IN DEPTH: 10 best travel apps for iPhone, iPad and Android over the holidays

IN DEPTH: 10 best travel apps for iPhone, iPad and Android over the holidays

Apps for getting ready and going up, up and away

It’s a wonderful time of the year—well, unless you’re traveling. If long lines and crowded roadways are not your idea of a vacation, then make sure you prepared, because it’s going to be one of the busiest travel seasons. Pack light, take some emergency cash, but just don’t leave your smartphone behind, those apps will come in handy.

To ease your holiday headaches, we have come up with a list of 10 iPhone, iPad and Android apps that no traveler should leave home without.

From packing for your getaway to exchanging currency to finding an authentic restaurant, these are the apps to use and improve your overall travel experience. In fact, we’re willing to bet that after one trip you’ll start to wonder how you ever managed to travel without them.

1. Hipmunk

Best travel app

Hipmunk also includes non-traditional lodging, such as listings from Airbnb and HomeAway. (Those two services connect people who have rooms, apartments, and homes to let with travelers who want to rent them.)

For the lowest round-trip fares over a 90-day timeframe, be sure to search Hipmunk’s pricegraph, too.

2. TripIt

Best travel app

Organizing travel just got automagical. Whether you’re a planner or the spontaneous type, TripIt helps transform your travel and booking confirmation emails into a master day-by-day itinerary, with all your plans in one place, via the web or your phone.

Along with creating your vacation itinerary, TripIt also suggests attractions and activities according to your schedule, and even looks up all the information we seem to forget like weather updates, local maps, and directions.

Its free-to use service is great for casual travelers, but high-powered features like flight status, text-message alerts and fare refund notifications can make Tripit’s pro-level service pay for itself.

3. PackPoint

Best travel app

Users answer a few basic questions, such as: Are you a man or woman? Are you traveling on business or leisure? How many days are you going for? And where exactly are you going? Then PackPoint creates a custom packing list to account for all of your travel needs based on weather, location and your travel activity. Not only will you thank us for packing light, you will also save yourself the $25 checked bag fee.

4. Entrain

Best travel app

Plug in your sleeping habit data and the time zone you’re traveling to, and the app calculates a schedule specifying when you should stay in bright light, low light or be in the dark. The app then helps you gradually shift your sleeping schedule to lessen the impact of skipping across all those time zones to help you get the most out of your travel.

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5. MiFlight

Best travel app

The app includes information for 54 airports at the most-traveled hubs around the world. But you’ll want to have your gate info handy to use the app and input your airport, terminal and gate to get your estimated wait time in the security line.

Ready to spread the cheer to other travelers? Just click on the timer, input your minutes and share your info using Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, email, text or Instagram.

6. Wi-Fi Finder

Best travel app

If you prefer certain providers such as Comcast, you’ll be able to see which hotspots are served by those providers. The app works in more than 100 countries, including the United States, Japan and Italy, and allows you to star favorites so you can easily find them again. Best of all, the offline mode means you can download maps before you go, thereby dodging a massive bill.

7. Tipulator

Best travel app

8. Foodspotting

Best travel app

Before you end up eating a meal in the Times Square of India, or any other tourist trap, make sure you download the Foodspotting app to find good eats and authentic dishes available in restaurants around the world.

9. XE Currency

Best travel app

How much is the dollar worth these days? If you have asked yourself this question before, then XE Currency is a useful tool for you to download before you say, si to a bad or inaccurate rate. The app converts money from all over the world, and helps users to better understand what they should expect to receive after an exchange (before fees).

Since it makes use of your smartphone’s internet connection, exchange rates throughout the app are also updated as new information becomes available, ensuring your exchange calculations stay up to date with the changes in the international currency markets.

10. GasBuddy

Best travel app

Hitting the open road instead of the air? Sure, gas prices have been dropping in the last few weeks, to $3 or below in some places, but you’ll still want to shop around for the best prices on the road.

Don’t forget to show your fellow travelers some holiday love, and share the low-price gas station you discover within the app.



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Nexus 9 case roundup

Keep that Nexus 9 covered

When a new Android tablet like the Nexus 9 arrives, third-party cases soon follow. The folks at our store are working out exactly what we’re going to carry for the Nexus 9, but we know two things about early adopters who already have their Nexus 9 in their hands — nobody likes to wait, and we all want something to cover and protect our new (and expensive) tablet.

Both the official Magic Case and Keyboard Folio are really nice cases, but we know they won’t be perfect for everyone. I spent the last week or so digging through Amazon and trying out a slew of third-party cases. We’ve put together a list of the “best of the best” for you to have a look through while you are waiting. The list of available accessories keeps growing every day, so I’m not done here. But this is a great start and chances are you’ll see something that would work well for you.



