The ability to digitally sign a document is sure to save you some time. Apple has rolled out a new feature in OS X Lion's Preview app that allows you to create a digital signature using your FaceTime camera, and then sign a document with relative ease.
The day after acquiring EchoSign for its electronic signature technology, Adobe Systems and EchoSign are being sued by a company that claims EchoSign's technology infringes on five of its patents.
Los Angeles-based RPost this morning filed a lawsuit against Adobe and EchoSign in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, claiming EchoSign is infringing on RPost's patented technology with its services.
RPost is asking the court for a permanent injunction against services from both companies, as well as damages on infringing products. Adobe yesterday said that it plans to integrate EchoSign's … Read more
Adobe Systems, creator of the Portable Document Format standard used for digital documents, has acquired EchoSign, a company specializing in electronic signature technology.
The move means Adobe will get new abilities for its document-handling software. Electronic signatures have held the promise for years of letting people sign documents without having to resort to the paper-based hassles of scanning, faxing, and mailing, but haven't made major inroads.
EchoSign and Adobe hope to change this, naturally. Adobe has been working hard to embed its products as deeply into business computing as Microsoft Office, and EchoSign is part of that effort.
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There are several start-up warnings that your Mac can present, which indicate something is wrong with your system. If the boot chimes are replaced by any alternative audio signals such as loud beeps, then this indicates the system's hardware or firmware is malfunctioning or not properly set up. Provided the system's hardware is working properly, then you may see a blinking question mark if a boot volume cannot be found, but beyond this you may see a prohibitory sign show up on the screen.
Generally when the prohibitory sign shows up, you will initially see the gray Apple … Read more
Hackers are targeting everything from defense contractors (for obvious reasons) to PBS (for slightly less obvious reasons related to their journalistic integrity), and frankly, we were sad to hear that Tupac actually isn't alive somewhere in New Zealand. Also, my report from Area 51, what Apple will deliver at WWDC, and the best Lady Gaga/KFC chicken Photoshop we've ever seen. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
At the start of its second decade as a brick-and-mortar retailer, Apple finds a new use for its iPads.
Apple updates its iOS retail app with in-store tools Tweaks to Apple's retail store application for iOS add new features for customers using it inside of Apple's retail stores. (Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn) May 23, 2011 10:45 AM PDT
Grand Central Apple store rumor heats up again Apple has "expressed interest" in acquiring a particular spot inside New York's Grand Central Terminal to open up a new retail store, according to a … Read more
We all know pollution can be quite unhealthy, and the Warning Signs carbon monoxide-detecting T-shirt serves as a fashionable reminder of that.
Developed by two New York University graduate students, Nien Lam and Sue Ngo, the functional shirt turns from pink to blue when the offending gas comes into contact with it. In the two designs created--a heart and pair of lungs--blue, vein-like patterns appear on the pink organs whenever levels of the poisonous gas get high.Related link Air-purifying gown supposedly soaks up pollutants
While we're not sure if the shirts still work after a few washes, this odd invention could be quite popular, should it ever be sold. Of course, the question remains: What do you do once the shirt tells you you're breathing in unhealthy levels of carbon monoxide? Presumably, it's then time to put on a gas mask--or this air-purifying gown. … Read more
Once upon a time, we mortals could make resolutions and, as quietly as we wanted, get busy ignoring them. Those days are numbered. Which is a good thing for personal health and wellness, right?
This week, Sprint gets more heavily involved in the your-phone-knows-when-you're-lying game by partnering up with BodyMedia, enabling the FIT armband to transmit such personal data as vital signs and sleep patterns using Sprint's 3G wireless network.
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) is a standard public key encryption protocol for e-mail. Gmail S/MIME is a free Firefox add-on that lets users send and receive encrypted e-mail via Google Mail from inside Firefox. It secures your e-mail messages so that only recipients with valid digital certificates can open and read them. To use Gmail S/MIME, you must have a digital certificate validating your identity for your accounts. These are available for free online, and they're easy to install, usually via a wizard. Both users need secured e-mail to open each other's messages; … Read more