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5 Tips For Tech-Savvy Travellers

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06 / 03 / 2015

5 Tips For Tech-Savvy Travellers

Whether it is a vacation or business trip, it is better to get prepared in order to avoid a hassle and keep your belongings safe.

Thankfully, there are some helpful pieces of technology to ease everything you do not like about travelling:  from checking in at the airport to losing your property. Here are some tips and advice on how to make your travel more predictable.

Tip #1: Let The App Do All Routine

You do not have to dig through your printed, paper itineraries again. Just use a travel organizer app (i.e. TripIt, GateGuru), designed to hold all your confirmation numbers at the tip of your fingers. These apps will also alert you if there are flight delays, and offer alternate flight options if yours get cancelled. You can also use the apps to get airport location, your plane’s seating chart, and terminal maps for an idea of where the bathrooms and restaurants are.

Additionally, you should download apps from the airline you’re flying with so you can check-in before the airport and get an e-ticket right on your phone. That way, when you arrive, you can go right up to the baggage drop off and security check without waiting for a paper ticket to print.

Tip #2: Log Your Adventures

There are many apps that can help you easily and conveniently log your travel adventures on the go. Apps like Heyday, Journi and Mobilytrip, for instance, help you to consolidate your photographs into a smooth travel narrative. Users simply have to add photos and notes and the app will do the rest for you, including automatically geo tagging the photographs. Following that, users can also choose to share their travel adventures via the app. Definitely a great-to-have if you’re always on the go!

Tip #3: Understand The Local Languages

If your next trip takes you outside of the country, you'll avoid embarrassing translation errors when you break down language barriers with iTranslate. You can use voice recognition to type and listen to translations using text-to-speech. Moreover there is an option to select between different dialects, male and female and even control the speaking rate. Simple queries will give you better results, but results of more complex queries can fall short.

Tip #4: Remote Home Security

Keep track of what's going on back at home from your hotel room across the world. Such apps as Presence, Alarm.com, iScentry  eliminate the need for expensive video surveillance systems by using a spare Smartphone or tablet. Plug in your device before you leave, point it at whatever you'd like to monitor, add the home security apps to the device you're taking with you, turn it on, and gain peace of mind in knowing all is well back home. It will send you notifications if something unusual is going on, and you can even control your home energy utilities.

Tip #5: Activate Anti-Theft Protection On Your Laptop

You do not need to panic about your Mac safety after Anti-Theft activation. When your Mac goes online, MacKeeper will immediately generate a detailed report on its location and take an iSight snapshot of the thief.  To make sure you have every advantage in recovering your Mac, we will immediately call you and email you this report along with any snapshots. You can also get this information, which is updated every 5 minutes, in your account. Report this info to the police and they will help you get your Mac back.

Being smart and following these tips will help you to eliminate any of the problems that make travel a hassle.


Source: Digital Trends, GetNarrative