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Will This App Make Sleeping on Airplanes Easier?

Aug 15th, 2013 at 10:00AM: Have trouble sleeping on an airplane? There may be an app for that. AIRSLEEP is an iOS app that combines nature sounds, ambient music and "slow wave" audio to hypnotize you into sleep. The combination is supposed to cancel out cabin noise and match your brain's low-level "delta waves" as you fall asleep. The app itself is free and comes with some basic sounds including rain, beach waves and...

Going To The Museum? There's An App For That!

Going To The Museum? There's An App For That! Aug 14th, 2013 at 11:45AM: British Museum Museums have a lot to compete with these days. With so much information available for free online, many people who are less than enthusiastic about going to museums may think there's nothing new to be learned by peering into glass cases full of ancient artifacts. But museums are fighting back. Museum apps are available for most major and many lesser-known museums. Generally they...

An App For Apps Makes Travel Easier, Maybe Too Easy

An App For Apps Makes Travel Easier, Maybe Too Easy Jul 17th, 2013 at 3:30PM: Joe Lanman/Flickr In the world of travel apps, we've seen geo-based, crowd-sourced and sharing technology that has opened up a lot of possibilities for travelers. We can automatically create a travel log with one, find a hotel on the fly with another and map our way through unknown lands with ease. The result? A home screen full of apps that demand to be sorted, modified and updated to be useful....

Geoguessr: The Internet's Newest Educational Time Waster

Geoguessr: The Internet's Newest Educational Time Waster May 15th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Where does this look like to you? I guessed central Mexico based on the Spanish signs and the mixture of dry soil and lush plants. Actually it's Brazil. The next view I looked at showed the characteristic onion domes of a Russian Orthodox Church. I guessed Russia and was correct. This is an addictive new online game called Geoguessr. It gives you random Google Street View images and you have...

'Snap Your Stay,' A New Way To Review Your Hotel Experience

'Snap Your Stay,' A New Way To Review Your Hotel Experience May 14th, 2013 at 1:00PM: We've talked in the past about last-minute booking application HotelTonight, which allows travelers to book discounted, same-night hotel stays in major cities across the country. It's a well thought out application and we generally find that the prices are pretty competitive as well. The application is back with its newest redesigned version, offering a Price Guarantee functionality that...

Travel App: Rome For Foodies By Food Blogger Katie Parla

Travel App: Rome For Foodies By Food Blogger Katie Parla Jan 17th, 2013 at 9:00AM: If you are planning a trip to Rome this year and want to be sure to eat well, download food blogger Katie Parla's Rome for Foodies app for iPhone and iPad. The Rome travel app features short and sweet reviews of everything delicious, from best bakeries for breakfast to wine bars. All of the app's maps and features can be accessed offline, and you can filter by budget, category and distance. What...

Apple's Passbook Gives Us A Glimpse Of The Future Of Air Travel

Apple's Passbook Gives Us A Glimpse Of The Future Of Air Travel Oct 12th, 2012 at 8:00AM: A few weeks back, to much fanfare, Apple released a new version of their popular iPhone and an updated version of iOS, the operating system that powers the device. Dubbed iOS 6, the latest edition of the software as been a bit of a mixed bag for most iPhone users, who now enjoy improved social networking integration, better messaging and a smarter Siri, but have been cursed with Apple's new...

Google Invites Us On A Field Trip With New App

Google Invites Us On A Field Trip With New App Sep 30th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Earlier this week, tech giant Google released an interesting new Android app called Field Trip that cleverly combines Internet search and GPS services to deliver location specific information to users. The app, which runs in the background on compatible devices, uses alerts to suggest things to see and do in the immediate vicinity around the person using it. Those suggestions can include such...

Police Urge Hikers To Learn Orienteering Instead Of Relying On Smartphones

Police Urge Hikers To Learn Orienteering Instead Of Relying On Smartphones Aug 16th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Police in northern Scotland have issued a call for hikers to learn orienteering rather than relying on their smartphones for navigation, the BBC reports. Grampian Police have had to lead four separate groups to safety in the past week. The latest rescue included the use of mountain rescue teams and a Royal Navy helicopter to retrieve 14 hikers. The hikers were in the Cairngorms, a rugged...

Using Google Maps To Launch A Zombie Invasion

Using Google Maps To Launch A Zombie Invasion Jun 22nd, 2012 at 3:00PM: It was only a matter of time. The zombie craze has now infected Google Maps. A horde of living dead is coming to your street. A new app called Home Sweet Zombie from Confused.com allows you to type in the surname and address of someone you hate, then sit back and watch as zombies descend on their house. It's a great way to get back at your former boss or the significant other who dumped you....

