It doesn’t seem that long ago when Netflix was a DVD rental company that seemed to be under threat of dying out like Blockbuster. Then suddenly, or so it seemed, it became a major player in the streaming content industry, creating its own award-winning shows and really shaking up the market.
One of the latest updates now makes this a great travel app. Why? Because you can actually download films and TV shows to watch later when you have no WiFi signal. That means you can catch up on “Ozark,” “QI,” “Billions” and any other binge-worthy series you’ve missed while flying from A to B.
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App in the Air
Yes, it’s a hokey name when you say it out loud, but don’t judge a book by its cover. The App in the Air app could be the difference between you making or missing your flight. With up-to-date flight information, including gate changes (doncha just love those?) and terminal maps and tips, you’ll be able to make decisions in advance rather than have them foisted upon you. One of the best features of this app is that it will still give you updates even when you’re offline to avoid you incurring roaming charges. Now you can wander any airport like a boss with the power of information in the palm of your hand.
Okay, we haven’t really been able to give this the iron test yet, but it seems like such an intriguing app, who could resist downloading it? Acting like your own personal translator, the iTranslate app (in theory) will allow you to speak into your device and then will translate your language into a choice of 90 different languages. So, let’s say you’re trying to communicate with a French person. You would speak into your phone with the app open, and it would translate your words into French. The French person would then read them, reply in French, and your device would translate back to you. Could it really be that simple?
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Anyone who has gone searching for the best hotel and flight deals should be well familiar with sites such as Kayak, Booking.com and Expedia. Has anyone heard of Momondo? Based on the website language and default currency, we suspect that this app originates in the U.K. or Europe. When something tells you a search will take a “tiny bit longer,” it’s given the game away. That aside, Momondo seems to have a large database of airlines and properties for you to browse when you’re trying to find a bargain. Just like a number of similar apps, you can add filters to narrow your search, and it has some additional features that you could find useful as well.