Tech Talk-Road Trip Apps 2016

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    “Roadside America” helps you find all of the oddities across the United States and Canada.  Things like the giant twine balls to other off-the-wall attractions like the cathedral of junk in Austin, Texas.
    Search for nearby attractions and by theme.  The Roadside America app delivers a short description, address and directions.  The app is 2-99 for iOS with in-app purchases available to expand capabilities.
    “History Here” is an app for travel developed by “The History Channel.”  You can learn the history of just about any location, whether near home or venturing to someplace new.  History Here can also send notifications when users are close to historical points.  Locations are displayed in a zoomable, map-based view or a scrolling list.  The app is free for iOS and Android.
    “WhatWasThere” detects your location and shows any historic photos captured nearby and plots them on a map.  Switch the app to camera mode for what the app developers call “an augmented reality experience.”  Users who want more detail about the photos can open the info screen for more.  The app is free for iOS.

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