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iPhone & iPad Apps Gone Free – November 14, 2014

iPhone & iPad Apps Gone Free - November 14, 2014

Great app deals are constantly popping up on the App Store, and here are 30 iPhone and iPad apps that are now free.

This apps gone free alert includes On the line, Meeting-Recording & Recorder Pro, Bit.Trip Run!, AngerOfStick3, Beat the Beast, DOOO, IQ Test, aHomeIcon, Simple Music Pro, Smash Mania and many others.

Remember, prices can change quickly and without notice, these apps may not be free anymore when you read this post. For the latest app deals, check out our Real-Time Deals section, as well as our Top App Charts and Top 5 Matrix. You can also check out our Apps Gone Free section, as many free apps uncovered over the last couple of days are still free today.

Top Apps Gone Free of the Day

On the line

Today’s PickGames

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Free today!” On the line is a fast paced endless runner and for the first time your finger is the main character! It’s never been so easy to play, you just have to hold your finger on the screen and try to stay on the line as long as possible. Generated maze, each time you play it’s different – Compare the distance travelled ….

Meeting-Recording&Recorder Pro

Utilities

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Record directly to MP3 for as long as you & share the recording with your friends at the touch of a button. Add memo’s, notes, videos & photos to your audio recording in second with this useful app. With MP3-Recorder – MP3 Meeting Recorder & Dictaphone app you will never need another sound app again. FEATURES: 1, Direct recording…

BIT.TRIP RUN!

Games

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UPDATE: You asked for it! New control schemes! Try them all! TOUCH ARCADE – 4.5/5 “The game is beautiful, polished, and naturally has a great soundtrack.” 148APPS – 4.5/5 “Really, Bit.Trip Run is just an immensely satisfying game. It nails that balance of challenge while not being frustrating.” SLIDE TO PLAY – 4/4 “It may…

AngerOfStick3

Games

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******* OPEN EVENT ******** 10,000 money will be freely given once downloading this App within 3 days from openning Limited Time SALE! 50% OFF! Get it now and don’t miss out! ************************************** gameplay video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olET_lrfyCw…Everything Else GamesIQ Test™ FREE

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: Santiago Romani Castroman || Version: 3.2.1

I.Q. Test®

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: Santiago Romani Castroman || Version: 3.2.2

SDBALL

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: HenLung Chou || Version: 1.2.6

Motocross Elite

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: FunGenerationLab || Version: 1.0.10

Beat the Beast HD

iPad App – Designed for iPad only

Status:  || Developer: Ashot Balasanyan || Version: 1.0.5

Smash Mania

iPad App – Designed for iPad only

Status:  || Developer: YOMEN, Inc. || Version: 2.3

Spy Cats HD

iPad App – Designed for iPad only

Status:  || Developer: Zero Centre || Version: 1.4

 EntertainmentSounds for Vine & Soundboard widget player

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: Rita Najm Khattar || Version: 1.0.0

 UtilitiesaHomeIcon – Favorite Home Screen Icon

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: Mokten Pty Ltd || Version: N/A

 ProductivityDOOO

iPhone App – Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Status:  || Developer: John Jung || Version: 2.1.8

 MusicWhatSong

iPhone App – Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Status:  || Developer: WhatSong || Version: 2.5

Simple Music Pro – next generation music…

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: Keynote Star Inc || Version: 3.0.1

 Health-FitnessTouch Your Toes – Flexibility Trainer

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: TechBase LLC || Version: 1.0

 EducationPepi Doctor

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: Pepi Play || Version: 1.1.0

Math Blast

iPad App – Designed for iPad only

Status:  || Developer: Matt Rayner || Version: 1.1

Chemio – A Student’s Chemical Reference

iPad App – Designed for iPad only

Status:  || Developer: AppBit Software, LLC || Version: 1.2

 TravelPrague Travel Guide Augmented Reality with…

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: eTips LTD || Version: N/A

SpeechTrans Ultimate Translator – Free to…

iPad App – Designed for iPad only

Status:  || Developer: SpeechTrans TM || Version: N/A

New York City Travel Guide – Augmented Reality…

iPad App – Designed for iPad only

Status:  || Developer: eTips LTD || Version: N/A

 BooksThe Fox and the Grapes – bedtime fairy tale…

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: iBigToy inc. || Version: 17.0

Hansel and Gretel – bedtime fairy tale…

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: iBigToy inc. || Version: 17.0

Twelve Dancing Princesses – bedtime fairy tale…

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: iBigToy inc. || Version: 17.0

The Frog Prince – bedtime fairy tale…

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: iBigToy inc. || Version: 17.0

Hua Mu-Lan – bedtime fairy tale Interactive…

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: iBigToy || Version: 17.0

Classic Fairy Tales 10 in 1 – bedtime fairy…

iPad App – Designed for iPad only

Status:  || Developer: iBigToy || Version: 13.0

 NavigationGeofancy

Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad

Status:  || Developer: Marcus Kida || Version: 1.8.0

BBC- Daniel Thomas included SpeechTrans in his story on translation technology:

Translation tech helps firms talk business round the world

By Daniel Thomas Business reporter

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-29985865

  • 14 November 2014
Man talking to a woman via his Google translate phone
Image captionA man uses Google’s voice translate app on his smartphone during an event at the City of Fashion and Design, Paris

English is the language of business, right? Er… not really.

