When you are researching buying a mac there are a few things to consider, one of them is speed. There is a great site by primate labs which collates speed tests according to model and ranks them. This was useful for me when I was thinking of upgrading my Mac pro to a new Mac mini, only to find that my four-year-old Mac pro was faster! Check out how fast the new mac-pro’s are – insane – I wish I could justify buying one! Continue reading »
If you buy Dragon Dictate it comes with a built-in Microphone that will do the job, but if you buy the download version you’ll need to buy your own microphone.
Here are some of the options you have. Continue reading »
There’s no doubt about it – Macs are great computers, but they re not cheap, and it’s hard to find them on special! What you may not know is that you can buy iMacs, Macbooks, Macbook Pros, Mac Minis – almost the entire Apple range, refurbished from Apple, often at reduced prices. I always buy my Macintoshs from the Apple refurbished store rather than new from a retail store. In my opinion the computers at the refurbished outlet are BETTER than a new one – as well as being cheaper! Here’s why, and here’s some tips on how to go about getting one.
With Dragon NaturallySpeaking the only option was to purchase it in Australia because there was a special Australian edition which was made using the Australian accent.
With Macspeech Dictate however, the US version comes with Australian accent, so you can buy the normal version of MacSpeech Dictate from the US for about $200 ($100 less than Australia) and it will still work here.
It comes with USA, UK and Australian versions built-in. So the cheapest way is to buy the US version here and choose ‘digital download’ so you don’t get charged shipping.
Other posts on Speech recognition:
- Dragon Dictate Version 4 Review
- Dragon Dictate Version 4 vs 3 – is it worth the upgrade?
- Dragon Dictate (Dragon Naturally Speaking v11) on the Mac
- Dragon dictate 2.5 released!
- Dragon Dictate Released!
- Dragon Naturally Speaking arrives on the Macintosh!
- How to buy Macspeech Dictate in Australia
- What Microphone is the best for Speech recognition?
You might have wondered how to get more RAM on your mac. You can replace it yourself, but you need to be careful where you buy it from.
In case you haven’t yet realised, Apple Memory is different to normal PC RAM, so if you go to a cheap PC shop or ebay and buy some memory it probably won’t work in your Apple computer. Here’s a reliable place I have found to buy RAM that works well in your Macintosh. Continue reading »