Escape Route

If you own an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and are traveling over the next days or week, you might consult my just-published Apps Holiday Survival Guide at Peachpit.com. Based on work I did for the Five-Star Apps book, I broke out apps for viewing video, reading, and playing games—by yourself and with others—to help get through the boredom and stress of the holidays.On a slightly related subject, last Saturday, my Practical Mac column described how to keep Internet connectivity while traveling to unfamiliar places. This includes portable cellular routers, tethering with an iPhone, or using a 3G iPad.