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Translate Web-Pages Directly in Chrome 28 for Android

Just after few days Google launched Chrome Version 28 for Desktop, it released Chrome 28 for Android with some notable improvements. These are

  •  Integrated Google Translate Support
  •  Full Screen mode support on tablets
  • New and optimised user interface for Right to left languages which include Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew.

Enable Google Translation in Chrome

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Among all these the notable improvements, biggest addition is the Google Translate Support. To enable it check if you are using the latest version of the application. You can do that by going to settings – apps and tap the Chrome. Once you are sure you should check Chrome if the Google Translation are enabled there. Go to settings in Chrome, then Content Settings and set Google Translate to On if not already.

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Try opening a site other than English and you will get option automatically to translate that into your native language. I tried translating a Chinese tech blog, and it did a fantastic job apart from some formatting issues.

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The full screen support was already added in the Android Smartphone. That is when you scroll your page up, the address bar automatically hides and reappears when you scroll the page down. The same feature is now supported on the tablets too.

While these are pretty useful enhancements, i am still waiting for an effecting data compression feature like Opera in Chrome too. Right now in terms of getting faster access to websites all you can do is select it to preload the web page. The option can be enabled either always or only at Wi-Fi or can be disabled. These can be found in the Bandwidth Management option under settings.

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[How To] SMS Reply on Android From PC

Emails and Whatsapp may have taken over the world, but Short Messaging Service a.k.a SMS was and is still around. However, one problem that all major SMS-alternative services face including SMSs itself is that users can only reply to these messages from their phone. There is no way to reply to a message on Whatsapp, Hike or any other similar service from your PC. The same stands true for SMSes.

Thankfully, there are quite a few apps in the Play Store that will allow users to easily reply to SMSes from their PC or laptop, without any hassle.

How To Reply To Android Phone SMS From Your PC

Step 1: Download MightyText from the Play Store on your Android device. On your PC or laptop, head over to this website and give Mighty Text access to your Google account. Make sure you are using the same Google account as on your Android phone.

Step 2: Start Mighty Text on your phone and grant it access to your Google account. Make sure to select ‘Allow Access’ when the app asks for permission to your Google account.

Step 3: And you are nearly done! Head over to mightytext.net/app to reply to your SMSes right from your PC. If you are using Chrome or Firefox, you can also enable Desktop notifications for it so that you will be automatically notified when a new message comes in.

Conclusion

MightyText not only syncs your SMSes, but it also syncs your call logs including the incoming and missed calls. Apart from this, the browser tab of MightyText will also show the battery status of your Android handset, which will be appreciated by a lot of people. Other features of the app include the ability to search through your messages, directly initiate a call on your phone right from your PC or laptop