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New technology connects the iPad with the cockpit

Aspen Avionics is launching a new product called Connected Panel, which wirelessly connects an iPad to an aircraft’s avionics.

Hipmunk updates flight search app for iPad

Hipmunk Flight Search has been optimized for the iPad. The 1.1 update to the mobile offering from the Hipmunk travel search service also makes interface changes to the iPhone and iPod touch version.

LocalEats goes global with iPad app

For the iPad version of its restaurant finding application, expands its listings to include 50 cities outside the U.S.

An iPhone makes Disneyland an even happier place

Dan Frakes spent a few days at Disneyland with his family...and an iPhone. He'll never visit the park the "old way" again.

Expo Notes: A last look at the Mobile Apps Showcase

Before we file away our Expo notebooks for another year, we take one last look at some noteworthy apps exhibiting at Macworld 2011 that deserve your attention.

Lonely Planet makes iPhone guides free amid wild weather

With snow blanketing much of the country -- and affecting lots of travel plans -- Lonely Planet is eliminating the price on 14 of its iPhone-based city guides through Friday.

Yelp app now sports iPad interface

Yelp on Monday updated its business-review application, finally giving iPad users the ability to contribute their own reviews and comments to the user-driven Website.

TripAdvisor apps gets iPad interface, photo uploading

This travel app is now universal for iPad and iPhone. It also gains faster navigation for iPhone and iPod touch users, as well as the ability to upload photos.

Word Lens translates text with your iPhone camera

This clever new app uses the camera on a recent iPhone or fourth-generation iPod touch to translate printed text in real time. Only English and Spanish are supported for the app's launch, but there is a lot of potential here.

Gowalla 3.0 unites Facebook, Foursquare check-ins

A major update to this app takes a big step towards ending the location-based services battle, as you can now check-in to Foursquare and Facebook Places along with Gowalla. Plenty of other new features and polish make this update worth a look.

Orbitz launches iOS travel app

Online travel company Orbitz has launched an app that gives iOS users access to most of the Orbitz Website's travel booking features.

FlightTrack Pro gains seat maps, terminal displays

Mobiata’s FlightTrack Pro allows users to schedule and map flights; version 4.0, released Monday, adds a slew of new features dedicated to helping the world-weary power traveler or vacationing couple.

Field test: iPhone translator app travels to Japan

CIO's Tom Kaneshige puts the Jibbigo translation app to the test on a recent trip to Japan.