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Chrome 26 arrives with spell checking improvements, multiple-user desktop shortcuts on Windows, and more

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Google on Tuesday released Chrome version 26 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new version features “Ask Google for suggestions” spell checking feature improvements, desktop shortcuts for multiple users (profiles) on Windows, and an asynchronous DNS resolver on Mac and Linux. You can update to the latest release now using...
Chrome 26 arrives with spell checking improvements, multiple-user desktop shortcuts on Windows, and more

Ginger Software Brings Its Proofreading Keyboard To Android To Let You Fix Typos & Grammar In Any App

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Ginger Software is on a mission to become the go-to spell-checking tool for Android. This week, the Israeli makers of natural language technology designed to help native and ESL speakers better express themselves, released its latest free mobile app for Android, called the “Ginger Keyboard.” Simply put, the Keyboard is...
Ginger Software Brings Its Proofreading Keyboard To Android To Let You Fix Typos & Grammar In Any App
'GIF' is the Oxford University Press word of the year in the US

Unboxing meets Pinterest meets the iPad

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Unboxing won't supplant foodspotting, planking or other activities shared online, but the term `unboxing' will enter respected dictionaries in the very near future. [Read more]...
Unboxing meets Pinterest meets the iPad

Dictionaries, Grammar & Feeds: A Rules-Based Keyword Generation Approach For PPC

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This article presents a rules-based approach for Keyword Generation using Dictionaries, Grammar, and Feeds. Essentially, Dictionaries define the various groups of words that are relevant to an account. Grammar defines how to combine them. Feeds define the data that may be changing regularly, like... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
Dictionaries, Grammar & Feeds: A Rules-Based Keyword Generation Approach For PPC

10 Simple Google Search Tricks

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I’m always amazed that more people don’t know the little tricks you can use to get more out of a simple Google search. Here are 10 of my favorites. Use the “site:” operator to limit searches to a particular site. I use this one all the time, and it’s particularly...
10 Simple Google Search Tricks

Twitter has provided 5M corrections and 100M suggestions with new search features

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According to Twitter, its recently launched spelling correction and related queries feature for search has provided serious value since its launch in late April. It says within two weeks of release, it has provided 5 million spelling corrections and 100 million suggested search queries. Search has been a huge pain-point...
Twitter has provided 5M corrections and 100M suggestions with new search features
Google launches 'Google Keyboard' to bring Nexus touch typing experience to all Android 4.0+ devices
Why you should take hacked sites' password assurances with a grain of salt

Swype gets backup and sync features to take your personalized keyboard cross-platform

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You know Swype, right? The innovative mobile keyboard app that lets to spell out words by simply sliding their finger? Well, an interesting update has been announced, one that will see your personalized Swype-powered dictionary made available cross platform, through new backup and sync features. Nuance Communications, the company behind...
Swype gets backup and sync features to take your personalized keyboard cross-platform
Firefox Marketplace available for early testing via Mozilla's Aurora Android browser

Entire Android Line-Up Can Now Download Google Keyboard

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The highly regarded Google keyboard, gesture typing and all, is finally coming to the entire Android line-up by way of the Google Play store.  Previously only available on the Nexus line, Google's keyboard was sorely missed by consumers that opted to purchase other Android devices, like Samsung or HTC...
Entire Android Line-Up Can Now Download Google Keyboard
Nudge Makes Workplaces Healthier Through Gamification

Scrabble Rules Change Will Allow Proper Nouns

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Scrabble Rules Change Will Allow Proper Nouns is a post from Chris PirilloScrabble was first introduced back in 1938. I am appalled by the recent announcement that the game will be changing the rules when the newest edition is released this summer. You cannot have a game for 72 years...
Scrabble Rules Change Will Allow Proper Nouns

Klingons to invade Bing translator, BIjeghbe'chugh vaj bIHegh!

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Though some may look down on Star Trek's fictional Klingon language and invoke the infamous phrase uttered by William Shatner -- "Get a life!" -- Microsoft's Bing translation team doesn't see it that way at all. As part of a marketing join-up with Paramount Pictures, the service will be...
Klingons to invade Bing translator, BIjeghbe'chugh vaj bIHegh!

