Archive for July 2011
CamCard Business Card Scanner
CamCard lets Android and iPhone users create Contacts by just taking a photo of a Business Card, it really is that simple. The software is available as a Free Download for Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile.
Why a Business Card Scanner?
If, like me, you live out of Outlook then the first thing that I do when I get handed a business card is to add the contact details into Outlook. From there it synchronises with my mobile phone and also with our Office VoIP phone system, so no matter where I am I have all the details to hand when I am talking to someone. Now I don’t even need to take a Business Card from someone, I just need to take a photo of it and let CamCard do the rest.
How to get the CamCard Business Card Scanner for your Android Phone
You can download the Free or Paid for versions of the Android App from the Android Market, just search for CamCard. The Free version of the Business Card Scanner lets you convert 10 cards in the first week of installing the App and then an additional 2 Business Cards a week after that. To unlock it to allow the creation of unlimited cards requires a small payment of about £4.00.
CamCard Business Card Scanner for iPhone
There is also a version of the CamCard Business Card Scanner for the iPhone, which has additional functionality over and above that provided in the Android version of the App. CamCard supports 12 languages and works with the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. You can download the CamCard Business Card Scanner from the iPhone AppStore.
You can find out more about this great Free Business Card Scanner App on their website at www.intsig.com
Android Gingerbread Ships for Desire Z on Vodafone
The latest update for the HTC Desire Z is now available, for Vodafone customers at least. This update installs Android 2.3 (Also known as Android Gingerbread).
I have downloaded and installed it on my HTC Desire Z this evening.
Check for Android Gingerbread
You can check to see if your Provider has released Android 2.3 by going to:
Menu > Settings > About Phone and then selecting Software Updates and pressing the Check Now button.
You will be notified if the update is available for your phone.
The download and update process took about 10 minutes in total, from beginning to end.
You end up with Android 2.3.3 and HTC Sense 2.1
I was hoping that the email client would be updated to support HTML mail on Exchange 2003, but Google still don’t want to fix this problem, so it remains Text only email for SBS 2003 and Exchange 2003 Customers. Exchange 2007 and above seems to to have HTML email support on the HTC.
The phone feels bit faster, but its very early days yet to know if the battery life is going to be any better.
Overall it doesn’t seem to be a major update, but I am sure that I will find out more about Android Gingerbread over the next few days as I spend more time with it.
1 week on with Android Gingerbread
Well I have had Android 2.3 on my HTC Desire Z for a week now and in general I have been very pleased with the update.
- Battery life seems to have improved slightly
- The phone is generally more responsive
- Wireless seems to hold weak signals better
Thrutu™ lets you share all kinds of information and media while you’re on a call — at the touch of a button, and without disrupting the conversation.
Thrutu has Apps for both Android and iPhone, so you can share information and play across the different platforms. You can even find out which of your friends has Thrutu and those who haven’t yet caught on. If they don’t have Thrutu you can send them an invitation to get a copy and join the rest of the Thru community.
Share location, photos, and more – without leaving the phone call.
Thrutu brings new fun and function to the phone call. Share location, contacts, photos and more – all at the touch of a button. It’s so simple that you’ll wonder why phone calls couldn’t always work this way.
Watch the Thrutu Video and find out how
Go to the Android Market and grab yourself a copy of Thrutu today.