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Easily manage PDFs from the web on the iPad, iPod and iPhone

Ever run into a PDF with information you actually need while surfing the web on your i-device? You can read the PDF, but that’s it… when you leave the web page, you’ve left the PDF behind as well, and there hasn’t been much you could do about it.

That kind of thing was really a problem for me, as I’m often surfing technical and/or reference documents and these are commonly in PDF format.

Well, problem no more: Here is a simple app for IOS that adds the ability to email yourself (or anyone else) any PDF you encounter while surfing with Safari.

Once installed, a simple touch on “Open In”, then “PDF Emailer”, and off the document goes — making surfing the web for information a great deal more productive. All for just a few pennies. This kind of productivity enhancement is why I own a tablet in the first place.

That’s not all, either; the app keeps PDFs until you tell it to get rid of them, so you can review the document later on your IOS device — two extremely useful and productive additions to the IOS platform.

All it takes is one use to justify the tiny price. As far as I’m concerned, this is a can’t-lose proposition. Highly recommended.

Requires iOS 5.1 or later. 17.9 mb. 99 cents.

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On Privacy

What’s the problem?

 

It has come to my attention that many people feel that privacy is difficult to define. I was quite surprised to encounter this claim, because the nature of privacy seems quite obvious to me. Yet, Professor Daniel Solove of George Washington University Law School says bluntly that the question “What is privacy?” has “long plagued those seeking to develop a theory of privacy and justifications for its legal protection.” Apparently, I’m either quite confused, or I owe it to the world to write down what privacy is. The thing is, I really don’t think I am confused, so I suppose I had best put fingers to keyboard. After all, if I am wrong, I’m sure someone will take a few moments to explain why.

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Uh… no thanks

So, I get a lot of spam. I tend to scan the subjects, just in case the spam filter has been overzealous. Don’t want to miss anything from a long-lost friend, etc.

Now, you know these spammers want you to try something. They want you to check out Viagra, Vicodin, all kinds of things. I’m used to that; I even understand, in a resentful, get-out-of-my-face kind of way. I’m fairly open-minded, too, so the sexually oriented ones don’t bother me any more than the exhortations to buy herbal tea. So I skim the subjects several times a day, no particular reaction.

But today… today, there’s one entitled: “Free colon cleanse samples”

No. Just, no. I definitely don’t want any of those. The mind boggles.

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