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tzubair
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tzubair,
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8/28/2014 | 5:16:33 PM
Google Translate.
My favorite feature of all is Google Translate. Although the translation is not always accurate It is good enough to provide a basic understanding of a foreign language at the time you need it the most. I can only imagine how hard it would have been if Google hadn't taken this initiative. 
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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8/22/2014 | 2:12:21 AM
Re: translations
Angelfuego, 

I also find Google Translate a very useful tool. Depending on the difficulty of the text, or the language it is not perfect at all times, but works pretty well. I also find the extension on Chrome and Gmail really useful to translate Websites and email.

As for Bing, as I mentioned below, the translations are pretty poor and inacurate. Many times completely useless. If I could choose between Google Translate and Bing on Facebook I would choose Google Translate without a doubt. 

-Susan
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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8/21/2014 | 7:48:44 PM
Re: Google Maps
@Laurianne, I also use Google Maps with voice cues. It comes in handy and it's cheaper than buying a GPS.
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Angelfuego,
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8/21/2014 | 7:45:11 PM
Re: translations
@Susan, I bet you are right. I had a lot of success with Google Translate when trying to communicate with people that speak a language other than English. It is a convenient tool that came in handy for me on multiple occasions, especially for work.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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8/21/2014 | 7:41:14 PM
Re: Google Maps
Boy, do I wish I got in on the shares ten years ago!
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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8/21/2014 | 2:59:19 AM
Re: translations
soozyg, 

"Interestingly, Facebook went with Bing for translations."

That's probably the reason why translations on Facebook are so poor. 

-Susan
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/20/2014 | 3:53:47 PM
Google Maps
Google Maps combined with voice cues in my car has become something I use all the time. As for reminders, there are many options in addition to Google Now.
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soozyg,
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8/20/2014 | 3:31:10 PM
Re: I want to try this
Privacy? What privacy? ; )
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/20/2014 | 3:24:26 PM
Re: I want to try this
Not that difficult, but you have do things like give it access to your location, enable notifications, and the like. It's more the cognitive burden of weighing whether you want Google to have access to the data. If you don't bother trying to maintain privacy, it's probably just a matter of turning Google Now on.
soozyg
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soozyg,
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8/20/2014 | 3:20:34 PM
Re: I want to try this
Really? The set-up is that difficult?
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