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CNET News Video: Tech Minute: Apps to keep the kids happy in the backseat

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If you're planning any summer travel with children -- especially in the form of a road trip -- don't forget your mobile devices. It's important to have them loaded with useful apps to keep the kids amused and you sane and on course. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports in this Tech Minute.

The hardest part about road-tripping with kids is keeping them busy and content. For kids of reading age, check out the Farfarious Stories app for iPads. The free version offers five new interactive multimedia stories a week, or $3.99 a month gives you unlimited access to the library of over 400 titles. Younger kids will enjoy the $2 Magic Stickers! app for iPads and iPhones. Using the touch screen plays digital stickers throughout several colorful landscapes. And then, watch them animate. Kids can even design their own stickers and sharing hours of fun. Finally, if you've got whiny or bored kids in the back seat, you don't wanna waste precious time driving around lost. The newly revamped and free MapQuest app offers features like traffic rerouting. Also, find the best gas prices and local restaurants. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.

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