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Now here’s an app that could save you the embarrassment and frustration that can sometimes result from whipping out the language phrasebook in a foreign country. Instead of stitching together a poorly constructed sentence, or misunderstanding someone else’s message entirely, you can use the Google Translate app to ensure you understand — and are understandable.

Able to translate between 57 different languages, Google Translate can decipher phrases by voice recognition as you speak, or by text as you type. The app can also vocalize your translations, providing you, or whoever you’re trying to communicate with, the opportunity to hear the language spoken. Plus, translations can be displayed in full screen mode, making it easier for others to read, and can even be starred for future reference — even if you’re offline. Let’s take a closer look.
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Your Google account pretty much contains your entire life; you rely on Google services to hold your photos, documents, contacts, calendars, emails, and so much more. In fact, your Google email account also holds the keys to almost every site you register with.

By having access to your Gmail account, an attacker could request a password reset for services like Skype, Facebook, and more. All of these extremely important services are protected by a simple combination of eight letters, numbers, and symbols. If you’re concerned about your Google account security, then you will certainly want to know about Google Authenticator for the iPhone.
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Apple tech blogs have been talking almost ceaselessly about Apple launching a cloud-based music streaming service. Given that they’re the top seller of music on the planet and largely responsible for the digital music revolution, you’d think that Apple would be the company most suited to take on such an endeavor.

So where is it? Is this another mini-iPhone incident where rumor sites are just leading us along without any solid leads that it’s actually going to find out? Let’s explore.
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There are plenty of ways to find out how to get to the destinations you want to visit. Your iPhone includes Google Maps, which works great for finding precise directions, and there are a number of other GPS apps that give you turn-by-turn directions and more. But how are you going to find new restaurants, libraries, doctor offices, and more?

Today, there’s tons of new data being saved daily about places all around you. The problem is just that it’s hard to put all of the info together. You could search on Google or Bing, or check Foursquare and Twitter to see where people are going. The Problem is, this can be time consuming. Localscope is an exciting new app that does the legwork for you and makes it surprisingly easy to find destinations all around you.  Keep reading to find out more.

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Google’s most recent foray into the iOS platform is Google Places (somehow suffixed with “hotpot”), a location-based recommendation app with a web backup.

Google Places is one of Google’s ventures that is aimed at both businesses and consumers. The former being able to increase their exposure and the latter able to make more informed decisions on where they visit. Whilst location-oriented features have been available in Google Maps for a long time, this is one of the first proper offerings in the App Store.

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Earlier this fall Google upgraded their Google Mobile App for the iPhone to include Google Goggles (try saying that ten times fast), a feature that was previously only available to Android users. In a nutshell, Google Goggles allows you to perform Google searches using images taken with your iPhone’s camera. Once you’ve installed the free Google Mobile App, Goggling (I’m not sure if that’s the official term) is as simple as tapping the camera icon to the right of the search bar and snapping a photo of the item in question.

Before you go too camera happy, it’s important to note that only certain types of items are likely to work with Google Goggles. The software is designed to recognize covers of books, DVDs and CDs as well as barcodes and logos. Goggles will also recognize some buildings and landmarks and will do it’s best to pull text from photos and to identify objects.

There’s no denying that Google Goggles looks impressive in a demo, but how well does it work in the real world? I put Google Goggles to the test, with some help from friends in Ottawa, London and Melbourne. The question du jour: is Goggles truly useful or a novelty that soon grows old?

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When Google’s last “iPhone killer,” the Nexus One, fell flat on its face, many predicted that Google would get out of the hardware game and focus on developing Android for handsets made by other companies. However, the king of search is back with an impressive attempt to revive the Nexus line.

Below we’ll answer the one question iPhone owners really want to know: How does the new Nexus S stack up against the iPhone 4? Does it blow away our beloved Apple device or will it be pale in comparison? Let’s take a look!

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Most of us rely on Google Maps and Search to get through the day, and never give the choice much thought. Today we’re going to look at the Bing app for iOS and see if it’s worth switching to a new search engine.

In a world where Google is now used as a verb for searching the web, most wouldn’t consider using any other search engine. That’s why Microsoft surprised the world when it released Bing and now they’ve made it accessible even to Apple’s mobile devices with the Bing iPhone app. There’s no such thing as a perfect search engine, so we’ll take you through the Bing app so you can see what it offers and decide for yourself.

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The default iPhone calendar has remained largely unchanged since the launch of the first iPhone. It’s a solid app that is designed very well, possesses a number of helpful ways to view your calendar, allows you to set reminders and more.

With Calendars for iPhone, you can get the same great functionality with your Google Calendar account. Let’s take a look at the interface and some of the app’s best features.

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As the saying goes, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Then there’s Google Analytics, which lets you track information about visits to your websites. For the most part, the service actually manages to avoid any of the first three categories. Unfortunately, it displays graphs and other information using Flash—making it totally useless on the iPhone, and soon the iPad.

Happily, there’s an API, so iPhone developers have taken it upon themselves to build iPhone applications that draw on Google Analytics. Foremost among these is Analytics App, created by Michael Jensen of Inblosam.

There are a number of Google Analytics apps in the app store, but many of them represent only a limited subset of the data provided by Google. In this review, I’ll look at the data provided by Analytics App as well as its interface. I’ll also give a very brief summary of its competition. Here’s a hint: there isn’t much.

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