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Prizmo Go 2.0 – Instant Text OCR for iPhone and iPad

Creaceed announces today the release of Prizmo Go version 2.0, a major upgrade to their text capture app for iPhone and iPad. Prizmo Go 2.0 brings a new, more powerful, built-in neural network-based OCR in more languages, cloud-based handwriting recognition (English only), and translation to 59 languages.

 

Prizmo Go 2.0 is an innovative app that lets the user take a picture of printed or handwritten text and then recognizes it using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, avoiding the frustration of retyping it on screen. Part of said text can then be selected directly from the photo by swiping through it. Users can then interact with it or just copy/paste it to other apps or to the Mac.

 

Recognized text can be edited within the application, or read aloud with built-in speech synthesis. Information detected in the text such as website urls, phone numbers, email addresses, QR codes, or physical addresses can be specifically activated. Text translation to 59 languages is also available as a new feature of version 2.0.

 

Blind and low-vision users can also take full advantage of Prizmo Go 2.0, as not only does it propose extensive support for VoiceOver but it also brings specific features such as pre-shooting instructions, automatic angle correction, and automatic text-to-speech playback.

 

Prizmo Go 2.0 also introduces a new subscription model, as an addition to pre-existing options that remain valid (see details below).

 

New features in 2.0:
* Cloud OCR option in 26 languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic
* Handwriting recognition (English only)
* Translation to 59 languages

* Robust neural network-based built-in OCR in 23 languages (no internet connection required): Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian Bokml, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

 

Other features include:
* Real-time, augmented-reality inspired text highlighting in camera preview
* Accurate text selection by swiping through the picture
* Innovative image stabilization with sharpness tracking
* QR code recognition
* Copy/paste to the Mac with Universal Clipboard
* VoiceOver support, including spoken guidance prior to actual shooting
* Optimized for latest iOS, Drag & Drop, 3D Touch Quick Actions & haptic feedback, iPad Multitasking (Slide Over / Split View)
* Automation: Action extension, Apple Workflow compatibility (callback URL), Open In

 

Pricing and Availability:
Prizmo Go 2.0 can be freely downloaded on the App Store from the Utilities category. Text recognition can be tried out, but access to result is limited. Text access (copy/paste, interactions) can be unlocked by purchasing the Export Pack for $4.99 as a one-time purchase. 10 tokens will be received to test Cloud OCRs both for printed text and handwriting. Cloud OCR requires units to be operated, units that can be purchased directly within the app: 100-pack is $0.99, 1000-pack is $4.99 (USD).

 

Premium Plan is a new subscription option introduced with version 2.0 that unlocks all the features of the Export Pack and allows unlimited use of Cloud OCR recognition (print and handwriting) as well as a new cloud-based text translation to 59 languages (exclusive feature). Premium Plan is available as a monthly subscription for $0.99 per month or yearly for $7.99 (USD) per year. Users who previously purchased the Export Pack are offered special introductory pricing on the Premium Plan (60% OFF first year, yearly plan only).

Play With Puppies and Dolls in AR on iOS

Sprite Labs today is pleased to announce that Anya Dress Up & Pet Puppies got its AR update today which allows kids to interact and play with Anya and puppies in their world (with AR), changing their clothes, playing games and dancing along.

 

Play With Puppies and Dolls in AR on iOS

 

Anya is a unique app. She is a doll that a child can bring into their life and interact with, tickle and dress her and her puppies. She can pet the puppies and play games with them too. With Apple’s ARKit, Anya and her puppies come to life in the real world. Anya and her puppies can be in a doll house, on a coffee table in the living room, on the kitchen table, or anywhere a child would like to play with them.

 

Anya is a cute little girl who dances, sings and plays interactive games like twirling a hula hoop, pop the bubbles and maracas. She repeats what you say. You can even dress her up and tickle her, she makes funny faces too! The puppies do everything a cute puppy does, fetch, sit, roll and dance!

