Savonix Mobile Cognitive Assessment Tool

Savonix has mad the beta version of its mobile cognitive assessment tool available for a six week trial. The app will test you on your verbal memory, impulse control, emotionality, and information processing speed. It is available for both iOS and Android devices.

iTranslate Voice

This free version of this app supports 12 Languages. The paid version, which costs $2.99, supports 42. I downloaded it on my smart phone, and it works fine. The free version allows you to translate only a few sentences. Today it will not let me upgrade. Surely they will get that fixed soon.

It is available for iPhones and Android phones.

Word Lens Translator

You can download this app free from the Google Play Store. It installs a “virtual” lens that works with your phone’s ┬ácamera. When you focus it on a word or a phrase in a foreign language it is supposed to translate it for you. It also works in reverse. When you type a word or phrase in English it translates it into Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Portuguese. I downloaded it onto my Android phone. I typed a French phrase which we hear all the time, “Je ne sais quoi,” and printed it out. I pinned the sheet of paper to my bulletin board and focused on it. It translated it as, “I not know what.” That’s sort of accurate; it means something like, “that special something.” I know this was a very tough test for the translator. I wrote “Good morning” on the same piece of paper and got it to translate it as “Buenos dias” in Spanish, but it took a long time. You can also download it from the Apple App Store.