TripAdvisor for planning trips excellence TripAdvisor is the reference website for millions of users have visited through the computer

Holiday season with the top 5 travel guides for Android

It’s summer and it’s finally time to vacation, trips to the beach or the mountains, inland tourism or visits to other countries and different cultures . Generally, the sites we visited are full of mysteries and worthy places to visit and admire but often do not know because they are not well documented or not to bring a good travel guide to draw attention to us and put us on the way to visit these places.

Before there was the smartphones it was normal to visit the tourist office of the town or city where we were and buy a tourist guide with which to discover the charms of the site where we were, but a few years here it has changed dramatically and it is all due to increased guidebooks applications on mobile platforms and, as far as we are concerned, the Android ecosystem.

For this reason and because we know that you are planning a trip with your family, partner or friends, we show what we consider today ‘s top five applications guidebooks there on Android right now, so you do not miss a single detail site visit because not everything is going to be beach and pool.
TouristEye - Travel Guide was recently updated with a renewed simpler, minimalist interface

TouristEye – Travel Guide

This application, which was recently updated with a renewed simpler, minimalist interface , is for us one of the best applications guidebooks.

Used by more than 800,000 people, provides interesting information about the city in which we find ourselves, tips from other users and area maps without being connected to the Internet . You can save your favorite sites or recommendations of places to visit that you make on the wish list and then you can refer to plan a trip with more than 10,000 locations and 300,000 places and activities available in the application.

A new feature is a recommender activities and places to visit on the place and time where we are in the style Google Now, all offline . Furthermore, TouristEye – Travel Guide offers the possibility to receive alerts and notifications if the weekend produced some interesting offer to make a getaway. It’s definitely one of the best apps of guidebooks.

Google Play | TouristEye – Travel Guide (Free)

minube guidebooks aesthetically better maintained and offers a complete and useful services

minube

This is another guidebooks aesthetically better maintained and offers a complete and useful services. It is also developed in Spain and certainly meets the most critical demands of tourists who want to plan your trip faster, reliable and neat style.

With minube you can choose the type of trip you want to do, whether it’s with family, partner or friends, relaxing or a more lively place where the party and night to shake hands. You also get the opinion of more than 1 million people who have used the app with lists of places to visit and activities to do and can use it as a social network , giving “likes” in the places they have visited other users in our environment.

As we read in Google Play, minube application is fully optimized for tablets , which is appreciated in order to better visualize the images of the places you’re planning to visit. For us it is a travel guide as complete and especially attractive.

Google Play | minube (Free)

TripAdvisor for planning trips excellence TripAdvisor is the reference website for millions of users have visited through the computer

TripAdvisor

One of the platforms for planning trips excellence TripAdvisor is the reference website for millions of users have visited through the computer also has application for mobile platforms and Android which is, undoubtedly. With TripAdvisor have the possibility of planning a vacation or a weekend getaway in the blink of an eye because it has thousands of registered locations and the ability to book hotels, flights and restaurants directly from the app .

We will also have millions of comments and images from other users and thousands of activities to do in the city we choose target. The only fault I can find you this app is the need to be connected to Internet and data consumption that entails, but definitely less bad considering the possibilities offered by its huge database of destinations worldwide.

Google Play | TripAdvisor (Free)

MTrip Travel Guides application offers a slightly different service to others

MTrip Travel Guides

This application offers a slightly different service to others and that is not focused on planning a trip , but once chosen town visiting, we can download a complete and detailed guide book where we get information like: parks, museums, restaurants, bars, hotels, theaters and shops with opinions, photos, detailed travel information, prices and times we can not find in other applications.

The problem with this application is that although there are over 35 full guidebooks, we can not dispose of them for free , since the mTrip application only allows us to download a free preview, having to pay up to 3.99 euros for complete guide. Having to pay for the tourist guide is compensated with quality content and this app committed to quality rather than the quantity of options to consider.

Google Play | mTrip Travel Guides (Free guides to 3.99 euros)

Field Trip is a simple, lightweight app that uses the GPS positioning and to be constantly running in the background

Field Trip

The last of our applications guidebooks Field Trip is a simple, lightweight app that uses the GPS positioning and to be constantly running in the background . With this application, as we leave it closer to an interesting point or event to consider emerging notify us cards and if you have a headset connected, you will also receive audio information.

With Field Trip can be found from the local history of remote places , architecture, cuisine and folklore, to the most immediate feedback concert offers restaurants, shops and many other places. In the settings we can choose the frequency of notifications warn us of new content as well as save favorite places that we like to go the application of our learning preferences as does Google Now.

Google Play | Field Trip (Free)

As we have seen, if we go on vacation somewhere, either into or coast; we have no excuse to miss the corners and interesting places to our destination city or town may offer. With these applications we can perform a multitude of tasks from planning our escape and inform on leisure activities and cultural around us to learn the history and local culture without having to resort to traditional paper guides. A real advantage when you consider that we go where we go, we always take our smartphone above.

