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ZDNet App Wrap: 24 October 2011

There are always cool new apps coming out, so it's hard to keep up. ZDNet Australia brings you a taste of some of the apps that have surfaced or been updated recently.
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Hotelguide.com

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Hotelguide helps users find and book hotels by filtering through hotel booking systems like hotels.com, Expedia and booking.com. It also shows where the hotel is on a map, and can categorise hotels based on whether the user is looking for budget or luxury accommodation.

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World Taxi

Price: Free
Platform: Android

Never get scammed by a taxi driver when you land in a foreign nation. World Taxi provides information on how much routes should cost, and tips specific to where you are, such as when to haggle with your driver in Tel Aviv (recommended on Friday and Saturday nights), hailing a cab in Singapore (faster to book by phone) and tipping in Tokyo (it'll be refused).

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.NET Interview Preparation

Price: $1.99
Platform: Android

Got an interview coming up where you'll be tested on your .NET knowledge? Or do you think you know your stuff? This app has over 200 interview questions, and also covers other concepts and languages, such as C#, XML and SQL.

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Gogobot

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Next time you're abroad, you could find a postcard and risk it being delivered after you get back, or you could create digital photo postcards, capturing your GPS location and posting it instantly to Facebook. Gogobot also allows users to add or read reviews about their current location.

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Swackett

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

The weatherman's forecast of the day being "mostly sunny, though cloud increasing later with a late southerly change" doesn't necessarily translate well for everyone, especially when they just want to know what to wear. Swackett is meant to be an intuitive way of understanding whether or not you can leave that sweater at home today, or if you'll need to bring some water and sunblock, without the meteorological mumbo jumbo.

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Offline Translator

Price: Free; language packs additional.
Platform: Android

Want a translator, but don't want the hassle of setting up a data connection and paying roaming fees? This offline translator does that, allowing you to speak or type phrases into your Android smartphone and have it translated. It also works both ways, providing users with the ability to hold basic conversations. Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Iraqi and Tagalog language packs are available to download.

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CardTable

Price: Free
Platform: Windows Phone 7

Get rid of your loyalty cards by scanning them into your Windows Phone. CardTable allows users to free up space in their wallets and build a collection of cards, whether they have barcodes or QR codes, which can be scanned at the checkout.

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NetTools

Price: Free
Platform: Windows Phone 7

For the on-the-go network administrator, NetTools may prove useful for troubleshooting. At the moment, it only offers whois and dnslookup functions, but these functions can be used over a mobile network to check domain information separately to the one they are working on.

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