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Desktop Software and Mobile Apps: Travel

iOS Tip

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Scanning with Notes (iOS)
The Notes app that comes with the iPhone and iPad has scanning abilities. Follow the steps below to use the scanner:

  1. In Notes, open a note or create a new note.
  2. Tap the camera icon and then tap Scan Documents.
  3. Place your article in view of the camera on your device.
  4. If your iPhone or iPad is in Auto mode, your article will automatically be scanned. If you need to manually capture a scan, tap one of the Volume buttons.
  5. Drag the corners to adjust the scan to fit the page, if needed. Tap Keep Scan.
  6. You can add additional scans to the document or tap Save when you're done.

Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210336

Note: if your iOS devices does not have Notes, you can download it for free at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/notes/id1110145109

 

 

Travel

Citymapper Transit Navigation
This is a public transit app and mapping service that integrates data for urban transport modes, from walking and cycling to driving, but the emphasis is on public transport. Android | iOS
Google Maps - Transit & Food
Over 220 countries and territories are mapped in Google Maps. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic and transit information, and explore neighborhoods by knowing where to eat. A feature is indoor maps which can assist you in finding your way inside places like airports, malls, and stadiums. Android | iOS
Waze
Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. It sends alerts about traffic, police, accidents, hazards and more on your drive. If traffic is bad on your route, Waze will change it to save you time. Android | iOS

Note: Descriptions are based on iOS features. The features in the Android version may be different.

News and Reviews

All About Android
This show is available on the TWiT.tv Netcast Network. It covers the latest Android news, hardware, and apps.

AppAdvice
This site is a good resource for discovering new iOS apps. AppAdvice provides news on apps and provides detailed reviews of apps.

iOS Today
This show is available on the TWiT.tv Netcast Network. It highlights best new apps, helpful tools, tricks, and news about iOS.

iOSnoops
A good site for finding out what apps have gone free, what are on sale, and what is new. I check it out daily.

Tech Advisor - App Reviews
Find app reviews by category.

TWiT.tv
This netcast provides over 30 hours of programming each week covering digital technology. Popular shows include: All About Android, This Week in Technology, iOS Today, MacBreak Weekly, The Tech Guy, and Windows Weekly.

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