Holiday Technology

Technology is everywhere and is meant to be helpful (sometimes we think it's also meant to frustrate you, but the tech companies swear that this isn't the truth…). And yes, sometimes a holiday is a time to switch off your phone and leave your laptop at home, but other times (like when you have two toddlers or a sulky teen), you need to just go with the flow. So, embrace some of the awesome technological products around you and use them to the max on your next holiday.

Planning your holiday

Make sure you don't forget a thing by using a to-do list app that can be synced to all your devices. Try Wunderlist.

Your iPad or tablet

Download some fun apps to keep the kids entertained during long journeys. This way you get out long hours of i-Spy!

External hard drive

Put enough movies on there to keep every member of the family entertained during rainy days

Your waterproof phone

Take awesome photos under water or in the pool to make those memories last!

Solar chargers

Nothing is as bad as your phone battery hitting a low during a fun day out and taking photos. Take a solar charger with you and recharge during lunch.

Google Goggles App

Want to know more about a really important-looking building, painting or item that you don’t know the name of? Start this app, point your camera and if Google has info on it, it will return with a Wikipedia entry about the place in front of you.

Google Maps

Use Google Maps before you land up in the roughest part of your new environment.

FourSquare

Look up good places to eat or shop at by means of reviews from other visitors on FourSquare.

Google+ holiday timeline

Load your photos to Google+ gallery and it will create a beautiful timeline gallery of where you were and when that you can share with your friends and family.

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