 

This app uses the accelerometer creatively; a user can make Anya twirl the hoop if the he/she moves the phone in circles, stop and she drops the hoop. This app is loaded with interactive play, she blows the bubbles and the user can pop them with a tap or pop multiple bubble with simultaneous taps, tap her feet and she will dance, tap her nose and she makes a funny face and more. She is quite emotional too, just like all little girls! Making her definitely a fun-to-play-with app.

 

“Anya Dress Up & Pet Puppies AR is loved by millions of kids worldwide. And now with Augmented Reality, we bring them to life in the real world. This opens a new frontier for us to explore, and we are very excite for what the future holds,” explained Nikita Kapoor, Founder at Sprite Labs. “This is a Universal app, so it will work great both on the iPhone and iPad.”

 

Pricing and Availability:
Anya Dress Up & Pet Puppies AR 4.4 is Free (With In-App Purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. [GET IT HERE]

Cheetah3D 7.2 Adds Support for HEVC, ProRes, IES Lights, More

MW3D-Solutions today is happy to announce Cheetah3D 7.2. The biggest change in Cheetah3D 7.2 is probably the complete rewrite of the movie import/export code. Cheetah3D is using the AVFoundation framework now, which offers much faster and better movie export. It also supports new state of the art movie codecs like HEVC. Professional users will enjoy the added ProRes workflow.

 

Cheetah3D 7.2 Adds Support for HEVC, ProRes, IES Lights, More

 

Cheetah3D unbiased render engine Falcon also saw some nice additions like support for IES lights, Filmic tone mapping and improved soft shadows.

 

Major new features in Cheetah3D 7.2:
* Upgraded form QTKit framework to AVFoundation framework
* Added support for HEVC (just on High Sierra), ProRes422 and ProRes4444 video codecs
* Much faster multithreaded movie export
* Added .gif exporter to Render Manager
* Added support for the iMac Pro with up to 18 CPU cores (and 36 threads )
* Added support for IES light profiles
* Added support for filmic tone mapping to Falcon renderer
* Added support for soft shadows to non-physical light sources in Falcon
* And much much more

 

Cheetah3D is perfect for graphic designers, architects and casual users alike, Cheetah3D provides the most useful features needed to get the job done, and organizes them within a beautifully elegant user-interface that is powerful, intuitive and quick to work with. It offers many powerful tools, like subdivision surface modelling, joint based character animation system, UV unwrapping, texture painting, rigid and soft body dynamics, PDF import, global illumination renderer, and much more. The possibility to extend Cheetah3D with JavaScripts and support for many common file formats, like FBX, 3DS or Collada, rounds out its feature set.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Cheetah3D 7.0 is priced at $99.00 (USD) for a single-user license. Customers may upgrade from older version for $59.00 (USD). For customers who purchased Cheetah3D 6.x after April 1st 2015, the Upgrade to v7 is free.

Quick’Nap is a Power Nap Music Timer for iPhone

KerCodex today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of “Quick’Nap” version 1.0 for iPhone devices. Quick’Nap is a very simple alarm clock App which wakes you up with progressive music chosen out of your iPhone library. And a cute manga character is helping you all along!

 

Quick'Nap is a Power Nap Music Timer for iPhone

 

Power naps between 10 and 30 minutes quickly revitalize your awareness and efficiency.

 

An alarm mode is also available for the occasional overnight sleep.

 

Features:
* Choose nap duration up to one hour and tap start
* Alarm mode by setting time in the next 24 hours
* Choose one or more wake-up title out of your iPhone music library
* Adjust progressive wake-up volume characteristics
* Default soft alarm sound available
* Security notifications are triggered if you accidentally leave the App
* Sleeping screen luminosity adjustment
* Energy saving mode by leaving iPhone face down on bedside table
* A cute manga help character

 

Pricing and availability:
Quick’Nap (v1.0) is entirely Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. [GET IT HERE]

General-Knowledge Trivia Game Simply Trivial Available for iOS Devices

Simply Trivial(TM) is a classic trivia game available on the Apple Store today from Northern Bound, LLC. This laid-back trivia game offers hundreds of custom questions in 10 general-knowledge categories and specialty sets of questions on a variety of topics such as Television and the 70’s.

 

General-Knowledge Trivia Game Simply Trivial Available for iOS Devices

 

Simply Trivial provides hours of fun in a non-competitive atmosphere with pleasant music and a relaxing, retro environment. Users play at their own pace earning awards and Simply Trivial “Caps” to use on game hints or to purchase specialty sets of questions. And, gameplay won’t be interrupted with ads, because Simply Trivial has no advertising.

 

Simply Trivial will continue to add more content in the coming weeks, particularly with more sets of specialty topics, like the 80’s, Toys & Games, U.S. States, St. Patrick’s Day and an Easter edition.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Simply Trivial 1.0.11 is a free-to-download app (With In-App Purchases) and no advertising. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. [GET IT HERE]

The Popular Mac Gro CRM Platform Now Includes Stripe Integration

Gro Software today announced a Gro CRM integration with Stripe. Gro CRM is a remarkably easy to use and intelligent Mac CRM software platform for small business contact management, customer relationship management and enterprise resource management made exclusively for Apple users and their devices. Stripe is the new standard in online payments and best software platform for running an internet business.

 

With the Gro CRM Stripe integration, it only takes a few minutes to start accepting payments and process credit cards with the Gro CRM platform. This seamless Stripe integration takes all the work out of customer billing and creates a single integrated payment workflow that is simple to use for small businesses.

 

Thanks to the Gro CRM-Stripe Integration, small businesses can accept all major credit cards from around the world, choose from 135 currencies and save card details so customers can pay again with a single-click. All payments are secure end-to-end thanks to Stripe and Gro CRM PCI-DSS compliance.

 

“We are excited to offer Gro CRM users the ability to integrate their Stripe account with our small business Mac CRM iOS platform.” said Sophia Maes, Senior Vice President Sales at Gro Software. “This Gro CRM Stripe integration allows Apple iPhone and iPad users to seamlessly accept payments and process credit cards for their customers right from the Gro CRM app.”

 

Pricing and Availability:
Gro CRM is a free download and available immediately through the Apple App Store and on the Gro CRM website. The download is free but requires a monthly or annual subscription. Solo subscriptions are available for 14.99 USD/seat/month, Basic subscriptions are available for 24.99 USD/seat/month and Pro subscriptions are available for 49.99 USD/seat/month. A 14-day free trial is available on the Gro CRM website.

WebSonar Libraries Are a Better Way to Organize, Access and Share

NeoNet Corp is proud to announce the release of WebSonar 3000. NeoNet Corp’s WebSonar is a macOS application that provides a search engine with a built in web server. WebSonar dynamically creates a web presence from files stored in indexed, WebSonar Libraries, including image, audio, video and pdf documents. WebSonar searches at the page level and indexes every page in a document. Documents can include many thousands of pages. Every Library can serve a million documents and one Mac Mini can support 3000 libraries.

 

WebSonar Library Benefits:
Standard web browser client, all existing resources can be added and shared, paperless, no additional infrastructure, no additional support staff, internet connection not required, library users can opt in or out at anytime, every participant manages their own files, source documents are not edited, designed for iPads. Every document page has a searchable linked note that can be used for collaboration.

 

Think of it as rolling Google, FaceBook, Pinterest, YouTube and the Cloud into one simple application, minus the spam and privacy concerns. WebSonar libraries have the potential to have a very positive impact on the way we use the internet to acquire knowledge; particularly on education. This community distributed approach may be what the originators of the Internet initially envisioned. In the nineteen-eighties, the Internet was a small, decentralized collective of computers.

 

This is not the same Internet we know today. Today most communication flows through a small set of corporations; and thus, falls under the influence of those companies and institutions. Internet users now regularly submit to terms-of-service agreements that give companies license to share their personal data with other institutions, from advertisers to governments.

 

Now you can publish your own content, hosted on your own computer, located at home, in a Data Center, School or Co-op without trading your privacy. Every library owner can add content to their library from any web browser. Each library can contain PDF, image, audio, and video content. Library access can be set to private or public.

