Lauren Goode

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Neat Adds Cloud Service, Mobile Apps to Scanning System

The Neat Company, which makes scanners and file-organization software, has introduced a cloud-based file-storage system and mobile apps for iOS. NeatCloud now syncs with Neat’s desktop software and mobile apps to give users access to scanned documents via the Internet; the free NeatMobile app on iPhones and iPads lets users scan images with the camera on their mobile devices and upload them to the Neat system. NeatCloud will be available as a subscription service, ranging from $6 to $25 a month.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus