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Life Saving iPhone Apps

“Mobile phones have been sold as business tools, fashion accessories and social organisers. But they can also be lifesavers.” The Telegraph reports on ten apps with tangible health benefits.

“Don’t venture into the wild without [MyNature Animal Tracks],” says the Telegraph. “Digital photos, illustrations, and range maps for more than 40 animals will help you identify whether those paw marks belong to a bear or not, helping you avoid an welcome meeting with a grizzly.” Another beneficial app is the Accu Terra: “Going for a walk in the great outdoors? This application, which provides detailed maps covering 220,000 miles, should prevent you from getting lost. It will also help guide you to the nearest campsite, preventing a wet, cold, and potentially life threatening night sleeping under a tree.”


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