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Need to Scan and OCR? Windows Surface with One Note

Need to Scan and OCR? Windows Surface with One Note

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in All, Mobile Devices, Mobile Software, Windows 8 | 0 comments

I’ve been a collector most of my life–of paper. I got in the habit of keeping notes, receipts and assorted documents in (mostly) tidy file folders in strong metal filing cabinets when I first started my business. Those cabinets have moved with me everywhere. And when there was a trademark issue, I was able to pull out those waiting files and...

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Install Windows 8.1 RTM–It Keeps Your Desktop Apps

Install Windows 8.1 RTM–It Keeps Your Desktop Apps

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in All, Mobile Software, Windows 8 | 0 comments

Are you wondering if you should upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM? Microsoft recently released the RTM bits for Windows 8.1 to developers, along with  Visual Studio 2013 RC.  Since I am knee deep in Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store App development, I needed to move to the new platform right away. But, will it work the way I need it? There is a large amount of...

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Windows 8.1 Includes Support for Serial Ports

Windows 8.1 Includes Support for Serial Ports

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Mobile Application Development, Windows 8 | 4 comments

The Serial Port is Dead, Long Live the Serial Port! In my day job, I work for Aton International, Inc. We are currently porting the PuTTY terminal emulation desktop application to the “Aton Connect for SSH / Telnet” product for Windows 8 Store and Windows Phone 8. As one of its modes, PuTTY supports direct communication over serial ports: COM1, COM2, etc....

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