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Yahoo! TimeTraveler Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By David Rabinowitz on January 16th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRAVEL PLANS
Yahoo! TimeTraveler creates custom itineraries for users that meet all of their criteria.
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This Week at 148Apps: January 7-11

Posted by Chris Kirby on January 13th, 2013
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

This week at 148Apps.com, we helped everyone looking to expand their iOS device's musical footprint with a round-up of Bluetooth speakers. Site editor Rob LeFebvre says, "Bluetooth is a fantastic technology. It lets me connect my iPhone or iPad to a ton of different devices, including speakers, keyboards, other computers, headphones, and mice without wires. The latest version, 4.0, draws very little power and features an increased signal range of up to 100 feet.

148Apps received three different portable Bluetooth speakers recently, and we decided to put them all through their paces, to better understand which ones might be better for specific uses. We’ll be looking at the Braven 600, the CubeEdge, the Disco 2, and the Logitech Boombox."

Get more of Rob's take on these units at 148Apps.

Over at GiggleApps.com, Amy Solomon was in a traveling mood, as she reviewed Geography Drive USA, calling it, "A wonderfully engaging educational app that teaches about American geography in ways children will love.
As one can imagine, it is not uncommon for friends and family to ask me to recommend apps for their children in grade school as many apps out there are for preschool-aged children. Geography Drive USA is a title that I can easily recommend as an application that is both highly educational and a lot of fun."

Read Amy's full review at GiggleApps.

And at AndroidRundown.com, our KickStarter Spotlight of the week covered Pixel Kingdom. Joseph Bertolini writes, "Today we’re looking at a game that is the brainchild of a college sophomore from Central Florida and it is a fresh take on the game-type that was popularized by games such as Plants vs. Zombies; where waves of enemies come down set lanes, and it is up to the player to deploy defenses down each specific aisle. Named Pixel Kingdom it is a small twist on this idea is that here these defenses are actively moving down their lane in an endless battlefield against the ranks of evil. Thrown in are a handful of bosses that fill multiple lanes, such as random dragon attacks."

Read the full spotlight at AndroidRundown.

So there you have it - another week in the life of the 148Apps network of sites. Stick with us every day by following us on Twitter or Pinterest and Liking us on Facebook. There's more content just right around the corner.

TripLingo Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Michael Halloran on January 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HANDY
TripLingo is a handy app for travelers visiting foreign countries to help them learn useful words and phrases.
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Expedia Updates App With New Interface, Info On Flights

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on November 15th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Travel site Expedia just updated their iPhone app (iPad coming soon) to include over 200 airlines, better search and sorting functions, and a ton of images for hotels and destinations. The update also includes a mobile-exclusive deals section, with travel deals of up to 60% off.

What's New in Version 2.0
• Enjoy the best flight booking experience anywhere on iPhone (iPad coming soon!)
• Browse beautiful photos of the best deals near you
• Book in under 30 seconds with lightning-fast checkout

Fodor's Travel Phrases Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 4th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRACTICAL BUT LIMITED
Fodor's Travel Phrases is a suitable introduction to common phrases around the world but it is a little limited, even in paid form.
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Food Network On the Road Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Monica Stevens on September 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SAVORY AND SWEET
Get your grub on with a visual and tactile road trip menu.
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Postcard – Individually Designed, Sent Worldwide Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on August 31st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PERSONAL GREETINGS
This free app lets users send real postcards worldwide with photos taken from Instagram, Camera Roll or Facebook, but the price to send it may seem a little steep to some users.
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Denominations Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 23rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRACTICAL
There's only one key aim behind Denominations - to offer fast and accurate currency conversions - but it does so suitably easily.
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Blackjack Domination Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 21st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TWENTY ONE
It won't make you rich without plenty of hard work but Blackjack Domination tells all about card counting in an interesting manner.
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Keep On Top Of Events In Your Area With Time To Enjoy

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 13th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

With an ever burgeoning selection of Calendar and Travel apps, Time to Enjoy sets out to be different by turning the calendar function into a search engine for events.

Powered by eventful.com and Tribune Media Services, the app provides event details within the US, Canada and Europe, the app allows users to search for local events, all via their current location or by entering a city of their choice. Various categories are searchable such as museum events, local attractions, music focused or family targeted. A search radius of anything from walking distance to a 50 mile car drive means there should be something for a short trip or an all day excursion.

Users can learn various details about upcoming events such as timings and venues, as well as see trailers for movies and even purchase tickets. An alert function ensures nothing is forgotten about.

Time to Enjoy is out now and free to download.

Learn British Slang With TripLingo UK

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 7th, 2012

The TripLingo series of apps have done a great job of deciphering popular slang in various foreign languages, as we noticed when reviewing the Spanish version last year. Now, with the London 2012 Olympics upon us, there's a special themed version out in the form of TripLingo UK Edition.

The app uses a "Slang Slider" to enable users to see four different ways to say each phrase, with the options of Posh, Cockney, Scouse and Jafaican. It's worth pointing out that Scouse isn't actually a dialect of London, instead being located in the North West of the country in the city of Liverpool, but it is a enjoyable comparison to make.

As a Brit, I'll say this now, we don't ALL use such slang in our day to day living but it is a fun selection of words and terms that were once much more common within the UK, with a hint of parody about it. And don't worry, visitors to Britain, it's still possible to hear many such terms used if you happen to visit the right area.

Whether you're travelling to Britain soon or just want to have some fun learning a new type of slang, you'd be barmy (crazy) to miss out on TripLingo UK Edition.

It's out now and free to download.

National Parks by National Geographic Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on July 31st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PICTURESQUE
National Geographics brings its biggest strength, exotic photography, to its National Parks travel guide
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HipGeo Makes It Simple To Create Location Based Travel Blogs

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 31st, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRAVEL FOCUSED :: Read Review »

HipGeo has already proven itself as a great travel blogging app since its launch earlier this year. The latest update should cement that even further.

The update provides full video capability as well as the ability to convert all the photos, video and text uploaded to the service into virtual 'storytelling journals' that can be shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as shared with the HipGeo community and via email. Consolidated, it should prove a great tool for avid travellers.

The app groups together photos, videos and texts into a location, so it's simple to browse what's going on and where as part of a coherent album. A Trip Player and Day Map ensures that movements are clearly shown between the photos, videos and writing, making it easy for viewers to catch up on the traveller's progress.

Alongside the ability to create such journals offline, before uploading when inside a Wi-Fi zone, HipGeo is a great all-rounder for those who want to blog their travels.

Fotopedia China Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 27th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ATTRACTIVE
A fascinating and beautiful insight into the land of China.
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History Here: A Historical Guide To American Landmarks

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 20th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Planning a vacation or day trip and want to learn some great historical facts along the way? Give HISTORY Here a try.

The app comes courtesy of the History Channel and offers an interactive guide to thousands of historic locations across the USA. Users have the option to choose any location they wish, or they can let the GPS functionality do its magic and give places of local interest.

It's possible to search for various historic points of interest for inspiration, as well as view everything as part of a zoomable map. Features like this should prove ideal when planning ahead.

Images for each place are included, along with an overview of the venue and any relevant details such as contact phone numbers. Even if you think you know an area well, you're bound to be surprised by something from this app.

HISTORY Here is out now and free to download.