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Keep your faxes organized with Popfax built-in OCR information

Searching your fax archives by keywords as well as selecting, copying and pasting from a received fax into another document is now possible for Popfax customers.


As faxing represents legal evidence of document exchange between enterprises it remains an important process in business communication. Often this evidence represents a large bulk of documents which is hard to organize and manage. Features like document conversion and OCR (optical character recognition) are the easiest ways to tag, sort, search and efficiently find documents in your digital document management system.What is Popfax built-in OCRand how can it help business professionals to organize and manage their faxes more efficiently?OCR (optical character recognition) – represents the process of converting the content of an image document into text characters. In other words, the OCR feature identifies all the textual content of a fax (which is actually an image file) and converts it to selectable text. This gives business professionals the following advantages:

  • Keyword(s) Searching – users can easily search faxes stored on their PCs by related keywords. The text content of a fax is recognized and indexed; users can search a fax by its title, summary, content or other relevant keywords within that fax.
  • Management – the text content of a fax becomes editable like a regular document. Therefore, fax content can be easily copied, pasted and reused.
  • Multi language support – the OCR feature works for all languages (18) in use in the countries where Popfax is present.

Dedicated software for document conversion and text recognition is either manually operated or costs a lot to integrate for each enterprise. Therefore, Popfax.com has already embedded this feature into its cost effective unified messaging solution.

“We have integrated the OCR feature in our unified messaging solution, to facilitate document management and flow within a company. We are constantly looking to add new valuable features to our set of productivity tools and we have more document management features to come this year” declared Vladimir Popesco – the founder and CEO of Popfax.com, the global provider of professional Internet fax services.

Source: http://www.popfax.com/news/article_1372.html

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Infographic: Which Social Media Affects More Your Ranking

June 8, 2012 1 comment
Social media plays very important role in SEO for any blog/website. We all use social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, etc to promote our blogs, but have you ever thought how these social media affects our blog’s ranking. Better ranking means you’re going to receive more traffic. Here is an infographic that shows how social media affects your ranking.

This infographic is made by TastyPlacement SEO. They conducted a research by creating 6 websites on the same niche and it was for 10 months. After the research they come to this conclusion that social media does affect our blog’website ranking and we should not avoid them, rather we should use them as a part of our SEO strategy. So look at this infographic and study. Click the image to enlarge.

Source: http://www.techsenser.com/2012/06/which-social-media-affects-more-your.html

Report: Siri Coming To iPad With iOS 6

With its latest iPad — “the new iPad” — Apple introduced voice dictation capability (via Nuance) but not its virtual assistant Siri. Now comes a reportthat Siri will soon come to the iPad with the iOS 6 update, which is also supposed to mark the debut of Apple Maps/iMaps.

Next week is Apple’s WWDC event, which should see the introduction of iOS 6.

The blog 9to5Mac says it’s not clear whether Siri will be available exclusively for the third-generation iPad or whether it will also come to the iPad2. If it’s baked into the OS update that would probably include iPad 2 at a minimum. However the original iPad may not make the cut because of insufficient processing power.

A March 2012 survey (n=482) survey from Parks Associates found that initiating calls and texts were the most common Siri-related activities. That survey also found the following:

  • 87 percent of iPhone 4S owners said they used Siri at least monthly
  • Over 30 percent said they used Siri “almost daily”
  • 26 used Siri to send email daily

More advanced capabilities such as calendar integration were less widely used. In the Parks survey 55 percent said they were “satisfied” with Siri and 9 percent were “unsatisfied.”

An earlier (small sample) survey from ChangeWave, shortly after the release of the iPhone 4s last Fall, found that Siri was the most popular feature of the new iPhone:

Source: ChangeWave, November 2011, n=215 Apple iPhone 4S owners

To my knowledge there’s no data about whether and how frequently people are using Siri for web search (e.g., “Search the web for XYZ”). Based on the Parks survey data it doesn’t appear this is one of the more common use cases. However Siri asks if you would like to “search the web” for your query if it can’t provide an answer.

In his recent appearance at the D10 conference Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple was “doubling down” on Siri. Cook added, “There’s more that [Siri] can do and we have a lot of people working on this.” Cook characterized Siri as the most popular feature of the most popular smartphone in the world.

With the impending introduction of Apple Maps, it will be interesting to see how Siri integrates with that capability and how it impacts local search.

Source: http://searchengineland.com/report-siri-coming-to-ipad-with-ios-6-123372

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How to send faxes from a web interface with Popfax.com



Video tutorial: How to send faxes from a web interface using Popfax.com – the global provider of professional Internet fax service.

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