Google Awakens the Force With Star Wars Themes for Apps, Includes Gmail and Maps

Because there was not already an over saturation of Star Wars crap for you to buy in stores, Google has launched Star Wars themes for your apps, just in case you needed more Force in your life. If you have a Google account, and use it for Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, and other Google services, you can experience what the Light or Dark side have to offer their users.

To start, you will need to choose a side – Light or Dark. Once a side is chosen, you will begin to see Star Wars themes throughout many of Google’s applications, whether it is on an Android device or desktop computer. For example, I chose the Dark side, opened my Gmail, and I was greeted with a darkly colored Empire theme. In addition, if you open Google Maps, find your home, you should see a Death Star.  (more…)

You Can Now Translate Languages Inside of Apps Thanks to Google Translate Update

Thanks to an update for Google Translate, users running Android 6.0 Marshmallow can now translate text from within applications. Previously, all translations would need to be done from within the dedicated Translate app, but now, apps that often feature languages other than English, such as LinkedIn and WhatsApp, can now be translated seamlessly.  (more…)

Google Translate Update Brings Instant Image Translation With Word Lens, Easier Real-Time Conversations

Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that Google Translate would soon receive a massive update to include an easier real-time conversation mode, but also real-time, instant translation of signs or menus or other printed or plastered text, thanks to Word Lens. Well, that update has now been announced by Google.  (more…)

Google Translate to Receive Update, Real Time Automatic Voice Translation Incoming

According to a report out of The New York Times, Google will soon push an update to Google Translate, a service which currently sees 500 million active users every month. In the update, which is expected soon, the Google Translate app will be able to listen to any supported spoken language, then automatically translate the language in real time to whichever language you desire. Again, that is if the language is supported.  (more…)

Google Opens Up App Translation Service to All Developers, Translating Full Apps Made Easy

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Google introduced the App Translation Service back at Google I/O, at which point a small amount of Android app developers were allowed to enter a pilot program. Apparently, the service has been a huge success, so Google has decided to open the service to all Android developers everywhere. This service allows for applications to be translated in a variety of languages, which will allow the developer to then market their app to a broader audience.  (more…)

Chrome Beta for Android Updated, Brings Google Translate and Bandwidth Management Settings

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Today, Google’s Chrome Beta for Android received a most impressive update through the Play store. Included is the addition of Google Translate, allowing users to instantly translate full webpages to their native tongue, as well as options for controlling and limiting bandwidth consumption through the browser’s settings.  (more…)