CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
OCR-Enabled Auto Solver for 4 Pics 1 Word
We’ve all been there… You know, when a casual game stops being quite so casual and the obsession starts to kick in. Soon thereafter, the game stops being so fun, and quickly becomes something that you have to do, rather than something that you want to do. At just about this stage, though, a funny thing happens. You stop being able to accept defeat, and instead become hellbent on finishing every puzzle the game has to offer. Word puzzle games such as the incredibly popular 4 Pics 1 Word are especially prone to this effect.
So what do you do when you’re playing 4 Pics 1 Word and you encounter a puzzle that you are simply unable to solve yourself? Thankfully there is a solution, thanks to XDA Forum Member alinium_, who has crafted a solver application to put your fatigued mind at ease.
A solver app—no big deal, right? We’ve all seen similar apps on the Internet before. However, what sets alinium_’s app apart is that it uses OCR to read the possible letter choices so that you don’t have to type them in manually. After all, the goal is to save yourself the grief, not add to it.
Using the app is incredibly simple. All you have to do is take a screenshot and import it into the solver app. After that, you’re presented with a list of possible solutions. And if your device doesn’t have baked-in screenshot functionality (pre 4.0 or disabled by OEM) and you haven’t rooted and added a screenshot app, you can still enter the letters and number of characters manually.
Save yourself the headache and head over to the application thread if you’ve had enough brain drain for one day.
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