Jun 14

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The built-in Mavericks OS X speech recognition is good piece of Voice recognition software to give you a taste of what speech recognition is like, but not as good as Dragon Dictate, mainly due to the complete lack of any correction capability. Here’s how it compares to Dragon Naturally Speaking, and how to enable the ‘Enhanced Dictation’ Mode which makes it a lot faster.

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Jun 14

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I have written a review of Dragon Dictate version 4 here.  It is an absolutely fantastic product. But for those of you who already have Dragon Dictate version 3,  the big question is should I pay for the upgrade? I don’t think it’s worth the upgrade and here’s why.

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Jun 08

The winner of last month’s airport extreme station is Mohumed Zackery from the USA. Congratulations! (You have 14 days to claim your prize – I’ve sent you an email.)!

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May 25

This is an absolute bargain!

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I  just noticed that this promotional price for Dragon Dictate has dropped from $129 to $99. This is the best price I have seen anywhere for Dragon Dictate.

Please let me know via a comment if this still works (or if it stops working!)

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May 21

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I have just received a free version of Dragon Dictate version 4 to review.  I installed it yesterday and first impressions are that it is slightly better than version 3 in recognition. This is surprising because I thought version 3 was so good that it would be hard to improve on. I’m putting it through it’s paces. Stay tuned because after I’ve used it for a week I’ll put out a review.

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May 12

 

I wanted a ‘family feud’ style gameshow in keynote, but it was a bit complicated trying to make the right answer appear. I found the best way to do it was to have 25 slides with the different possible combinations of hidden/shown answers, then a heap of hyperlinks between various slides depending on what answer was picked. It worked out well. I’ve updated the files for Keynote 6.

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May 07

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If you are travelling with your laptop (or iPhone) and your data is limited, here are  a few simple ways to make sure you don’t use too much data. Continue reading »

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Apr 15

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If you’ve ever tried to email a very large  file you may have noticed there’s a limit of about 10MB on email attachments. Here’s a super easy way to send a large file to someone else using OSX Mountain Lion or later.

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