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Briefly: Evernote for Mac update, VUE and PlantFactory 2014.6

09/23, 11:29am

Update for Evernote for Mac includes rebuilt note editor, image resizing

Evernote has announced the release of its updated productivity software for OS X. Offering users the ability to write, collect, find and present information in a centralized workspace, Evernote assists in organizing data and making it accessible across devices. The update focuses on improving its existing features, one being a rebuild of its note editor.

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Briefly: Snagajob app, Evernote transfers Fotopedia users over

08/09, 8:14pm

Snagajob job listing database launches app

American hourly-employment marketplace service, Snagajob, has announced the release of its free app this week. Designed for job seekers, Snagajob for iOS utilizes the video, photo and GPS technology of smartphones and tablets. Users can record and upload short clips of themselves to include with applications; the same can be done with photos. The app can locate all available positions in the user's area, simplifying the job search.

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Evernote, Feedly servers affected, hit with denial of service attacks

06/11, 7:24am

Evernote recovers from multi-hour DDoS attack, Feedly continues to suffer

Two prominent web properties have come under fire from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the last 24 hours. Note-taking app Evernote struggled to stay active during its multi-hour attack earlier today, with Google Reader replacement Feedly being the current target, with the entire service currently unavailable while it attempts to mitigate the malicious traffic surge.

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Briefly: Uber pilots cars with child seats, LinkedIn cuts CardMunch

05/08, 2:33am

Uber launches uberFamily pilot service in NYC

Uber has announced a new pilot service, uberFamily, launching first in New York City. The cab-hailing service is offering users vehicles that are equipped with car seats for children. The seats will be installed by those who are trained and certified to do so, and accommodates children aged one year and up. Available for a $10 surcharge, those interested in trying out the service in the New York City area must enter "FAMILY" as a code in the app to access the option.

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Briefly: Chil Notchbook folio for iPad Air, new Evernote for iOS

01/30, 4:30pm

Notchbook for iPad Air features space for easy holding

Accessory maker Chil has introduced its Notchbook iPad Air folio today, offering its users a heavy grip and the ability to slide a hand through its sleeve portion. Intended for the iPad Air, the Notchbook is compatible with many other tablets of broadly-comparable dimensions. Featuring a platform that rotates 360 degrees, the Notchbook folio doubles as a stand for comfortable table viewing.

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Briefly: Octonius file browser, PhotoPresenter 3's in-app purchases

01/28, 11:46am

Unified file browser app Octonius combines viewing of Dropbox, Evernote and Google Drive content

File browsing app for iOS Octonius has released its latest version of the software, optimized for iPhone and iPod touch. Octonius synthesizes viewing of file content on Evernote, Dropbox and Google Drive, allowing its users to track and organize their cloud storage. An Octonius account features several options for viewing and organizing, such as the "Flow" tab, which visualizes a stream of accessed files that are ordered chronologically. Users can add notations to a file, or add it to a particular collection.

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Hands on: Livescribe 3 smartpen, companion app for iOS

11/22, 9:55pm

New app serves as Evernote alternative

Livescribe recently introduced its third-generation smartpen and its first iOS app, Livescribe+, which aims to serve as an alternative to Evernote. We met the company this week in New York City, where we put the digital pen to task against our hastily scribbled notes. The concept is certainly promising, but does the new software and hardware really serve as an effective note-taking system for iPhones and iPads?

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Review: Adonit's Jot Script Evernote Edition stylus for iPad

11/09, 8:58pm

Scribbling down our thoughts on a new iPad stylus

There are any number of keyboard cases for Apple's bestselling iPad devices, as well as the devices' in-built software keyboards, but there's still something about actually scribbling down notes that is appealing. That keeps us at MacNN on the lookout for new stylus devices, ever hoping that we can get our hands on a competent writing implement for our favorite tablet. Popular note-taking app company Evernote has teamed up with iOS accessory maker Adonit to produce the Jot Script Evernote Edition, a fine-tipped stylus that promises more precise notes, thanks to a specialized app. How well do they pull it off? Read on to our in-depth look at the device to find out.

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First Look: Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition

11/02, 5:33pm

Adonit's new iPad stylus aims for precision

Some of us here at MacNN like to do a fair bit of scribbling and sketching, and that's not the easiest thing on the iPad, given Apple's eschewal of native stylus support in iOS. Fortunately, there is no shortage of companies making iOS-compatible styluses for the jotters among us. Adonit is one of those companies, with a whole range of styluses for the iPad, and the Jot Script Evernote Edition is their latest release. We're taking a look at the Jot Script, and we've collected our first impressions here ahead of a fuller review in the near future.

