OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 continue to be the gifts that keep on giving for developers, who are still making new discoveries as they wind down their first week of working with the latest operating systems.
Let's kick off this Memorial Day weekend right with some serious price cuts to some serious games. There's a ton out there and there's going to be more, we can feel it. Almost like a disturbance in the Force…
PDFpen Scan+ is similar to Readdle’s Scanner Pro, which allows an iOS device's camera to be used as a portable scanner. Snapped documents can be cropped (automatic or manual), enhanced, and saved as color, black-and-white, or grayscale PDF files, and then shared in a variety of ways. Smile has gone the extra mile by adding optical character recognition (OCR), which is an optional step after the file is saved. This task takes several minutes to perform, only to produce unformatted text that has to be copied and pasted into another app. We found the OCR results to be wildly inaccurate in most cases, however.
Fear not, speed-hungry pro users: Those Geekbench scores for the new Mac Pro's CPU earlier this summer apparently don't tell the whole tale, with a second round of tests showing more impressive results.
With each passing year, the need for a computer diminishes as enterprising developers contribute additional superpowers to iOS devices. One of the latest to arrive on the iPhone is optical character recognition (OCR), courtesy of Pixter Scanner. While there are plenty of solutions for turning an iPhone into a mobile scanner, few allow captured text to be converted to editable text – let alone translate it into 70 different languages. Pixter Scanner OCR does just that, recognizing typewritten (and in some cases, even handwritten) text in 32 languages. In our tests, OCR worked quickly with nearly 100 percent accuracy, even with a variety of different type styles.
The iOS App Store may be coming up on its fifth anniversary, but it shows no sign of slowing down when it comes to the discovery of new, unique apps -- such as a nifty OCR app for the iPhone and an iPad app that becomes a vault of old concerts.
Despite the proliferation of apps like Bump which use the iPhone to swap contact data, good old-fashioned business cards are still a necessity -- even though most of us discard them after putting the data in our address book. Now you can simplify that process with Card Scanner Pro.