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PDF Scam

Assessment Document PDF Phishing Scam

Late last week the SANS Internet Storm Center published a warning concerning a new and active phishing scam that uses PDF attachments in an attempt to gather user email credentials. The bulletin, which was published initially on the SANS website, includes screenshots of the PDF attachment that was reported to them.

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Eiceblue

New Save PDF to SVG feature introduced to Spire.Office

Spire.Office has been updated to include a new feature to save Word, PDF, Excel and PowerPoint files to SVG format. Spire.Office, part of E-iceblue’s portfolio of .NET, Silverlight and WPF development components, is available for all 3 frameworks and includes word processing, spreadsheet and presentation components.

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PDF Day Australia

PDF Day Australia

It’s not long now until PDF day in Australia – 4 days to be precise as it falls this year on 25th November. Scheduled to be held in Sydney at the Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA) HQ, the day is staged by the PDF Association and designed to assist those to whom PDFs are an integral part of business understand the ISO-standardised technology. This will include CIOs, electronic content policymakers and document management experts.

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PDF 2.0

PDF 2.0 due for Release in 2017

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have announced that PDF 2.0 is (finally) due for release in 2017, 9 years after Adobe turned over ownership in 2008.

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Dropbox

New Dropbox update allows for in-app PDF signing on iOS devices

If you’ve found it frustrating that you can’t sign a PDF “in-app” whilst using Dropbox, you’re sure to be pleased with the new update released for iOS users. Aimed at boosting mobile productivity for those who need to work on the move, the new update allows PDF users to sign where needed digitally and then re-save (either as a copy or to the original). Users can also edit other fields, adding text to appropriate fields and save to the file.

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memsource

Memsource integrates with TransPDF.com

We’re pleased to report that on-line translation specialists Memsource have launched an update to their platform which includes direct integration with TransPDF.

Now Memsource 6.0 users can go from PDF->XLIFF->PDF using the combined power of Memsource and TransPDF.com. Users will need to register for a free Transpdf.com account then enter their new account details into the Memsource platform.

Since all new accounts get 50 free pages, some will find that’s plenty for their first PDF translations.

Read the company’s announcement for further details.

Read our own step-by-step guide to using Memsource with TransPDF.

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Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation Suite Update

If you’re a user of Dragon dictation software for Mac then you’ll be pleased to hear that a bunch of upgrades have been rolled out to give users access to enhanced features and customization capabilities to further improve workflow and productivity in the workplace. Nuance, the creators behind the Dragon suite of products, have also introduced a “Batch Mode” which allows for work on multiple files at once. A special upgrade pricing scheme will also be in place for users with existing products to upgrade to the new versions.

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Avenza Maps

PDF Maps App renamed to Avenza Maps

We’ve written about the PDF Maps app available from Avenza Systems previously, and the latest update from the company is one that aims to define their status in the marketplace as a leader in the Maps marketplace. The app has now been rebranded from PDF Maps to Avenza Map, and comes complete with a refreshed icon and website that caters more to both commercial and personal users.

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Linux mascot

The Linux “Tux” mascot

Linux celebrates 25 years of being Awesome!

In the furore of the WWW turning 25 on August 23rd, you might be excused for overlooking the birthday of Linux, which turns 25 today, on August 25th! But you shouldn’t be really, as the OS has come a long way since developer Linus Torvalds first asked for help on his personal coding project to create a new, free operating system kernel, and nobody could have predicted how Linux, or Freax as it was originally known, would grow!

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SDL’s Paul Filkin takes a look at Infix 7

Language Division’s Client Communities Director – Paul Filkin gets to grips with Infix 7 and TransPDF.com to translate a real-world PDF.
It’s fair to say he likes what he sees both with Infix 7 and the XLIFF translation facilities of TransPDF.com.

“This is really a wonderful tool even without the translation options.”

Paul helpfully includes screenshots and a short movie showing his efforts translating a highly styled car brochure.
Finally he ends with his own wish-list for features he’d like to see in future from us.
You can read his full and informative blog post Paul Filkin’s blog.

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