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Briefly: Evernote update adds map notes, Latest QuickLicense released

10/23, 1:20am

Latest Evernote includes home screen customization, map notes

The latest update of Evernote's mobile app for iOS and Android has been released, offering new features and improvements. Evernote is a productivity organizer that lets users sync notes, to-do lists and photos across devices, as well as share notes through social media tools. Version 7.1 on iOS features the addition of displaying notes on map, as well as the ability to now customize the home screen layout.

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Briefly: Updated Skitch adds AirDrop, Groupon 2.8 scans credit card

09/30, 3:25pm

Skitch app updated for use with iOS 7 only

Evernote's picture-taking communication app, Skitch, has been updated to run soley on the new iOS 7 platform. Skitch 3.0.1 lets users take photos and instantly embellish them with text, shapes, and freehand notations. Sharing marked 'snapshots' can now be facilitated by AirDrop, as well as email or SMS, and additionally users can post Skitch creations online to share with social media followers. Images can be saved to and shared from a link generated by Evernote. Available on iTunes, Skitch is free to download.

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Briefly: Free Evernote Premium offer, Comcast expands access program

08/13, 3:44pm

Telefonica Digital and Evernote announce global partnership with kick-off in Brazil

Launching in Brazil today, Telefonica Digital's Vivo brand is offering customers one year's access to top-tier features with Evernote Premium. Evernote helps users improve their productivity on Android and iOS devices, by creating written notes and to-do lists as well as photo capture, and sync this media across personal devices. The partnership is giving Vivo customers access to a 1GB upload limit and the ability to read notes offline, as well as benefitting from higher security features. It is yet to be determined whether this offer is exclusive to new customers.

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Feedly Pro adds article search, Evernote support in $5 subscription

08/05, 5:24am

Monthly charge for RSS reader includes lifetime subscription option

RSS reader Feedly is introducing a paid version of its service to its users. The Google Reader replacement has added in a number of enhancements to its premium service, with priority technical support in the Pro edition being accompanied by integration with Evernote, and the ability to search within RSS feeds for specific articles.

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Briefly: Evernote releases iOS update, Rovio account now live globally

07/19, 12:00pm

Evernote update intros Shortcuts

Evernote has pushed out an update for the iOS version of its popular note-taking app. Version 5.4 introduces Shortcuts, a rebranding of the Favorites feature from the iPhone, which gives users a method to quickly access important notes, notebooks and tags. These Shortcuts can be synced across all versions of Evernote, and can even be made for saved searches. Other changes include support for marking up images, PDFs and notes, the ability to see recently viewed notes along the bottom of any note, and a new Announcements section with the latest news from Evernote.

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Briefly: Evernote for Mac update, Civ V: Brave New World now on Mac

07/10, 4:37pm

Evernote gains new document preview feature

Thanks to yesterday's update, Evernote for Mac now features the ability to annotate with Skitch, preview documents, and highlight content. When Skitch is installed users can send any note directly into Skitch for annotation, and then from within Skitch save it as a new note in Evernote. Meanwhile, the new document preview feature shows users the entire contents of a file directly in a note, and will work with various file types including documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Finally, a highlighter tool has been added to the text editing tools, allowing users to identify any text with a bright yellow background.

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Evernote adds two-step authentication, access management to accounts

05/30, 2:18pm

Bolstered security follows large-scale attack on Evernote servers

Evernote has added three new security features to help its users keep their accounts safe. The inclusion of two-step authentication, access history, and authorized app management comes two months after the note-taking service suffered an attack by hackers, which forced the company to reset all passwords for its near 50-million user base.

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Evernote looks to create 'new and magical' devices in future

04/17, 1:59pm

Note-taking app company to work with manufacturers on unknown devices

Evernote is looking towards releasing its own branded hardware within the next few years. The makers of the note-taking application will work with other hardware producers to create devices specifically for the service, though what form these products would take has yet to be revealed by the company.

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Briefly: Evernote 5 for Android, Google Chrome update

03/26, 3:06pm

Evernote 5 for Android adds new camera modes, shortcuts

Evernote has updated its Android app to include a new camera interface, as well as a number of UI improvements. The new Multi-shot Camera mode can take multiple photographs and combine them into one single note, while Page Camera can take a shot of a notebook, line up the edges, remove shadows and improve the contrast of the image for easier reading. Shortcuts that appeared in the Mac release in October make the transition to Android, allowing for quicker navigation between notes, and premium users will be able to use a more powerful document search facility.