Do you miss an application that you consider essential? Tell us what you think in the comments our collection.

aCoDriver 3 is one of the essential applications for the car that will act as co-pilot but with features that seem taken from a futuristic movie

Installs in your vehicle with an intelligent assistant aCoDriver 3

All are more than accustomed to seeing on the dashboard of one car GPS device or one smartphone acting as a driving aid , and we’re more than accustomed to the traditional interface with the vehicle or miniature arrow following a line drawn on the both road cars and motorbikes or bicycles and small icons that we are signaling speed limits and directions to take in a guided tour.
aCoDriver 3 is one of the essential applications for the car that will act as co-pilot but with features that seem taken from a futuristic movie
But today we bring you a different application to all this, aCoDriver 3 is one of the essential applications for the car that will act as co-pilot but with features that seem taken from a futuristic movie , or as described by its developer at Google Play, passenger that never sleeps. The application monitors the speed limits, and the camera of your smartphone detects the distance we are from the vehicle ahead and tell us if we overcome a solid line.

As stated by the developer, the scope and vision of the application are not 100% reliable as at night or in low visibility, the detection line is quite limited. Also, the speed limit signs can not be correct since these limits detected by the GPS positioning, so the message “The ultimate speed limit I’ve seen is …” is displayed.

We have an application that, while it lacks enough details to polish to make it more accurate and reliable, giving rise to a new type of aid at the wheel on our mobile devices increasingly are becoming more and more fashionable in the autonomous cars generation and HUD projected on the windshield. Would you consider this type of useful applications and driving aids? Do you think that you would use in your everyday life? Try it and tell us your impressions in the comments.

iFunBox is an assistant managing our iOS device

Manage your iPhone or iPad without using iTunes

We love our iPhone, not least because it allows us to bring our whole life in your pocket. One of the main functions of your phone or tablet is our take with us our music, our videos and our holiday photos. To manage all this content we offer Apple iTunes a software to manage our iOS device . Personally iTunes is not my cup of tea, do not say it to malfunction or does not have an elegant design, it’s just that it seems a heavy program, sometimes a little slow and maybe something messy.

To make the management task easier, now two applications that allow us to have our iPhone about to very easily and intuitively we bring.

iFunBox is an assistant managing our iOS device
iFunBox

iFunBox is an assistant managing our iOS device. easily we can import and export music, videos, books and apps by simply dragging the files directly from your computer to the application. A function which we also have, and that we really like is the ability to use our iPhone as a mass storage device and to store any files on it as if it were a USB drive.

Not everything was going to be good, and you have things we do not like so much. It is the design case, we would have liked to find a much more careful interface and easy to help make each function in a much easier way. One point that we do not like that sometimes does not behave as it should and does not work as expected.

i-FunBox dot com | Download

iTools

iTools is the second option that we present. With a design very carefully and simply allows us an easy way to transfer all our multimedia content from your computer to your iPhone and vice versa. Moreover, as in the previous case also allows us to use our iOS device as a USB external drive. need only drag our music, photos, books, contacts or applications corresponding paragraph and immediately we have everything in our device.

We liked the simple and easy iTools makes managing content without having to go through the software giant apple. The only complaint I can make is that for now we have to use it in English , but it’s no big deal.

iTools | Download

Conclusion
If you’re tired of iTunes and synch your content problems, the two options are more than good. Even if we are allowed, we opted for iTools simply for its simplicity in the interface , with a very careful design, which makes their use much easier and faster.

Note that both devices are free and are available for both OS X and Windows . To function you must have iTunes installed, it is imperative.

integrated shopping stop Google Play free

Games with integrated shopping stop Google Play free

As we all know, the model freemium is succeeding in Google Play. Tagged free, many of us update games and once they took the odd hour, we see that it is impossible to move forward if we do not use any of the purchases that the application offers , whether extra lives or one that other weapon that allows us to eliminate this enemy so hard.

Well, as we read in Android Authority , Google will no longer appoint Play such games as free from September thanks to an agreement reached with the European authorities.
integrated shopping stop Google Play free
Last year, the European Commission addressed this issue with both Google and Apple, and asked them to do everything possible to protect consumers-and in particular children, of such practices. Google will be the first to put into action some policies to protect users, and from September 2014 will see some changes in the games freemium .

First, the word free will disappear in these applications , we do not know how will be renamed, but we will have a first warning that this game will not be entirely free. Second, Google will create guidelines for developers to try to prevent some acquire more vulnerable groups such purchases. Finally, Google will control more such applications exist to prevent violations of this agreement.

While Google is complimented by Europe due to the speed of the application of these protective measures, the opposite happens to Apple . While the Cupertino have promised to implement those changes in your store, so far have not made a single mention of when they will, and that in the United States and have had to return $ 32 million to thousands of customers affected by micropayments.

We do not know whether Google will apply this policy worldwide or only in Europe, the truth is that as consumers we are, we are glad that we are becoming less vulnerable to certain dishonorable practices of some developers . Although it never hurts to go over how to control Google Play .