Sesame Street hits CES with augmented reality app for kids, we go hands-on (video)

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At this year's CES, Qualcomm's got a big show -- but not all of it has to do with bleeding-edge performance and kick-awesome graphics. In fact, the San Diego company has a bit of a family side. It's partnering with Sesame Street to highlight its Vuforia platform, an Augmented...
Sesame Street hits CES with augmented reality app for kids, we go hands-on (video)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 up for $130 pre-order at J&R

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We first caught sight of Sony's latest reader when it mysteriously swung past the FCC, but now the PRS-T2 has arrived to spill the beans at Park Row's most famous resident. J&R's pre-order page reveals that the 6-inch touchscreen WiFi-only device is packing a 800 x 600 E-Ink display,...
Sony Reader PRS-T2 up for $130 pre-order at J&R
SwiftKey 3 keyboard for Android exits beta

Google is acquiring Frommer's Travel Guides from publisher John

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Google is buying the 55-year-old Frommer’s Travel Guides from publisher John Wiley & Sons for an undisclosed sum. The business has been up for sale since the spring. The Wall Street Journal reports: The deal is expected to close shortly. Google hasn’t yet decided whether the Frommer’s guidebooks will continue...
Google is acquiring Frommer's Travel Guides from publisher John

Apple needs to redefine itself, but that shouldn't take long

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We know that Apple can be OCD-ish about dictionaries at times, but is any brave Cupertino intern ready to step up and run the gauntlet? Apple's definition of itself in its own Dictionary application is looking dusty, while all it really needs is a quick mention the company's latest...
Apple needs to redefine itself, but that shouldn't take long

Booting Up: Is Facebook Serving Users, or Stiffing Brands?

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Facebook says: Vote vote vote, like a baby stoat. (Photo: Cute Overload) Brands are seeing clickthroughs from Facebook drop precipitously–just as the social network debuts the moneymaking Promoted Posts. Facebook, on the other hand, maintains its merely trying to keep from clogging up users’ news feeds with irrelevant information. [Ars Technica]...
Booting Up: Is Facebook Serving Users, or Stiffing Brands?

Chrome update brings improved spell checking to Windows, Linux and Chrome OS

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A new stable release of Chrome is out today, bringing improved spell-checking to Google's browser. Mountain View announced the update on the Chrome Blog, explaining that it refreshed the dictionaries for all supported languages -- and adding support for Albanian, Korean and Tamil. Additionally, the "Ask Google for suggestions"...
Chrome update brings improved spell checking to Windows, Linux and Chrome OS

Amazon updates $79 Kindle, says it’s now more like paper

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Amazon just announced a software update for the $79 Kindle, the least-expensive of its dedicated e-readers, including changes that the company says will improve the experience of reading on the device. The update will be delivered automatically to these Kindles in the coming weeks, according to the company. Here’s the...
Amazon updates $79 Kindle, says it’s now more like paper

Kindle 4.1 update brings font contrast bump, extended parental control, Kindle Format 8 to $79 model

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A new update has been rolled out for the $79 Kindle, bringing a host of improvements including extended parental controls, a higher-contrast font and support for Amazon’s Kindle Format 8 book format. The update is available for direct download now from Amazon, but will also roll out over Wi-Fi to...
Kindle 4.1 update brings font contrast bump, extended parental control, Kindle Format 8 to $79 model

Talking Dictionaries Give Life to Rare Languages

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When linguist David Harrison first encountered the speakers of Matukar Panau, the language existed among only 600 people in two small villages in the hills of Papua New Guinea. The villagers had no written alphabet, no electricity and no computers, and had never seen a Web page, but they already...
Talking Dictionaries Give Life to Rare Languages

Google Translate on Android gains offline support for thrifty globetrotters

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Travelers face a dilemma: they'll often leave a phone in airplane mode to avoid expensive roaming rates or a foreign SIM, but staying offline can break the translation services that might prove vital in a strange land. Google must have heard their plight, as a new version of Google...
Google Translate on Android gains offline support for thrifty globetrotters

Google launches Chrome 26 beta with spell checking improvements, app launcher preview on Windows, and more

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Mere days after launching the stable version of Chrome 25, Google has released Chrome 26 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Among the new features is a significantly improved spell checker and a developer preview of the app launcher on Windows. The improved spell checking includes refreshed the dictionaries for...
Google launches Chrome 26 beta with spell checking improvements, app launcher preview on Windows, and more

Review: Languages for iPhone puts offline translation to your pocket

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Today SonicoMobile, the creators of iTranslate Voice, released a brand new multi-language translation app for the iPhone. The aptly-named Languages provides translations between twelve different language combinations and sports an iBooks-like interface with a few adjustments for improved usability. The main menu looks a lot like the bookshelf in...
Review: Languages for iPhone puts offline translation to your pocket

National Geographic brings endangered languages into the digital age, one dictionary at a time

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Have you ever heard of the languages Chamacoco, Remo and Tuvan? Chances are you haven’t, and while they are languages that are nearing extinction, thanks to a digital project by National Geographic, each of them is now reaching a wider audience – online. With nearly 80 percent of the world’s population...
National Geographic brings endangered languages into the digital age, one dictionary at a time

For the Single Founder Who Can’t Code

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mick Hagen (@mickhagen), founder and CEO of Undrip. He was previously the founder of Zinch which was acquired by Chegg last year. He made headlines in the Fall with his rap campaign – an unorthodox approach to fundraising. You can learn more about him at MickHagen.com. Last summer when I started...
For the Single Founder Who Can’t Code
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