Microsoft's Bing Translator App Updated for Windows Phone
Microsoft today made a new version of its Windows Phone Bing Translator application available in the Marketplace. The new version of the app lets WP7 owners use the camera on their device to take pictures of text and have it translated to their own language. The app can translate speech on the fly between two languages. The application also supports offline translations with the use of language packs that can be downloaded and installed ahead of time. The application, which is free, supports more than 30 languages around the globe.
Microsoft Bringing Maps to Windows 10 Phones, Too
Microsoft today said the Universal Maps app for the Windows 10 platform is now available to phones running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Device owners can download the Universal app via the Windows Insider program.
Google Translate Gains 'Tap to Translate'
Google has updated its Google Translate app for Android and iOS mobile devices with a handful of new features. A tool called Tap to Translate in the Android app makes it simpler to translate text on the go.
Bing for iPhone Let's You Search via Pictures
Microsoft has updated its Bing search application for the iPhone and added the ability to search for images captured by the camera. The tool, similar to Google Goggles, lets users take a picture and then use the picture to perform a search.
Microsoft Unleashes a Flurry Of Apps for Android Wear, Apple Watch
Microsoft has made available a handful of apps for wearables running Google's Android Wear and Apple's WatchOS. First, Microsoft has ported Outlook to the Apple Watch.
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