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Google demonstrates NYT, Evernote, Path at SXSW event

03/12, 6:48am

Applications to follow four Glass principles

Google has demonstrated some potential uses for its head-mounted display project at SXSW Interactive. Software, including versions of Gmail, Evernote, Path, and the New York Times, were shown off, explaining how Google Glass would interact and display the content using Google's Mirror API for the headwear.

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Evernote attacked by hackers, some user data accessed

03/03, 6:38pm

All Evernote accounts required to reset passwords

Note-taking app Evernote has been attacked by hackers, in the latest in a long line of digital break-ins. The company has been forced to reset all passwords for its near-50 million users as servers were attacked by parties unknown, putting usernames, account e-mail addresses, and encrypted passwords at risk.

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Evernote 5.2 for iOS adds new features, crash bug

03/01, 9:31am

Fixed release promised 'as quickly as possible'

Evernote has released a new version of its iOS app, v5.2. The update makes a host of improvements, for instance adding a Snippet view for quickly browsing notes. The core of the upgrade though is a new PDF viewer, which supports multipage previews, content search, reading two pages at once on an iPad, and an in-app rotation lock.

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Evernote updates Penultimate, Hello apps for iOS

01/31, 12:27pm

Penultimate becomes free

Evernote has made important upgrades to two of its iOS apps. Penultimate -- the stylus-based notetaking app Evernote acquired last year -- is now free, and can optionally sync with the core Evernote app. Accompanying the change is a new handwriting search feature, which analyzes writing to locate notes, and a redesigned interface. As a part of that redesign, ink should appear sharper on Retina displays, and language support has been extended to Russian and traditional Chinese.

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Evernote updates Food app with iPad support, local search

12/19, 3:36pm

Also bakes in new recipe functions

Evernote has released v2.0 of Food, an iOS app meant to be a comprehensive tool for food lovers. The update represents a major redesign, for instance including a native iPad interface. New categories have also been introduced, such as Explore Recipes, which lets people grab recipes from websites and save them into the new My Cookbook tab, which also incorporates recipes pulled from the regular Evernote app.

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Briefly: Skitch 2.0.3, Kanex Thunderbolt Cables

12/18, 5:09pm

Skitch for Mac gets update to 2.0.3

Evernote has released an update for Skitch for Mac, bringing the app to version 2.0.3. The new version brings back custom styles and colors, as well as an option to auto copy a URL once an image has been uploaded. It also allows users more flexibility in tool sizes, so that annotations can be in proportion to images. Evernote has also added more sharing options, making it easier to email, Message, tweet, or post from Facebook and iPhoto. The newest version is available for download directly from Evernote, and users that have downloaded the app from the Mac App Store will be receiving an update notification soon.

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Evernote 5.0 now available for iOS

11/08, 11:51am

New Evernote version sees UI redesign

The iOS version of popular note-taking service Evernote has just received an update today. The new update brings a number of UI improvements and a focus on ease of use. The update to version 5.0 is compatible with iPhones, iPods, and iPads running iOS 5.0 or later.

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Evernote says iOS app update coming soon

11/02, 7:13pm

New version will focus on speed, new UI features

Popular note taking app Evernote will soon see an update to version 5 for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The new update will focus on making using the app much faster in every aspect, with note creation, browsing, and organization all possible within one or two taps. The focus on speed led to a redesign of the app's UI that places emphasis on notes, notebooks, tags, and places.

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Evernote 5 for Mac beta due this week with redesigned UI

10/29, 3:51pm

Gets Shortcuts, Cards, Atlas features

Evernote has announced that a new version of its Mac software, Evernote 5, will be available as a beta starting later this week. The update is touted as a significant redesign, for instance featuring a Shortcuts section on a left-hand sidebar where notes, notebooks, tags, and saved searches can be dragged for faster access. Immediately below that is a Recent Notes area, which shows the five last items opened.

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Livescribe Sky released, adds Wi-Fi to smartpen system

10/29, 9:21am

Wi-Fi connection setup possible without need for computer

Livescribe has announced the Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen, the first digital pen to integrate Wi-Fi technology and cloud services. Sky can convert written words and drawings into images, and can send both the resulting pictures and recorded audio to the user's personal Evernote account. Writing and audio can then be archived and retrieved at a later date.

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Briefly: Amazon Video, Evernote iOS, Google Button

08/24, 4:24pm

Amazon adds Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, others to Prime Instant Video

Amazon has made a deal with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution to expand its streaming catalog. Hundreds of TV episodes will be available to stream through Prime Instant Video, including Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, Parenthood, and Parks and Recreation, in addition to the existing 22,000 movies and TV shows already on the service. Further content expansion in the future has also been hinted at.

