Dec 12 2014

Techie Review: FileCenter 8 Professional

 

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When you’re working with document imaging, it’s very important to make sure that the interface to you’re going to be using works for you. In trying to go paperless, there’s nothing worse than having a software package for document imaging that’s more of a hindrance than a benefit. The document imaging package that you want, if you wanted to be successful, needs to fit your mindset, your needs and have the functionality that you’re looking for.

From there, you want to make sure that the information that’s scanned into your system is yours, and not scanned into some proprietary format you can’t use without specific software; so make sure you keep your options open.

That’s why in this post, I’m going to be reviewing FileCenter 8 Professional from Lucion Technologies. This software package has been available on the Internet for several years and there’s a lot of customers of FileCenter that speak very highly of it. So it was time to take a look at it.

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Dec 10 2014

Techie Review: Able2Extract Professional 9

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Last year, I was given the opportunity to review a piece of software that was very capable of working with PDF documents; it was called Able2Extract. The Able2Extract application specializes in being able to extract information from PDF documents. Luckily, I was invited to review the software package again.

As everyone should know, PDF documents are the standard in exchanging information back and forth. In my opinion, at this point I think every PC and mobile device should have the ability to export information to the PDF by default. But if you work with PDF documents on a regular basis, or if you receive detailed information or specifications through PDF document sometimes it would be nice to be able to extract that information to be able to use it in other forms and applications.

The Able2Extract software package specializes in being able to extract content from PDF documents and put them into just about any format you need them in.

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Dec 08 2014

NETGEAR wi-fi extender can fix that dead Internet zone

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I think everyone has run into a situation where the Wi-Fi in their home just doesn’t reach all the corners. You find situations where you got dead spots or the Wi-Fi signals not strong enough and you’re not able to get a satisfactory connection to the Internet.

Internet Wi-Fi routers typically advertise that the signals are good for hundreds of feet, but I think everyone knows that that’s not true. It may be in a situation where there’s no walls and the router is mounted up on top of a 10 foot pole. The more obstacles in the way, the lower the signal strength gets.

There’s a lot of things that people say that you can do to strengthen your Wi-Fi signal on your wireless router, but to be honest, the best solution is to simply get a Wi-Fi extender/repeater.

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Dec 05 2014

Review: iKross Solar Bluetooth Handfree Speakerphone

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 The other day, I got to thinking about older vehicles and smartphones, and having the ability for hands-free operation. All the newer cars  now have Bluetooth capability built into the car for hands-free operation. These newer cars have the ability to utilize the interior speaker system for having conversations and sharing music libraries from your smartphone.

While it’s possible to go purchase an entirely new stereo system for your vehicle to add these abilities, I was thinking about a solar solution. As I was looking through hands-free car kits on the Internet, a lot of them have the same issues, which was they had to be connected to the AC adapter in the car. But Bluetooth devices don’t use a lot of power, so why does Bluetooth devices have to be charged all the time; why can’t they be charged by the sun?

By random searches trough Google, and by looking for something that used solar power, I came across the iKross solar Bluetooth speakerphone for hands-free car kit [IKBT16]. It was low cost and the design looked simple enough.

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Dec 03 2014

Add Wi-Fi To Your Digital Camera with Eye-Fi

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As we get into the holiday season of 2014, I thought it would be nice to be able to automatically transfer images and movies directly from my old digital camera directly to my server; to have them waiting for me to share with friends and family. Having an Eye-Fi wireless SD card was the first solution that I thought of. It was one of the first wireless SD card that I had seen advertised.

When the first Eye-Fi wireless SD card’s came out, they were roughly $100. Considering how technology advances and how the present technology drops quite a bit over time, I was able to go on to eBay and purchase one of these wireless 4 GB SD card’s for basically a steal.

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Dec 01 2014

Mirror Casting Pictures and Videos for the Holidays

 

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This year [2014] should be the year for sit downs with family and friends where you can share the pictures and videos from your Smartphone. This year has seen a strong uptake in ‘casting’, screen casting, or mirror casting; all predicated on Miracast.

In years past, it was more common for android devices to have in HDMI out port. This gave users of the android operating system and easy way to connect their android device directly to their big-screen TV and share content. But in 2014, there’s been a big swing towards getting rid of the HDMI port and moving towards mirror casting.

If you’re not familiar with mirror casting, it’s basically wireless sharing to your big-screen TV from your mobile device using Wi-Fi. The requirements are you have to have a compatible mirror casting device like a Roku 3, Chromecast, Apple TV or a Smart TV that supports that functionality.

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Nov 28 2014

Review: IRulu X9 9 inch Android Tablet [x1943]

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This is a review for the iRulu eXPro X9 9 inch Android quad core tablet. It comes preloaded with Google android 4.4, KitKat. It has a 9 inch capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 resolution for nice clear pictures. The iRulu tablet is running the AllWinner A33 quad core processor at 1.3 GHz, with the quad core Mali- 400 GPU. The tablet comes with 1 GB of memory installed, which make sure that you can play all the latest games and applications from the Google Play market.

As an improvement over any previous tablets I’ve seen from iRulu, this particular tablet allows you to have a total of 64 GB of expansion space on your microSD card; as opposed to the standard 32 GB. This’ll make sure that you have all your music and movies loaded that you would like to watch for hours of entertainment.

The tablet has communication abilities for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (b,n,g) and 3G communications (with a dongle), but the 3G communications does not include the dongle with the tablet.

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Nov 28 2014

Black Friday 2014 Shoppers Are Tech Savvy

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Black Friday 2014 may possibly go down in history as one of the most informed Black Friday’s that have come our way. Modern-day shoppers are armed to the teeth with smart phones, Internet connections, tethered laptops and tablets, and comparison-shopping applications that find them the absolute best deals.

The days of rushing to a convenience store and purchasing the newspaper before Black Friday and digging through all the shopping ads Thanksgiving day, and then possibly standing outside for hours in the cold for that bargain deal over. Users can now sit at home with their smartphones and tablets and laptops and comparison shop in warmth and comfort.

Consumers are finding that they can find great deals online as well as going to the outlet malls and other shopping centers. Sure, they’re still your occasional brick-and-mortar absolute special, but customers are still finding comparable deals online and are more than happy to deal with retailers to offer free or discounted shipping.

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Nov 20 2014

Review: WonderFox HD Video Converter Pro 7.5

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If you find yourself in a situation where you need an HD video converter software program, you can stop when you get to WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory. Several weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get onto a website that gave me a free version of WonderFox DVD Video Converter. The user interface for that software was dead simple and WonderFox has continued with that user interface with their HD Video Converter.

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Nov 18 2014

Review: eM Client v6 – Organized and Robust

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I did a review of eM client back in 2012 for the release of version 5. Version 6 has been released and eM client is one of the most robust email clients that’s freely available on the Internet. It’s been referred to as the Microsoft Outlook killer. The user interface of eM client looks very similar to Microsoft Outlook and he has a lot of the similar functions, but it also has some additional features that Microsoft Outlook doesn’t support.

While a majority of people have compromised on the standards of an email client, eM client has embraced the importance of handling email, organizing it, but also keeping track of calendar events and personal tasks; it’s a personal information manager in one package. People who are serious about their communications and organization lean on applications like eM client help them organize and keep things on track.

Web interfaces are still seriously behind on capability. Web interfaces are functional, but they’re not fluid, they’re not natural and they’re not robust. eM client is an application serious about managing your communications, events and tasks in making it easy for you to get things done.

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