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Expedia Updates App With New Interface, Info On Flights

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

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 & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, 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.

Instant Translation Using Worldictionary

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 17th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Here's a reminder of just how great technology is: Worldictionary is the kind of translation tool that would have seemed mystical years ago.

All the user has to do is point their iPhone's camera at a word and Worldictionary defines and translates it. There's no need to type in words. An internet connection is required but otherwise, it's pretty seamless.

The app recognizes 22 languages, including Traditional Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish and Spanish. In each case, results promise to be instant and accurate. Live translation isn't the only option either, with it possible to take a photo for later reference, such as when an internet connection is available.

Google, Wikipedia and YouTube search functionality is available for definitions and it's always possible to check the translation history at a later date.

Worldictionary should prove to be a great assistant for regular travellers.

It's out now, priced at $3.99.

Hotel Booking Just Got Easier With WorldMate

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 11th, 2012

Already an incredibly useful app for regular travellers, WorldMate has just got even better, for iPhone users, with a re-designed hotel booking service.

The app now provides personalized hotel recommendations for trips, which is all hooked up to the global hotel inventory from Expedia. An instant search makes it a breeze to check out same-day reservations of nearby hotels, plus there are special deals for the U.S. and other international destinations.

Over 100,000 different hotels are included within the inventory with room prices displayed for each. It's even possible to set up WorldMate to remember your credit card details to checkout even faster, with support for 20 different local currencies.

Throughout this hotel booking experience, WorldMate tracks exactly where you are so all search results are relevant to your needs, making it easy to filter through the best fit.

The update for WorldMate is out now with the basic version available for free, and the Gold version available priced at $9.99.

GoTranslate For Google Translate Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 5th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: USEFUL
Providing exactly what the title suggests - Google translation functionality on your iOS device.
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