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RoboForm review

RoboForm safely stores all your passwords and form data, so that you can access everything without needing to remember passwords again. To make life even easier for you, it uses the cloud RoboForm Everywhere account for simultaneous use on all your desktop and mobile devices.

Pros

Seamless operation: RoboForm automatically records password data the first time you access a site, unlike other similar apps, which require that you manually enter the data in a separate form. We effortlessly accessed all our Web sites and also tested the auto form filling with Amazon and eBay, finding it a handy feature.

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RoboForm review

RoboForm is far more than a form-filling and password-managing browser add-on; this inexpensive shareware is one of the most useful browser enhancements we've encountered. RoboForm saves and enters log-in data and passwords, as well as your address, contact data, or any form fields you're always entering the hard way in Web sites and Windows programs. It also manages bookmarks, downloads, notes, and much more. RoboForm costs just under $10 with a free 30-day trial.

Pros

Everywhere or Desktop: You can install RoboForm to save data only on your main PC, or you can create an online account that … Read more

Software consultant banned by Hilton for snake 'joke'

The joy of the impersonal world of digital is that it tempts you to be more yourself.

You're sitting there on your laptop and feel able to just write what's in your head.

Sadly, what's in your head is often the detritus of a twisted, troubled life, isn't it? Or it's merely humor from your 12-year-old days.

Please judge for yourself the tale of British software consultant Jason Payne. He was filling out an online booking form for the Hilton Hotel in Bastingstoke, England when he reached the question about whether he had pets.

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Review: Create digital card files to save important text with Rdex

Rdex is the digital version of the old-fashioned Rolodex, but you can use it to save any type of text information you want, not just contact information. You can quickly and easily create multiple card files that will hold multiple cards in each. If you're looking for an easy way to save addresses, notes, and other text without learning a complicated program, Rdex is a good option.

Installation is quick and painless with Rdex and the program opens with a ReadMe text file that explains how to use the program. The interface is basic and has only a File … Read more

Crave Ep. 146: MIT's inForm turns 3D digital data into something physical

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This week on Crave, we're amazed by an MIT tech innovation. We get all panoramic with the Panono camera and Google's Street Views of Venice, Italy, and we watch a man blow up a PS4 with a high-powered rifle for really no good reason other than he can and did. All that and more on this week's Crave show. Read more

Review: AuditForm streamlines audit creation and syncing on your iOS device

Audit Form is a Web-based iOS app that allows you to create and fill out audits that you can then sync to a server for access elsewhere. The app allows you to log in to the service with a demo account to get a better understanding of how it works; but for full personalized access you'll need to set up an account for yourself on the company's Web site. The app's setup time is extensive and cumbersome, but there are some good tools in here for those that frequently use auditing software on other platforms.

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How to fill an uneditable PDF form in OS X

The PDF format is commonly used to provide electronic forms and other documents, and often these will require you to fill them out and submit them for processing somewhere. Often, such PDFs are given form properties where you can click various fields to edit them and input the necessary information; however, often this is not the case, and those distributing the form simply have it as a basic and apparently uneditable PDF.

In these cases, you may find yourself printing the PDF, filling it out by hand, and then scanning it back into your system to submit; however, this is … Read more

How to flatten PDF forms with Preview in OS X

The PDF format is handy as a cross-platform approach to preserving document layout and structure; PDFs are commonly used for electronic forms with editable fields for you to fill in data. While this is convenient, if you have a PDF form you are managing, you may run into an issue if you want to save the PDF's entered data in a static form that can no longer be edited.

Doing this is called "flattening" a document, and is commonly applied to any file type that contains multiple elements to present a final rendered product. For example, a … Read more

Marten FormFloor: Cutting-edge speaker married to advanced tech design

I'm usually a sound-first guy, but this time I have to talk about the way these Marten FormFloor speakers look. The stunning, three-sided cabinets looked spectacular at the Wes Bender Studio in Brooklyn. The sleek, apartment-friendly towers are works of art.

Luckily enough, the sound is no less brilliant; their astonishing purity really enhances the experience of listening to music. Bass definition and "speed" are exceptional, and vocals sound present, like the singer is in the room with me. With jazz CDs the spontaneity of the band's improvisations was captured with unusual fidelity. The 43-inch-tall towers … Read more

Review: ProntoForms helps users with form creation

Form creation, for many companies, is a giant hassle. It requires hiring a lawyer or paying for a template to be customized to the needs of that company. For professional-looking forms, this can be quite costly, especially in certain service industries where forms are a vital part of the business. Pronto Forms has been providing a solution for this problem for years and now offers a mobile app version of their popular Web-based software for service providers to quickly generate and share forms with customers and leads.

Pronto Forms requires you to have an account with the service, so you'… Read more