Receive an instant translation taken photos with your phone

google-translate-instant-translateGood news for us, now Google Translate can translate all words from an image using your smartphone camera.

To do this you need to have installed the Google Translate application from Play Store and Apple Store to have an internet connection. Now it is simple to read unknown words from a restaurant menu, or traffic indicators or other else documents or outdoor prints. While using the Translate app, just point your camera at a sign or text and you’ll see the translated text overlaid on your screen.

The instant translate feature of Google Translate app for smartphone is now available in 36 languages.

See below an example of how to do that.

Kii Keyboard 1.0 can change the look of Android keyboard

Kii Keyboard 1.0 can change the look of Android keyboard

kii-keyboard-androidKii dev recently launched a new application named Kii Keyboard, which is capable to change the look of keyboard for your Android device.

Kii Keyboard support 34 languages and is available for free in Android Market. According with developer, the application is in beta testing period, so we will have all application features free, and after this period some of them are available for a fee.

Main features:

  • Accurate and smart keyboard predictions
  • Extra number key row
  • Extra arrow key row
  • Swiftkey like next word prediction
  • Gesture keyboard control
  • Swype like gesture input
  • Thumb Keyboard like split keyboard layouts
  • Support iOS6 emoji input
  • 8 build-in HD themes
  • Support a variety of themes: Go Keyboard, Better Keyboard, Themeshop Keyboard themes
  • Font and color customization
  • Use any pictures as keyboard background
  • True Multi-touch keyboard
  • Jelly Bean 4.2 keyboard

[app]com.zl.inputmethod.latin[/app]

How to increase the Dropbox storage with 500MB in 2 minutes

How to increase the Dropbox storage with 500MB in 2 minutes

Daily I use Dropbox on the smartphone and the laptop and there are times when I look back and smile remembering that for every phone in hand had to have a data transfer cable to transfer the photos taken by camera to phone or to copy ringtones from computer to phone. And I’m sure you remember, we’ve all been there sooner or later.

Well, a few years old since the Cloud service is the power (each considered as like), occurred all sorts of online file hosting services, and each such service differentiate the facilities offered or by space available for hosting. From my point of view, by far the most complete work of this kind is Dropbox.

Those who do not have an account on the Dropbox can come here and they can make an account and receive 2GB of storage space, and then the application below you can add more 500MB for storage.

Those who already have a Dropbox account and want to increase their hosting space probably know recommending Dropbox service can increase the initial space of 2GB. For each referral that ends with an account you invite friends, get 250MB extra so you can go to have a 5GB online space available and maximum 8GB for the free Dropbox account.

Dropbox features:

  • Always have your stuff with you, no matter where you are;
  • Save photos and videos to your Dropbox;
  • Share your photos and docs with family and friends;
  • Save email attachments straight to your Dropbox;
  • Easily edit docs in your Dropbox.

Today, I tell you a trick to you can also add additional 500MB space. It’s simple! Dropbox working on a beta version 2.0.9 , and offers a 500MB space test with the simple condition, to enable the “Turn on Camera Upload” to take a photo with your phone and to upload them in to the dropbox account.

You can download the version 2.0.9 of Dropbox application from here.

Tell us if you received the 500MB.

Also you can share any type of files, photos, ringtones, docs and videos.

[app]com.dropbox.android[/app]

Find out if you’re spying on smartphone with Carrier IQ Finder

Find out if you’re spying on smartphone with Carrier IQ Finder

First I want to be sure you know what is Carrier IQ. Carrier IQ is a new analytics company that scan in your device if exist an software that runs in background without your knowing.

Bitdefender carrier IQ Finder is a new application for Android devices that allow users to know if their phone is being monitored.

So far, those from HTC have had problems, some of their Android handsets were found positive with Carrier IQ. Also, some old version of Apple devices showed traces of application-spy.

The Bitdefender Carrier IQ Finder has only 83 KB and can be installed by all users who have installed a version of Android 2.1 or later. You can download for free this application from Android Market.

If the report is green means that there is no problem, and if red means that your phone is spying. If your result is negative (red), please leave a comment with the name of your smartphone and your carrier.

If you want to download this app scan the QR code.

