Sonico’s iTranslate is great for quickly converting text to other languages while on the go, but it’s less handy for actually holding a conversation with someone speaking a different tongue. Thankfully, the developer has just refreshed its companion app, which harnesses the power of voice as well. The all-new iTranslate Voice 2 has been updated stem to stern for iOS 7, headlined by universal support that allows it to run natively on the iPad for the first time. Unlike other apps touting so-called iOS 7 improvements, this major update actually delivers them on at least two fronts.
Knowing more than one language not only gives you a better understanding of the world around you, but it can also open up new job opportunities, make travel easier, and help you improve your thinking skills. The creators of Duolingo seem to think so too, which is why they've created an app counterpart to the website – newly compatible with iPad alongside iPhone and iPod touch – that makes it incredibly easy to teach yourself a new language at any time.
New iPhone rumors seem to be at a fever pitch this month, especially with the rumored September 12 Apple media event now three weeks away. While we're going to wait for Apple to make it official, it seems the carrier leaks have begun, with at least one German provider mentioning a new iPhone in an email to customers today. Looking for some stories with a little more meat on their bones? Then keep reading our recap for this Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
Travel, travel, travel, it's what we're starting to think about now that summer is on our calendars. And just by sheer luck, there happen to be a lot of great travel related apps out there on sale this weekend. It's almost like the App Store is telling you to get out there and have some summer fun.
We're based in the United States, so we can be pretty America-centric here. But that doesn't mean we've lost sight of how everything is global and we decided to put this week's focus on some big price drops that fall outside the usual USA parameters.