Ever found yourself on vacation, or a business trip, arrived at the hotel and then suddenly hunger pangs set in? One problem though. You haven't the foggiest about the local eateries, or where you could even find the nearest Golden Arches. Or maybe you're looking for a great shopping area. Whatever your travel scenario, sometimes advice from actual people can be the greatest resource, and a new app, Opinionaided, aims to provide just that.
Apple likes to call its creations “magical,” and this is one of those rare times where you might agree. The iPad in particular (but also the iPhone) have unheralded powers for entertaining and occupying your little ones during long car trips. The most obvious solution is watching movies or TV shows, a task the iPad handles so effectively that there’s no need for a headrest-mounted DVD player—and no, you don’t have to risk subjecting your precious (meaning your iPad) to an unfortunate juice-box incident.
Ready for your summer holiday? Who isn’t? Researching, planning, and booking can, for many, be as much fun as the actual vacation itself. The anticipation, the build-up of excitement, and no opportunity yet for lost luggage, wet weather, or “gastric difficulty.” Regardless of careful planning, once you get there you may need new things to do, places to see, treasures to find. Turns out your iPhone or iPad can be your best travel companion, getting you into places and out of jams. Follow along and you’ll be well on your way to the best vacation ever.
With winter in full swing, and March Break only a few weeks away, we know that a lot of you are no doubt planning a getaway. If those vacation plans include an iPhone and a trip outside the United States, your time abroad could quickly turn into an expensive proposition, thanks to your telecom’s data roaming fees or even worse, a lost or stolen iPhone. Fortunately, we've got tips to travel smarter with your iPhone.
With some 40 million-plus Americans expected to hit the roads, skies and rails this Thanksgiving, it won’t be easy to avoid backups of hungry, cranky travelers desperate to get their hands on the last turkey leg. But with an iPhone in your pocket, you can stay one step ahead of your Android-using relatives. (Just make sure you save them a few Gingerbread cookies when they finally show up.)
Anyone that has traveled this past year knows what a drag it can be. Between having to struggle with fed-up inflight staff, TSA pat-down searches, increasingly expensive fares and the threat of terrorist attacks, it’s a wonder why anyone bothers trying to get airborne at all. Thankfully, the folks from OTG Management--an airport catering company that works behind the scenes in terminals across the country--have implemented a few changes to how they do business to make your journey into the wild blue yonder more efficient and ever-so-much more geeky. In an effort to provide the patrons of their airport lounge locations with a restaurant quality dining experience, the company has unveiled a program that will streamline the meal selection process for hundreds of hungry travelers a day, thanks in part to the ingenious use of a built-to-order iPad menu system.
Normally the guardians of the checkpoint in airports require that electronics be removed from their cases before crossing over into the terminal. However, the TSA is not requiring that iPads be taken out (no matter how proud you are of it).
Word on the street is that Apple plans to have its annual iPod event on September 9. How will this event coincide with the staff's plans to play The Beatles Rock Band? Only time, and bad impressions of John and Paul will tell.
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