Feeds

Ten Essential... iOS Travel Apps

Are we there yet, 'Pad?

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Product Round-up Well, the footy’s over and Wimbledon was the usual damp squib for the Brits, but at least the holiday season is here at last, so we can head for sunnier climes and drown our sorrows in cheap Sangria for a few days.

Of course, the well-armed Reg Hardware reader wouldn’t set foot outside the front door without a good selection of mobile gadgets tucked in their backpack, so why not take the opportunity to check out the latest iOS apps for travellers? The GPS and compass features built into the latest iPhone models make them ideal for maps and navigation aids, and even for some of those new-fangled augmented-reality apps. And while you might not want to carry an iPad in your backpack there are some useful iPad apps that you can use to plan your trip before you leave home.

RH Numbers

Acrossair Augmented Reality Browser

There are a number of augmented-reality apps available, but the free Acrossair plugs into multiple geo-databases and provides a really wide range of information. As well as standard tourist info it includes the Stella Artois Bar Finder, a gig finder, and even an eBay option that lets you see things that local people are selling on the auction site. The interface is a bit clunky – like many augmented-reality apps you have to point it right up into the air in order to see the labels that are overlaid on your camera view, but you can use your finger to ‘drag’ the labels down and make them more readable.

Acrossair Augmented Reality Browser

Acrossair Augmented Reality BrowserReg rating 90%
Price Free
Download iTunes
More info Acrossair

RH Numbers

Hotels For iPad

There are plenty of hotel-booking apps available, but this one is free, it’s iPad-only, and I like the art deco design on the main page so it gets my vote. The app is simplicity itself – you type in your destination, hit the ‘search’ button and it sorts through a database of more than 86,000 hotels worldwide to see what’s available. You can further filter the results by price, user ratings, or narrow the search down to particular areas within a city. The developer, BluMediaLab, also makes a similar app called Hotels Near Me, which runs on the iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices.

Hotels for iPad

Hotels for iPadReg rating 90%
Price Free
Download iTunes
More info BluMediaLab

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Will BlackBerry make a comeback with its SQUARE smartphones?
Plus PC PIMs from company formerly known as RIM
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Soundbites: News in brief from the Wi-Fi audiophile files
DTS and Sonos sing out but not off the same hymnsheet
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.