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If the oft-heard maxim were universally true, the outsourced translation market wouldn’t be worth a chunky $37bn (£23bn) or be growing at about 6% a year.

While content in English still dominates the web, “billions of people don’t read English at all or well enough to make buying decisions,” concludes a survey by Common Sense Advisory, a business research consultancy.

In reality, businesses must translate and localise products into a host of different languages, and that requires linguists.

And with competition among translation firms fierce, many are turning to technology to steal a march on their rivals.

Found in translation

Take Thebigword, a Leeds-based firm employing about 12,000 linguists in 73 countries covering 500 languages. Its previous clients include Ricoh, Electrolux and DHL.

The firm says it can connect you with an interpreter in just 30 seconds by phone, localise your market messages or translate your documents.

However, it believes the real weapon in its technological arsenal is its new “translation management system” (TMS), which claims to deliver projects four times faster than the industry standard by automating project workflow and using computer-assisted translation tools.ADVERTISEMENT

Thebigword staff taken from above
Image captionLeeds-based translation firm Thebigword employs 12,000 linguists worldwide

Imagine you are a technology business launching a new phone in multiple countries on the same day.

“Translation for a job like that goes through a huge amount of different processes – it’s not just one page sent, translate it and send it back,” says chief executive Larry Gould.

“It may have diagrams on it or illustrations, or need to be presented a certain way, localised, edited and double-proofed. And of course you’ve got to do it all to tight deadlines.”

Mr Gould can use up to 200 linguists on a single project like this, spread across 33 countries. But the TMS helps co-ordinate the process, allocating the workload across time zones to speed things up and cut costs.

Language barrier?

Such firms still rely heavily on human linguists but are increasingly complementing them with lower-cost automated “machine translation” tools, known as MT in the business.

Ben Sargent, a senior analyst at Common Sense, says such technology has its drawbacks, but can work well for low-stakes, high-volume work, particularly online.

The Tower of Babel
Image captionIn the book of Genesis God introduced many languages to punish mankind for building the Tower of Babel

“We estimate that less than half of 1% of all the digital content that could and should be translated, actually is.

“No-one has the budget to do all that. So in low-value content applications, like user-generated content and consumer-to-consumer interactions, automated translation gets a lot more traction.”

For example, when eBay realised that more than 20% of its sales involved cross-border trade – and that its international business was growing faster than its domestic business – it acquired AppTek’s machine translation technology to help meet the demand for local language listings.

Currently eBay only translates listings in countries such as Brazil and Russia, but eventually wants to help sellers list their goods in multiple languages, and chat to buyers via instant messaging that translates in real time.

Graphic of speech bubbles in different languages
Image captionThere are about 6,500 spoken languages in the world today

But Ryan Frankel, chief executive of VerbalizeIt, a translation firm that uses only human translators, is not convinced by MT.

He believes that it “is light years away” from delivering anything beyond a “get the gist” solution.

“Businesses rightly value accuracy but also brand, industry and cultural-specific terminology and nuances that require an experienced and trained community of translation professionals.”

Even advocates of the technology admit that an accuracy rate of about 70% is considered excellent, but that this can only usually be achieved for technical documents using highly consistent terminology.

Once the slang phrases, idioms and metaphors of normal human conversation are thrown into the mix, accuracy can plummet to 30%.

Beam me up Scotty

“Speech-to-speech” technology, which translates the human voice in near real time into text or words spoken by your computer, offers some exciting possibilities.

Although it is certainly in its early stages – Microsoft’s pre-beta Skype Translator tool, unveiled in May, was clunky and slow in demonstration to say the least – speech-to-speech is evolving fast.

According to analyst Gartner the market is likely to mature in the next five to 10 years.

SpeechTrans, a frontrunner in the space, claims its users can have a conversation in more than 40 languages over fixed-line or internet phone, and that the technology can even recognise different accents and dialects.

“In four years we have been able to accomplish more than was ever thought possible in this area of technology,” says Mark Coviello, director of sales.

Danger - Keep out sign in four languages
Image captionMisunderstandings can sometimes have serious consequences…

“At this rate we foresee the ability for any human being to communicate with any other human being without error [using speech-to-speech].”

Hewlett-Packard has already integrated SpeechTrans into MyRoom, its web conferencing platform, enabling business professionals “anywhere in the world to collaborate in 30 different languages, in the same conversation, at the same time”.

The technology giant won’t tell the BBC how many users it has, but says “adoption is increasing”, along with the application’s accuracy and speed.

‘Dubious results’

Still, Mr Sargent says such platforms have a long way to go before they really take off.

“Progress can be slow, and the utility of these systems today is limited.

“Don’t expect to see courtroom or hospital interpreters being replaced anytime soon, except for emergency situations, where dubious results may still be better than nothing.”

Google translate result
Image captionAutomatic machine translation services are not always that accurate, but they should improve as they learn

As with MT, some also doubt whether speech-to-speech will ever really grasp the nuances of language the way a human can. Still, Mr Coviello claims taking humans out of the equation has its benefits, too.

“We find that there may not always be a person available for translation when needed the most, or that due to certain ideologies or conditions the person translating may mistranslate what is being said.”

While businesses will surely explore automated translation technology for its cost-saving potential, it seems that demand for high-quality human translation will continue to grow as multilingual content proliferates.

“We believe new technology has to be embraced because there is just so much communication required out there,” says Thebigword’s Mr Gould.

“It’s brilliant for our industry – [technology] will enhance our business, not take away from it.”