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T-Mobile rolls out a software update for its HTC One M7

T-Mobile owners of the HTC One M7 smartphone could start seeing a small software update for their device over the next few days or weeks. The download will bring the version number up to 6.10.531.10.



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AR7: L’applicazione ricca di sfondi si aggiorna per iPhone 6 e 6 Plus con diverse novità

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AR7

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E’ appena arrivato un nuovo aggiornamento per l’applicazione AR7, che raccoglie gli sfondi di Agostino Passannante, uno dei membri del Team di Designer di iSpazio.

Alcune delle sue opere sono disponibili all’interno della Rubrica Wallpaper Selection di iSpazio che risulta essere una delle più attese e più seguite di sempre.

La nuova versione di AR7 include una nuova icona ed una nuova splesh screen, l’ottimizzazione per gli schermi dell’iPhone 6 e 6 Plus, un nuovo sistema per generare le anteprima degli sfondi e nuovi elementi grafici.

Aprendo l’applicazione troverete subito una divisione in vari tab. Dovrete selezionare il vostro dispositivo dal menu inferiore per poi visualizzare le anteprime di tutti gli sfondi disponibili, pronti per il download. L’applicazione è ovviamente gratuita quindi se volete sostenere Agostino, andate subito a scaricarla.



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AnyDrop 3, il tweak che permette di inviare qualsiasi file con la funzione AirDrop | Cydia

AirDrop è sicuramente un’utile invenzione. La funzione nativa di iOS che permette di inviare principalmente foto e video alla massima velocita tra dispositivi Apple, oggi diventa ancora più utile con un tweak presente in Cydia chiamato AnyDrop 3.

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Molti di voi lo conosceranno già, ma adesso è compatibile anche con iOS 8. Grazie a questo Tweak, abbiamo la possibilità di inviare davvero qualunque cosa tramite AirDrop, senza limitarci ai file multimediali. Possiamo utilizzare un file browser per navigare in ogni cartella del sistema operativo, condividendo qualsiasi file desideriamo. Potremo condividere perfino le applicazioni.

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In aggiunta, la nuova versione di AnyDrop per iOS 8, arriva con 2 estensioni:

  • La prima riguarda l’applicazione YouTube ed è utile per il download
  • La seconda è per l’applicazione Musica, che permette di condividere canzoni, senza DRM, dalla nostra libreria a quella di un altro telefono

AnyDrop 3 non è necessario sul telefono della persona che riceve i file ed arriva a 20mbps di velocità in trasferimento. Costa 2,49$ ed è disponibile attraverso Cydia Store. Per chi avesse già acquistato la versione precedente, l’upgrade costa 0,99$.



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Microsoft flips ‘Switch’ campaign to help new Surface Pro 3 buyers leave MacBooks behind

​How well is the Surface Pro 3 doing? Microsoft doesn’t share numbers, but apparently the third time’s the charm. And if a new Microsoft initiative is any indication, those buyers are coming from an unexpected place.

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CellScope: l’accessorio per iPhone che permette di controllare le infezioni dell’orecchio

Nei prossimi mesi vedremo sempre più strumentazioni mediche realizzate appositamente come accessori per smartphone. Oggi vi parliamo di Oto Home, società che ha realizzato il CellScope.

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Si tratta di una strumentazione adatta per effettuare una visita otorinolaringoiatrica. Attraerso un case per iPhone, è possibile vedere all’interno del canale uditivo sfruttando la fotocamera del dispositivo. L’accessorio può tornare utile ai genitori, che avranno anche la possibilità di filmare la visita ed inviare il tutto ad un medico, ottenendo un consulto da remoto.

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Proprio a tal prooposito è stato già firmato un accordo con alcuni medici professionisti che offriranno una risposta ai clienti, per 49$. Il prezzo del dispositivo invece, è di 79$ ed è già disponibili in California, per poi essere esportato in tutto il mondo.

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Verizon’s LG G Pad 8.3 tablet gets a minor software update

Verizon Wireless is currently rolling out a small software update for its version of the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet. It won’t update the device to Android 5.0 Lollipop but it does address a few minor issues with the tablet.



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Dictionary.com updates free and premium Android apps with new features

The Dictionary.com free and premium apps for Android have both been updated to version 5.0 in the Google Play Store. Both versions include a visual redesign and a new Word of the Day quiz widget, but the ad-free premium version includes a bunch of other new additions.



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Xiaomi Redmi 2S compare su AnTuTu

Dopo il successo dall’attuale Redmi 1S, Xiaomi è pronta a lanciarne sul mercato il successore. Ecco infatti comparire su AnTuTu e su TENAA le prime informazioni e le specifiche complete del Redmi 2S.

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