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Thanksgiving is still a week away, so of course it's time to start thinking about Christmas, shopping and black Friday — when stores go out of their way to pull people in and connect them to great deals.

This year, finding your way through the shopping masses could be easier than past years — thanks to a new generation of smart phone apps.

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Hiawatha Bray, technology writer for the business section of The Boston Globe. He’s also author of “You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves.” He tweets @GlobeTechLab

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The Boston Globe: On Black Friday, Shop For The Right Apps First

  • "If you’re planning to camp outside your favorite retailer the night before Black Friday, dress warmly, bring a book, and don’t use your smartphone. You’ll want it fully charged when the bargain-hunting begins."

This article was originally published on November 20, 2014.

This segment aired on November 20, 2014.

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