Lion continues to dominate the news, like the king of the jungle that it is, and we continue to rock out hard with stories featuring this good beast. But that wasn't all, by far, that happened this week, because there were some hardware refreshes, some how-tos that came out as a result of the new OS, and more, tons more, in case you missed it.
Mac OS X Lion includes a cool new feature in Preview that gives you the ability to create a digital version of your signature by simply holding a signed piece of paper in front of your Mac’s FaceTime camera. This signature can then be applied to any PDF in Preview, ready for you to email your signed document without messing with any printed copies.
With PDF documents so common these days, it’s almost hard to remember that the technology used to be exclusive to Adobe, the company who created it in the first place. Over the weekend, we got a reminder with news that the company is acquiring the leader in electronic signature providers to integrate into Acrobat.
There are many ways to save and share on the iPad, but until now it wasn’t so easy to turn most anything into a PDF document with a tablet. That’s where PDF Converter comes in, the latest productivity app from Readdle that easily converts Microsoft Office, iWork, web pages and more into PDF files, right on your iPad.
The Image Capture application built into Mac OS X used to serve a single purpose, but over the years it’s become a Swiss Army knife for getting photos out of your camera, scanner or iOS device. Don’t believe us? Then read on!
I run a small bookkeeping business, so I have to look through dozens of bank statements in PDF format every month. I view these PDF files in Preview, and I often have to search for dollar amounts. This used to work just fine, but now Preview doesn’t accurately search for dollar amounts anymore. For example, if I search for “5.00”, Preview will find any instance of “5” or “00” in the entire PDF file, which doesn’t help me narrow down the search results at all.
While Apple hasn’t blessed its own Mac OS X web browser with as many hidden talents as competitors such as Firefox, there is still plenty of functionality in Safari 5 that’s not quite obvious to the casual user. Find out for yourself by journeying within!
If there’s one iOS developer who continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible on the iPad, it would have to be Readdle. This week, the company released an update to their popular PDF Expert app, adding the ability to stamp PDF files -- a feature usually only found in expensive desktop programs such as Adobe Acrobat.
Why should your iPad have all the fun? That’s what developer Readdle is asking this week as the company rolls out PDF Expert 2.0, a major new version of their iPhone edition which brings feature parity with the iPad edition, including text highlighting, form filling and much more.
If you frequently use PDF documents and an iPad in your daily life, you’ve likely discovered Readdle’s popular PDF Expert, which recently added the ability to edit PDF forms to its many tricks. This week, a new update extends the app’s power even further.