Run Your Own Airline With Pocket Planes For iPhone/iPad

Run Your Own Airline With Pocket Planes For iPhone/iPad Jun 17th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Pocket Planes, a new game from app developer NimbleBit, allows players to do something that I'm sure many of us at Gadling have always dreamed of – run our own airline. The app, which was released a few days ago, runs on both the iPhone and iPad and features deceptively simple, yet highly addictive game play. Players begin by first selecting a region of the world they want to launch their...

Spotsi App Helps Travelers Find Local Spots

Spotsi App Helps Travelers Find Local Spots Apr 8th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Maybe you're in Brooklyn and you want to find a great local bar. Or perhaps you've landed in Portland and are in desperate need of a cup of coffee but want to mingle with the locals (and try a locally-made roast while you're at it). Let Spotsi, a new user-generated mobile app, help There are lots of apps that help you explore like a local, but Spotsi is a little different. Locals use...

New App Delivers National Geographic News To The iPad

New App Delivers National Geographic News To The iPad Apr 6th, 2012 at 8:00AM: For decades the National Geographic Society has been on the cutting edge of exploration and science, and its iconic yellow-bordered magazine has delivered news from those fronts into American homes for nearly 125 years. With the advent of the Internet age, the organization brought that wealth of knowledge online at NationalGeographic.com and has delivered daily updates on topics that included...

Dragon Go! app adds Expedia support

Dragon Go! app adds Expedia support Feb 24th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Nuance's popular Dragon Go! app, which is available on both iOS and Android, received a major update earlier this week that is sure to be a hit with travelers. The software, which has been accepting voice commands long before Siri graced us with her presence, now offers support for Expedia, giving us the ability to book flights and find hotels, simply by asking. Dragon Go! has been around for a...

Daily Secret offers insider intel for Istanbul, Athens, Shanghai and more

Daily Secret offers insider intel for Istanbul, Athens, Shanghai and more Jan 7th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Last month, I went to a designer-clothing pop-up sale in the back of a restaurant, scored an invite to an exclusive party with Champagne and gourmet truffles, and got the manager's private phone number of a hot new nightlife spot. I'm not famous or especially well-connected, I'm just a subscriber to DailySecret.com. Daily Secret is website and email newsletter that delivers insider intel for...

Smartphone app reveals new mysteries in Stonehenge landscape

Smartphone app reveals new mysteries in Stonehenge landscape Oct 7th, 2011 at 3:30PM: Recent excavations around Stonehenge have shown that the famous monument didn't stand alone in the landscape; it was part of a network of monuments that developed over time. One of the most enigmatic is Bluestonehenge, a mile away from Stonehenge and only excavated a few years ago. It was a stone circle much like Stonehenge, although now all that remains are the holes where the stones were...

Lights, Camera, iPhone: iPhoneography for Travel Videos

Sep 15th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Travel photos are great, but these days where viral video memes are the cultural norm a mere picture with the 900 pound Marlin you caught on vacation just doesn't cut it anymore. When it's all about the money shot, it's time to shoot video. Thanks to cool new technology and iPhone apps, you can be on vacation and in the director's chair at the same time. There are apps that let you edit in...

Marriott makes life easier with new smartphone app

Marriott makes life easier with new smartphone app Sep 5th, 2011 at 5:30PM: It seems like everywhere we look, a hotel brand or travel company is launching a new app - not that we're complaining. Marriott is the latest to debut an app to assist travelers. The app, conveniently available on platforms ranging from iPhone to Blackberry to Android, allows travelers to: Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Edition, Autograph, Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, TownPlace...

September 11 Memorial distributes more than 24,000 passes in first day

September 11 Memorial distributes more than 24,000 passes in first day Jul 12th, 2011 at 7:30AM: As we mentioned yesterday, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum started handing out free passes on Monday in anticipation of their opening to the public on September 12. Everyone anticipated a huge response, and there certainly was one. In just the first few hours that tickets were available, 24,000 were been handed out. Figures for the whole day are not yet available. The memorial...

Review: Chinatown Chow Down iPhone app

Review: Chinatown Chow Down iPhone app May 19th, 2011 at 11:30AM: One of the best things about living in New York City is that you can experience the foods from all over the world without ever leaving town. And one of our favorite ways to do that is by heading to Chinatown. There's one problem with selecting a place to eat in Chinatown, however: how do you choose from the hundreds of restaurants? It's easy to be paralyzed by choice as you see block after block...

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