updated 07:06 pm EST, Thu February 13, 2014
iTranslate Voice redesigned for iOS 7, improves AirTranslate
Voice-to-voice translator for iOS, iTranslate Voice, has been re-released as iTranslate Voice 2. The app offers users the ability to speak into their phone in one language and have the app translate and respond with the translation as audio playback. Available in 42 languages, iTranslate Voice 2 uses AirTranslate to connect devices together, and engage in conversation with other people. Definitions and translations for common words and phrases can be accessed by voice command, and translations can be sent by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook.
The program has been re-designed for iOS 7, and features a universal binary for iPhone and iPad. Offline use is now available, and its AirTranslate function's accuracy has been improved. Available on iTunes for $1, iTranslate Voice 2 requires iOS 7.0 or later.
OWC expands Thunderbolt Interface Storage Line, releases ThunderBay IV
Upgrade and storage technology company, Other World Computing, has expanded its line of Thunderbolt interface storage products, with the addition of the OWC ThunderBay IV. A four-bay external high-performance drive, the Thunderbay IV is available in capacities up to 16TB, and adds storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Fully RAID-ready, the unit is ideal for RAID 0, 1, and 5 configurations, and allows for daisy-chaining (with its two Thunderbolt ports) of up to five additional devices, plus one high-resolution display. Its enclosure is composed of aluminium, with a locking faceplate that keeps the installed drives secure. Pricing begins at $500 with an Add-Your-Own Drive Enclosure Kit, and is also available in a variety of pre-installed capacity configurations.