Also try Google Field Trip, available for iOS and Android. Sort of an amalgam of Where and Google Now, Field Trip notifies you when you wander near a place of interest, whether it be an attraction, an interesting shop or restaurant, a piece of hyper-local history, or any other intriguing landmark. Field Trip's database draws from a wide variety of services including Arcadia and Zagat, and it excels at pointing you to neighborhood highlights that you would otherwise almost certainly miss.
Finally, no trip is complete without a way to find local Wi-Fi hotspots. Enter JiWire's Wi-Fi Finder. This iPhone app draws on a database of more than 550,000 free and paid Wi-Fi locations in 144 countries. Wi-Fi Finder lets you filter searches for hotspots by price (free or paid), specific Internet providers (such as AT&T or Boingo), or specific business types (such as bar or café). When the app finds a Wi-Fi connection that meets your criteria, you can ask to be notified or have the app connect your device to the network automatically. You can also set up Wi-Fi Finder for offline use, just in case you need to find a wireless hotspot in an otherwise dead data zone.
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