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iPad on the Road -- Part IV

 

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. 

 



mTrip Travel Guides -- don't travel without them

This video demo of the mTrip Travel Guides really impressed me.



Press Release: mTrip Gives Away Free Travel Guides on the Fourth of July

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.



Walt Disney World and an iPhone

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.


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My Favorite iPhone Camping Apps

Locate campsites, create checklists, tie knots, survive in the wilderness

With the onset of summer in North America, many people across the continental United States will be gearing up for an active camping season. While sentimental notions of camping "off the grid" persist, most modern camping enthusiasts leverage the latest in portable electronic assistance. This can be in the form of mapping, taking photos, and even watching movies by the glow of the campfire. The iPhone can perform all these functions and more. In fact, thanks to the vibrant developer community many of whom are also outdoor enthusiasts, a wide variety of camping and other outdoor related activity applications are available for the iPhone. This article reviews some of the most notable selections available today.


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School's Out for Summer!

Students jump with joy and parents slump with trepidation, but the iPhone can help parents endure the summer break.

Long hot days, graduations, BBQ’s, vacations, bug bites, bored kids, and amusement park crowds…all a part of our love-hate relationship with the summer season. For Moms (and Dads or any caregiver), summer means that the kids are "free" from the day-to-day structure of schooling, sports, after-school lessons, etc. While a great time to be a child, it is also a potentially stressful time for parents. It starts off with graduation, then vacations, camps, and inevitably ends with back-to-school shopping. Here are a few apps to make getting through the summer heat a breeze.



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FlightTrack for iPad Lets You Be Your Own Air Traffic Controller

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Mobiata Brings the iPhone’s Best-Selling Travel App to the iPad

Mobiata announced the launch of their best-selling iPhone applications, FlightTrack and FlightTrack Pro, for the iPad. FlightTrack is the #1 best-selling paid travel application on the App Store and the iPad version takes advantage of the expanded size and capabilities of the iPad to give people an amazing flight tracking experience. Users can track unlimited, multiple flights and watch each flight’s progress on the gorgeous map interface. It looks amazing.



Easy traveling with an iPhone!

I've been traveling the last few days doing seminars, visiting local attractions, and going to a writer's conference. My iPhone has come in handy MANY TIMES!

First, I used MileBug to keep track of my mileage and expenses for tax purposes.



At Macworld: AutoPark App- No More Tickets

If you've run up hundreds of dollars of parking tickets, you need this app.  The app sets up an alarm to warn you when your time is almost up at your parking meter. That alone could save you some big bucks, but the app does so much more. You can find where you parked your car using GPS markers. If you're in a parking garage, you can input your level and section.



At Macworld: FastTrac App for Your trip to Disneyland

If you're looking for a way to make the most efficient use of your time at Disneyland, this is your app.  The app contains comprehensive information about every ride there.



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