Evernote for iPhone and iPad has been updated with a fancy new mode that allows users to scan in business cards using their device’s camera and automatically converts the data to an editable contact card. The feature is only available to Evernote Premium users. The cards can also pull data from social networks and optionally email your contact information to the newly-added contact automatically.
Also for premium users, a new output mode for presentations that allows AirPort or cable-out connections to display notes from within the app on an external display.
Free users aren’t left out with the new update, though. Everyone will benefit from a new button that creates a duplicate of an existing note. You can also earn rewards such as a premium account by referring friends to the Evernote application. Finally, a sync button as been added to the main screen to facilitate quicker manual syncs.
Evernote for iOS is free on the App Store.
What’s New in Version 7.2.0
Premium Feature: Business card scanning
- Use the new Business Card camera mode to scan your business cards
- Evernote instantly turns the snapshot into an editable contact note
- Connect to LinkedIn, Facebook and your Address Book for richer results
- Set Evernote to automatically email your information to your new contact
- Free users preview: scan up to 5 business cards
Premium Feature: Presentation Mode
- Use AirPlay (or a cable) to present your notes to an audience
- 14-day complementary preview for Free users
- Evernote Business
- Create notes more quickly by choosing a default business notebook for quicknotes
- New ‘Duplicate’ option creates a copy of a note
- Refer friends to Evernote and earn Premium and other rewards
- Sync button added to the home screen
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According to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who spoke to Politico, the department will seek to determine whether in-flight calls are fair to consumers.
"We believe USDOT's role, as part of our Aviation Consumer Protection Authority, is to determine if allowing these calls is fair to consumers. USDOT will now begin a process that will look at the possibility of banning these in-flight calls," Foxx said in a statement emailed to POLITICO. "As part of that process, USDOT will give stakeholders and the public significant opportunity to comment."Foxx's statement was made shortly before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve a proposal to invite comment on the potential change to its rules. The FCC first announced that it was considering allowing airplane passengers to use mobile phones on flights to make voice calls and use cellular data back in November.
The FCC is currently investigating the safety of allowing cell phone service on planes, and with a potential in-flight call ban from the Department of Transportation, a situation could arise where customers are permitted to use cellular data in-flight for texting and web browsing but are banned from making voice calls.
"Over the past few weeks, we have heard of concerns raised by airlines, travelers, flight attendants, members of Congress and others who are all troubled over the idea of passengers talking on cellphones in flight — and I am concerned about this possibility, as well," Foxx said in his statement. "As the FCC has said before: Their sole role on this issue is to examine the technical feasibility of the use of mobile devices in flight."Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission officially relaxed its restrictions on the use of portable electronic devices in-flight, allowing them to be used during landing and takeoff. The FCC still requires devices like the iPad and the iPhone to be placed in Airplane Mode, however, with cellular service disabled.
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Apple has updated its Remote application for iOS with the ability to control iTunes Radio playing on a user’s computer. Previously the app could only control playback of music that was stored locally in an iTunes library, but now Mac and PC users will be able to control their streaming stations remotely as well. The feature does not appear to work with Apple TVs running iTunes Radio yet.
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