Ned’s Top 10 smartphone travel apps

After testing thousands of travel apps over the last several years for iPhone, Android and Windows phones here are Ned Levi's ten favorite general travel apps for smartphones which he personally uses regularly.
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Unwanted cruise fees, JAL/AA codeshare, mobile apps for hotels

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Ned’s top smartphone general travel apps

Ned Levi has tested thousands of travel apps for both Android and iOS based smartphones. Here's a list of his current top general travel apps for smartphones.
By |August 12th, 2013|Columns|3 Comments|

Safely post your vacation photos while you’re away, especially of your children

Posting your vacation photos online via social media sites, or online galleries while you're traveling can have serious unintended consequences. Ned Levi discusses the problems of privacy when posting vacation photos online, the consequences which can result from the postings, and what you can do to prevent those consequences.
By |June 3rd, 2013|Columns|3 Comments|

How business travelers can dump their laptops for an iPad

Many business travelers are using iPads for entertainment, touring, and some communication when away from home. Many are now trying to decide if they can leave their business laptops at home while traveling and instead use their iPads for work. Ned Levi examines whether or not that's possible for business travelers, and what hardware and software they might need to accomplish the transition.
By |February 11th, 2013|Columns|5 Comments|

Keep a cell phone operating during a power outage while traveling

Over the last several years in the US, major power outages have occurred due to serious weather activity affecting residents and travelers alike. In many cases, cell phones became "life-lines" for travelers needing rescue and medical assistance during the power outages despite some cellular service interruption, but only if the traveler's cell phone had a charged battery. Ned Levi discusses methods you can use to keep you phone charged while traveling during a power outage.
By |December 17th, 2012|Columns|3 Comments|

6 tablet benefits (and 4 shortcomings) for travelers vis-à-vis laptops

With tablet mobile devices being used more and more by travelers, Ned Levi examines whether or not they can replace the laptop computer as the primary computing device for travelers, or if for some travelers, the transition to a tablet will have to wait.
By |August 27th, 2012|Columns|8 Comments|

What we’re reading: Mexicana may relaunch in June, 10 apps to help pass the time, Delta’s bizarre Rangers fan flight

Mexicana may relaunch in June after purchase by a Spanish firm, ten apps to help pass the time, Delta's bizarre Rangers fan flight has them cheering for the airline

6 tips to protect lost-smartphone data

Do you carry a smartphone when you travel? Are you one of the countless travelers who has lost their smartphone while away from home. It happened to Ned Levi when traveling in Egypt last year. Ned has some startling statistics about lost smartphones, and six suggestions to protect your personal and business information on it, in case it's lost or stolen.
By |March 26th, 2012|Columns|1 Comment|

What we’re reading: Favorite defunct airlines, 10 best travel apps, most romantic cities in Canada

Favorite defunct airlines, 10 best travel apps, most romantic cities in Canada (unknown to many Americans)