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Submission + - Software To Flatten a Photographed Book? ( 1

crath writes: A little over two years ago, Slashdot was asked about "Software To Flatten a Photographed Book? (" Well, here we are in Nov. 2011 and from what I can determine we're worse off than in 2009: Snapter--the only commercial software offering--has been removed from the marketplace. Scan Tailor has release a version that does part of what Snapter performed; but, it's still not all there. Is anyone aware of a real soution? I have 400 pictures of a century old family scrapbook that I would like to finish processing; what's holding me back is a lack of software.

Submission + - More iPhone 4 bad news (

crath writes: Consumer Reports' first look and testing of the iPhone 4: "The extra functions you’ll get with the iPhone 4 likely don’t merit the $200 and up you’ll pay for the device..." From the WSJ's coverage of the Consumer Reports announcement: “There is a problem with its reception,”the publication explains ( “When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone’s lower left side—an easy thing, especially for lefties—the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you’re in an area with a weak signal. Due to this problem, we can’t recommend the iPhone 4.”

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