Category Archives: Phone tips

CamScanner OCR test

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CamScanner is a rather nice scannerapp for phones and tablets. One of the most desirable features for me is the OCR capability. The OCR works well for basic documents with minimal formatting but alas, it is nowhere near as good as what Fujitsu has in the ScanSnap software (which embeds the OCRed text in the PDF and preserves excellent formatting). Here are the CamScanner results*: *Please note all text in the article is copyright WSJ and it is only posted

We’re sorry, but you are attempting this transaction during a restricted time period set by your wireless account

Error message displayed by AT&T wifi hostpot tethering

If you get an error message like this: We’re sorry, but you are attempting this transaction during a restricted time period set by your wireless account owner. http://redirect.ac.sl.attcompute.com/cgi-bin/redirect.cgi Then my suggestion is to restart your phone or reboot your wifi hotspot. That will likely resolve the issue for you

AT&T mobile insurance vs AT&T mobile protection pack

You may end up paying for features that your device manufacturer already provides

If you are buying a phone from AT&T online, you will likely be prompted to choose one of the following: My question was: what exactly is the difference between “mobile insurance” and “mobile protection pack”. The answer is, not much. Specifically, the “protection pack” adds: “personalized technical support; and an app to find your device.” The insurance is the exact same that you can get for $3 less if you choose only the insurance. What is surprising is that many phone manufacturers

BlackBerry Passport, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6 size comparison photo

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The Passport is a very intriguing device and it looks rather huge in most photos. For comparison, I wanted to see the size compared to two other rather popular phones So, here is a visual size comparison between the BlackBerry Passport, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple iPhone 6 *photos courtesy of BlackBerry press page and Apple press page Dimensions: BlackBerry Passport 128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm (5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 in) iPhone 6 Plus 158.1 x 77.8 x

Recommended Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Screen Protector [REVIEW]

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Screen Protector – NEW 2014 Ultra Premium HD Version – 3 PACK Ultra Clear – iSmoothhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AGABISW?ie=UTF8&tag=pixensity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AGABISWThe iSmooth Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Screen Protector is backed by the iSmooth Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. If you are looking for a good screen protector for your Note 2, look no further than the iSmooth SGN2 screen protectors. For less than $11 my family has been very satisfied with this brand of screen protector. I purchased the (3) pack for my

How to save a wet cell phone!

A good friend recently jumped in the river with his Motorola cell phone… I waded into a stream with a Canon compact camera in my cargo pant pockets… a friend droped her iPhone in the toilet…. What do these stories have in common? Wet electronics Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to (hopefully) salvage your electronics in the event you get them terribly wet:   When the Sahara is not an option: The best ways to dry

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