Google Play wants to exceed income iOS App Store in 2018

Google Play wants to exceed income iOS App Store

Although Google Play has far surpassed the iOS App Store in terms of active users, as read in Android Authority , there is still a facet which is above iOS Android, as regards income both platforms are for their respective app stores .

But we all know Google, and we know that is not content with second place, so some experts have commented analysts, among the next targets of Google is having a greater number of admissions for iOS applications during 2018 , something it might be more feasible if we analyze the behavior of users of both platforms for a while until now.

Google Play wants to exceed income iOS App Store in 2018
It has always been said, and so is demonstrated-that iOS users have a greater predilection for their payment applications like Android. Predilection has been weakened over time, and above all in the last year, iOS users have come to prefer free apps over the payment , do not know whether the increased quality of the first or by the current economic situation.

As a result of this, the winning model is freemium -how can see in the chart below-, offering free shopping but integrated applications that often are necessary to acquire a complete and satisfactory use of the service or application ‘You can read an interesting article by our colleague Jose on this topic here -.

The explanation of why Google store overtake that of iOS in revenue is due to the migration to Android made by many iOS users in some of the most important markets in the world both in Europe, USA, China and Japan . Encouraged by the possibility to choose from a lot of different models and prices, increasingly many more affordable prices are more competitive-Android phones, Android grows more and it seems that it will continue in the coming years.

Another reason why Google Play continues to improve, is in the investment by Google in application development. Every time we see less exclusive iOS applications, which today both operating systems have almost the same applications , so we can do almost the same with an iPhone that besides a myth LG denial that iOS is safer Android -.

We will see how the situation evolves from two of the most important applications stores today, and if the plans are met Google in 2018 or if instead have to wait for the big G exceeds the almighty Apple in their particular war markets .

fingerprint reader at the Samsung Unpacked 5

Samsung Galaxy S5: The Fingerprint Is Confirmed!

The Mobile World Congress is fast approaching. Within a week start on MWC 2014 in Barcelona (from 24 to 27 February 2014.) One of the most anticipated smartphones of this event remains the Samsung Galaxy S5. Many rumors have surfaced regarding recent weeks. Among them, the presence of a fingerprint reader has fueled debate. Our colleagues from SamMobile come to confirm this information.

fingerprint reader at the Samsung Unpacked 5
While you will be unveiled specifications of two variants of the Galaxy S5 according to AnTuTu benchmarks, information about the fingerprint reader, innovation expected by many users, have just been published. Like that you can find on the iPhone 5s, the Samsung Galaxy S5 present with this technology. The fingerprint reader is coupled to the “home” button.

SamMobile confirms the presence of a fingerprint reader for Samsung Galaxy S5!

To make it work, you need to drag your finger from the bottom of the smartphone up to it, via the Home button to confirm your footprint. You will also need to put your finger straight and avoid too excessive or too low speed.

SamMobile not stop there as it indicates that this technology will also be used for other features and applications. It will then be possible to record eight different footprints similar to those tasks. Samsung will offer also a private file where you can incorporate you want to keep you content.

However SamMobile explains that Samsung will not use this fingerprint in the same way as its competitors player. Although this technology is reminiscent of the iPhone 5s, Samsung should therefore present a new use of the fingerprint reader at the Samsung Unpacked 5, an event dedicated to the presentation of its new products.

Finally, SamMobile announced that the Galaxy S5 should keep physical buttons without specifying the resolution of the screen. If SamMobile is generally very well informed, this information is unofficial until the official announcement of Samsung. Tell us what you think about the Samsung forum. Are you interested in this technology?

The mid-range smartphones are destined primarily to attract users who are not necessarily looking for performance

Htc Desire 8: Specifications Become Clearer!

Certainly, the information about the HTC Desire 8 multiply these days. The mid-range smartphones are destined primarily to attract users who are not necessarily looking for performance as well as new markets. This is the case of the HTC phablette whose technical characteristics have just been unveiled.

The mid-range smartphones are destined primarily to attract users who are not necessarily looking for performance

We now know more about the specifications of the HTC Desire 8! This new model from HTC is not appeared on the web for a few days. Yet we already significant elements concerning features. HTC has posted on his Weibo including two images in relation to the HTC Desire 8 which let us imagine a presentation of it at the Mobile World Congress 2014 taking place in Barcelona.

This is the LlabTooFer site presents the different characteristics of the future phablette midrange HTC. We propose you to discover below:

  • Processor : Quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400
  • Screen : 5.5-inch 720p
  • APN : 13 megapixels / 5 megapixels front camera
  • Memory : 8GB, 1GB RAM, expandable via microSD card
  • Network : Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • OS : Android 4.4.2, Sense 6.0 interface

The source also states that the HTC Desire 8 will be marketed worldwide, including in Europe, where it will retain the name “Desire”, unlike the United States. Although the HTC Desire 8 is a mid-range specifications are enough to convince many users. Expect next week to finish discover the HTC Desire 8, unlike the HTC One 2 (or HTC M8) should be presented in March. Share your thoughts on the HTC forum.