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OneNote will soon recognize shapes as well as handwriting

Microsoft’s OneNote apps can convert handwritten notes to printed text. This makes it easy to clean up messy handwriting, but also makes your scribbled notes searchable, since OneNote can index text after it’s been converted. But handwriting recognition is old news: soon OneNote will also be able to recognize shapes. Microsoft calls the feature Ink Shape […]

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Lilbits (8-19-2014): OneNote for Android tablets

Microsoft OneNote lets you scribble notes, create checklists, add audio or video notes, and sync your notes across a range of devices. OneNote used to be bundled with Microsoft Office but over the past few years it’s taken on a life of its own — especially on mobile devices including phones and tablets. Now Microsoft has […]

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Lilbits (7-24-2014): Fire TV sales exceed Amazon’s expectations

Amazon has gotten into hardware in a big way over the past few years. The company’s first smartphone ships this week, and Kindle eReaders and tablets are among Amazon’s best-selling products. This year Amazon also launched its first smart TV box, the Fire TV. It’s hard to know just how many of those products Amazon […]

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Reports: Microsoft Surface Mini to feature ARM CPU, stylus support

How does Microsoft plan to make its upcoming Surface mini tablet stand out from other small, cheap Windows tablets like the Dell Venue 8 Pro and Asus VivoTab Note 8? If reports making the rounds this week are true, it seems Microsoft’s tablet will be powered by an ARM processor, run Windows RT software, and […]

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Microsoft OneNote is now free for everyone (including Mac users)

Microsoft OneNote is a cross-platform app for taking notes, saving “clips,” and synchronizing your content across devices. The app was already available for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and the web. Now it’s also available for Mac users. Oh yeah… and OneNote is also now available for free on every supported platform. OneNote has been […]

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Lilbits (11-25-2013): Pre-order Qualcomm’s $350 Toq smartwatch (or don’t)

Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch is a wearable device with a low-power display that’s designed to be easy to read in direct sunlight. You can pair it with a phone to view weather forecasts, notifications or incoming calls, and I suppose you could also tell time with the Toq too. But that limited functionality comes at a […]

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Lilbits (7-01-2013): iOS 7 beta jailbroken, next Nexus 7 probably not leaked

Evidence has been making the rounds Asus is working on a new tablet with a 7 inch screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. It apparently has the model number “K009,” and featurs a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 5MP camera, and a 4,000mAh battery. Folks who like to speculate on these things […]