NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As you make your summer plans, there’s an app or two that can help you make the most of the outdoors.

Sree Sreenivasan, a tech expert with CNET, stopped by the CBS 2 studios to point out his “must-haves.”

Sreennivasan recommended the following:

Coppertone’s MyUVAlert. The app can give you an audible reminder when it’s time to reapply suntan lotion. It also can take into account when you’ve been swimming and provides the local UV index numbers.

Poynt. Sreenivasan calls it a “local search engine,” which can tell you how to find local businesses at your destination and can guide you to places to go.

iExit. Sreenivasan explains that this app will help you learn what’s coming up at all the exits along the way of your road trip, helping you decide when to pull off the highway for that much-needed break.

Sreenivasan also suggests being somewhat skeptical about apps that promise to repel mosquitoes by producing certain noises.


Sree Sreenivasan is CBS2′s technology expert, appearing every Wednesday morning at 6:50 am to discuss ways to save you time, money and aggravation. He is also a social media blogger for CNET News. He is a professor and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. You can find him onTwitter and Facebook  and on his personal siteE-mail your questions with “CBS New York” as the subject line.

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