I took a three day getaway to Boston and Salem for the Halloween weekend. I took this opportunity to really put my iPad to use. It was very handy and convenient to have in my bag when we were out and about. The only thing that was a real downer was that the hotel wifi was very slow. But besides that, it worked great for downtime and for directions and event info. I did not use it for any work purposes. It worked great with the wifi when I was on the train into Boston on my first day.
Here are a few of the Apps that I have used this weekend as well as on previous visits there.
Going to Germany? Well fear not. This application is one to take with you. When school began, I became friends with a German girl. She did not speak broken English, she was very good however it was helpful that I have this app because I can now use it to translate and speak back to her in German!
It can be difficult finding your way around unfamiliar territory, but with the right app, you'll almost feel like a local. A few travel apps can make your trips safer and a lot more fun. Looking for the best Mexican restaurant in a new city? There are plenty of apps for that. Need to find a clean bathroom pronto? You're covered! Traveling internationally and need some help? There are apps that will update your departure and arrival in real time (land, sea, or air transport), warn you about delayed or canceled flights, help you avoid accidents and traffic jams, and more.
The most intriguing thing lately has been “seeing where people are.” With the new feature on Facebook for iPhone called, “Places” one is able to broadcast their location from anywhere they are. It works like, “checking-in.” It posts to the newsfeed so that friends can see where everyone is. Also, one is able to tag the people that they are with, in the post of their location. There are many interesting aspects of these new features including the wonder of how safe it is; however, since it is on Facebook, the user controls their privacy through who views their profile.
Figuring out the Tip is easy sometimes however, there are times that you need to figure an amount that is not a whole number like 10, 20 or 30%
Change of Address.org has posted a great top-10 list of apps that will make your life easier if you're faced with a big move. The list includes Move planner ($1.99), which they describe as "must-see" for people moving. It comes with a range of very handy checklists — and they seem to have thought of everything. The app lets you modify these lists or create your own.
And yet another trip with the iPad. This time a 10-day product review trip to the Honduran island of Roatan. I took along all my dive gear, as well as a boatload of underwater cameras, both of the still and video variety, so luggage space was at a premium.
Here is a press release that I thought you may be interested in. A free travel guide download on July 4th. I am going to give it a try also.
"Montreal based mTrip Travel Guides is celebrating the Fourth of July with its customers by offering free US city guides for New York, Chicago and San Francisco to everyone for one day only. All customers can go directly to the App Store on July 4th and download a guide for free.
How my new iPhone 3GS made our vacation at "The Happiest Place on Earth" even happier.
For the past couple of years, my family has taken a week-long vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) in Orlando, Florida. We go in late January because the crowds are small, the prices are reasonable, and the weather is comfortable (70's, sunny, low humidity). This Christmas, Santa tucked a pair of black 16GB iPhone 3GSs under the tree for me and my wife. Talk about making the nice list! I'll freely (and my wife will begrudgingly) admit that we've been coveting the iPhone since they hit the market. Call it what you will— honeymoon period, new device infatuation, seriously crushing on my iPhone, etc., but it seemed this handy device and the many applications available for it had, in the few short weeks after Christmas, made our lives a bit better than life before our iPhones.