Tuesday's News Bits - July 2009 edition, part 2

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Tuesday's News Bits
  • BBTran offers BlackBerry users translation and dictionary service. The application translates words and phrases and does dictionary lookups in more than 44 languages. It uses services like Google Translate, Systran, FreeTranslation and so on. (source: BerryAddictedForums)



  • AppMobi has released its PhotoBeamer app for the iPhone 3G or 3GS (with OS 3.0 installed). What it does is simply enable you to send images via Bluetooth to up to three recipients at once. In order to receive the pic, the recipient can either get PhotoBeamer (costs $0.99) or go for the free companion app, called BeamCatcher. Both are available on the App Store website. (source: AppAdvice)



  • HTC smartphones running on WM6.0 and WM6.1 are vulnerable to Bluetooth attacks. A Spanish security researcher warns that a driver installed on these handsets can allow attackers to access all device files or upload malicious code. So, forgetting to switch off Bluetooth when you have finished using it might prove to be one of the worst thing to do on the Touch Pro. (source: PCWorld)


  • MapQuest 4 Mobile for the iPhone is a worthy alternative to the device’s pre-loaded navigation software, informs ReadWriteWeb. Besides a neat interface, it provides directions and information about nearby businesses through a handy carousel of icons at the bottom of the screen. (via: Textually)

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