Articles Archive for September 2011
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Searching for an affordable flight is no small task these days.
So, it’s a good thing that Skyscanner (free) compares flights from more than 600 airlines.
The information you’re required to enter is simple:
select your departure and return locations and dates,
choose your passengers,
Skyscanner will search for the cheapest travel dates, provide details on itineraries, and let you book directly from the app via phone or Exploretrip.com.
You can create a favorite flight to reference in the future in order to check for updated prices.
Plus, your recent searches are listed at the bottom …
Aggregator app, App world, Blog app, Browsing app, Business App »
Blog aggregators are perfect for organizing all of the RSS feeds you like to follow.
BlogFire (free) is a mobile aggregator that does just that, but pushes notifications to your device for any blog site or feed that you manually add.
The app won’t bombard you with alerts if you don’t want it to, because you can pause notifications and mute sounds.
The Quiet Hours setting prevents BlogFire from notifying you about new posts.
You’re also able to determine the time period between receiving new alerts.
Sharing posts is easy, as well. To do …
App world, Business App, Educational app, iPhone, iPhone 4, Lifestyle, Translation app »
The Apple App Store certainly doesn’t lack language translation apps, but some are unique enough to highlight as a ripe pick for Fresh Fruit.
CamDictionary ($4.99) from IntSig Information packs several features into a single app.
Whether you’re an international traveler or language translator, CamDictionary can recognize and translate text that you place in front of your iPhone’s rear camera.
Using viewfinder in the app, steady the device and pause the viewfinder, so you can tap a character, word, phrase, or sentence.
CamDictionary can translate up to 16 languages including Korean, traditional Chinese, Dutch, …
More and more search results are being delivered through iPad (and look-alikes): does the old ‘I search, you give results’ paradigm changed in any way?
Mashable reports on this topic quoting Norman Winarsky, longtime search expert and co-founder of a personal assistant startup (SRI) that was acquired by Apple.
“Tablets enable a full, interactive experience that involves not only text, but potentially speech and interactions,” he says.
Search on tablets will incorporate how you engage with your tablet’s touchscreen, front and back cameras and microphone. “Where are you looking? What are you seeing? …