Archive for March 19, 2013

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PDFpen 6

PDFpen 6 is now available. Here’s an overview of what it offers compared with Preview (which still isn’t AppleScriptable). I frequently use PDFpen to OCR scanned documents in EagleFiler.

One of the interesting new features is the ability to convert a PDF to Microsoft Word format. This is done via the Nuance OmniPage Cloud Service, which works amazingly well. Conversion from PDF format is not my first choice of workflow, but it’s good to know that it’s possible in a pinch.

The direct sale version of PDFpen 5.7 could access iCloud via the PDFpen Cloud Access app. This helper app is no longer available, so iCloud support is now available only if you purchased PDFpen from the Mac App Store.

Update (2013-03-19): Adam C. Engst looks at PDFpen in more detail.

iOS 6.1.3

Jacqui Cheng:

More than a month after security researchers pointed out a new passcode bug in iOS, Apple has patched it with the release of iOS 6.1.3. The software update, released over the air or via iTunes, is mainly aimed at addressing the security vulnerability that allowed attackers to get around an iOS device’s passcode by performing a series of steps.

Bugs happen, but it seems like there must be something wrong with the design to enable so many lock screen bugs. This is different from all the iPhone alarm bugs, where it seems like a lack of testing is to blame.