Apps: Google Translate 2.1, Second Chance Heroes, Venmo 4.7 + Zen Pinball 1.15 | iLounge News

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Apps: Google Translate 2.1, Second Chance Heroes, Venmo 4.7 + Zen Pinball 1.15

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014
News Categories: iPad, iPhone, Apps + Games, iPod

Google’s Google Translate (free) has updated to version 2.1.0 with native iOS 7 support, bringing a new keyboard and status bar. The app also adds handwriting input for more languages — Arabic, Esperanto, Gujarati, Hebrew, Javanese, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Persian, Punjabi, Telugu, and Zulu. Google Translate currently supports translation of 80 languages.

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Second Chance Heroes (free) from Rocket City Studios is a frantic action game in which you fend off zombies, werewolves, and other enemies while controlling a chainsaw-wielding Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, Nikola Tesla, and other historical figures. This kind of trope has been overdone in recent years, but Second Chance Heroes stands on its own, especially with the twist of tag team gameplay for swapping characters mid-game. The game supports both single player and multiplayer, and though there are in-app purchases, they never feel invasive.

Venmo (free) has added the ability to make payments to fellow users in version 4.7.0. Using iOS 7, the app now lets users make payments in a manner similar to AirDrop — nearby Venmo users will be identified by the app for quick payments. Money sent through Venmo is free, and the app description claims users can cash out to any bank overnight. All payments are sent with 256-bit encryption.

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Version 1.15 of Zen Pinball adds Super League Football tables to the game. Seven of the world’s most popular teams are available — Arsenal, Liverpool, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, AS Roma, and Juventus, as well as a “Zen Studios FC” team. Players can lead their team to become Super League Champions. Though Zen Pinball is free, be forewarned that each Super League team board is a separate $2 purchase.

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