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Is there a booking app or site that lets you specify your gender for shared dormitories?

hostelworld.com allows filtering rooms by gender:
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Can you use a virtual credit card to withdraw money from an ATM in the UK?

Alternatively to an ATM, you can ask for cashback in stores. The way this works is that after scanning your items, you can ask the person at the till for cashback of X amount (normally smaller ...
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Is there a practical way to change the phone number in Uber app when arriving at a country?

This addresses your concern about revealing your phone number: According to Uber: Contact without providing personal information. While riders and drivers are able to contact each other through ...
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Where to get offline maps for Cairo?

While Google Maps may not provide offline maps for this area, OpenStreetMap has mapped Cairo pretty well. There is a large number of apps for offline maps based on OpenStreetMap. My favorite so far ...
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Last fuel stop before airport

In Google Maps, while using the App to get directed for example to rental car return, you can search for locations 'on the way'. If you click 'Gas Stations', it shows gas stations along the way, with ...
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How can I calculate the cost of Skyss bus tickets

Skyss must have one of the most complicated tariff systems for public transport, at least in Norway, if not world wide. After reading through the Norwegian information pages on their website, I still ...
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Where to get offline maps for Cairo?

My favourite app for exactly this purpose is Maps.me. They allow you to download countries or provinces/states, depending on the area. You can add your own locations. They recently added driving ...
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Japan Map App. How to get around?

I have spent about fifteen months in Japan over the last few years (mostly Kansai) and I have never found a need to use anything except Google Maps for finding out how to get anywhere. You can plot ...
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Is there a Google Maps like app that shows directions and other people's progress along the same route?

Yes, for Google Maps you can share your position (Location sharing) with others (and they with you). I assume a Google Account is needed for both parties. This can be turned on and off when needed. ...
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Is there a Google Maps like app that shows directions and other people's progress along the same route?

One can use the phone application Waze to see one's connections on the same map: https://youtu.be/hGDrzDw2a7s Note: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=243565 It's not really live, it'...
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Is there a practical way to change the phone number in Uber app when arriving at a country?

I was having this problem: I was able to find my phone number on the Settings page, but it was grayed out and I couldn't change it. I was changing from a U.S. number to a new international number. ...
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Can you use a virtual credit card to withdraw money from an ATM in the UK?

There are a few banks that allow you to withdraw from their own ATMs without a card (usually as an "emergency withdrawal service", with a code you get via telephone banking), but other than that, as ...
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Uber-style rideshare/taxi services in Russia?

First of all, there is Yandex.Taxi that the article you linked mentions; basically they are now merging with Uber. They have their own app, moreover, they say that the standard Uber app will still ...
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Japan Map App. How to get around?

I have lived in Tokyo for 18 months now and Google Maps has served me well 90% of the time. It has complete bus, train, and subway service in large cities and it seems to know the speediest exit to ...
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Where to get offline maps for Cairo?

Another answer for OpenStreetMap, but I like OsmAnd~. While less polished than others I find it's more usable in practice than Maps.me, though YMMV. Only trouble is it's a bit of a pain to install - ...
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Yelp/Foursquare for Denmark or how do Danes find shops?

As a Dane (actually living in Odense), I would use Google (including Google Maps) or ask a local of the city I was in. I would search using Danish terms such as "brugte cykler odense" in ...
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Augmented reality app to identify what's around you

This answer was written before Google Goggles was excluded in the question. On Android there is Google Goggles. It lets you take pictures of buildings and landscapes and finds out what those are. I'...
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Real-time Traffic on Google Maps on Android

This is a screenshot form my PC, so I do not expect it to be quite the same on my phone Did you try? On my phone, I get this with the Google maps app, which is quite the same: You can select one of ...
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Japan Map App. How to get around?

I have used MAPS.ME in Japan with good results. You can download the maps for offline use so you don't need data connection while traveling.
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Is it allowed to use custom barcode mobile apps as a boarding pass?

I think your question is flawed because what is important is the content of the barcode itself rather than how that barcode is rendered on your device. In fact, the TSA (in the US) or person at the ...
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Is there a Chinese equivalent for Foursquare/Yelp?

There ... was. Jiepang. Jiepang was the most successful copycat/clone/whatever of Foursquare in the Chinese market. However, it was looking like it needed to pivot earlier this year, as it was being ...
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World map and photo storage

When you say you want to keep them private, does that mean you want them on the web but only visible to you or you want to keep them only on your computer ? I know that Adobe Lightroom does that. ...
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Is it allowed to use custom barcode mobile apps as a boarding pass?

The general rule is that if the airport allows for e-Tickets or mobile boarding passes it's fine. If not, and only paper boarding passes are, scanning the barcode and using your phone can cause some ...
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Where to get offline maps for Cairo?

Yet another great option is the free app HERE WeGo. It allows to download free offline navigation worldwide. It's available for iOS and Android The size of the offline map for Egypt is about 350MB. ...
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Maps mobile app for China with offline feature

I had good experience in China with Maps.Me (no affiliation; that's the name of actual application on Google Play). It is free, open source, and it uses OSM maps. Works offline too. In some remote ...
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How to track buses in China?

It's likely city-dependent at present. For example, the Beijing Bus App for Beijing seems to be scoping to do that and more.
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Last fuel stop before airport

I don't know about the UK, but in the US there are several apps like GasBuddy which specifically list fuel stations. While they're not sufficiently specific to show 'last stop' only, if you simply ...
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Is there a way to get offline maps of China for Windows devices as I have no iPhone or Android?

I'm by no means an expert on China, but the map coverage at Open Street Map seems to be pretty good, at least for the urban areas I checked. I also can't speak to the Great Firewall's preferences, at ...
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What are the benefits to scheduling an Uber Ride ahead of time?

At this point, I think the benefit of scheduling an Uber ride ahead of time is basically, as you said, "I might be busy, don't let me forget to call an Uber." It doesn't look like Uber sends out any ...
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Phone dying when using mobile myTix NJ Transit app - what can be done to protect?

I had trouble once where the American Airlines app updated overnight, and the new version would crash a few seconds after loading. I got around this by taking a screenshot of the boarding pass and ...
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