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Adobe Scan turns your documents, receipts & more into editable PDFs

Adobe today is launching a new mobile app that makes it easier to convert paper documents and other things into digital, editable PDF files. While there’s no shortage of scan-to-PDF apps on the App Store, many are not free, have a dated design, or simply convert an image to PDF format, but don’t …

Apps

Samsung will take on Oculus, Vive with high-power VR rig

Now that Samsung's brought virtual to the masses with Gear VR, it's looking to build a more powerful standalone system. Oh, and it's interested in AR too.<p>Gear VR is only the beginning of Samsung's virtual reality ambitions.<p>The South Korean company has made a big bet on mobile virtual reality, …

Virtual Reality

How to use Workflow, the app that Apple just bought and made free for everyone

Apple bought an app called Workflow on Thursday. The app automates stuff you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad and turns those tasks into a simple button.<p>But instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires a startup, Apple made it free.<p>Basically, Workflow is like a Swiss …

Workflow already looked like an Apple product. Now it is one

Apple takes the plunge and buys a task-automation app it has long admired.<p>Apple snapped up popular app Workflow on Wednesday, making it free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad users.<p>Apple confirmed the Workflow acquisition to TechCrunch. Apple and Workflow didn't respond to CNET's requests for …

Apps

Meet Firefly: the world's first 3D printed, tablet-powered smart mirror

Mar 21, 2017 | By Julia<p>A group of University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) students and alumni have created the world’s first tablet-powered …

NASA Released Its Software for Free. Here's What You Need to Download.

Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, and everything is available for free download, without any royalty …

Mossberg: The PC is being redefined

Keep your eye on the software — and on Apple<p>If you became a frequent computer user starting anytime between, say, 1990 and 2007, there’s a good chance that your idea of a PC is a desktop or laptop running a mouse and keyboard-driven graphical user interface — most likely Microsoft Windows or, to a …

Apps

Powerful new drawing app Linea is perfect for Apple Pencil

Iconfactory, the awesome team behind apps like Twitterrific and Flare, just launched a stellar new drawing app for iPad. It’s called Linea, and it’s a perfect match for Apple Pencil, offering all the tools you’ll need for sketching, taking notes, and more.<p>“Modern drawing apps are powerful, but they …

Apps

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

The Gear You Need to Make Your iPad Your Only Computer

There are two types of people in the world: Those who just know they could never get away with using an iPad as their only computer, and everyone …

App lets students cheat on their homework, but parents needn’t be worried

Students across the world will be thrilled to hear that they can now outsource their homework to an app.<p>Socratic, which is available for free on the …

With Its Updated iOS App, Evernote Is Going Back To Note-Taking’s Basics

A streamlined new interface makes it easier to create a new note and give it some personality–and then find it later when you need it.<p>People may use Evernote in all sorts of ways, but at its heart, the app is about one thing: notes. It’s acknowledging that today with a new version of its iOS app–a …

One Drop Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit for iPhone Launches on Apple.com

Health startup One Drop recently launched its iOS-compatible One Drop Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit on Apple.com for $99.95. Approved by the FDA and CE in Europe, the kit includes a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter, a chrome lancing device, test strips, and a vegan leather carry case.<p>The …

How to Get Google Play on a Kindle Fire and Install Any Android App You Want

Kindle Fire tablets are some of the best, cheapest Android tablets around, but they’re limited to Amazon’s app store, which is more than lacking …

A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro

After years spent adapting what I learned from the Mac to bring it to iOS, what I found on the other side was a more focused, efficient way of working and communicating with people. The iPad Pro accelerated my move to an iOS-only setup; today, I genuinely don't know how to perform certain tasks on …

20 Web Design Industry Terms for the Clueless Client

In the web design industry, we use many <b>insider terms</b>. This doesn’t only make it hard to get started for newcomers, <b>particularly clients who are not</b> …

UI Design

Learn the Basics of Responsive Web Design With These GIFs

GIF<p>If you’re a web developer, you need to consider how your designs will appear on mobile sites. Responsive web design is an excellent way to adapt …

HTML Tutorial for Beginners 101 (Including HTML5 Tags)

Would you like to learn some HTML?<p>Sounds like a great idea. Hence the reason why I’ve put together this HTML tutorial for beginners.<p>There are at …

Web Development

The inventor of the origami microscope is a MacArthur genius

Foldscope is an origami microscope made with a single sheet of paper that’s embedded with electronics and lenses. It costs less than $1 to build. Manu Prakash is the inventor of this low-cost scientific tool. He wants microscopes to be as ubiquitous as pencils and plans on shipping one million …

Inventions

Foldscope Community

<b>Foldscope: An Origami-Based Microscope</b><p>Foldscope is an ultra-affordable field microscope, that you build from common materials such as paper. It is …

Imaging

$35 foldable keyboard works with any iPhone, Android phone or tablet

Do you carry a laptop with you just to take notes in a class or meeting? Wouldn’t it be easier to just use your smartphone, iPad, Android phone or …

Gear & Gadgets

Messages in iOS 10: How to Install and Use Sticker Packs

In iOS 10, the simple Messages app you're familiar with has transformed from a bare bones texting platform into a fun, interactive communication service that takes advantage of games, apps, drawings, stickers, message effects, and more.<p>Following in the footsteps of apps like Facebook and Line, …

Apps

OLALA Storage for iOS Devices Is a Snap

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>For the longest time, I was stuck with a 16GB iPhone. It was one of those situations where the time to upgrade to the next …

iOS

It’s back to school time — here are the best gadgets for the upcoming year

You know what that means? It's time to buy tech stuff.<p>But, per usual, knowing <i>which</i> tech stuff to buy is hard. The fact that lots of crucial tech categories are currently in a state of transition doesn't help.<p>Luckily for you, my colleagues and I get paid to test these things. So, to help you get the …

iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)

The iPad Pro review was one that I was really dreading writing – but also one I was the most excited about in a while.<p>The issue was this: what is the …

IPad Pro

A handy feature makes this wallet one of the most interesting on the market

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Nomad Everyone with a smartphone should have a portable charger on them whenever possible. A portable charger is a huge value for what …

Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab

Google believes there’s a scientist in all of us, so it’s launching a new app that turns your phone into a powerful little research lab.<p>Called Science Journal, the app uses the sensors in your phone to measure and record data in real time, including movement, light and sound:<p>See something you want …

Apps

How to Prototype an iOS App with Sketch and Flinto (Part 2)

Welcome back! You should now have six screens of design awesomeness that you created in the first part of this tutorial. Good job! Let’s now put the …

Tutorials

How To Get Started In 3D Printing

You listened as futurists talked about 3D printers in every home. You watched as companies like Dremel and 3D Systems unveiled machines that promised to manufacture screwdrivers and toy cars right in your house. And you waited. Good job. Now it's time to start printing.<p>A 3D printer turns digital …