Google Trans­late Brings Tap to Trans­late, Of­fline Mode, and Word Lens

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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.

of­fline lan­guages.

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. ________________________________

Mi­crosoft­toShutDown Sun­riseAp­ponAu­gust31

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.

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