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Briefly: Evernote, Civilization V, Microsoft AutoUpdate

07/19, 9:45pm

Mac Evernote bolstered to version 3.2, adds Retina display support

This week, Evernote for Mac has benefitted from an update. Added to the popular note-taking application is the Activity Stream, which keeps the user updated on all the activity in an Evernote account. The application has also been upgraded to support the new Retina display in the MacBook Pro. Additional bug fixes have been performed, but no details have been provided by the developer. The update is free application.

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Evernote buys out handwriting app Penultimate

05/07, 12:18pm

Penultimate creator to move over to Evernote as part of buyout

Cloud-syncing note service Evernote has purchased handwriting-recognition app Penultimate, SlashGear reported. Penultimate will continue on as a standalone app, at least for the time being, and its creator, Ben Zotto, will join Evernote to work on integration of the two services. A future Evernote update will bring handwriting recognition to it, and Penultimate will expand to support other mobile operating systems, as it's only available for iOS thus far.

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App Store, Infinity Blade II get Retina-ready iPad updates

03/15, 7:55pm

App Store, Infinity Blade now ultra high res

Last-minute prep for the new iPad's North American launch has seen Apple create a new sub-section (App Store) for the new iPad. The new sub-section, just known as "Great Apps for the new iPad," currently includes about two dozen apps optimized for the new iPad's much higher-resolution screen. Among the examples are Flight Control Rocket, Sketchbook Pro, and Tweetbot.

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Amazon Kindle, Evernote apps get iPad Retina support

03/15, 3:25pm

Amazon Kindle, Evernote updated for new iPad

Two popular iOS apps have just been updated to take advantage of the new iPad's 2048x1536 display. The Evernote (free, App Store) update to version 4.1.9 and Kindle (free, App Store) version 3.0 both have been upscaled for the greater resolution, though there are other changes too. The Kindle app also gets a new library design and a Cloud view that shows what content users have stored in the cloud and locally. The iPhone app will get a choice of a grid view, and the update is 18.3MB in size.

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Evernote iOS app gets better editing, note titles

02/08, 12:35pm

Fixes regular complaints

Evernote has released a new version of its iOS notetaking app, v4.1.8. While relatively minor, the update does make two important changes. These include "predictive" note titles, which will give otherwise untitled items a label based on factors like time, location, and other pieces of contextual data.

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Dolphin mobile browser gets Skitch, Evernote add-ons

01/24, 1:10pm

Skitch, Evernote extension arrive on Dolphin

The upgradeable Dolphin browser for Android devices has just received two add-ons from its makers. It now supports Skitch and Evernote browser extensions. The Skitch extension (free, Android Market) is a byproduct of the Skitch app and lets users make sketches on any web content found in the browser. It can be used to make notes on a map, text from a web page, classified ad, or more.

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Evernote launches context-based Hello contact app for iPhone

12/07, 10:00am

Integrates with other Evernote titles

Evernote has released a new iOS app, Hello. The title stores information about people a user encounters. A key difference though is context, as the app places an emphasis on photos, times, and the reasons for meeting. When meeting a person, Evernote suggests handing a device over so they can enter their own data, and have a series of quick photos taken for use in a chronological, visual browser called the Mosaic. The app can also automatically email a person a user's contact info if they enter an address.

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Rutgers makes iPad 2 core part of some management courses

09/01, 3:20pm

Adds augmented reality to learning experience

Rutgers University has made the iPad 2 an integral part of its Digital Mini-MBA program. The school's Center for Management Development (CMD) will be providing an iPad 2 as part of an upcoming four-day executive program it will be offering in September. The tablet will be preloaded with all instructional material as well as several augmented reality apps.

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Evernote snaps up Skitch, makes it free, goes beyond Apple

08/18, 6:20pm

App to support Android, now available for free

Evernote, the online note-taking service, has acquired software developer Skitch. The company's app, which currently is only for Macs, enables drawing and making annotations on screenshots. An Android compatible version has been announced, and is expected to be shipping shortly.

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Lexmark Genesis AIO printer uses camera for instant scans

10/15, 5:30pm

Lexmark Genesis printer has camera, upright design

Lexmark today sought to shake up the normally very conservative world of printers by introducing the Genesis. The design is unusual just by standing upright but is more unique still by using a 10-megapixel camera for scanning. It can capture the entire frame almost instantly and can convert the scan to a full image in as little as three seconds.

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