The San Luis Obispo Macintosh User Group serves the general
San Luis Obispo County areas of the central California coast.
SLOMUG meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each
month at 7:00 p.m. at the Library Community Room,
995 Palm St. Click on the map link for a
map to our meeting location.
This month’s meeting was about iPhone and iPad apps for travel. Included in the discussion were the following apps:
Apple Maps – for general way-finding
Google Maps – for general way-finding
MapQuest – for general way-finding
Waze – for driving in and around traffic,
and for crowd-sourced information about traffic
History Here – by the History Channel;
identifies historic points of interest along your route
Roadtrippers – for planning a route, and finding
the world’s largest ball of twine or the 24-Hour Church of Elvis
Spotify – For streaming artist- or genre-specific music
(monthly fee charged)
Apple iTunes Music – For purchasing music, and for streaming
(monthly fee charged)
Pandora – For listening to genres of music by choosing
a “channel” of music. Free with ads, monthly fee charged for the no-ads version)
Audiobooks – 1,000s of audiobooks available for listening on the road. Some are free.
Audible.com – 1,000s of audiobooks available for listening on the road
Road Trip MPG $6.99 – Allows you to keep mileage and fuel records,
calculates MPG, travel and maintenance costs
Gas Buddy – A popular crowd-sourced app for finding
the lowest-priced fuel while traveling
Foursquare – Finds nearby restaurants
Zomato – Finds nearby restaurants
Open Table Restaurants – Get reservations at restaurants with this app
Free WiFi Finder – Lots of free WiFi is shown on a map of your current location
ARE WE THERE YET?
Auto Bingo – Way too simple, but it might be fun for the kids
Road Trip Bingo – Might eliminate the “How much more longer??” for a short while
Solebon Solitaire – A beautifully designed card game with scores of variations on Solitaire. This one will keep you busy for hours!
All of these apps are available at the iTunes Music Store. All are free unless otherwise noted.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
TOPIC: to be announced
SPEAKER: To be announced
August 12, 2015