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English to Tamil Dictionary review

English to Tamil Dictionary is a complete resource app for native Tamil speakers who want to communicate in English or improve their English skills. The app includes tens of thousands of words listed alphabetically that you can scroll through or search directly.

Pros

Personal notes: The detail page for each dictionary entry features a box for personal notes. Here you can record anything that helps you put the word or definition in context, or anything else you'd like to remember about the entry in question.

Two-way definitions: The main function of the English to Tamil dictionary is to define … Read more

English Hindi Dictionary Free review

English Hindi Dictionary Free is a resource for Hindi speakers who want to get quick definitions of English terms and put them in context. Search quickly through the thousands of English words and phrases, and then view their definitions in Hindi along with an example of usage in a sentence.

Pros

Efficient interface: This dictionary is laid out perfectly to facilitate the quick look-up of words and related terms. When you type a word, or even part of a word, into the search box, a list of all dictionary entries that begin with the letters you entered shows up. You … Read more

English - Urdu Dictionary Free review

English - Urdu Dictionary Free is a resource app that contains thousands of English words and phrases and their Urdu translations. Search for nearly any common word or phrase and immediately see the Urdu translation and part of speech on another screen.

Pros

Intuitive interface: All of the features of this app are clearly available right from the attractive home screen. The pleasant color scheme of the app and the straightforward controls make for a very positive user experience.

Offline access: Since this app downloads all data onto your device, you can access translations any time, whether you're connected … Read more

Google Translate review

Google Translate provides access to instant translations to and from dozens of languages, so you'll always have a way to communicate. No matter where you are in the world or who you're trying to talk to, this handy app will ensure you get the information you need.

The main screen of Google Translate features boxes at the top of the screen that you can tap to select the language of origin and the one you'd like to translate into. Just select the languages from the list that pops up, and then type, write, or paste the text … Read more

Google Translate review

One of the most accessible translating apps currently available on Android, Google Translate does a great job at translating individual words but stumbles often when it comes to sentences, especially longer ones. Still, it remains a highly convenient real-time translator with support for all the major languages of the globe and great features like speech and camera translation, as well as offline support.

Google Translate comes with a polished, streamlined interface that's a pleasure to use. The real-time conversion means that if you don't get a word right, you can quickly try a synonym. But that won't … Read more

Cambly - English Teacher review

Cambly - English Teacher gives you access to native-speaking English tutors, so you can practice conversation and develop your skills. Now you can chat in English anytime from your phone just by logging in to this app, although only the first five minutes of conversation are free. After that, you'll have to pay to converse with a tutor.

To begin using Cambly - English Teacher, you have to log in, either through Facebook or by creating an account with your e-mail address. We did receive an error message while setting up the account, although it was inaccurate and the … Read more

Crave Ep. 149: Is that a drum in your pants or...?

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This week on Crave, we're staking out Santa with the Santa Stakeout Kit from OpticsPlanet. We try to say a tongue twister that MIT researchers say is the trickiest of all time. And now you can play your pants like an instrument with DrumPants! Yep, it's an orchestra in your pants. All that and more on this week's Crave show. Read more

Review: Puzzle & Dragons is a seamless combination of popular game genres

Puzzle & Dragons, long a major hit overseas, is a fantastic combination of puzzle solving and dungeon crawling for the iPhone, and an extremely addictive experience. The game merges a number of diverse gameplay elements, and while the app, itself, suffers from some issues in setup and the interface is a bit dry, the game is extremely addictive.

After installation, Puzzle & Dragons will run through more than 300 updates that can take up to ten minutes, so be sure you are on a Wi-Fi connection the first time you play. After initial setup, it runs fairly smoothly without any … Read more

Crave Ep. 147: 3D-print yourself with Shapify

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This week on Crave, we check out the latest in robot cattle technology, so giddy up! Learn how to 3D print your very own selfie action figure with Shapify.me, and the Nintendo cartridge flask gives new meaning to "drinking game." Read more

Smile for the dictionary: 'Selfie' is 2013 word of the year

When the word nerds (a term of endearment, I swear) at the Oxford English Dictionaries sat down to consider which word commanded enough prominence during the course of 2013 to be named the official word of the year, the choice was obvious.

In an unusual unanimous decision, the group awarded the honor to two syllables which, when combined in a particular order, best describe the paradoxical nexus of narcissism and shared social experience known as the "selfie."… Read more