 

Halloween Themed Apps: Wallpapers, Games and Widgets

Halloween Themed Apps: Wallpapers, Games and Widgets

One of the most expected days of the entire year is getting closer and closer, and we need to get prepared right? Yes, we’re talking about the Halloween, that day of the year when gaggles of kids took to the streets by themselves, but the adults are also enjoying it, sometimes more than the kids.

That’s why we thought about preparing some great apps and wallpapers, so that you can fully enjoy the holiday spirit with some creepy and funny Halloween themed apps from the Android Market. We selected just a few to present you, but there’s more than just these on the Market.

Now, let’s begin with the Sliceween game which is a funny physics game where your goal is to get the bat and to into the house, but to do that you’ll have to slice everything that stops you from your way to victory using bars, bricks, spiders, teleporters and some other stuff. Sliceween features 4 different worlds with 80 levels.

The second on our list is the Halloween Clock which is a really cool widget, just perfect for you Android device. It has a festive Halloween theme, and features a little witch called Andy, brewing away in his cauldron. Pretty cool huh? More than that, the widget uses 3D graphics, features a great amount of details and it’s highly customizable.

The Haunted House HD is a cool live wallpaper that allows you to travel not only inside, but also around the outside of a haunted house, bypassing the candle-lit pumpkins and you can customize the mailbox with your own name. This widget offers you the possibility to customize most of the things from the scene, choose your own personal pumpkins and you can decorate your haunted Halloween house.

We will be more than glad to find out what’s your favourite apps for the Halloween holiday, so don’t hesitate to share all your favourite apps and wallpapers with us!

Goggle+ for Android receives a bug fix update

Goggle+ for Android receives a bug fix update

Here are some good news regarding Google+ for Android, the new social network has just been updated and brings a few improvements and bug fixes.

This update comes a few time after several issues have been addressed regarding the installation on some devices, as well for the notification reliability for Messenger, and the starting hangouts from phone. Also some users complained about a problem with the 3G and WiFi recognition.

Goggle+ for Android features circles, so you can share all the things you like with your friends, a stream where you can receive updates from your circles and see what people are sharing and saying, an Instant Upload that automatically uploads videos and photos to your private Google+ album, and also the Messenger which is a super-fast messaging for everyone in your circles.

In order to get the latest version of Google+ for Android you can head to the Android Market, and enjoy the new version with a better app stability and new translation support.

[app]com.google.android.apps.plus[/app]

Hulu Android app now available for ten Android devices

Hulu Android app now available for ten Android devices

A few weeks ago, Hulu has released itS app in the Android Market, but at that time it was only compatible for a few Android devices. But things have changed now, and the guys from Hulu are trying day by day to bring this great app to more Android smartphones.

At launch, the app would work with the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix smartphones. Recently they have announced four Android phones, all of them HTC: HTC EVO 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, T-Mobile’s myTouch 4G, T-Mobile’s G2. So, until this moment there’s a total of ten compatible phones for the Hulu app, which offers you the possibility of watching TV shows and movies on the go.

If you’re interested in the Hulu app, you can hit the Android Market and download it from there, and you should know you’ll need a Hulu Plus subscription to use it. There’s also the possibility to sign up for a free one-week trial, or for a month if you use an .edu email address. If the trial has convinced you, the Hulu Plus offers a lot of goodies including:

  • Watch all TV episodes available from Hulu
  • Watch full series runs or back seasons of classic shows like The X-Files, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Law and Order
  • Search and browse for shows and videos and manage your queue directly from your supported Android device
  • Watch movies from Miramax and the Criterion Collection, including Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Breathless, Modern Times and hundreds more
  • Resume play from where you left off on other Hulu Plus devices, including your computer and select mobile phones, tablets, internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players
  • Watch over WiFi, 3G and 4G

Swype 3.0 Beta released and ready for Honeycomb

Swype 3.0 Beta released and ready for Honeycomb

Swype has just released the Swype 3.0 Beta for the Android platform and it brings a lot of new features and improvements. Some of the major improvements are the Tap Correction and Horizontal Word Choice List.

