Feeds

Ten Essential... iOS Travel Apps

Are we there yet, 'Pad?

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

RH Numbers

Urbanspoon

You could pay £5.99 for the fancy Zagat restaurant guide, but the ad-supported Urbanspoon is free - and a lot more fun too. The app mainly focuses on restaurants in the US, but it covers a number of other cities as well, including London, Birmingham, Sydney and Vancouver. Just give your iPhone a shake and it will pick a nearby restaurant at random. Alternatively, you can browse restaurant listings by price, type of food, and even by specific mealtimes, such as breakfast or lunch. It can filter out franchises and restaurant chains, and also provides ratings and reviews from other Urbanspoon users. There's an iPad version too.

Urbanspoon

UrbanspoonReg rating 85%
Price Free
Download iTunes
More info Urbanspoon

RH Numbers

Yelp

Yelp’s got a bit of everything. It uses location services to provide lists of nearby restaurants, hotels, banks, sports and leisure facilities, and just about anything else you might need when you’re travelling. It even lists sales and special offers – such as the £5 pancakes at My Old Dutch in Holborn on Mondays. You can browse local maps or use the filter options to narrow your search by price, distance, or user ratings. There’s even an augmented reality option that overlays location info on the camera screen, though, to be honest, you get a much clearer idea of locations and distances from looking at the ordinary map view.

Yelp

YelpReg rating 90%
Price Free
Download iTunes
More info Yelp

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Next page: 2010 World Factbook

More from The Register

next story
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.