For people who love languages
VOLUME 11, NEWSLETTER 8 August 2009
Vox Comprehensive Spanish Dictionary
New Ultralingua Website Coming Soon
iPhone version 1.2.1
Ultralingua Compatible with Snow Leopard
Language Skills and Memory
Back to School Tech Support
O'Reilly Media's Best iPhone Apps
Put your language skills to work
About Our Company
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The Vox Comprehensive Spanish Dictionary is coming in September

In September, Ultralingua will offer a Spanish monolingual dictionary and thesaurus through a partnership with the popular Vox brand. The incredibly rich Comprehensive Spanish Dictionary represents both European and Latin American varieties of Spanish, with clearly indicated differences between country-specific entries. Vox will be available on iPhone, Mac, and Windows platforms.

The Vox Comprehensive Spanish Dictionary is one of the most complete on the market, including:

  • The ability to build personalized flashcard sets on Mac and Windows
  • An interface that allows you to search as you type
  • Number translation
  • Verb conjugation

The dictionary will become available for purchase in September. The dictionary will be available for Mac and Windows for $44.95, and on iTunes for $24.99 - a great price for such an exhaustive dictionary.

New Ultralingua Website Coming Soon

We are proud to announce that our brand new website is right around the corner! Check in at www.ultralingua.com in a few weeks to see easier navigation, more detailed product information, and more.

New additions will include:

  • The ability to browse products by language
  • Product pages with detailed information about every product we offer
  • A new Special Offers section, with dictionary bundles and special deals

If you can't wait to see the new site, consider becoming a beta tester! If you are interested, apply by emailing your name and contact information to beta@ultralingua.com. We will let you know as soon as we have a project available for testing, and provide you with plenty of testing instruction. We hope to hear from you!

iPhone version 1.2.1 Now Available for German-English

This month, we released iPhone version 1.2.1 of Ultralingua German-English Translation Dictionary and the Collins Pro German-English Translation Dictionary. This update enhances the conjugator tool. In some rare cases, certain German verbs did not conjugate correctly. With the 1.2.1 update, all German verbs can be conjugated.

Similar updates to iPhone version 1.2.1 are on the way for all of Ultralingua's French dictionaries for iPhone. Look for an update alert coming soon.

Look for the update on iTunes.

Mac users: Ultralingua is compatible with Snow Leopard

Upgrading to Apple's newest Snow Leopard OS X? Ultralingua wants to assure you that the improved speed and reliability of Snow Leopard is completely compatible with your favorite language software.

If you are wondering about the compatibility of your other Mac software, we found this list for you to refer to.

Use Language Skills to Ward off Memory Disorders

At Ultralingua, we're always looking into interesting findings in the world of language. Recently, we stumbled upon an interesting article on Yahoo! News that sheds light on Alzheimer's prevention through language skills. A study conducted in November, 2008 suggests that people who possess linguistic skills early in life may be protected from developing memory disorders later in life - even when their brains show the physical signs.

The full article was published in the journal Neurology on July 8, 2009.

If you are interested in further reading, you can learn more here.

So next time you use one of your Ultralingua dictionaries, you will not only be sharpening your linguistic skills, but you may also be preventing memory disorders! Learn on!

Back to School Tech Support

Many Mac and Windows Ultralingua users find the Hotkey to be the most useful feature of the entire suite of Ultralingua language tools; yet many others are unaware of this powerful tool!

What does it do?

Ever stumble across an unfamiliar word while reading through an email, website, or other document? The Ultralingua Hotkey is here to help! Use the Hotkey to instantly view a translation or definition of any word that has you stumped.

How does it work?

Simply hover your mouse cursor over a word then activate the Hotkey by pressing the assigned keyboard stroke or mouse click. The Hotkey will work in most editable text, including web pages and edit-protected PDF documents. Note however, that it will not work with scanned text or any text saved in an image format.

For the Hotkey to work, the Ultralingua interface does not need to be launched or displayed, thus saving screen space. Clicking the 'More' button will display the Ultralingua main window.

To set up your Hotkey, check in the Ultralingua menu and look for the menu item called 'Preferences'.

We've been Included in O'Reilly Media's Best iPhone Apps!

O'Reilly Media has included Ultralingua's iPhone App in their new book Best iPhone Apps: A Guide for Discriminating Downloaders! Best iPhone Apps is a reliable guide to the best, most useful, and most entertaining iPhone Apps. Best iPhone Apps is the go-to guide for discriminating downloaders seeking the very best apps among the tens of thousands on iTunes.

O'Reilly Media is one of the most trusted names in technology publishing, and we are honored that our Apps are backed by such a respected company. Check out the press release for the book by clicking here.

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