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Posts by Tom Samiljan

How to Take Better Travel Videos with Your Smartphone
How to become a top videographer—with nothing but your smartphone. Shooting Five tips for capturing stellar footage. 1. Hold your phone horizontally. I... Read More
6 New Headphones Worth a Listen
Our five favorite new headphones, all sound-checked by T+L tech correspondent Tom Samiljan, deliver top-notch audio—and serious style points. For the A... Read More
The Best New Cameras for Travel
Whether you’re in the market for a user-friendly point-and-shoot or an expert-level DSLR, T+L tech correspondent Tom Samiljan has the model for you. Be... Read More
Best Apps for Organizing Travel Information
Keeping track of your itinerary details, loyalty programs, and reservations can be a headache without the right tools. T+L takes a look at the best apps. ... Read More
5 Great Road-Trip Apps
Planning a summer drive? These five tools—vetted by T+L tech correspondent Tom Samiljan—will help you make the most of every mile. FOR ON-ROAD ENTERTAINM... Read More
4 Reasons to Love Google Now
Google’s new take on Siri is more than a voice-activated search tool—it’s a full-fledged digital assistant. Here are four things we love about Google Now.... Read More
Best New Food Apps and Websites
Looking to book a Shanghai street-food tour or a Provençal cooking class? Let these new food apps and sites take care of the legwork. Best For Tailored R... Read More
Best New Outdoor Adventure Apps
  These mobile tools—each vetted by T+L tech correspondent Tom Samiljan—will help you get closer to nature without cutting the (phone) cord. Pick yo... Read More
Best New Walking Tour Apps
Love exploring cities on your own two feet? These mobile services—each vetted by T+L—put the guide right in your pocket, giving you local expertise wherev... Read More
Trip Doctor: How to Get Last-Minute Hotel Deals
Procrastinators, rejoice! There’s a slew of new apps aimed at snagging a last-minute hotel deal. Here, our tech expert’s road-tested favorites. HotelTon... Read More
Trip Doctor: Top Translation Apps
Looking for the nearest ATM in Paris and rusty on your French? These tools—all road-tested by T+L ensures you’ll never be misunderstood again. Most Compr... Read More
Trip Doctor: Compare Smartphones—Which Platform is Best for You?
Android, Windows, and even BlackBerry are stepping up their game against Apple, benefiting travelers. T+L’s tech expert finds which platform is best for y... Read More
Trip Doctor: Best Food Apps for Travelers
We’ve road tested the latest crop of digital tools to help you find exactly what you’re looking for, from the perfect cup of coffee to a last-minute resta... Read More
Trip Doctor: Best GPS Apps for Travel
Looking to get from A to B with nothing but your smartphone? GPS apps are steadily increasing in functionality and accuracy—giving even Google a run for i... Read More
Trip Doctor: How Do the New BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Stack Up for Travel?
Much ink has already been spilled on the relative pros and cons of the new BlackBerry 10 operating system that powers the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerr... Read More
Rent a Car by the Minute with Car2go
When by-the-hour car-sharing services such as Zipcar and Hertz on Demand arrived on the scene, they upended the traditional model for short-term rentals. ... Read More
Tech Thursday: The Future of Hotel Technology
When it comes to reliable, easy-to-use tech amenities, hotels have lagged confoundingly behind what most travelers have at home or on their smart phones o... Read More
Finding Lost or Stolen Gadgets
If you’ve ever reached into your carry-on only to find an empty space where your phone, computer, or camera used to be, you know how thoroughly a lost or ... Read More
Tech Thursday: Roaming Tips
Even sending a short e-mail while traveling internationally can cost $10 or more. Below are three ways to keep data costs low while staying connected. 1.... Read More
Tech Thursday: Top New Smartphones
Time to upgrade your mobile device? Here, four state-of-the-art models that will keep you connected, wherever you may roam. Apple iPhone 4S: The iPhone 4... Read More