Google Translate Brings Tap to Translate, Offline Mode, and Word Lens
Google's endeavor towards learning and understanding different cultures and their accompanying languages has always been something that no other company has ever been able to achieve. Its translation app, Google Translate, is nothing short of a miracle worker and lifesaver, and who knows how many times we've managed to get ourselves out of a tight spot using the app.
Recently, the app just got a whole lot easier, and that's because Google had added some rather magnanimous improvements to the overall app. The first improvement is the new Tap to Translate function for Android, which now allows users to translate text that is sent via a third-party chat app on the same page. This improvement is much needed, as it now negates the need for Android users to copy and paste foreign text between Google Translate and the other apps. Best of all, the new function works for all 103 of Google Translate's languages.
The next improvement is the availability of Offline Mode for iOS. In other words, iPhone users will now be able to download the appropriate language packs from the App Store and get to translating more than 52
You can now translate languages without switching between Google Translate and chat apps.
Last but not least, Google added in the Word Lens function in Chinese. With this addition, users will now be able to instantly read Chinese characters, both simplified and traditional. Huawei recently showcased its fastest indoor 4G speed during the Malaysia Small Cell Industry Summit. The Chinese corporation managed to demonstrate a speed of 1Gbps indoors, a speed that Huawei can currently boast as being the fastest speed provided within an enclosed space.
According to Huawei, indoor networks account for 70 percent of mobile traffic (e.g. chatting on Facebook, texting on your favorite messenger app, etc.). They say that compared to outdoor networks, indoor mobile coverage often performs at less-than-optimal levels.
With Huawei's new digitalized small cell and centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architecture, buildings will be able to ease in more and more users indoors. These new cells can be dynamically split to
XOX and Leopard Mobile Enter into Mobile Alliance
Malaysian mobile service provider, XOX Media Sdn Bhd, recently signed a MoU with Taiwanese mobile company, Leopard Mobile. Through the MoU, both companies will devise cross marketing and bundling programs that would enable Leopard Mobile to promote XOX's next generation mobile communication solutions. “Our initial partnership with South Korean brands proved to be a success, prompting us to explore more Asian content providers and developers that we could partner with. Taiwanese developers are on the forefront of mobile games, in-app advertising and content development,” said Ng Kok Heng, CEO, XOX. ________________________________
WhatsAppLaunches DesktopAppsForMacAnd Windows
If you love having the convenience of WhatsApp Web on your computer, then you'll be happy to know that WhatsApp recently launched a new desktop app for PCs running Window 8 and later, as well as Mac computers running OS X 10.9 and later. Similar to WhatsApp Web, the desktop app essentially mirrors the conversations and messages from your smartphone, except that the desktop version gives you access to better keyboard shortcuts. ________________________________
Come August 31, 2016, Microsoft will officially be shutting down its Sunrise calendar app for good. The app, which Microsoft procured for US$100 million (approx. RM401 million) less than a year ago, was taken off the app stores last month. Its removal came as a surprise to users of the app, with the Sunrise team citing: “We're not able to support and update Sunrise anymore. No new features. No bug fixes. For us, that's the definition of a lousy app and it's not a user experience we want to leave you with.” meet capacity requirement, and new technologies can also be easily upgraded in the future, and it is this new technology that has allowed Huawei to achieve network speeds of up to 1Gbps.
“We look forward to working closely with various stakeholders such as the Malaysian government, industry operators and network integrators, property developers and owners, as well as other industry partners to bring the latest technologies into Malaysia to meet customers' growing demands and stay ahead of evolving trends,” Foo Fang Yong, Vice President of Huawei Malaysia Carrier Business said, as he commented on Huawei's new technology, and how it would help develop and enhance network quality in Malaysia. JUNE 2016 | HWM 97
Zhou Jianjun, President of Southern Pacific Region, Carrier Business, Huawei.