You already know about Skype, Instagram and Angry Birds. Check out these business-friendly iPhone and iPad apps you may not have tried, plus an amusing diversion or two.
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The universal translator remains in the realm of science fiction, but Google Translate is a decent (if relatively rudimentary) alternative for international travelers seeking basic information in foreign lands. This free app translates text between 64 languages. With 17 of those languages, you can speak a word or phrase instead of typing it. And in 24 languages, you can listen to your translations spoken aloud. Google Translate may not replace UN translators anytime soon, but it's a handy way to ask for directions to the nearest railway station.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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