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Lilbits (8-20-2013): Google Maps gets crowd-source traffic updates

It’s been a few months since Google acquired mobile mapping service Waze and promised to bring crowd-sourced data about traffic accidents and other conditions on the roads to Google Maps. Now it’s available. Waze incident reports about construction, road closures, and other conditions will start showing up in Google Maps for Mobile in the US, UK, […]

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Chrome 28 Beta for Android includes Google Translate

Google has released a new beta version of the Chrome web browser for Android. Among other things, Chrome 28 Beta includes built-in support for Google Translate. When you visit a website in a language other than the default language on your device, a note will pop up asking if you’d like to translate the page. […]

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Google Translate for Android now works without an internet connection

Google’s Translate app for Android lets you translate text or spoken words in dozens of languages. Up until recently you’ve needed an internet connection to do that, but the latest version of Google Translate adds support for offline language packs. That means you can use your phone or tablet to help navigate a foreign country […]