Summertime--and the tablet apps are everywhere. With the recent launch of the Apple iPad 2, application developers just keep on finding new ways to exploit the tablet's portability and beautiful display. Check out these free and low-cost tools for planning summer fun, or just kicking back during your vacation time.
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Need a quick summer getaway? Hipmunk, created by Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of Reddit), is a new tool for finding cheap flights, pulling data from sites like Orbitz and airline sites. The iPad app shows available flights, ticket prices, and departure times in an easy to read graph. You can even pick flights based on agony—the length of layovers and connecting flights. Hipmunk provides a clean interface that's a nice break from chaotic and graphically busy travel sites.
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