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PDF Reader News & Updates

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This is an update to my previous all-in-one PDF iPhone / iPad reader roundup published HERE.

I haven't elaborated on some subjects in the original article. Let's take a closer look at them.

1.) JPEG2000 images embedded in PDF files with aren't supported – they simply aren't shown.

To quickly fix this issue, before transferring the file to your iOS device, just open it in OS X's Preview and select File / Save As.

An example of this showing the page of Building iPhone OS Accessories Devices by Apress with the missing images (click the images for the full-sized version of much better quality):



Do not fret, theres ThomasNet.

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            Have you ever wondered where you could take to figure out what news is going on in the industrial world?  Ever wanted to keep up with the latest industrials news to see how it was going to impact you?  Look no further than the ThomasNet.com.  Thomasnet.com as an application in the app store that is most worth checking out.  The Thomasnet application is completely free from the apple store, and provides up to date news stories and information useful to anyone. 



The Big App Show takes Adam Curry from VeeJay to AppJay

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Imagine my surprise to get an email from Adam Curry, the guy I watched in the '80s introducing music videos to the world via the just-launched MTV channel.  Over the years, Adam has embraced change, becoming one of the first celebrities to launch a website and a podcast.  More recently, Curry launched The Big App Show, a free app that highlights one app a day.  Originally, The Big App Show was strictly for the iPhone but he has just added Android apps.  Adam demos the apps in a unique way, by superimposing himself, green screen style, over the live screencast, in portrait mode, suitable for viewing directly on the iPhone.

 



Best Apps (and a few Accessories) for Business Travelers

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In today's world, business travel is a necessity. Whether you are on a big expense account going to Hawaii or a small per diem going to Poughkeepsie, iPhone apps and accessories can help take the pain out of travel. The following are some of the best apps and accessories available in terms of value, features, and reviews.

Before you leave:

There are a number of things you need to do before you travel, and there are plenty of apps to help you.


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Top 3 Business Card Scanning Apps

Best in their class, these iPhone card scanners give you the most bang for your buck!

Business Card Reader

$5.99, app2.me/2620


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Best iPad PDF Readers

A feature comparison of the top 5 PDF readers

The iPad, with its gorgeous IPS screen, is particularly well suited for eBook reading. No wonder there are a lot of excellent PDF readers and even some annotator apps available for the platform. In this article, I look at the five top PDF readers and compare important features.


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Top Three Multi-Purpose Scanner Apps

Apparently, developers have finally recognized the need for a utility that lets users scan images and documents on the go. The number of scanning apps has increased dramatically in the last six months to a year. Predictably, the performance of a scanner app is affected by several different environment variables, including lighting, amount of text you're scanning, whether it's handwritten or printed text, and how still you can hold the camera when you take the picture. Still, these apps add a needed feature to the iPhone. Here are three of the best.

Scanner Pro

$6.99, app2.me/2948


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The 5 Best Apps for Business

These apps have the greatest potential to improve your business!

Apple has achieved 80 percent penetration of the FORTUNE 100 and has demonstrated that the iPhone can provide powerful capabilities to business. And as the iPad continues to gain momentum in the marketplace, it is being embraced faster and even more openly than the iPhone has been.

This collection of the best five business solutions highlights the apps that have demonstrated a strong capability to extend business information, data, and systems to information workers wherever they might be. As small businesses and larger enterprises continue to embrace the iOS platform, this application segment will continue its explosive growth and deliver even more powerful solutions to the mobile worker.


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This Contact Manager is a Keeper

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This contacts manager is an app that will stay for ever on your iPhone once you try it. After you open it up you will see that the developer was thinking about the you and what you'd want to do.

Within each contact you can e-mail or text with one tap....and it will keep a history of them within that contact. So if you want to know, or document, when you sent a text, e-mail or phone call to a particular person, all you have to do is pull them up and look under the History tab.



News Tidbits

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Lot's of app and product news this week, so how bout a leetle round-up... A United Airlines game that can earn you prizes and upgrades in the real world: New Grand Theft Auto released; a credit card swiper attachment; fabulous SOTI remote apps finally adding iPhone support, and a mail editor that supports full HTML markup.



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