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AroundMe and Pillboxie will help older smartphone users

AroundMe and Pillboxie will help older smartphone users keep their bearings amid overbearing relatives or unbearable shoppers. Credit: Handout

Whether you are traveling for Thanksgiving or intend to hit the malls for the big shopping weekend, chances are you will be off your regular daily routine.

These apps will help older smartphone users keep their bearings amid overbearing relatives or unbearable shoppers.

AroundMe (iOS, Android; free). This app can be a timesaver and a lifesaver. AroundMe uses your GPS location to give you a list of restaurants, stores, ATMs, movies, hospitals and more near you.

Pillboxie (iOS; 99 cents). This easy-to-use app designed by a registered nurse reminds you with a gentle alarm when it's time to take a pill. You can also pull up a list of meds scheduled for the day. Pillboxie is only for Apple devices, but Android users can check out the similar My Pill Box (free).

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