Language Software

Instagram is testing Hindi language support and other features

Instagram (iOS, Android) might soon add language support for Hindi to better accommodate its Indian user base. Tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about the new feature.

Wong's screenshots featured comments, a settings menu, IGTV, and a profile in Hindi.

India's user base sits at 71 million people. Adding the language to the popular social media site could drive the number higher, since Hindi is spoken in other countries like Pakistan, as well.

SEE: How to use Instagram's new Nametag feature and find friends easier

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Topics: Social Networking Software , Language Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Duolingo app launches Navajo and Hawaiian languages in recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day

The popular language learning app, Duolingo (iOS, Android, Windows), is adding two native languages to its catalog for Indigenous Peoples Day, traditionally known as Columbus Day.

After several years of public campaigning, Duolingo added lessons in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian) and Diné (Navajo). ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi is one of the official languages of Hawaii, including English. Up until the 19th century, everyone in Hawaii spoke ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

Diné bizaad, the Navajo language, was the most widely spoken... Read More »

Topics: Language Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

New app Háblame Bebé helps bilingual parents teach infants both Spanish and English

In most circumstances, a child's parents are the ones who teach the child how to speak. The process might seem simple, but it can be challenging for Hispanic parents trying to teach their children Spanish when living in English-speaking countries likes the US. They face pressure to focus more on English.

Hispanic parents can face what Natalie Brito, New York University Steinhardt Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology calls "linguistic racism."

"Low-income Hispanic caregivers are often incorrectly told to speak... Read More »

Topics: Language Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Be Smart With These 11 Android Education Apps

From stargazing apps to fitness trackers, the best Android education apps can keep you sharp, fit, and inquisitive. You can learn a foreign -- or programming -- language, read a classic book, or get homework help right on your Android phone.

ANDROID EDUCATION APP FAQS

How do I read e-books on my phone? Apple, Amazon, and Google, among others, offer dedicated e-book stores and reader apps for... Read More »

Topics: Science Software , Student Tools , Health & Fitness Software , Map Software , Language Software , E-book Software , Genealogy Software , Android Software , Android , Educational Software

Save Money with 14 Free and Discounted Back-to-School Apps

Who needs a backpack full of books and papers when you can carry most of your school supplies on your laptop and phone? From Google Docs editors to digital flashcards, handle most classroom tasks right from your mobile device when you return to campus this fall.

And as a student you may qualify for significant discounts on services, from Amazon Prime to Spotify. To qualify, you need to show you're enrolled in a... Read More »

Topics: Reference Software , Entertainment , MP3 & Audio Software , Streaming Audio Software , Student Tools , eBooks , Language Software , E-book Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Music Software , Educational Software

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Be wise with the best educational software

From eBooks and fitness apps to typing tutors, educational software can help polish your skills without stepping into a classroom.

Educational software FAQs

Where can I find ebooks? Apple, Amazon, and Google, among others, offer dedicated eBook stores and readers for discovering, buying, and reading electronic books. While many lock you into their platform through a proprietary eBook format or digital-rights management, eBooks... Read More »

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