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Google updates real-time visual translation with 20 new languages

Google updates real-time visual translation with 20 new languages

Google has announced an update to its Translate app rolling out for both iOS and Android that adds support for over a dozen new languages to its instant visual translation tool. Combined with the seven languages when the feature was first introduced in January, Google Translate is now capable of interpreting visual text in 27 languages, along with translating speech from 32 languages. Thankfully, language packs can be downloaded individually within the apps, which also allows translations to work without an internet connection.

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Boxer email app updates with calendar integration for iOS, Android

Boxer email app updates with calendar integration for iOS, Android

Boxer, one of the better third-party email clients for iOS and Android, has upped its game in trying to take on Outlook and other productivity-filled apps. A set of updates available today for both platforms brings full-fledged calendar support, making event schedules and more just a tap away. Boxer has also taken a unique approach in adding this feature by playing to each platform's strengths. The new calendar features are directly added to the existing iOS app, while on Android it's launching as a separate app.

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Xbox One SmartGlass on Android, iOS get some screenshot love

Xbox One SmartGlass on Android, iOS get some screenshot love

Continuing its embrace of platforms other than its own, Microsoft has just revealed a new feature coming to Android and iOS users. No, it's not Cortana, at least not yet. This one is all about gamers. The already talented Xbox One SmartGlass app on the two rival platforms has just gotten more talented, now able to work with screenshots the same way Windows 10 users are able to, meaning they can now view, share, and even save Xbox One screenshots, right from the convenience of their mobile phone.

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Periscope for iOS updated with “mute” feature

Periscope for iOS updated with “mute” feature

Broadcasting app Periscope has pushed out an update for its iOS app, and among the changes is the ability to mute people you are following. You’ll still be able to see their feeds if you’d like, and you’ll still be following them, but if they broadcast too often you can “mute” their notifications (turn off receiving them), so that push notifications from those users become a thing of the past. This is version 1.1.3, and it is available as of today from the App Store.

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Jewelbots open source wearable teaches girls to code

Jewelbots open source wearable teaches girls to code

I have a ten-year-old daughter so my house is often filled with bracelets of one sort or another that her friends give her or she gives them. A new open source wearable friendship bracelet has debuted called Jewelbots and they are more than just a pretty bracelet for girls to share. Jewelbots are intended to teach girls to code.

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Google Spotlight Stories app debuts on iOS

Google Spotlight Stories app debuts on iOS

Google has had an app for Android users called Spotlight Stories that allows the user to watch short 360-degree animated films that landed in 2013. The app was originally developed for Motorola users before Google purchased Motorola back in 2011. iOS users that like short animated films can now get the app for their iPhone or iPad.

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Meerkat adds GoPro support to its app

Meerkat adds GoPro support to its app

Meerkat, the livestreaming app that was squashed under the weight that is Twitter's own Periscope, has decided to branch beyond mobile devices by adding support for GoPro's HERO action camera. So far the app has support for the HERO3 camera, and in the near future it will also support the newer HERO4 camera. With this, GoPro's legion of users can use their action camera and Meerkat to live stream video footage of their adventures and traipsing from their GoPro camera.

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Frontback app shuts down, front-facing cameras weep

Frontback app shuts down, front-facing cameras weep

The app Frontback is announced to be winding down after two years in service. This app started with an idea, an idea that if you were taking a back-facing photo, you should also be taking a front-facing photo at the same time. Therein you'd have a product that captured not only what you were seeing, but yourself in that environment as well. Today that dream is over - in a social networking sort of sense, at least. Today the Frontback community closes its doors.

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iPhone 7 may look more like iPhone 4 than 6

iPhone 7 may look more like iPhone 4 than 6

Today we're having a peek at the possibility that the iPhone 7 could return to its slightly more retro "4" roots in look and feel. A refined look that worries more about fashionability than it does about falling to the ground, breaking into a million pieces. We're talking about glass on the back of this next iPhone, not just sides that are (once again) flat. In the following patent, Apple speaks about methods and means for cutting into a "highly reflective and smooth surface" on the iPhone.

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Apple Watch sales broken down by shipments, units, and revenue

Apple Watch sales broken down by shipments, units, and revenue

Today we're breaking down all the information available to us on sales of the Apple Watch in the first quarter it's been on the market. While we can pinpoint the exact in-store date and pre-order dates for the device, these dates are irrelevant. Apple and Strategy Analytics have already given us all the information we need to get a basic assessment of the number of units sold as well as a basic outline of how much revenue Apple likely makes per Apple Watch sold.

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Will the iPhone 7 return to its “4” design roots?

Will the iPhone 7 return to its “4” design roots?

This afternoon we're having a peek at a few images of what the iPhone 7 might look like next year. While this year we're almost certainly set to have another "s" release with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, with similar designs to last year's hardware, next year we'll have a seven, and an opportunity for revival. Industrial designer and CAD artist Ivo Maric has a few images he's shared to shed some light on to this potential retro revision, complete with flat edges.

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Microsoft releases Send, a minimal email app for iPhone

Microsoft releases Send, a minimal email app for iPhone

In a time where we've got our hands full with mobile email apps, there are even multiple offering from the same provider, such as the standard Gmail and alternate take "Inbox." Now Microsoft is pulling a similar move, with a lightweight, minimal function email app called Send, hitting the iPhone first. To sum it up in one sentence, Send is a bit of mix between email and instant messaging. It was also previously known as "Flow," an Outlook project that was leaked back in May.

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