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Google Mobile has released its latest Google Translate app for Android with a fascinating Conversation feature. The app is now able to translate spoken words into another language and speak the translated words back to the user. The Conversation mode currently supports 14 languages including English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Czech, Turkish, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, and Polish. It is for sure a dream app for a travel lover like me!
It’s easy to use Google Translate in Conversation mode, just speak into your phone’s microphone and the app will translate what you’ve said and speak the translation out loud from the phone’s speaker. If there’s another person who is speaking the foreign language is beside you, the person can then reply in their language and Conversation Mode will translate what they said and read it back to you. Totally awesome!
It’s simply because you can play PacMan at www.google.com on your Nokia N900. :D
Happy 30th Birthday to PacMan!
Wish you have a great weekend!
It’s been a long time since this blog got its Google PageRank 5. It should be around 2 years back if my memory serves me right.
In fact, I realized the recent update of Google PageRank about two weeks ago and was quite happy with it. I have not been sold text links anymore since the last PageRank (PR) drop, so I suppose this is the reward from Google to me for doing so.
Google PR of a website goes up and down depending on how Google judges it, therefore I’m not so particular with it. Nevertheless, it does have a significant effect to how the website is ranking in the Google search result.
This is how Wikipedia explains about Google PageRank :-
Google assigns a numeric weighting from 0-10 for each webpage on the Internet; this PageRank denotes a site’s importance in the eyes of Google. The PageRank is derived from a theoretical probability value on a logarithmic scale like the Richter Scale.
I usually use this PageRank Checker to double check the PR in addition to the PR showing on my Google toolbar. This PageRank Checker will query more than 20 Google servers across the world in order to show more accurate result.
By the way, I’ll be posting some reviews of Nokia N900 and two WordPress related books that has been long overdue. So, stay tuned! :)
Did you see it coming? I would say this is the most anticipated product that I have been waiting for in these few years. This piece of exciting news just arrived after 10 months since Google Chrome Web Browser was released last year.
Most of the Operating System (OS) we are using today were designed and development prior to the Internet era. Google Development Team realizes this and is aiming to produce an OS for people who are relying on the web (Btw, who doesn’t?). Besides, they are also smart enough to sense that netbook is the new trend right now. Therefore, Google Chrome Operating System is designed for the web and will be initially used on netbook.
Below are some highlights of Google Chrome Operating System :-
- Open source – Like many of the Unix-based OS, it offers accessibility to its source code
- Lightweight – Less complicated, fast and easy to use
- Runs on x86 Computer Architecture – Meaning it runs on the same PC you are running Windows, Mac, Linux, etc, as well
- Secure – The security architecture of the OS was completely redesigned so that it’s virus, malware and security update free
The OS is scheduled to be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. I just can’t wait to see it!
More FAQ about the OS.
It’s Gmail’s 5th birthday today!
I can’t believe I’ve been using Gmail for 5 years already. I still remember the time when Gmail first launched, it was opened via invitation only. Each email account can only invite another 50 users, then the limit soon raised to 100 and at the end this awesome free service was open for everyone to use.
I love Gmail and I can’t live without it, you wanna know why?
- Gmail is fast. Less page refresh is required.
- Gmail allows personalization through Gmail Labs.
- Gmail is smart. I love the way how it treats all emails with same subject title as conversations. I’ve already said goodbye to messy inbox since 5 years ago.
- Gmail’s storage is increasing every second. It simply means Gmail grows together with you.
- Gmail saves tons of my time. There are so many things I can do with it and I don’t even have to leave my browser, such as viewing all sorts of attachments, checking my schedule, chatting, etc.
I hope they keep improving Gmail in term of its features and security. Also, I hope Gmail will soon jump out from its beta version as I can’t believe it’s still in beta version after 5 years. Haha…
Keep up the good work, Gmail Team!
Happy birthday, Gmail!
It seems that the second Google Pagerank Update happened just right after April Fool day. Some of my websites including this one still remain the same Pagerank but there are some increment in others, which can be considered as good news.
How’s your website? Hope you have good news too.
You may use this Pagerank Checker to check the latest Pagerank.
You can even show off your Pagerank on your website using the Pagerank button created by the website.