How to Create a Free Travel Journal

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller” – said Ibn Battuta, the 14th century Moroccan traveler and explorer.  Battuta’s adventures and impressions were documented and recorded in the book called Rihla, which means The Journey. Thanks to this manuscript, Battuta’s travel stories are remembered and told even today, seven centuries later. … Read more

How to instantly translate text in image on Android

google translate appGoogle Translate is an Android application that seems to be constantly evolving and unveiling new updates. The latest update features an integration of Google Goggles’ OCR (optical character recognition) technology. The integration of this technology enables people to input text for translation without actually having to type the text that they want to be translated. Instead of typing the text, you use the camera of your Android device to translate text in image.

For example, if you want to translate something from a restaurant menu that is in French, you don’t have to type in the phrases – all you have to do is to take a snapshot of the words, highlight the desired words, and the OCR technology will go to work in order to recognize the characters and have the text translated on your device’s screen. You can even listen to translation.

Here’s how you use this great and free Android app to translate text in image on the fly and have it spoken to you.

1. First, take a picture of the text that you want translated. You should have previously designated what languages you are translating from and into.

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How to Make an Electronic Signature and Sign Documents Online

scanned digital signatureIn today’s digital age more and more business transactions are taking place online. It seems that now more than ever, almost all documents are sent and received via the Internet and physical paper is being used less and less. Say you want to hire a graphic designer working overseas to create your website. How will you get this person to sign a contract when hiring him or her? How to make an electronic signature?

Instead of sending your new employee paperwork through the post office, why not look into a way to get the signature on the contract digitally? It is now easier than ever to learn how to make an electronic signature for signing online and computer-based documents. It is a fairly simple process. You will need a piece of paper, your favorite pen and a scanner.

1. The first thing to do is to simply write your signature on a piece of paper.

2. Scan it with your scanner.

3. Save the resulting image as one of the more commonly used graphic file formats, like GIF, PNG or JPG.

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