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Best Apps to use in Airplane mode- (while traveling on an airplane!)

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    I'm getting ready to take a trip and will be in the air for 5 hours. What are the best apps to download to my Droid and use while traveling?

    Are there any movie apps- that I can download to my phone and watch in the air? I am traveling w/ a toddler (on my lap) so using my Droid will be much easier than trying to play a DVD on a full sized laptop.

    Any fun games too?

    Thanks!
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    Angry Birds......
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    Bubble Buster!!!!

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    Thanks! I have Angry Birds. I'll have to check out Bubble Buster. Does anyone know about any apps to download movies- and watch on my phone w/out streaming?
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    Hook it to your PC and move a film over to the SD card?
    No Wifi on the plane?
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    ok- I did some research. I'm flying US Airways. I can purchase WiFi access in the air. Here are the costs:
    Flight length

    Up to 1½ hours

    1½ to 3 hours

    Over 3 hours

    Laptop netbook$4.95$9.95$12.95Mobile device$4.95$7.95$7.95
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    Just grab gameboid, gbcoid, snesoid, gensoid, whatever classic console/handheld emulator fits your fancy, and the app rom gripper (rom gripper++ can even find n64 roms!), and go to town on all those games you sorely miss.

    Costs no $$ unless you want to throw down 2 to 5 bucks for updates and loading save states.

    Sent from the Blue Falcon cockpit on my D2G
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    I recently flew Alaskan and the flight was 20 minutes late. They gave us free drinks and Wifi to make up for it.
    ;)
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    If you are going to watch a movie, Id use the combination of DVD Shrink(may need DVD Decrypter/AnyDVD) along with Handbrake to convert it to mp4.

    As a side note, watching a movie drains the battery fast. I get maybe 2 hours and then the phone is dead. Sucks if you have to actually call someone once you arrive.
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    good point! I will look into those. I did download the app Droid TV to record episodes of shows I like to watch- to my SD card- but if my battery runs out- it may be for not....so i might have to throw onto my laptop after all! either way- thanks for the heads up!
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    ebook readers such as Kindle or Nook. Music players; any game that does not need the internet.
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