The improvements are about offering a better support for Android tablets, as well as a simplified registration process, and a new method of choosing words, this time in a horizontal menu, not as you were used withthe popup. This version also brings Honeycomb support. The Tap Correction allows you to swype or type the words without being necessary to change any settings, and offers you a few options like the word suggestions and auto correction while typing. The Horizontal Word Choice List is available that displays more word suggestions, instead of vertical popup word choice option.

The complete list of features and improvements is shown below:

  • Swype v3 introduces two major new features: Tap Correction and Horizontal Word Choice List
  • The Tap Correction utilizes many of the concepts that make swyping so accurate. Go from typing to swyping and back in a very easy and simple way.
  • The Horizontal Word Choice List replaces the usual popup word choice window, offering an experience more in-line with evolving Android standards. It also makes dictionary control and word selection faster and easier.
  • Swype v3 is available for devices with HVGA, WVGA, FWVGA, QVGA, WQVGA, WSVGA, qHD screen sizes
  • Brings a special Honeycomb-only WXGA version for Android tablets, with features like “moveable keyboard” that you won’t find anywhere else!
  • Check out which languages are supported on your device, check the language and resolution table
  • Improved licensing: Swype will no longer be disabled after a reboot on some devices; added support for devices that don’t have a cellular radio (wifi-only tablets); no more license failures for CDMA devices in airplane mode.
  • A simplified registration by allowing users to authenticate their email address through the installer
  • Download Swype v3 to explore what the next generation of Swype has to offer and many other improvements
  • Limited End User Support
  • If your phone came pre-installed with Swype, DO NOT download this beta (it won’t work)

Swype 3.0 Beta adds support for the new Android 2.3 devices and comes with a few bug fixes. Also you have to know that the beta version would not work if your phone came pre-installed with Swype. This new beta version also comes with minor compatibility updates, behavior changes, and feature updates that makes it faster and smoother than the last version.

So, check out the demo of Swype 3.0 Beta from the Swype YouTube channel:

If the Swype is something new for you, you can go and register on their page with your e-mail id and the download link would be sent to you by e-mail. After you open the link from your phone, you can download the Swype installer and install it. You only have to select the language and download Swype. Also, if you already use Swype, don’t forget to uninstall the current version of Swype and use the installer to log in and download the new version.

[Via androidpolice]

Facebook v1.5.4 available for Android devices. Brings a few bug fixes

Facebook v1.5.4 available for Android devices. Brings a few bug fixes

Facebook for Android has just been updated to version V1.5.4. after just a week ago when it was updated to version 1.5.3.

This new 1.5.4 update version for the Android’s Facebook comes with a few bug fixes in addition to the last 1.5.3 version. The last 1.5.3 version of Facebook enabled friend tagging in status updates, but beside this new great feature it also came with one unwanted feature, because the app crashes requiring users to force close nearly every time Facebook is launched. This problem led to a backlash in the Android Market ratings, which drew attention of the Facebook team and they imediately started to fix it.

The new released version will work flawlessly, so don’t wait anymore and hit the Android Market to grab it.

Google Docs Android App now available

conversionGood news for all of you Android fans! We all know that everyday we’re stuck on our mobile phones looking to access information, maybe to email or just web browsing. Well, Google has just released the Google Docs app for Android, that will help you do all of these things, and to easily access, edit and share content.

Google Docs app for Android will help you filter and search for your content across any Google account, and then you can jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors. The Google Docs app also allows you to easily share items with your friends, right from within the app.

The Google Docs app for Android will allow you to:

– Edits to your documents appear to collaborators in seconds
– Make quick changes to spreadsheets
– View your documents, PDFs, images and more.
– Upload and convert files to the Google Docs format
– Take a photo of printed text and convert it to a Google document

The search and collections functions allows you to find particular documents, and the home screen widget offers you quick access to starred documents, initiating a photo upload, or starting a new document. The most important feature of this app is the integration of OCR (Optical Character Recognition), because you can now take a picture with your phone’s camera, and have it translated to a Google document using optical character recognition. Create a new ‘Document from Photo’ or you can select the camera icon from the widget, and next your converted document will appear in your documents list. You can also convert photos already stored on your phone by sharing them with the Google Docs app.

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The Google Docs app works for smartphones with Android 2.1 and above. It is available for download at the Android Market, or you can scan the QR code below.

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