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Posts from the ‘Phone’ Category

  • August 2, 2013
    Currency – iOS app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: $0.99 Bang for buck: Ease of use: The looks: Although most of the currency conversion apps provide the same basic functionality of, you guessed it, currency conversion, there are some that stand out in the way they perform. With a clean, sleek and modern interface, Currency has potential in the design playground, […]


  • February 20, 2013
    Rent a smartphone for cheap if traveling to Hong Kong or Singapore

    Checking-in to places and posting your travels on social media is the trend these days. But international data roaming charges can be exorbitant, not if you’re visiting Hong Kong or Singapore. Handy is a smartphone rental service in Hong Kong, and has just launched operations in Singapore. The company offers Samsung Galaxy Note phones for […]


  • February 8, 2013
    Unlocking your phone for international travel is illegal if you live in U.S.

    United States’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Section 1201 [PDF] expired on January 26th 2013, which simply means that if you bought a phone in US under contract with one of the carriers then you cannot unlock your phone, unless your contract expires, or if you have paid off your contract. What would unlocking do […]


  • January 25, 2012
    Get updated public transport info & advisories from Embark

    Embark offers series of apps that provides straightforward public transportation directions and related information, like advisories, on your smartphone (iPhone or Android). They’re simple, fast, and really useful whether you’re exploring a new city or just need to know how to get around the one you live in. With tons of apps out there that […]


  • January 23, 2012
    Search, remember and get alerts on places you want to visit using Near2There

    With all the social networking sites out there, your friends will recommend restaurants, places to see and must-visit places when you’re off to that next exotic destination. How do you remember all these places? Of course there are notes apps and software like OneNote, Evernote, etc. for your phone and desktops where one can take […]


  • January 6, 2012
    Split expenses between travelers on your next vacation with Trip Splitter app

    Link: iTunes Cost: $1.99 Sharing expenses and working out who paid what is a chore that can become painful if there a lot of people traveling and everyone is chipping in something. So how do you manage all the expenses and stay on top of this? Should one keep the receipts to sort through later? […]


  • January 3, 2012
    Travel products for 2012

    Some cool products to look forward to while traveling are: GorillaPod Hybrid The perfect companion for your compact system camera, the GorillaPod Hybrid is the most versatile, portable tripod out there. Its rock-solid stabilization and precise ballhead positioning allow you to capture professional-quality images without the size and weight of a traditional tripod system. Whether […]


  • October 12, 2011
    TripAdvisor launches free city guides for Android

    TripAdvisor today announced the launch of free Mobile City Guides for Android. The new apps, currently available for 20 popular world cities, offer convenient smartphone access to a wealth of detailed destination information including traveler reviews on hotels, restaurants and attractions, as well as suggested itineraries and offline-accessible interactive walking tours. The Mobile City Guide […]


  • October 12, 2011
    Sprint & Verizon in U.S. will unlock iPhone 4S for international travelers

    Customers in United States who get the new iPhone 4S on Sprint or Verizon’s CDMA-network will unlock the phones for global roaming. This will save money that AT&T charges on international rate plan. These two carriers can unlock the micro-SIM card slot and not worry about people jumping ship to another carrier. AT&T locks the […]


  • October 6, 2011
    Travel apps for iOS reviewed

    From our on-going reviews of travel apps for iOS (iPhone, iPod and iPad), here are some of the latest ones we have reviewed. You can see all of them at out iPhone Apps page. Convert EverythingCost: Free/$0.99 GobyCost: Free SCVNGRCost: Free TrazzlerCost: Free Fast CustomerCost: Free TipulatorCost: $0.99 Rick StevesCost: Free


  • September 28, 2011
    Lonely Planet puts ten city guides on sale for World Tourism Day, until Friday

    In celebration of World Tourism Day, Lonely Planet is giving away ten bestselling City Travel Guide apps for iPhone and iPod for US$1.99 (normally US$5.99). (Sale prices in other regions: AU$1.99, UK £1.49, EU 1,59 €). The sale lasts for three days, so be sure to grab these by Friday. Sound good? Download your the […]


  • June 15, 2011
    U.S. State Dept launches new app for iOS

    The U.S. State Department has launched a new “Smart Traveler” application for U.S. travelers going abroad. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later), the Smart Traveler application provides easy access to information on the Department’s travel website. The new application helps American travelers and wary tourists abroad to get frequently […]


  • June 8, 2011
    Free travel apps for iOS – Part 5

    There are tons of iPhone travel apps out there, both, paid and free; so we have listed some of the ones that are free and can be of a good value or just help. Updated on September 27, 2011 Click here for a list of free travel apps for iOS Also check out TripBase’s Travel […]


  • May 31, 2011
    Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2011’ now free in iBooks until June 14

    We are half way in 2011 and Lonely Planet has just released their Best in Travel 2011 available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It’s available for free from now until June 14. Best in Travel is a decision-making bible or a book that will “help get you off your bum and start the adventure […]


  • May 24, 2011
    City Sightseeing adds app for iPhone & Android

    City Sightseeing, the world-wide company for city sight-seeing tours, has launched a free app for iPhone and Android for multiple cities that host City Sightseeing tour buses. The City Sightseeing app for Los Angeles coincides with local Starline Tours’ Hop-on, Hop-off Double Decker City Tour, featuring routes in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and downtown […]


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