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36. Kayak

This nifty app offers comprehensive travel information such as flight and hotel search and travel planning and management (packing lists, tip calculator, currency converter). The simple user interface will find you some of the best available travel deals with just a few swipes. (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone) (Judy Mandell)

37. Yelp

Craving some sushi? Need to find a gift for a grandson? Car almost out of gas? Yelp helps you find nearby businesses via your smartphone's GPS, and lets you read reviews from others before you go. Narrow your searches by neighborhood, distance and price; make restaurant reservations on OpenTable from within the app; find great deals offered by local establishments; and "check in" to let Facebook friends or Twitter followers know where you are. An "augmented reality" feature lets you hold up your smartphone's camera to see business information overlaid on top of the world around you. (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone)

38. Google Translate

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? With Google Translate, use your smartphone to instantly translate one language into another. More than 50 languages are supported, allowing you to type or speak a phrase into the Google Translate app and have it translated on the spot. Along with text-to-speech and speech-to-text, other features include dictionary definitions and support for history/favorites that can be saved for future reference. (Android, iPhone) (JM)

39. TripIt

A handy app for keeping track of all your travel itineraries, TripIt lets you forward all your confirmation emails for flights, hotels, rental cars and such, and TripIt will automatically organize them into detailed summaries with confirmation codes and other information. You can get instant access to all the trip info you need — including links, phone numbers and maps/directions to airlines, hotels, rental places and restaurants — directly from your itinerary. It'll also dial phone numbers right from within the TripIt itinerary. (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone)

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