Google Chrome has an app called Language Immersion which can help you get started or practice a language you already know. After downloading, you just need to give LI a target language.
Download and install Language Immersion for Chrome. Once it’s installed, click the icon that appears to the right of the address bar. Then just choose your language, set your level of fluency, and you’re ready to go.
Now just visit a website and you’ll see words or phrases that are highlighted and translated into the target language. It’s your job to make sense of the translated portion to build your vocabulary. If you’re having a really tough time, just click on the translated words and they’ll revert back to English. Click again and they go back to your target language. The extension’s settings also have an option to hear any translated portions spoken using Google Translate.
If you ever want a break from LI for Chrome, just click the icon again and then hit the big Off button.
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How to restore your iCloud files, contacts, calendars and reminders
Apple has enabled a new feature for iCloud users. It gives you the ability to restore deleted files previously stored in your iCloud account. The process is very simply, done through any browser from icloud.com.
Log into your icloud account
Click the Settings icon – the one that is exactly like the one on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and look for this section in the lower left
To restore a file, click on the file you want and then hit restore
The process for restoring contacts, calendars or reminders works a bit differently. Instead of giving you a list of items stored within each respective category, iCloud will restore your entire contacts list from an older backup. Before it does that,it will create a new archive of your contacts in case you change your mind.