Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

Posted on June 28, 2017. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a recommendation: You can use this handy app to scan any document straight from your phone.

Links for Android, iOS, and Windows phones apps. Free and pay versions.

Source: Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

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How to protect your laptop in cargo when you fly

Posted on May 24, 2017. Filed under: Security | Tags: , , , , , |

ZDNet has a post: In this guide, learn about current regulations and how to deal with theft, insurance problems and hardware damage.

Source: How to protect your laptop in cargo when you fly | ZDNet

Basically, any device larger than a smartphone has to be in checked luggage, at least if coming from certain countries.

Also, if you enter/leave the country, you may be required to give your password and have all your data downloaded from any device for any country, not necessarily just overseas.

You might consider a “burner” phone for short term use (such as a pay-as-you-use service phone, available from several sources). If you do not use an app for your online storage, but have to log into it via a browser, then you can limit the access by clearing your browser history and leaving no trace even if you have to give up a disposable password.

A cheap tablet may not be as useful or fast as usual, but if stolen/damaged, using it only with all your data on a USB drive leaves you carrying only the USB drive more securely in a pocket. USB flash “stick” drives are not restricted at this time.

The reasoning for this is discussed in another ZDNet article.

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Cheap Black Friday/Cyber Monday Android tablets

Posted on December 22, 2014. Filed under: Android, Malware, Security | Tags: , , |

WARNING about those cheap tablets for sale during the holidays (and afterwards) :Cheap Black Friday/Cyber Monday Android tablets riddled with vulnerabilities and security headaches.

ZDNet has a warning post about tests done on many of those budget tablets, including those from otherwise reputable sources.  Beware of the security holes and get some decent security apps loaded first before you do anything, especially use your own passwords for anything.

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Printing from Tablet PCs Made Easy

Posted on March 4, 2013. Filed under: Android, printing | Tags: , , , , , |

Entrepreneur.com has Printing from Tablet PCs Made Easy.

Some pay, some free options.

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Win8 vs. Windows RT: What to know before you buy

Posted on October 25, 2012. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , |

Windows Secrets explains the choice between Windows RT and the future Windows 8 in Win8 vs. Windows RT: What to know before you buy.

Basically, it’s looking like the RT version of the Surface (or any other tablet) is using a seriously limited version of Windows.

For any serious work, waiting for the full Windows 8 version due out in 2013 on Surface (and yes, it will be more expensive) would be an option to consider.

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4 methods to customize Android phones and tablets

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Android, Phones | Tags: , , |

ZDNet has 4 methods to customize Android phones and tablets.

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Swype has Text Input for smaller screens

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: Macros & Shortcuts, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Swype is a text input utility to help enter text on small screens: smartphones, pads/tablets/slates, or anything without a regular keyboard.

At present, this is freeware.

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How To Find Android Apps

Posted on January 7, 2011. Filed under: Android | Tags: , , , |

Laptop Magazine has advice on How To Find Android Apps For Your Tablet, eReader, or Other Large-Screen Device.

Due to certain requirements set for the official Android Market, many of the new devices — especially tablets and ereaders — are not eligible to download apps directly.

This article covers alternatives to that.

Like any app, any one may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

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How To Find Android Apps For Your Tablet, eReader, etc.

Posted on November 29, 2010. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , |

Laptop Magazine has advice on How To Find Android Apps For Your Tablet, eReader, or Other Large-Screen Device.

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Buying a laptop? Check it out with these sites

Posted on March 4, 2008. Filed under: Buying | Tags: , , , , , , |

CNET has a Laptop Buying Guide to help you select the right kind of laptop and find reviews of the available brands and models.

My Product Advisor helps you find information on laptops, tablets, cars, cell phones, televisions and digital cameras.

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