Android two-factor authentication apps

One-time passwords from SMS, which are usually used for two-step authentication (2FA) to any services, are not secure. They can be spied on or intercepted. The most reliable alternative is authenticator apps.

How Authenticator Apps Work :

  • Install the application on your smartphone.
  • In the service's security settings, find the option to enable two-factor authentication.
  • Choose two-factor authentication using the app.
  • The service will display a QR code that can be scanned in a 2FA application.
  • Scan the code by the application and it starts generating a new one-time code every 30 seconds.

One-time codes are synchronously generated and synchronized based on a key that is known only to your device and server, as well as the current time, rounded up to 30 seconds. This algorithm is called OATH TOTP (Time-based One-time Password).

Typically, two-factor authentication applications work with the same algorithm, so they can be used in almost any service. In this article, I have identified two of the most popular and convenient, as well as one alternative.

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator is a free 2FA app from Google for iOS and Android users.

Download: Google Authenticator for  Android

Twilio Authy 2-Factor Authentication

Authy is an alternative to Google Authenticator for iOS and Android. Authy has the advantage over most 2FA app options - you can sync your accounts across multiple devices.

Usually, if you want to change your smartphone, then you need to back up the settings and transfer data about your 2FA application manually. This can take a long time. Also, if someone steals your phone, your codes and 2FA accounts will be gone. Authy fixes this problem with a secure backup system. This means you can transfer your Authy 2FA accounts between devices.

Download:  Authy for  Android

Best online translation services

What do you do when you need a quick translation into another language? Do you use a dictionary? You can now use a handy browser extension if you often need to translate words. But you can also translate to or from another language with any online service. These free online translators are perfect when you urgently need to translate words, phrases or sentences. And some offer additional features that make them even more useful.
Check out the list of the best online translation services that can be used in real life to save your time and money both.

Google Translate

One of the most popular translation services is available from Google. Google Translate supports over 100 languages ​​and offers some additional features like listening, sharing, or copying translated text. You can also suggest editing if you think the translation is incorrect.
Visit Google Translator

2. Bing Translator

Another big name among online translation services is Bing. You can select the input language or recognize it automatically as you type. If you have your microphone activated, you can speak the text you want to translate, which is very convenient. Once you have received the translation, you have the options to hear it with male or female voices, share it or search with it. Bing Translator supports over 60 languages.
Visit Bing Translator

3. supports over 100 languages. You can use your voice or keyboard to enter the text, then you can read or hear the translation. If you think the translation needs to be corrected, you can seek help from someone. However, you will need to have an account created.

5. DeepL Translator

DeepL Translator has automatic options for completing sentences. You can choose from seven languages ​​and when you receive a translation, simply double-click on a word for more details.
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6. Babylon Online Translator

Babylon offers translation software that you can download, but many prefer its online option. Supported in over 30 languages, Babylon Online Translator is not as feature-rich as the other suggestions in this list, but the translation is extremely accurate.
Visit Babylon Translator

7. PROMT Online Translator

PROMT Online Translator does not offer extensive language support, the list is limited to 16 languages ​​for now. But there are nice features - automatic language recognition and you can even choose an article to translate. You can then copy, paste, spell check, or access the dictionary. There is also a virtual keyboard that is very handy if you are using a tablet, for example. PROMT also offers translation software that you can buy and download.
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8. Yandex Online Translator

Yandex.Translate is a web service provided by Yandex, intended for the translation of text or web pages into another language. The service uses a self-learning statistical machine translation, developed by Yandex. Currently Yandex supports 99 Langauges.
Visit  Yandex Translator

9. English to Tagalog Translator

This free online service allows you to translate English to Tagalog and vice versa. You can eaisly convery Tagalog/ Flipino text/ sentences to english in an easy manner.