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Recognize text from images using the open source Tesseract OCR Engine.

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The best scanning apps for Android and iPhone

The days of buying a pricey dedicated scanner are long gone. Today, our high-powered smartphones can do the job faster.

By September 8, 2015


Microsoft adds OCR text scanning to SkyDrive photos

The cloud storage service can extract text from photos taken with Windows Phone devices, useful for shots of business cards, train schedules, and memos.

By August 29, 2013


The extra iOS 9 goodies Apple didn't show at WWDC

Check out the iOS 9 tools for developers that Apple didn't divulge on stage during its annual developers keynote.

By June 8, 2015


Get 30 percent off WeMontage custom photo wallpaper

For as little as $42, you can get a sweet peel-and-stick montage to adorn nearly any wall. Plus: two bonus deals!

By June 3, 2015


Hack on Premera Blue Cross exposes 11M customer records

Names, birthdates and Social Security numbers were exposed in the latest security breach at a health industry organization.

By March 17, 2015


Anthem's stolen customer data not encrypted

But under federal law, health insurance companies don't have to encrypt user data.

By February 6, 2015


Capture and share meeting notes with Post-it Plus app

Stop, collaborate and listen: 3M's universal iOS app lets you capture a wall of sticky notes, organize them and share them with your collaborators.

By September 26, 2014


Tap millions of copyright-free book images via Flickr

More than 2.6 million images from public domain e-books have been uploaded to Flickr as part of an Internet Archive project -- with 12 million more to come.

By September 2, 2014


LG's Optimus L9 features 4.7-inch display, OCR translator

The newest addition to LG's L-Series line of smartphones sports Android 4.0 and a 1GHz dual-core processor.

By August 28, 2012


Google Translate for Android adds OCR

The most recent update to Google Translate for Android gives it the power to translate text directly from photos.

By August 9, 2012