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Google Translate for Android takes language skills offline

A new version of Google Translate for Android for devices running version 2.1 and later includes offline translation functionality. Just make sure your device has enough storage to hold your expanded vocabulary.


18 awesome news, reference and factoid websites

Sometimes the most obscure websites are the ones that deliver the most. We give you are favorite web destinations for learning about the vagaries of life.

Latest Google Maps views take you to the top of the mountain

Google Maps on Monday released images from four expeditions taken to some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro.

Researcher: Hackers can cause traffic jams by manipulating real-time traffic data

Hackers can influence real-time traffic-flow-analysis systems to make people drive into traffic jams or to keep roads clear in areas where a lot of people use Google or Waze navigation systems, a German researcher demonstrated at BlackHat Europe.

10 essential Windows 8 travel apps

The Windows 8 app ecosystem may not be fully fleshed out, but these 10 travel apps can transform your tablet into a crucial carry-on tool. Don't leave home without 'em!

App Spotlight: Airport Guide helps you find your way

Though not the sexiest travel app, it can help you navigate terminals, find parking and ground transportation, and more.

Splashtop comes to Ubuntu Linux with a speedy remote desktop option

Linux users could see as much as a 10x performance boost over traditional VNC solutions, Splashtop says.

Google Maps Expands Transit Info

The new version of Google Maps for Android includes public transport information for almost 500 cities around the world.

10 Great Apps for the London 2012 Olympics: Bask in the Glory of Sport

Use these apps to follow your favorite athlete, get quick results, socially network about the Olympics, play games, or even look up rules for obscure sports.


10 Great Android and iOS Travel Apps

Whether at home or abroad, using your smartphone or tablet can make any vacation better. Here are ten travel apps that will help you smooth out preparations for your next trip.


Google Expands Indoor Maps Selection

The map app that includes public sites has broadened its resources to include a number of venues in the UK.

The Best Free Stuff of 2012: Alphabetical List

Here's the complete list of all 59 programs, mobile apps, and Web services in our 17th annual roundup of the best free stuff available online.


The 12 Best Free Mobile Apps for Commuters, 2012 Edition

With Waze, NextBus, WeatherBug, and other no-cost phone apps, you can avoid traffic jams or make the most of your time on public transit.

The 5 Best Free Travel Tools, Apps, and Services of 2012

If you're constantly on the go, use TripIt, Hotspotr, and other free tools to reduce travel hassles.


Skype App for Windows Phone Released

Internet telephony provider Skype released its app for the Windows Phone operating system on Sunday with support for 18 languages.