Travel

TSA’s ban reaches overseas, gadgets must power on before boarding

The United States’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has just been given a bit more leeway to inconvenience passengers on direct flights to the US – all in the name of security, of course. On July 2, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson put out a directive that the TSA should enhance security at certain overseas airports with flights that enter the US directly, specifically with airport checks for gadgets.

TripAdvisor now allows offline browsing when traveling

When traveling to a new place, we all know that it is crucial to do research beforehand so you’d know where to eat, where to shop, which places to visit, etc. Sometimes though, you need to visit a travel website when you’re there already, but you know that roaming charges are a headache. TripAdvisor, one of the most popular travel recommendation and ratings website, now has an offline feature that can help you with this problem.

WorldMate 6.0 update gives better travel experience

Traveling to another country especially for the first time is always a tough task. The past few years have seen travel guides replaced by smartphone apps and now WorldMate has refurbished its travel app to give users the ultimate tourist experience, wherever they may be going.

Google licenses Room 77 software for travel search

Most don’t know (or take advantage), but you can find a hotel room and/or flight via Google. The problem is that both offer a terrible UI and limited functionality. It seems Google is ready to change all that, as they’ve agreed to license Room 77 software, which should help with results on both fronts.

Automatic driving assistant arrives for Android

The Automatic Link is touted as a "Smart Driving Assistant" but given support had been limited to iOS, it may not have been on the radar of many Android users. The good news is that has changed as of today. The Automatic app has landed in the Google Play Store ready for Android users looking to connect a little closer with their car.

Auto Finder app automatically marks where you park

Sometimes it is the simpler apps, or in this case, the app you almost don't even have to touch in order to benefit. This particular app is called Auto Finder, and it has arrived in the Play Store with promise of helping you "never forget where you parked again." The key here, Auto Finder does this automatically.

Lufthansa brings in-flight entertainment to your personal devices

We've seen plenty of change in terms of using personal electronics on flights in recent months. For example, it isn't uncommon to be able to use 'small' electronics from gate to gate at this point. But with that in mind, it seems Lufthansa is going to begin swapping in-seat entertainment screens in favor of smartphones and tablets.
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