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Articles tagged with: PDF

Microsoft Word 2013 to Support built-in PDF Editing

You probably have not even seen the new beta version of Word 2013, but you will happy to learn that now you be able to directly open and edit PDF content in Microsoft Word 2013.

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PDFs Pose Threat In iOS Devices

It recently came to light that a security hole in iOS means users could potentially find their iDevices infected with malware if they open dodgy attachments.

Users are particularly vulnerable when they view Portable Document Format, or PDF, files, which give attackers an opportunity to infect the devices with malicious software, giving them administrative rights to the device.

Google Health And Google PowerMeter Both Perish

Google will discontinue two of its products, Google Health and Google PowerMeter, since neither platform every really took off. Google Health was launched in May 2008 and was intended to be a service that catered to health and wellness as an information resource.

Users were also able to import their medical records, lab results, prescription information, and immunization histories to google.com/health under an individual account.

OfficeDrop Transfers Your Data Files Onto The Cloud

A new ‘paperless office’ service called OfficeDrop, now lets you lose the file cabinets and organize everything through cloud storage. OfficeDrop is a multi-user service that includes custom scanning software for Windows, Macs, and Android phones.

Here’s how it works, you begin by scanning a document into OfficeDrop. The application then saves it as a searchable PDF. You can then easily search OfficeDrop with a few key terms to narrow down your search, and the application will pull it up instantaneously.

Alaska Airlines Instruction Manuals Replaced W/ iPads

Alaska Airlines is the first domestic airline to replace pilots’ heavy bags of printed flight reference materials with electronic copies via the iPad device. Alaska Airlines has just finished Winter and Spring trials of the iPad replacement program 100 of its instructor pilots.

The airline ipads will contain a specialized application called GoodReader that is loaded with PDF versions of 41 flight, systems and performance manuals, reference cards, and other materials.

The electronic manuals have hyperlinks and color graphics allowing pilots to find information faster and easier.

App Lets You Convert Photo’s Text To A Document + Edit

Google has released a native Google Docs application for Android today that has a special feature. The new feature allows users to turn photos with text into documents that can be edited through the smartphone. The Google Docs app for Android is intended for download solely through the Android market and will only be available in English for Android 2.1 and later.

The app enables users to tap a button to create a new document from a photo or by selecting the camera icon from the widget. The document also appears in the document list after the phone user snaps the picture.

Asus Slams Brakes On Netbook Production

Tablet PCs have taken the portable computer market by storm. Although netbooks are inexpensively priced at around $300, tablet PCs are sexier and deliver quite the statement for those who use it. Asustek Computer noticed a dip in its netbook sales and decided to hold production, aiming at a similar number as Asus’ 2010 sales. Taiwanese manufacturer, Asus, came out with their well known Eee PC about four years ago and have been a key player in the netbook market. Eee stands for Easy to learn, Easy to play, and Easy to work.

Now, Asustek does not expect tablets to…

Hack Decyphers iPhone, iPad, or iPod Passwords

Researchers at the Fraunhofer, a German institute for information technology, have uncovered a way to decipher passwords from some of Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod) in less than six minutes. They were able to do this from a locked device without having to crack the device’s pass code!!. Their hack was performed on an iPhone.

The hack requires jail breaking and installing SSH on the iPhone or iPad and was done to target Keychain, Apple’s password-management system. The team uncovered that the secret password encryption is based on the device operating system default password and they explained it on a research paper they published. See below. This means any one with access to the device can create keys from without having to hack the encrypted and secret passcode.