Ebooker’s Hotel iPad app: No more chancing your chocolates

Long gone are the days when travellers and backpackers, unsure of where the next hotel might be, precariously ‘chanced their chocolates’ in entering a dark, dingy and eerie-looking inn down some alleyway in Outer Mongolia to get their head down for the night.  Thanks to ebooker’s new Hotel iPad app, for travellers on the go, … Continue reading Ebooker’s Hotel iPad app: No more chancing your chocolates

Worlddictionary iPhone app review

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world”, said Ludwig Wittgenstein. And back in the early 20th century, he was right. As technology moves on, however, there’s an iPhone app that’s perfect for the holiday season and ready to tear down the language barrier: Worlddictionary. Using the iPhone’s camera and optical character … Continue reading Worlddictionary iPhone app review

Overboard: Water water everywhere, so keep your gadgets dry

We’ve got not one, not two but three camping trips planned over the summer holidays – and while I keep frantically checking up on the weather, muttering about how wet it’s been recently so surely it’s going to be fine when we’re away, and making sacrifices to the great sun god at the bottom of … Continue reading Overboard: Water water everywhere, so keep your gadgets dry

Adding a ‘social layer’ to the travel industry with the Gekko Facebook app

Who can blame companies, no matter how big or small, wanting to integrate somehow with Facebook, after all the social networking giants have got more than 750 million active users worldwide. Gekko, the personalised international hotel booking service, is the latest company to join the Facebook integrating trail, unveiling a one-stop Facebook application that simplifies … Continue reading Adding a ‘social layer’ to the travel industry with the Gekko Facebook app

Farm and Cottage Holidays: Find a home away from home on your mobile

With the Easter holidays on the horizon (plus that extra bank holiday – thanks Wils and Kate) there’s plenty of opportunity for a cheeky break away in the UK. So the latest ‘Cottages’ app for iPhone and iPad from Farm and Cottage Holidays couldn’t have been better timed. This free app allows you to search … Continue reading Farm and Cottage Holidays: Find a home away from home on your mobile

Indispensable gadgets for the beach

In typical fashion, the British summer has taken a turn for the worse – at least in the north anyway – meaning thousands will be swiping last minute bargains and flocking to sunnier climes. Latestgadgets looks at those essential gadgets to spruce up lazy days on the beach. Amazon Kindle 3 Perfect for taking all … Continue reading Indispensable gadgets for the beach