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Here's a reminder of just how great technology is: Worldictionary is the kind of translation tool that would have seemed mystical years ago.
All the user has to do is point their iPhone's camera at a word and Worldictionary defines and translates it. There's no need to type in words. An internet connection is required but otherwise, it's pretty seamless.
The app recognizes 22 languages, including Traditional Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish and Spanish. In each case, results promise to be instant and accurate. Live translation isn't the only option either, with it possible to take a photo for later reference, such as when an internet connection is available.
Google, Wikipedia and YouTube search functionality is available for definitions and it's always possible to check the translation history at a later date.
Worldictionary should prove to be a great assistant for regular travellers.
It's out now, priced at $3.99.
Infinaut Technologies has released its 3.0.0 update for guitar instruction app, Guitar Companion. The update includes the addition of various features including a metronome with four rhythm choices, drum packs (including rock, blues, jazz, and more), alternate chord fingering, custom skins, an ad-free option, and making the app available in 16 languages. Many of the updated features come from suggestions from users.
Guitar Companion is a tool for both pro and beginner guitarists. It can be a quick reference to the seasoned player or a source of learning for the new player. The app contains a tuner, chord charts (over 1600), and scales (over 150). The simple interface displays a guitar fret board that can manually be strummed to hear chords (or auto strummed for lazy players).
The app is free with in-app purchases including perks like the rhythm packs and removing ads. Check out the video demo of version 3.0.0 of Guitar Companion below.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a huge game. I'm talking massive. Vast, even. With a wealth of content and activities from procedurally generated quests to blacksmithing and enchanting, calling it a little complicated would be an understatement. Each of the side activities can be incredibly involved, but none so much as alchemy. There are a virtual ton of ingredients to combine, each one with four different effects, in order to craft all manner of helpful and hurtful concoctions.
It's a huge list of items to keep track of, which is why we now have the Skyrim Alchemy App. It includes a complete reference guide of all the many, many ingredients as well as their numerous functions. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of it as most of an ingredient's effects are unknown until they're discovered through mixing or ingesting. This way, a player can simply check the app to see what works with what rather than expending precious resources. A recipe book which will allow users to save and load their favorite mixtures is already in the works and should be available in a future update.
With the biggest western RPG of the year (both literally and figuratively) still in its release infancy, having a little extra help with some of the more menial tasks is welcome. With that in mind, Skyrim Alchemy App can be had right now for $0.99.