Jun 20

Double-sided

Quite often I receive  a document to print double sided but I receive it as two single PDF files.  Other times I have two  documents that came from two different applications (for example one from pages and one from numbers)  and I want to print them back-to-back on one piece of paper using my double sided printer.  Here’s how to print to PDF files together using OS X Preview.

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Jun 14

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I’ve been playing around with Dragon Dictate version 4 for a few weeks now so it’s probably time I did a review.  This review is for people who had never used Dragon Dictate before. Continue reading »

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Jun 14

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Usually in these bundles there are a few nice surprises, but I wouldn’t recommend the latest Stacksocial bundle unless you need a DVD ripper or you want to play with Tangerine and make some exercise playlists.

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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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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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