As we head into Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, airports across the country are bracing for millions of travellers all while dealing with a reduced staff due to the partial government shutdown -- which has now reached a record 28 days.
This week, more than 6 percent of TSA workers called in sick -- dubbed the "blue flu" in reference to their uniforms -- now that 380,000 federal employees are on furlough and nearly 420,000 are... Read More »
Apple Maps users in India can now take full advantage of the app's turn-by-turn navigation. The feature offers users exact directions when driving or walking.
In addition, users can book a ride with Uber or Ola from the Maps app. Apple hasn't released information about public transportation yet.
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If you're looking for an alternative to ride-sharing giants Uber (download for iOS or Android) and Lyft (download for iOS or Android), HERE Mobility just announced the SoMo app (download for iOS or Android) at CES 2019.
SoMo lets you plan, book and coordinate your next ride, whether with public transit, subway, limo, bus or taxi, all in one app. Riders can choose transportation for one trip, like a wedding, or recurring trips,... Read More »
One of the worst feelings is arriving at the mall or a parking garage and having to stalk a spot because the lot is so full.
Using a combination of sensors and real-time monitoring, Smarty Park shows you the availability parking places in parking garages that support the app.
The app displays parking... Read More »
Don't panic, though--you don't have to trust an autonomous vehicle completely yet. If you get a ride from one of Lyft's self-driving vehicles, you can expect two human co-pilots in the front seat. The safety driver and operator monitor the vehicle systems and the surrounding environment, and are ready... Read More »
This week, Apptopia released its list of the most-downloaded apps of 2018 in music, gaming, dating, travel, and more, first reported by Forbes. The apps that landed the top spots may not surprise you.
"Across the board in shopping, food and drink, music, dating, social, entertainment, and games, it's clear that the modern mobile consumer wants what she wants instantly, delivered when and where convenient," Gadi Eliashiv, CEO of marketing intelligence startup Singular, told Forbes.
The top apps are as... Read More »
You're due to catch a flight today but you're wondering if it will be on time. Sure, you can keep calling the airline or looking up the flight yourself, or you can let Google Assistant break the news to you.
Anyone traveling with a friend or colleague to or from the airports in Oakland and San Francisco should now download the BART to Airport app and get a 25 percent discount on their ticket.
The innovative new app is designed to help traveling friends, family, and coworkers easily buy BART tickets to and from the airport when traveling as a group. BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost told local news outlet KRON that surveys had shown people were frustrated by long... Read More »
Getting pulled over by the police can ruin your day. Sometimes a friendly driver might flash their lights at you to warn you of an upcoming speed trap.
Popular navigation apps like Waze (iOS, Android) or Coyote (iOS, Android) let drivers warn each other about accidents, traffic, and the like. French motorists are using the apps to share police roadside check locations, according to Le Parisien.
French police said that exposing police locations undermines counter-terrorism operations,... Read More »
Traveling in a country where you're unfamiliar with the language can be stressful. If you're in that country during an emergency situation, the stress can quickly turn to panic.
When the user presses the app's SOS button, they can qualify what type of emergency is happening, whether... Read More »