Your Apple iPad was born to roam. Bring it--and these helpful apps--on your summer sojourns.
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The iPad makes a great traveling alarm clock, particularly if you've brought along a stand. (Hotel alarm radios are often tricky to configure, and wake-up calls won't keep you from falling back asleep.) The iPad doesn't come with an alarm clock app, but Nightstand Central is a great solution.
The free version has weather information, customizable wallpapers--and ads. The ad-free full version ($3) includes a flashlight that you shake on and off (handy for those 3 a.m. time-checks); music alarms; a sleep timer for falling asleep to music, podcasts, and other sounds; and various wallpaper and configuration options.