• Take flyover tours in Apple Maps on the iPhone and other new features

    Apple Maps has come a long way from when it was launched and it now has some great features that might make you switch back from Google Maps if you haven’t already done so. Check them out.

  • 5 best social apps for backpackers to put on their phone

    Most travellers agree that the best way to explore a new location is to make the most of the advice coming from the locals or people who travelled there before.

  • Turn your phone into a Star Trek style universal translator

    Star Trek is full of fascinating and futuristic technologies and one of the most useful is the Universal Translator. This enabled Kirk to speak any language. It’s here on your phone!

  • Put traffic maps on the iPhone lock screen to avoid jams when driving

    You are about to set off on a car journey and you are worried about traffic jams. What do you do? Pull your iPhone out of your pocket and check the lock screen for traffic updates. Here’s how.

  • The top mobile apps that can help you plan your trips

    With 2017 just around the corner, now might be the best time to take a break from the daily grind and travel. Sure, you might know where you want to go, but do you know how to get there and which sightseeing hotspots can help you make the most of your trip?

  • The one feature Apple Maps has that Google Maps doesn’t

    Apple Maps is used three times as often as its nearest rival, Google Maps, and after a shaky start, iPhone and iPad users now seem to love it. Perhaps it is the one feature it has that Google doesn’t.

  • Discover the World Around Me by pointing your phone

    World Around Me (WAM) is a useful app that enables you to discover the places around you. It is perfect for travellers and it tells you the places to eat, stay, shop and more.

  • Switch your Android phone to a car interface when driving

    iBOLT Dock'n Drive

    The mobile phone is probably the most high tech piece of equipment you own. It can make phone calls, send text messages, play music, use GPS and mapping, measure your speed and altitude and much more. It makes a great gadget to have in your car – just get a phone car mount kit and the iBOLT Dock’n Drive app.

  • Top 10 iPhone applications travelers can't live without

    When traveling, whether it is across town or across the world, I always have my iPhone on hand. Technology allows me to have a world of technology at their fingertips. When I'm somewhere unfamiliar, there's a bevy of applications that can help me save time and money. Here are some of the applications that I simply cannot live without while traveling.

  • How accurately does your phone locate you?

    Another question is, does it need to locate you as accurately as it does? The answer is, probably not. Your phone could be working hard to determine where in the world you are down to the nearest few meters, but is this just a waste of processing power and battery life? Most of the time, yes.

  • Configure your phone for the car

    Anyone that spends a lot of time driving a car will know about the problems that mobile phones can cause. Calls, messages, alarms and notifications can all distract you from the task in hand, which can potentially be dangerous.

  • Apple releases iOS 7.1 with CarPlay

    Apple has released a new update to iOS and version 7.1 adds some new features and updates a bunch of existing ones. If you haven't already installed this update for your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings, General, Software Update and grab yourself a copy. Not only does it add features, Apple says it is faster on older hardware like the iPhone 4, which is welcome.