Your iPhone's camera is good for a lot more than just snapping photos. For example, it can translate foreign-language signs, menus, and other printed materials in real time. And grade the foods at your grocery store. And scan documents on the go.
IObit's latest version release brings Malware Fighter to 2.0 and showcases a much more eye-popping design that is more consistent with the modern look and feel of Windows 8.
You'll be greeted with four basic options: Scan, Protect, Update, and Action Center. Since version 1.7, IObit's latest design feels much cleaner and certainly more intuitive for the average user. The original overview graph that the previous version opened with is now tucked away.
Previously included features like cloud scanning and quarantine lists are still present, but reside in a more modernized settings panel to the … Read more
The camera on an iOS device is perfect for scanning and sharing documents with other people. However, a simple photograph is not sufficient. Not only does the lighting rarely work for photographing a white piece of paper, there are cropping and saving issues. That's why a tool like JotNot Scanner is so useful by cropping documents, removing unwanted background colors, and creating enough contrast in the final image to easily read the document.
JotNot Scanner is not the only scanning app on the App Store, but it is one of the easier-to-use apps. When you first open it, you … Read more
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A new public alpha release of BitTorrent Sync--for Windows, Mac, and Linux--offers unlimited syncing … Read more
Quickly snapping pictures with your iPhone's camera and sending them is nothing new. We do it all the time with friends and family. But sometimes you need to do it in a more professional capacity, and with more send and edit options. That's where Avocado Scanner comes into play. It lets you snap pictures, edit them, and send them as PDF attachments. It also offers a faxing and printing feature, but only with the Pro version.
Avocado Scanner has a very basic interface, with two options at the bottom of your iPhone screen: a button to access your … Read more
No matter what technology we develop, business cards are still a standard in networking circles. They are the first thing you see when you meet someone. But increasingly our lives are managed by the electronic devices we carry, and business cards get lost so easily. So an app like ScanBizCards Lite is perfect to quickly take a photo, scan the contents of the business card and store it for later on your iPad or iPhone.
To start, the app asks if you'd like to register to share your scans with a universal account between devices and your desktop. This … Read more
If you've ever had a relative that obsessively listened to a police scanner (or if you have one propped up on your own nightstand), you know how addictive it can be. Not only do you have a better idea of what is happening near your home, but there is something compelling about hearing police officers and firemen doing their jobs day in and day out. For those with a police scanner hobby, the new app Police Scanner Free, is a fantastic way to keep track of, record and share with friends those moments.
Police Scanner Free is a feature-rich … Read more
I feel sure this story might be an inspiration to some, especially those who enjoy showing solidarity for their fellow worker.
For it seems that several doctors in Sao Paulo, Brazil, decided there was a way to fool the biometric scanners on which they clocked in with their fingers.
They allegedly created more fingers. Fake ones, out of silicone.
As AFP reports, an investigation by Globo television showed a doctor using the fake fingers to fool the machines.
The machines dutifully printed out a paper record of a doctor's attendance, when he or she wasn't actually there.… Read more
AUSTIN, Texas--What's next for 3D printing? MakerBot founder and CEO Bre Pettis answered that question in all-capital letters during his opening keynote speech here at South by Southwest 2013.
"LASERS," read a slide with factoid about his company's latest 3D printer, the MakerBot Digitizer.
"It's kind of like Tron," Pettis explained, as a prototype of the new printer fired its laser scanners at a garden gnome.
Introduced by South by Southwest Interactive director Hugh Forrest as the "hero of South by," Pettis started this year's conference with a brief history … Read more
MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis says his 3D printing company is working on a desktop 3D scanner called the Digitizer, to help ease the process of translating real-world objects into a 3D-printable software file.… Read more