There’s only one week left until the 2014 Ackuna ‘Big App’ Translation Contest is over…If you haven’t started yet, there’s enough time to still catch up.  But you need to hurry! There are still a couple of languages that are completely open:  Albanian, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay,…

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WinBeta recently came out with a listing of the top Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps available right now in the respective app stores.  As a language and tech related blog associated with Ackuna, I thought I would share what the editor in chief, Ron compiled: The top-five free apps available right now in the…

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As most literary aficionados will attest,  “100 Years of Solitude” was one of those books that pulled you into its orbit.  It’s a lengthy novel, filled with dozens of characters with extremely long names (and even longer family lineages) which would make the casual reader want to reach for something easier to follow.  However, the…

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but there is a light that has gone out on the notion of translating the Moz’s autobiography. The book, called Autobiography, broke sales records when it was released last year and it had been expected to be issued in 14 other languages. But a statement posted online…

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Did you think Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was one of the longest words?  Well then clearly you’re no expert on long words (as if there was a reason to be).  However, a couple of authors decided to do a little research and come up with a list of not only the longest English words, but from languages all…

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It’s April 2nd, which means the Ackuna translation contest is officially in full swing. We have chosen the three apps that will be used for the contest, and have prominently displayed them on the homepage for easy access. To get started, simply log into your account and go to any of the 3 designated contest…

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Ackuna, the popular app translation platform is announcing a new translation contest for the month of March, with prizes being supplied by Kilgray Translation Technologies. Ackuna, the free app translation platform is holding a translation contest for March and April, where the top 3 prize winners will receive a FREE MemoQ Translator Pro TMS software…

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The Play’s the Thing! Use drama to improve your language skills When you’re learning a foreign language, it’s easy to stick to reading the prescribed language texts, or the recommended websites.  However, if you’ve been steering clear of reading drama, you could be missing out on a unique opportunity to hone your language skills, as…

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It seems there are two extreme groups of people in this world.  Those who care very little about grammatical structure and those who are endearingly called “grammar police“, who cling to the rules as if they were scripture (or at least the rules they know).  One of the most beloved devices for the second group…

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Google Translate is known for its less-than-perfect machine translations, which in and of itself isn’t a big problem.  Since, well, you get what you pay for. This leaves the door open for professional translators to still make a living delivering professional translations. Google Translate is meant to be used as a bare-bones solution to translating…

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