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May / June 2017

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Google Translate (Free) Headed abroad, but don't speak or read the native language fluently? Google Translate to the rescue. Use your microphone for speech translation, and your camera for instant text translation between 103 languages. There's even a conversation mode for instant two-way speed translation in 32 languages. to make summer travel a breeze By Terry Ng H aven't made a blow-by-blow itinerary for your summer trip yet? Not to worry — with a few clever apps you just decide where you're going and they guide you through the journey. Whether it's a long weekend getaway or an exotic global trek, you'll be prepared with these essential apps to get the most out of your travels. All are available for iOS and Android. Guides by Lonely Planet (Free) Packed with offline maps, phrasebooks, currency converter and advice from on-the-ground experts, this app covers an incredible range of cities and is a great resource before and during your trip. Sidekix (Free) If you love walking, you'll love Sidekix. It offers city maps specifically made for pedestrians, and routes based on what you want to see and do along your way, whether shopping, food and restaurants, culture, or nightlife. Postagram (Free to download, delivery adds on $0.99 in the U.S. and $1.99 for other countries) Finding a post office while traveling can be difficult and time-consuming, but Postagram lets you avoid the hassle by sending your photos as real postcards right from your phone. PackPoint (Free) If packing for your trip is a chore, consider PackPoint. It will organize what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination, and any activities planned during your trip. apps Don't forget! My Deals Travel at CTA Member Benefits' Access to Savings program offers sizable savings on hotels, car rentals and travel packages worldwide. Log in at 45 May / June 2017 tech tips teaching & learning

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