PaperKarma Stops Junk Mail with a Snap of a... →
iOS/Android/WP7: Nobody likes junk mail, but if you’re too lazy to go through and unsubscribe to everything individually, PaperKarma is a new app that only requires you to take a picture of the offending mail to remove yourself from the junk mail database. PaperKarma works on magazines, catalogs,…
10 Pro Tips for Writers Using Social Media →
Tag, You're It
Microsoft® Tag is a superset of Quick Response (QR) codes. Although Tag provides the same basic function as standard black and white QR codes, it’s a lot more flexible and offers a number of advantages. One of the obvious differences between Tag barcodes and standard QR codes is that Tag barcodes can be customized and full color, as well a black and white. Tag barcodes are eye-catching....
When writing or editing, we may think we’re communicating clearly, but in fact, we’re expecting our readers to make the same assumptions, conceptual leaps, and understand the same references that we do. In other words, we’re expecting them to understand our intentions — what we mean and not what we say. Read more in the Original Article.
Mystery of the Disappearing Watermark
Originally, watermarks were faintly visible images or impressions manufactured into paper that identified its maker and/or quality. Today we use digital watermarks to provide an indelible message or identifier on electronic documents. Watermarks are useful because they are subtle and integrate with the contents of the document page. If you simply type the word “Confidential” in a page...
Finding Commands on the Ribbon in Office 2007 and... →
Cross-post from my main blog. Microsoft Office Labs, the research arm of the Microsoft Office team, created a tool that should make it a little easier to find the command you need in less time. The Search Commands add-in works for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Echosign Update Supports E-Signatures for Adobe... →
Adobe has released a new version of Reader with native EchoSign integration that enables users to sign PDFs inside documents. The update also includes a “Send for Signature” option so users can send their PDFs off to other folks to sign. - Jennifer Van Grove, VentureBeat, January 10, 2012
Organic Storage of Data Using Salmon DNA →
Scientists from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have created a “write-once-read-many-times” (WORM) memory device, that combines electrodes, silver nanoparticles, and salmon DNA. - Ben Coxworth, Gizmag, January 6, 2012. It would seem that this would work for other forms of DNA. Ironic because DNA is already a form of data...