On Thanksgiving, many of us need to get to distant places, cook stuff we only eat once a year, and soak up traditional entertainments. These smartphone applications may help out.
The AAA Mobile app has some services you can use without joining the auto club. You can map a route and let the "Co-Pilot" give verbal directions. Check for locations and prices at gas stations, find electric-car charging stations, and check out attractions on the road ahead.
If you're a AAA member, the app is another way to call for roadside assistance and access other club travel services.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, an app from the retailer that's free for Android and Apple, extends your parade-watching experience with the @Macys Twitter feed, videos, giant-balloon descriptions, and handy forms for tweeting messages that include #MacysParade.