There are many times in which one wants to translate IM while chatting. The normal way would be go to some online translating service like Google Translate, type the sentence and translate to the required language. Recently I came across a an easy way of doing this. It’s called Translation BOT. Google Talk can help you with quick translations, or even translate your chats in real-time! All you need to do is chat with one of the Translation Bots.
The bots are named using two-letter language abbreviations formatted as ‘[from language]2[to language]@bot.talk.google.com,’ and all available combinations can be found here. To use this facility just add the google bot that is necessary for to your friend list. For Eg. if you want english to spanish translation bot then add firstname.lastname@example.org,google.com. If you’re using the Google Talk Gadget, you can also get your conversation translated by inviting a bot to a group chat with a friend.
Google is launching a revamped version of Google Calendar’s event page with a focus on simplicity and coordinating multiple schedules.The updated version of Calendar has already begun rolling out and will be launched to all users in few, according to Google. It’s sparser and simpler than the previous iteration. More importantly though, it adds several new features for easier scheduling.
First, the repeating events interface has been overhauled. Instead of taking up a full block of space, the repeating event editor appears when you check the “Repeat…” checkbox at the top of the page. This will bring up a new repeat event editor where you can specify the parameters of the repeating event.
The other new addition is the “find a time” feature, which appears as a new tab on the event page. Here’s how Google explains the new feature:
“When your friends or coworkers give you permission to see their calendars, you can click this tab to see a preview of their schedules and hover over their events to see what conflicts they might have.”
Today’s update is a set of simple but useful additions to Google’s popular schedule-managing product. The “find a time” feature is especially useful for companies or organizations using Google Apps on a regular basis.