Take a photo, translate text with Google Translate for Android

Google Translate

Google has updated the free Google Translate app for Android, letting you translate text by snapping a photo and then brushing your finger over the text in an image. All you have to do get started is fire up the app, hit the camera button, point your camera at a restaurant menu, business sign, or anything else you want to translate. You’ll need Google Translate 2.5… Read more »

Skype updates apps for Android, iOS

Skype for iPad

Just a few days after launching an official voice and video chat for Windows Phone, Skype has released new apps for Android and iOS. Skype 2.8 for Android is now available from the Google Play Store, while you can grab Skype 4.0 for iPhone or iPad from the App Store. The new Android app features support for video rotation on additional phones and tablets, instant… Read more »

Gmail update brings Android 4.0 features to Android 3.2

Gmail for Android 4.0

Android 4.0 is nice and all, but as of April, 2012 fewer than 3 percent of Android phone and tablet users have the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. So Google is updating some of its core Android apps to bring a taste of Android 4.0 to earlier versions of Android. Gmail 2.3.6 hit the Google Play Store today, and it adds the following… Read more »

Google Voice can now work as visual voicemail in Android 4.0

Google Voice

Google has released an updated version of the Google Voice app for Android. The key change is that Google Voice now supports direct integration with your phone apps in Android 4.0, allowing you to access your Google Voice messages directly from the phone dialer. In other words, you no longer have to use separate apps for making calls and accessing your voicemail. Instead, when you… Read more »

Google Chrome browser now available for Android 4.0 and up

Google Chrome beta for Android

The default web browser on Android phones and tablets uses the same WebKit rendering engine as the Google Chrome web browser for desktop and laptop computers. But it’s not Chrome. But today Google has launched the first version of Chrome for Android. It looks like the desktop version of Chrome and features the same omnibox that lets you enter a URL or a search query — with… Read more »

Skype 2.6 for Android lets you send photos, videos

Skype 2.6

Skype for Android lets you make voice or video calls or send instant messages. Now you can also use it to send files including photos or pre-recorded videos over the internet. To get the new file-sending feature, you just need to grab the free Skype 2.6 app from the Android Market. File-sending is available over WiFi or 3G connections and the service is free –… Read more »

Dolphin Browser 7 for Android adds synchronization

Dolphin Browser HD 7.0

The developers behind the popular Dolphin web browser for mobile devices have released version 7.0 for Android. The key new feature is a cloud synchronization option that lets you sync your bookmarks, gestures, and other preferences across all your phones and tablets. The new service is called Dolphin Connect and right now it only supports Android — but support for the Dolphin Browser for iPhone… Read more »

Nimbuzz launches PC app — lets you make free voice, video calls to phones

Nimbuzz for Mac

Nimbuzz offers mobile apps that let you chat with or make free calls to other Nimbuzz users, or cheap calls to phone numbers. The iPhone app supports video calls, while you can also make voice-only calls from the Nimbuzz Android and Symbian apps. Now the company has also  launched a PC app for Mac or Windows which means you can place a call from a desktop… Read more »