Tag: travel apps

Find Your Car, Charge You Phone

Find Your Car, Charge You Phone

As a motorist in today’s high-tech age, you are faced with two problems, one almost as old as the automobile itself, the other created by the mobile devices you love to have ready to connect you to the world when you are on the road.

(William Cresswell Flickr Photo)

Problem number one: Where did I park my car? I forget!

Problem number two: When I’m away from AC power outlets, or a computer, how do I recharge the battery in my smartphone or tablet?

A product called ZUS is designed to solve both of those problems.

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Visual Storytelling Apps: “Slate” Joins The Crowd

Visual Storytelling Apps: “Slate” Joins The Crowd

Last June in “How to Tell a Travel Story Visually with Photos,” I reviewed these three options for visual storytelling:

  • Google+ “Stories”
  • Storehouse “Stories” created with an iPad/iPhone app
  • “Posts” using Exposure.co

I found too many flaws with Google+ “Stories” to recommend using them to “Show & Tell” people about your trip.

On the other hand, both Storehouse and Exposure were easy to use, could include text, still photos and videos, and could be shared via social media, e-mail, and by embedding in Websites and blogs.

Storehouse won that “horse race” for me because it is completely free, while Exposure only gave one the ability to create three free posts before ponying up money to create more.

Slate Cover IMG_0575

But now there’s a “new kid on the block,” the “Slate” app for iPad from Adobe, the folks who created the photo editing program and new English language verb, “Photoshop.”

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