3 useful tips to green your business

Greening is now the trend for every company. Because it’s not just to save your money, but also about creating an eco-friendly environment to your employees. These tips can help your business go green for 2012.

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Price drop: ScanCard for iOS(European version) is $0.99 now!(original price was $5.99)

ScanCard – Business Card Reader(European Version) is a business card recognition application which makes your phone camera become a powerful business card scanner and a convenient business card manager. Now, we get a updated version for you with a great price reduction from $5.99 to $0.99! This price drop is valid from July 23th to August 3th.

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Next iPhone: bigger screen, thinner body…

(iPhone 5 concept design by ADR Studio)

As we know, Apple has used 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone for 5 years. Steve Jobs had said 3.5- inch screen is the best size for smartphone. However, things are changed because people do not think 4.0-inch phone is too large now. So you know that even 5.3-inch phone is no longer a problem for people and Samsung Galaxy Note has became one of most popular Android phones in the world. (Note: In 1 June 2012, Samsung announced that 7 million had been shipped.)

Therefore, iPhone 5 is said to have 4-inch screen this time. Even more, according to WSJ, iPhone 5 is now being manufactured by Asian component makers with a “thinner” touch screen. Now, iPhone 4S is 9.3 mm thick, which is thicker than Samsung’s latest debut Galaxy S3(8.6mm thick). However, We can expect iPhone 5 to be thinner than 8.5mm if Apple use in-cell technology on iPhone 5.

 

 

In details, this new technology integrates touch sensors into the LCD thereby removing an separate component layer just for the touch-screen. And it’s said this technology will improve the image quality at the same time.

It’s reported that Sharp, Japan Display and LG Display are currently producing panels for the next iPhone by using in-cell technology. Obviously, iPhone 5 is important for these LCD makers to show their higher display technology compared to the companies who produce conventional touch panels like Taiwan’s Wintek Corp. and TPK Holding. The two companies this time seems lose orders from Apple. For the last time, they had supplied the touch panels for the iPhone 4S.

For us, the most excited part is that we can get a 4-inch or larger screen. Because larger screen will improve the application UI design greatly. For ScanCard, we have developed an UI for big-screen Android phones for a long time. Now it will be iPhone’s turn.

The next generation iPhone is expected to be launched this fall.

iOS 6, iPhone 5 and improved camera abilities

Last month, Apple unveiled iOS 6 at WWDC 2012. iOS 6 introduced a series of features including Apple Maps, Siri on the iPad, Facebook integration ,and FaceTime over celluar networks.

Now Apple releases iOS 6 beta 3, which brings new Maps settings and Mail icons with so-called “bug fixes and improvements”. Apple’s iOS 6 is expected in the fall, possibly with the release of iPhone 5.

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5 ways to create paperless business cards

Do you want to be armed with your business card at every moment of every day? Do you have trouble finding your clients’ business cards when you need them? Do you have difficulty to organize your business cards?

Here is 5  solutions for you  to solve these problems and use paperless business cards(or called digital business cards):

1. ScanCard: A business card recognition application turns your phone camera into a powerful business card scanner. In addition, the digital business cards made by ScanCard are powered with Google Maps feature and Linkedin share, which makes digital business cards even more useful.  Would you like to try it? Click here to get one!

Scancard screenshot


2. LinkedIn: With over 161 million users around the world, LinkedIn is a fast-growing professional networking site that allows members to create paperless business contacts, search for jobs, and find potential clients. Click here to sign up an account.


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Updated: ScanCard for Android V3.0 (Free) arrives with new UI and improved stability

Introduction

ScanCard is a business card recognition application which is able to turn your phone camera into a business card scanner. It has a 95% accuracy. And it is  a convenient business card manager too. Now ScanCard support more than 17 languages including Chinese(Simplified&Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Turkish and more.

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What’s new on V3.0?

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Updated: ScanCard – Business Card Scanner for iOS bug fixed!

Before we release next version for ScanCard,  we have fixed some bugs recently(updated on June 26th). This update will improve the program stability, so please update your ScanCard for iOS in time. If you have any comment, please feel free to contact us: support[at]xmscan.com .

What’s updated in version 2.6:

1. Fix the slow reaction problem when opening the Card Case.
2. Fix the problem that ScanCard will close automatically when taking photos, in some cases.

Update your ScanCard for iOS on the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scancard-business-card-scanner/id458040969?mt=8

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