Travel App of the Week: Silvercar

Silvercar

If you’re planning on renting a car from any of these airports—Austin (AUS), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX) or San Francisco (SFO)—then I recommend you try out Silvercar. I haven’t used them yet myself, but I’ve heard ridiculously good things about them from friends. The […]

Travel App of the Week: Flipagram

Flipagram

I’ve known about Flipagram for a while, but I’d never used it until this past weekend when I wanted to make a fun collage of the photos I took last week in Bloomington, Minnesota visiting the Mall of America. It takes less than a minute to sign up, and what’s really cool about Flipagram is […]

Travel App of the Week: PulsePoint

PulsePoint

This week’s app—PulsePoint—comes recommended by my cousin Art, a firefighter/paramedic for L.A. City Fire Department in South Central Los Angeles. Here’s Art: PulsePoint is a mobile app that attempts to limit the time between a sudden cardiac event and life-saving intervention. These few precious minutes can literally mean the difference between life and death—and as […]

Travel App of the Week: iWrecked

iWrecked

God forbid you ever get in an accident while traveling (or at home), but if you do, the free app iWrecked can help you be better prepared. iWrecked directs users to the info they need after a traffic accident, anywhere. It helps you create a detailed accident log, get vehicle numbers and insurance information from the other driver(s), […]

Travel App of the Week: BestParking

BestParking

BestParking app steers drivers toward the cheapest and most convenient parking garages and lots in 105 cities and 115 airports throughout North America. In addition to calculated total fees, the app tells you hours of operation, telephone numbers, whether it’s indoor/outdoor, whether they take cash or credit, whether it’s self-park or valet, and more. BestParking has 850,000 monthly […]

Travel App of the Week: FirePlace

FirePlace

So my wife and I were having dinner the other night at the Chart House in Waikiki and when we were walking out, I noticed the table next to us had a phone on the table with a fireplace app. I’ve seen the fireplace channel (and aquarium channel) before, which I think is kind of cool, […]

Travel App of the Week: EasyMeasure

EasyMeasure

How many times have you been on the road and needed a tape measure or ruler but didn’t have one handy? Maybe you’ve needed one to see if a piece of furniture you’re going to buy will fit in your house, or if the airline’s seat pitch is really what they say it is (I carry […]

Travel App of the Week: FastCustomer

FastCustomer

No one wants to be on hold—now, during the holidays, or ever. Well, FastCustomer has came up with a way to keep people from wasting all those hours on the phone with terrible hold music. The app—which is free for iPhone, Android, Kindle and Google Chrome—lets you select the company you’re trying to call from its directory, and it […]