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The best apps for translating text on iOS

Looking for the best apps too translate text on iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch? Whether you need to translate a text message, website, street sign, or menu, we’ve found some great apps for translating text, speech, and the world around you.

Google Translate’s augmented reality feature, Word Lens, now works with Japanese

In addition to updating the Popular Times feature in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad with real-time data, the search giant also issued another noteworthy update, this one concerning its dedicated Translate app on App Store. Bumped to version 5.5, the free download can now translate photos of signs, menus and similar items from Japanese to English, and vice versa. That’s because its augmented reality feature, called Word Lens, has been updated to recognize Japanese content on photos and video.