Tag Archive: Language


How to Change Mac System Language via Command Line

Polyglots, learners, and the bilingual often want to change their Mac system language for obvious reasons, but another less obvious situation can occur if you’re troubleshooting a Mac that either originates in another country, had the language changed at some point, or is just set to a different language. Since it can be pretty challenging … Read More

Google could tap Apple’s hot programming language for Android

Although Apple’s Swift language might be open source now, the last place you’d expect to see it is on Android. But according to some sources, Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for the iPhone’s biggest rival. Swift has been widely praised since Apple introduced it in June 2014. It was voted the […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Write Like a Politician with Simple Language Editor for Mac

Have you ever noticed that most politicians speak in remarkably simplified plain language? This is intentional, with most communicating far below their educational achievements and speaking somewhere between a fourth grade level to a fifth grade level, and rarely a bit higher. The idea is to make concepts simple, with the message easy to understand, … Read More

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Write Like a Politician with Simple Language Editor for Mac

Have you ever noticed that most politicians speak in remarkably simplified plain language? This is intentional, with most communicating far below their educational achievements and speaking somewhere between a fourth grade level to a fifth grade level, and rarely a bit higher. The idea is to make concepts simple, with the message easy to understand, … Read More

Soccer coach equips players with iPads to overcome language barrier

With his ability to fire people up and get them motivated, Steve Jobs has been likened to a great football coach. And now to bring things full circle, a real football coach (or “soccer” to you American readers!) is using Jobs’ creation, the iPad, to help coach his players. The coach in question is Gary Neville, […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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watchOS 2.1 is out with lots of language support and bug fixes

Apple Watch owners received a new software update this morning in the form of watchOS 2.1. The new update comes over a month after watchOS 2.0.1 was made available to the public and contains a number of bug fixes and performance improvements to go with expanded system language support. WatchOS 2.1 can be downloaded via […]

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Apple’s Swift programming language goes open source

Swift, the fast growing computer programming language created by Apple, is officially going open source starting today. Apple unveiled Swift at WWDC in 2014 with a promise to make it open source in the future. Now that the language has become one of the fastest adopted languages in history, the company announced this morning that the […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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So long language! An emoji is named ‘Word of the Year’

Oxford Dictionaries has named its pick for Word of the Year — and it’s less a pick than a pic. That’s right: out of all the newly popular “words” to capture the “ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015,” the winning choice is 😂, a.k.a. the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji. Sign of the changing […]

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Google Translate update brings Split View, new instant visual language

Learning a new language is hard work, especially if you’ve been raised in the U.S., which tends to eschew any real multi-lingual literacy. These days, however, Google Translate lets us all communicate a little more easily across language barriers. A new update for the app today brings both Split View support for newer iPads along […]

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HTC ditches its own design language to copy the iPhone

HTC appears to have given up on its own design language in an effort to make its next flagship smartphone an iPhone clone. Leaked images of the so-called HTC Aero look almost identical to an iPhone 6, with the same flat form factor and protruding camera. The HTC One series has offered some of the prettiest […]