Nov 25 2015

Review: Nuance’s Dragon Anywhere v1


Having access to speech recognition any where you go is a very powerful and productive tool to have. I’ve done several reviews about Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and about the latest release of Dragon Professional Individual v14. As a person who uses speech recognition a lot, I can truthfully say that speech recognition will boost your performance and productivity greatly. You don’t have to have a disability to use speech recognition, just understand that it’s a powerful tool that can be leveraged to get things done a lot faster.

A couple of weeks ago, Nuance released Dragon Professional Individual version 14, a continuing expansion of speech recognition software packages the Nuance offers. With Dragon Professional Individual, there was a pending app called Dragon Anywhere. Dragon Anywhere was going to give Dragon Professional Individual customers the ability to have their auto texts and custom words/dictionaries synchronized to the desktop so that dictation can be done anywhere without the loss of productivity or having to add redundant vocabulary words.

Dragon Anywhere is now available for android, and it’s worth a look if you’re a person on the go.

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Nov 20 2015

Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2016


It’s hard to believe that there’s people in the world that are working just as hard to infect and steal your personal information as there are making a living at trying to protect you from those threats. That comparison may be off by quite a bit.

There’s quite a few vendors/products on the market that there to protect you from malware and virus infections, and more. For this article, I would be looking at Bitdefender Internet Security 2016.

Bitdefender has been rated the best Internet security against cyber threats and the official product of the year. It was also issued a gold award for zero performance impact; testing better than Symantec’s Norton antivirus.

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Nov 13 2015

Comcast Is Combating Cord Cutters With ‘Data Caps’- Sorry; ‘Data Usage Plans’


Beware cord cutters, Comcast is on to you and they’ve already made adjustments to account for your sneakiness in the future. And if that’s not enough, Comcast continues their downward spiral towards the most hated company in America by blaming their customer base for their security problem; but that’s another story.

It wasn’t too many years ago that Comcast executives were saying that streaming content was just a fad and that cord cutters were not a threat to their business model. If a few years later, and a few hundred thousand less TV subscribers, Comcast has a different perspective on cord cutters.

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Nov 11 2015

Review: EaseUS Partition Master Professional v10.8


If you ever find yourself in a position where you need to be able to adjust the partitions on your PC, even with Windows 10, you may find that it’s not as intuitive and simple as it should be. You really think by now that Microsoft would include the proper utilities to control basic abilities with your PC; one of those being the ability to control hard drive partitions.

That brings me to today’s post. For this post will be looking at Partition Master Professional 10.8. At the time of this article, it was the latest version from EaseUS. Some of the main features of Partition Master Professional is its ability to manage partitions, copy partitions and partition recovery. It also offers an option to create bootable CD/DVDs for system recovery.

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Nov 02 2015

Dragon Professional Individual [v14] works great with Windows Live Writer


For the longest time, I was a devout user of Windows Live Writer. I used Windows Live Writer to produce pretty much all of my articles on my website, but as Microsoft decided to lean away from supporting Windows Live Writer, I started looking for other alternatives. As my website is based off of WordPress, I started exploring options to produce my articles with that platform, but the experience for producing articles wasn’t that robust; it was limited in many ways.

Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of off-line blogging applications that are other decent quality. No one has actually stepped forward to produce something that is really a well-rounded option for blogging off-line, or making it very easy for authors to produce content.

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