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Still planning summer road trip? Microsoft Streets & Trips.

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Still planning a summer road trip?   The latest Streets and Trips to the rescue.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.  Microsoft’s Streets and Trips has been around for years, but with so much mapping and navigation available on mobile phones, it’s become easy to overlook.      But if you’re bringing a laptop along and may be in places where Internet or cell connectivity is spotty,  Streets and Trips 2011 can be a welcome piece of software.     Product manager Anne Quaranta…

“It’s great for RV travelers.    They can import that information right into Streets and Trips.   It’s great for business travelers because you can add contact information directly to your maps.  A family vacationer might want to add notes such as their reservation details.”

The price 40 dollars ….   A version with GPS receiver  sells for 30 dollars more.   There’s more info, a free trial and a National Parks Sweepstakes at  Microsoft.com/streets.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin

Categories: Computers