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By Bob on November 17, 2010 6:00 AM

About a year ago we replaced our not-so-smart-phone (sorry, but you Motorola guys had to know the MotoQ9c was junk when you sold it) with the new iPhone. Translation: Best. Decision. Ever.

It opened up a whole new world for us. In addition to making us more productive (Charlotte can now clean out her email when my conversation isn't entertaining) it's also a lot more fun.  We're constantly looking for great new apps to share with you and we've discovered some I think you'll want to check out. These are all Boomer Rated and Preferred. Enjoy.   



The pitfalls of travel are all too familiar - getting lost, not knowing where to eat and difficulties finding everything from a blow dryer to a bottle of Grey Goose. The Poynt local search app is a handy tool that benefits even the most seasoned travelers. Poynt connects busy Boomers to the local area around them and provides fast and accurate information because it's a GPS-enabled, all-in-one app.
Cost: Free


FastMall is the first and only downloadable app that provides turn-by-turn directions inside shopping malls, complexes and other campus-style environments. It's easy to use and helps you find your favorite store, restaurant or even a restroom, in a snap.

Cost: Free



I thought the only place to get cool apps for my iPhone was Apple's App Store. Turns out I was wrong. A company called GetJar has a load of great apps for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and even Windows Mobile phones.


GetJar is the world's second largest apps store (second only to the Apple App Store) with over 1 billion downloads to date. The company's key point of difference is its open market approach, which allows it to deliver applications across all major phone platforms. You won't find these apps at the iPhone App store, but they're easy to get. Just use the browser on your phone and go to www.getjar.com. You'll see these Apps (and about 7,000 more) and you can download 'em straight to your phone - just like you'd do by going to Apple's Apps store.



An easy to use intuitive application for your mobile phone. You activate it when you start your running, cycling, walking, rollerblading or similar exercise. In two simple clicks it will start to log and map your position, movement, distance, tempo and calories burned.

Cost: Free



Save notes, tasks or lists; scan product barcodes, take photos or geolocate businesses nearby. SpringPad automatically organizes and enhances what you save with useful links and offers.

Cost: Free


KAYAK Hotel and Flight Search

Compares hundreds of travel sites at once and lets you find airfares and hotel prices quickly and easily. You'll be amazed at the number of options it'll give you.

Cost: Free

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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