It shows you what lines to use to get from where you are to where you’re going.
Then, of course, we tap the AccuWeather app to decide whether to play golf or check out a museum.
And after making a wrong turn, there are always map apps by Google or Apple to put us back on the trail. (Yes, I know about the missing Brooklyn Bridge, but that’s been fixed.)