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Google is adding a document scanner to the Chrome OS Camera app

Google is adding a document scanner to the Chrome OS Camera app

The demand for flatbed scanners has been soaring ever since many of us started working from home because of the global pandemic. If you don't have access to that kind of hardware, being asked to sign and send a document might seem like an impossible task. Thankfully, the Chromebook you're using right now could soon double as a scanner.

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Google's Area 120 made a slick document scanner app

Google's Area 120 made a slick document scanner app

Area 120 is a Google team that focuses on small, experimental applications. Its latest release is its most practical yet: Stack, a document scanner and organizer that automatically grabs details via optical character recognition. It's available in the Play Store now, though it might not be accessible from all regions.

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Microsoft Lens drops Office branding, introduces new scanning features

Microsoft Lens drops Office branding, introduces new scanning features

There is no shortage of document scanning applications on Android, and Microsoft released its own scanner back in 2015. The app has continued to receive updates since then, turning it into our favorite document scanner, and now Microsoft is giving the app a branding overhaul with some new features.

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Here are 3 new things your Android phone can do

Here are 3 new things your Android phone can do

Android is doing its darndest to become a better OS update by update — even beyond the actual OS upgrades. New pushes to Google Play Services and apps will improve how people reach emergency services, get them to bed, and bring the world clearer and closer to those with vision loss.

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Dropbox fully rolling out mobile dark theme, password manager, spins off document scanner into iOS app

Dropbox fully rolling out mobile dark theme, password manager, spins off document scanner into iOS app

Dropbox is shaking up the dog days of this summer of working from home with the deployment of a few features that have been in beta for what feels like forever. Plus, it's also spinning off its documenting scanning feature into an app and introducing a file transfer service with separate quotas to users' cloud storage.

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Google Drive’s built-in document scanner gets a Material Design facelift

Google Drive’s built-in document scanner gets a Material Design facelift

While there are a ton of apps that let you make a nice clean PDF file from your physical documents, or save a digital copy of your receipts, why dig through third-party apps when there's a scanner built right into Drive? For one, the Google app comes pre-installed in nearly all Android phones, so you don’t need to download anything extra, and it’s a one-stop solution to scan and directly upload the file to Drive. Following the Drive app's Material makeover, Google is now introducing a similar iconography for its scanning interface.

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[Update: Back in Play Store] CamScanner fell victim to rogue ad network, hopes to be back in the Play Store soon

[Update: Back in Play Store] CamScanner fell victim to rogue ad network, hopes to be back in the Play Store soon

CamScanner recently had to leave the Play Store after security researchers found that it distributed malware between June and July this year. Today, its developer released a statement saying that it fell victim to an advertisement SDK provided by AdHub that loaded the malicious module into its product. It has since cut ties with the network and removed the malware.

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[Update: Rogue ad network] CamScanner booted from Play Store after discovery of malicious code

[Update: Rogue ad network] CamScanner booted from Play Store after discovery of malicious code

After CamScanner introduced intrusive, unskippable full-screen advertisements to its free PDF scanner back in April, it now finds itself in the middle of another controversy. This time, it might mean the end to its life on the Play Store altogether. Kaspersky security researchers found evidence of malware in multiple versions of the app, published between June and July this year. While our own tests conclude that the August versions are free of malware, Google still decided to pull the plug and banned the app that accumulated more than 100 million downloads from the Play Store altogether.

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Full-screen video ads with sound ruin document scanning app CamScanner

Full-screen video ads with sound ruin document scanning app CamScanner

Advertisements are part of life, but they don't need to play a role at the wrong parts of your life. One prime example can be found with document scanning app CamScanner where, for at least the past month, users have been encountering loud, full-screen video commercials while trying to use the app while conducting business.

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Adobe releases Adobe Scan, supports text recognition and works with Document Cloud

Adobe releases Adobe Scan, supports text recognition and works with Document Cloud

There is no shortage of document scanning apps on the Play Store, including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft Lens. But if you aren't happy with those options, or if you frequently use Adobe Document Cloud, then Adobe's new scanning app might be worth trying out.

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