Now that summer’s here, it’s time to enjoy the sunshine, fancy umbrella drinks and sand between our toes. Download these apps to help navigate the maze of trip planning and truly relax during your time off.
For streamlined trip planning, head to the TripAdvisor app. Sift through user-generated reviews of hotels, restaurants and things to do. Looking for some more information from travelers like you? Head to the forums and post a question or browse through the feeds to get the information you want. When you come across something you’d like to see or do, save it to the app so you can come back to it later. Change currencies for travel overseas and search and book flights straight through the app.
Hipmunk saves you time by compiling all of the top travel sites’ flight and hotel deals into a single list of results. The app’s unique display makes it easy to visually compare results to choose what’s best for you. Unlike other travel apps, Hipmunk doesn’t just show you the cheapest flight first—it sorts by “agony” instead, factoring in such things as flight duration, number of layovers and price.Hotel results are shown on a map, so you can see exactly where you’d be staying at your destination.
TripIt organizes all of your travel plans into a single, simple itinerary that you can view on the app. Share your travel plans with family and friends, so they’ll know exactly when to pick you up from the airport. An upgrade to the Pro version is amazingly valuable for frequent travelers. You can manage your travel rewards points, plus get alerts when your flight is delayed and if cheaper flights become available. Stuck in a middle seat? TripIt’s newest feature alerts you when a better seat becomes available.
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On Friday, June 21, The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted the Latino Business Series at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the small business fair welcomed 200 guests for a half-day educational event of workshops addressing small business functions such as technology, social media, business planning and access to capital. Business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs from the Greater Philadelphia Latino Community were given the opportunity to attend the Verizon ‘Powerful Answers’ Workshop, led by Michele Ruiz and designed to provide attendees with the knowledge to power, connect and grow business through mobile technology.
Guests were also encouraged to nominate themselves or a fellow business owner for the Verizon Latino Business Series’ Entrepreneur of the Year award. The winner will receive a $25,000 cash infusion, five 4G LTE devices and free voice and data service for a year provided by Verizon Wireless.
Verizon Wireless is committed to supporting Philadelphia’s Latino Business Community with mobile technology solutions, tools and resources. Along with the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Verizon hopes to educate local Latino organizations on technological options to help grow their business.
Technology is a crafty game of predictions and the biggest question often is “what will be the next global trend?”
It’s tough to gauge what people will be carrying, tapping, talking to, or even driving in over the next couple of decades, and how those devices will impact our lives. To get the complete picture of the potential future of mobility, check out the full infographic above.
(Source: PC Mag)