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App Guide: Holiday travel apps

Whether you're traveling by land or air this holiday season, these apps can help you check your flight status, avoid traffic jams, or book last-minute travel.

App Guide: iOS restaurant finders

Planning on grabbing a bite to eat this weekend? If you're unsure of where to go, download one of these iOS apps and let it do the thinking for you.

App Guide: iOS map apps

In honor of Columbus Day, here are some iOS map apps that will help you find out where you're headed and what's around you, whether it's the New World or just around the corner.

Packing Pro for iPhone and iPad

Packing Pro is a universal app for making sure you're ready for your trip. Unfortunately, the app is hampered by poor design choices and unnecessary complexity. A simple todo list app would suffice.

App Guide: Travel diary apps

If you're taking a trip this summer, be sure to bring along your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, as these apps can record every part of your vacation.

App Guide: State and national park apps

Heading to a state or national park this summer? Let your iOS device -- and these apps -- be your guide.

Google Places for iPhone

Because it draws upon the huge databases of Google itself, this location-based search app is still a great, useful tool for any iPhone user who ever leaves their own neighborhood.

App Guide: iOS parking apps

Never wander aimlessly about a parking garage again, with the help of these mobile car finders.

App Guide: Flight tracking apps

With Southwest Airlines canceling flights to inspect its fleet, don't get caught off guard. These apps can let you know the status of your departure.

App Guide: Our favorite Disney park apps

Whether you're headed to a Disney theme park in Florida or Southern California, these apps will help you get the most out of your visit.

GateGuru for iPhone

Airport terminals need no longer be places of mystery with the help of this free iPhone app, which includes maps and amenity details for several dozen airports.

OffMaps for iPhone and iPad

This mapping app -- which puts maps onto your iOS device for those times when a network connection isn't available -- is designed as tool you'll want to have if you do a lot of traveling. But downloading and using the app requires more than a pinch of patience and preparation.

Word Lens for iPhone

This app -- which uses the camera in the iPhone 4, 3GS, or fourth-generation iPod touch to take photos of signs and provide instant translations -- shows what the iPhone's camera is capable of. But it still needs to smooth out the translation process.