Office Lens Update Brings Ability To Create Office Documents From Pictures

Microsoft describes the Office Lens app for Windows Phone akin to having a scanner in your pocket. Users simply need to take a photo through the application to digitalize notes on blackboards or whiteboards. It also makes it easier to easily store important documents and business cards in digital format. Today the Office Lens app has been updated with a new functionality that will allow users to create Office documents out of the pictures that they snap.

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Apple Watch Update: More Details and Hands-On Impressions-David Pogue

David Pogue had the opportunity to try the AppleWatch and provides some of his impressions :

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DVD release of the 1961 cartoon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What you also couldn’t tell in the keynote presentation was how this watch feels and sounds. It issues little vibrations of various intensities (it can control both the intensity and the rapidity of the vibration), which will have different meanings. For example, one vibration means “turn left” when you’re using GPS, and another means “turn right.” The watch is light and comfortable, and its sounds are clear and full of personality.

There’s a speaker and a microphone on the watch. You can, in fact, take and make phone calls from your wrist, Dick Tracy style. That goofy ergonomic position was first made laughable by the Samsung Gear watches, so I’m not sure how many people will use it — but you can do it if you want.

Read Pogue’s entire review here.

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Today’s Tech: A Federal Judge And His iPad (Part 2) « Above the Law: A Legal Web Site

 

By NICOLE BLACK

In my last column, I shared how Judge Richard Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is using his iPad while on the bench. I explained how he got started using technology–by using PDFs instead of paper documents–and eventually transitioned to using his iPad for many of his judicial duties. And we learned that not only does he use an iPad, he has managed to convince some of his Second Circuit colleagues to do the same, thus reducing the amount of paper used by the judges.

It was clear from my last column that Judge Wesley is sold on the benefits of using technology. But he’s also well aware of the drawbacks–a topic I promised to cover in today’s column. So let’s get started.

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Sony Digital E-Ink Tablet

 

The Sony Digital Paper E-Ink Tablet is Now Availabe From Sony Directly.

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Yellow pads, loose papers, and file folders are a thing of the past. Sony’s handheld letter-size Digital Paper lets you easily and securely access files, make and upload handwritten notes and annotated documents, save the files or archive for sharing with clients, colleagues, and co-workers. Increase productivity and streamline collaboration with others via shared files that show your markings and highlights. This superlative tool is durable, portable, and easy to use, with a user-friendly screen that reflects ambient light for easy legibility both indoors and out. Digital Paper makes an ideal complement to laptops and tablets.

Read and work on new documents or archives in sharp,

easy-to-read text and graphics, full letter size, so you

never need to scroll to read.¹ Digital Paper has a 13.3″

display that renders full-page letter-size (8.5″ x 11″)

documents in PDF format.

Just like writing with pen on paper, use the stylus to write

fluidly and directly on the panel, as well as easily highlight

and erase text. You have the same ease of movement,

plus the surface rejects your palm, so functionality is

never disrupted, the way it is on regular tablets.

Since files can be stored in a document repository,

you can collaborate with colleagues who need to work on

the same files or save your documents to the archives.

Using a service² like Box.com, Digital Paper lets you transfer your documents to and from the Cloud – wirelessly. Then view them, annotations and all, on any other device of your choosing, whether it’s a tablet, PC, Mac, or smartphone. So you can read, annotate, and save a PDF, then share it with your colleagues via your Box.com account.

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iWatch reportedly set to debut in September–Gizmag

You can carry a privacy-minded wireless hotspot in your pocket–engadget

Devices like the Safeplug can deter companies and governments from snooping on your devices at home, but they’re not much good when you’re on the road. That’s where the PORTAL (Personal Onion Router To Assure Liberty) project comes into play. Load the customized firmware on to certain travel hotspots (some TP-Link models and their clones) and you can maintain strong privacy anywhere you have internet access, without using special software; think of it as an anti-surveillance tool in your pocket. It not only puts you on the Tor anonymity network that spies hate so much, but supports connection masking add-ons that prevent your Tor data from being blocked. You can visit China without worrying that you’ll have to use an insecure, heavily censored connection just to get online.

Read about the main drawback in the rest of the article.

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Pogoplug’s new Safeplug anonymizes all your home’s web browsing for $49-Engadget

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