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Word Lens shows live language translation using an Android camera [App Reviews]

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Word Lens blew my mind last year when I saw the app provide live translation of written text. When an iPhone camera hovered over some words written in Spanish, Word Lens instantly translated the text to English.…

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Foursquare gets a complete overhaul of app with new UI and changes to service

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Foursquare has gone native with a new user interface that more closely resembles an Android app. An update to the popular location-sharing app has just gone live that makes it easier to switch between Friends,…

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CoPilot GPS offers free directions and POI search in offline map. Turn-by-turn navigation sold separately.

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Google Maps is the premiere navigation Android app on Android, but it’s not the only one. A handful of worthy alternatives exist, especially in places where Maps is sometimes unreliable or incomplete,…

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Travel

Google Maps adds indoor Street View and directions, grabs local Google Offers deals

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Google Maps for Android now tells you where to go even when you’re inside a building. The 6.7 update now available in Google Play provides the option for Maps users to get directions within certain facili…

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PlaceMe is the always-on location memorizer you never asked for [App Reviews]

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Location awareness is a common theme of many apps released in the past few years. But while most of these apps in some way or another are about discovering locales worth exploring, PlaceMe concerns itself only w…

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The Best Apps for Android Travelers

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Since I started going to tech conferences to see Android apps and devices up-close, I’ve spent a great deal of time on planes, trains, and automobiles. Those travels have often put me out of town and my com…

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Travel

Airbnb finds short-term homes & room rentals – all from your Android [App Reviews]

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Finding a quality hotel room is never easy to do, so imagine how tough it must be for someone trying to find an apartment or home to rent for a short period. An increasing number of people have turned to a service cal…

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Travel

Google Maps 6.0 puts indoor maps & ICS look on your Android device

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The latest version of Google Maps for Android takes the typically outdoor science of mapping and brings it indoors. Google Maps 6.0 provides floor plans for select buildings in the United States and Japan. So…

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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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Travel

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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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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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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