 

Your content can be searched at the page level or by Title. Each page has a searchable note that can be set to read only or editable. The robot search engines cannot index the content of your libraries. WebSonar is scalable and can be used in a closed private network. Adding new content to your library is simple; just drag any file that you want to include into your library folder and then “Index” with WebSonar. That’s it. Your library is now just a click away in any web browser.

 

School Libraries Network, is a free distributed framework that anyone can use to share education resources right down to the personal library level with WebSonar. WebSonar can be used to dynamically publish library databases, course materials (audio, video, images & PDF), and Apple’s iBooks.

 

“If you think the internet is not working in its current incarnation, you can’t change the system through think-pieces and F.C.C. regulations alone. You need new code.”

 

Pricing and Availability:
WebSonar 9 (v2.2.3) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category. WebSonar 36 (v2.2.3) is $29.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category. WebSonar Pro (v2.2.3) is $99.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. WebSonar 3000 (includes Mac Mini) is $4,999.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies).

17th Las Vegas SuperMeet to be Headlined by Film Editor Dylan Tichenor ACE

The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) recently announced the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet to take place on Tuesday, April 10 2018 in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Earlybird tickets, (ends March 9) are on sale online for the price of $10.00 each plus ticket fee and $8.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID. Oscar(R) and BAFTA nominated Film editor Dylan Tichenor ACE is scheduled to present at the event.

 

Mr. Tichenor received Oscar(R) nominations for editing Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. He’s also received a BAFTA nomination for Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. He received ACE Eddie Award nominations for Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, as well as There will be Blood and Brokeback Mountain.

 

Mr. Tichenor got his start in the craft of editing with editor Geraldine Peroni who brought him on as apprentice editor on Robert Altman’s The Player. Continuing this collaboration he went on to be assistant editor on Short Cuts, associate editor on Alan Rudolph’s Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, then technical coordinator on Altman’s Kansas City, and finally as co-editor on the documentary Jazz ’34, for which he earned an Emmy nomination. Mr. Tichenor subsequently entered an ongoing collaboration with writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, beginning as post-production supervisor on Sydney [Hard Eight], and then editing the award-winning features Boogie Nights, Magnolia and There Will Be Blood, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

 

Mr. Tichenor’s credits as editor also include Tony Drazan’s Hurlyburly, M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, Drew Barrymore’s Whip It, Ben Affleck’s The Town and John Hillcoat’s Lawless.

 

His recent projects have been Daniel Espinosa’s Child 44, John Hillcoat’s Triple 9, Doug Liman’s American Made and David Gordon Green’s Stronger. Tichenor’s latest release is another collaboration with director Paul Thomas Anderson, 2018 best-picture nominated Phantom Thread. Editor and Author Steve Hullfish will moderate. Mr. Hullfish is best known as the author of “Art of the Cut: Conversations with Film and TV Editors.”

 

Doors will open at 4:30PM (16:30) with the SuperMeet Vendor Showcase featuring over twenty software and hardware developers including Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Frame.io, HP, Atomos, Digital Anarchy, B&H, Future Media Concepts, Master The Workflow, LumaForge, ATTO, Boris FX, CoreMelt, Red Giant Software, Drobo, Pond5, Maxon, RE:Vision Effects and more to come. Here, attendees can enjoy a few cocktails, mingle and party with industry peers, network one on one with leading manufacturers and learn about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows for post production and broadcast markets.

 

The full SuperMeet agenda will not be announced until shortly before the event date, however the producers have stated that there will be USER driven presentations by Blackmagic Design, Adobe, Frame.io, Atomos, HP and more.

 

Rounding out the evening will be the always wild and crazy “World Famous Raffle,” where tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuable filmmaker-related prizes, will be handed out to dozens of lucky winners.

 

To purchase Earlybird tickets, (ends March 9) and for complete daily updates on the SuperMeet, including agenda updates, directions, transportation options, and a current list of raffle prizes, visit the SuperMeet web site.