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Hipmunk Android app adds Agony-free option for flight search

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Hipmunk, the lesser-known but arguably better than the other travel websites, has released its Android app. Developed by a self-described Android “fanboy” hired by the company for the sole pur…

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Gowalla downplays check-ins, turns Android app into the social travel guide

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The check-in wars often put Gowalla in direct competition with Foursquare, but it has become clear that Foursquare has already become the “where are my friends?” app of choice. Rather than continue to fight a l…

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SpeechTrans – A dream app for international travelers [App Review]

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One of the most wished-for devices is a universal translator. It could make talking to someone in another language far more convenient than using a translator or staring at each other using awkward, broken phr…

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TripIt says Android users don’t travel as often, updates app to make it easier anyway

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TripIt has introduced a new design for its popular Android travel app. The new design makes jumping from one section to another easier, reduces file size, and brings all the information from a traveler’…

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Busuu – New languages can be fun, interesting, and wrought with payments [App Review]

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Busuu is a language learning app which helps users dive right into a multitude of languages with a nice interface. The app certainly won’t replace classes, but it’s a good start for learning a few o…

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Google Maps adds Transit Navigation, search suggest, and more

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Google Maps is already the most downloaded Android app, and today’s update makes the navigation app even more compelling for anyone running Android 2.1 or higher. Google Maps Navigation now includes T…

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GateGuru gets you through the airport with all necessary info [App Reviews]

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The summer travel season is in full effect, so now might be a good time to tell you about a new Android app that aims to make your trek though the airport a more sensible experience. GateGuru is a travel companion th…

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Google Maps Android app adds live schedule for mass transit in select cities

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Barely two weeks ago, Google updated its Google Maps Android app to make it easier to locate nearby transit stations and get direction. Clearly that wasn’t an advanced enough to satisfy the always-busy…

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Google Maps for Android gets better transit info, check-ins

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Google Maps for Android, which seems to be updated each month, has made its monthly refresh in the Android Market. Google has continued the trend of improving the “social” experience of using Map…

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Google Earth now looks and performs better on Android tablets

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The lack of Android tablet apps has been a thorn in the side of Honeycomb users everywhere. Things are thankfully starting to pick-up, and we’re seeing an uptick in apps that are being optimized for use on…

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DailyRoads Voyager Android app records the road, including hit and run case

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I’ve seen plenty of drivers record themselves speaking or singing along to music in the car, but rarely have I seen an Android phone recording the road. One Tennessee resident actually films his daily dr…

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Broadcastr shares audio stories tied to location; it’s like Story Corps for Android

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One of my favorite things about NPR is Story Corps, an oral history program that allows people to tell personal stories that they can share with the world. Broadcastr is similar because it shares audio tales tie…

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FlightBoard and FlightTrack serve as great airport companions [Android App Reviews]

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Thanks to Android, I spend a great deal of time in airports. In fact, attending tech conferences and press events for Android phones has made it so I haven’t gone more than two months without going through…

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Gowalla checks-in with Android app that links with Facebook and Foursquare [App Reviews]

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Gowalla CEO Josh Williams calls this “the best app ever created for Android,” but that’s just eager hype. Gowalla is just like the dozen other “check-in” apps used on Android…

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WHERE and Bump help friends find “Perfect Places”

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WHERE already supplies entertainment recommendations based on user preferences and history. The latest version of the app, which incorporates technology from Bump, can now provide restaurant suggestion…

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