Microsoft Brings Scanning/OCR Utility Office Lens to Android OS in Preview Form

Microsoft Brings Scanning/OCR Utility Office Lens to Android OS in Preview Form

Apr 3, 2015

Microsoft has just introduced a preview of Office Lens on Android.

Office Lens is Microsoft’s scanning/OCR tool; it allows for the user to use the devices camera to take pictures of documents which can then be searched and indexed.

Office Lens is further proof of Microsoft’s willingness to pursue a cross-platform stradegy by ensuring that its applications are increasingly available on the most widely used mobile operating systems, even as it continues to work to increase the marketshare of its own Windows Phone platform.

To try out Office Lens Preview, one needs to join the Office Lens Android Preview Google+ Community.

PayDragon Ends the Tyranny of Actually Going to the Grocery Store

PayDragon Ends the Tyranny of Actually Going to the Grocery Store

Sep 24, 2012

Who likes grocery shopping? Nobody, that’s who. PayDragon has a way to alleviate a large portion of the stress with the new Checkout feature in their app. Users simply scan the barcodes or search for the items they want, and add it to their checkout list. PayDragon then ships it to the user with 2-day shipping for free. There’s no minimum, either.

That means no more going during the middle of the day to deal with soccer moms and grandmas who crowd the aisles and don’t know how to look before whipping out of an aisle. No more going late at night and dealing with the sketchy characters who think that 1am is a good time to go grocery shopping. Well, except for perishable items. Those will still need to be bought at stores, but anything that makes grocery shopping more convenient is a great start. Don’t want to order food that needs to be cooked? Well, for users in Los Angeles, Austin, and New York, there’s a selection of restaurants that offer takeout through the app. PayDragon with Checkout is available now on Google Play.