Gear and Gadgets

Ship Mate
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This app will sniff out your location and point out the closest hot spots (both free and paid).

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TripIt
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TripIt allows you to consolidate all your travel information into a nicely-organized folder.

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Flipboard
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Flipboard takes all of the recommended links from your Facebook and Twitter contacts, and displays them in a magazine-style format.

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Priceline Hotel & Car Negotiator
Overall Rating:travel app rating
If you're enjoying a day-trip to a city so much that you'd like to spend the night, this app can help you quickly find a room.

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Google Goggles
Overall Rating:travel app rating
Goggles is essentially a visual search service, available as a standalone Android app or from within the Google Mobile app for Apple devices.

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Zagat to Go
Overall Rating:travel app rating
While Zagat fans pay more than $10 for a single guidebook, mobile users can spend that much and get Zagat reviews for 45 destinations for a year.

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XE
Overall Rating:travel app rating
XE makes currency conversion a breeze. Choose a currency pairing, and the app delivers the latest rates.

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iTranslate
Overall Rating:travel app rating
If users find that iTranslate seems similar to Google's online translation, there's good reason: Google powers iTranslate's technology.

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Kayak
Overall Rating:travel app rating
Kayak lets you shop across a wide range of travel providers with ease.

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Trip Advisor
Overall Rating:travel app rating
A must-have for travelers, this app gets you quick, reliable information on accommodations, food and sights.

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