OCR with a Mac: Automate PDF-processing via shell

OCR with a Mac is easy if you use an OCR-program like Abbyy or Prizmo for OSX, put all your files to Evernote (and subscribe to the premium service) or spend 400 USD on a Fujitsu ScanSnap ix 500. All those solutions didn’t really fit for me. I was looking for something (apparently) unusual.

OCR with a Mac: Automate PDF-processing via shell weiterlesen

Thoughts on Flash from Steve Jobs

Besides the fact that Flash is closed and proprietary, has major technical drawbacks, and doesn’t support touch based devices, there is an even more important reason we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. We have discussed the downsides of using Flash to play video and interactive content from websites, but Adobe also wants developers to adopt Flash to create apps that run on our mobile devices.

We know from painful experience that letting a third party layer of software come between the platform and the developer ultimately results in sub-standard apps and hinders the enhancement and progress of the platform. If developers grow dependent on third party development libraries and tools, they can only take advantage of platform enhancements if and when the third party chooses to adopt the new features. We cannot be at the mercy of a third party deciding if and when they will make our enhancements available to our developers.