5 Apps That Make You Say ‘Wow’

This Feb. 19, 2014 file photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York. More “headline-grabbing” acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing, according to business consulting firm EY. Facebook announced its biggest ever acquisition with a proposed $19 billion takeover of WhatsApp. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
This Feb. 19, 2014 file photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York. More “headline-grabbing” acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing, according to business consulting firm EY. Facebook announced its biggest ever acquisition with a proposed $19 billion takeover of WhatsApp. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
This Feb. 19, 2014 file photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York.  (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

 

(USA Today) – If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.

Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I’ve created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.

One of the biggest obstacles to travel is the language barrier. I’ve often wished for the universal translator from Star Trek. Amazingly, we’re almost there.

The free Google Translate app for iOS and Android can translate 80 languages. That covers the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, much of Asia, major African dialects, the Middle East and even countries in the South Pacific like Indonesia.

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