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Jetsetter launches daily deals with Jetsetter Now

Via a free app available for the iPhone

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Travel site Jetsetter.com launched Jetsetter Now Wednesday, with deals on same-day bookings featuring savings up to 60 percent off. Via a free app available for the iPhone and iPad, members will receive the daily deals at noon, whatever their time zone, the company announced in a release. Jetsetter membership is free. For now offers are in seven cities -- New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco,...

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Physicians review site Vitals launches a mobile app

Vitals app

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This isn't the sexiest new app, but sometimes practicality trumps all. Especially when you're traveling and you need a doctor. Vitals.com has a new app that may help. With a database of more than 870,000 physician profiles, Vitals claims to list every doctor and dentist in the country. The app, where users can save favorite providers and other personal information (including photos of those slippery...

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Testing the Local Picks Facebook app

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NAME Local Picks Facebook App, apps.facebook.com/localpicks

WHAT IT DOES Aggregates advice about more than 850,000 restaurants in 200 countries. Find out which restaurants and food trucks your Facebook friends approve of. WHAT'S HOT Of course, we want to know which restaurants our friends think are cool. But because many of them are not yet participating, we think the tool to make your own...

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Waze, a free traffic app

Waze is fielding expressions of interest from multiple

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Some days, I honestly don't know what I would do without my Garmin GPS -- with, importantly, traffic alert. Yes, my sense of direction is on par with that of a small kitten's, but, living in New York, traffic is just part of the landscape. Whatever I can do to improve the odds, to have that proverbial Ace of Spades in my pocket, I shall. Helping stack the deck is a free navigation app called Waze....

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New York hikers have a new app

A new app, for trails in the New

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Just because you're going for a hike doesn't mean you have to leave the beloved iPhone at home. In fact, New York hikers have a new reason to keep that gadget close at hand. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, home to more than 2,000 miles of public trails, has made a good number of its maps available through the Avenza Map Store. Download the free app and you'll have access to 20 trails...

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Apps for Lonely Planet country guides

WHAT Lonely Planet Country Guides Apps AVAILABLE

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WHAT Lonely Planet Country Guides Apps AVAILABLE FOR iPhone, iPod Touch; $10 WHAT IT DOES Get thousands of recommendations for places to eat, sleep and sightsee. Lonely Planet's guides to Italy, Ireland, Australia, France, Spain and Costa Rica are the first to become apps. The entire app is available offline, so there are no data or roaming fees. It was designed for travelers already on the road,...

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JetBlue helps you get time off with 'Getaways Granter'

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You've worked hard, you've saved up your days, and now you're ready for that long-deserved vacation. But every time you head for the boss’s office, the fear of rejection (or possibly worse) rises within. Does this situation sound familiar? If so, perhaps you can enlist the online players who deliver musical moments for

JetBlue Airways

via the airline’s

“Getaways Granter” Facebook...

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