Category Archive: Tablets

This section focuses on the hardware of portable tablet devices; Android/iPad/Microsoft Surface.

Nov 07 2013

Nuance Swype Keyboard Update with Continuous Speech Recognition/Dictation

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If you haven’t been paying attention, you might’ve not noticed that there’s a new trend with using voice recognition to do input on tablets and smartphones. Nuance is the leader in voice recognition; voice to text. Nuance voice-recognition powers iPhones Siri as well. Nuance has released an updated version of their smartphone keyboard, Swype. The …

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Oct 14 2013

Anticipating the Dragon NaturallySpeaking new release

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Around August 2012, Nuance released Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12. With each new release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Nuance makes improvements to its recognition engine and tighter integration to more common applications. I’m excited to see what is going to be in the next version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking because Nuance is the leader in voice recognition and …

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Sep 25 2013

Roku Adds Integrated M-GO To Their Line Up

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My Roku 3 has easily become the most used device in my home, just short of my television. I have managed to convert my entire DVD collection to MP4; play all my movies through Plex. At this time, I only have one subscription that I’m paying for, and that’s Netflix. Roku has just announced that …

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Sep 13 2013

Apple Customer’s Confidence In The Brand-name Is Breaking Down

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I heard something other day from a friend of mine that absolutely floored me. He’s been using Apple products for years and has been a diehard iPhone user since the very beginning. I’ve had many conversations over the comparisons between android and the iPhone, but it wasn’t until the other day that I heard a …

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Aug 24 2013

RedboxInstant video streaming service has a long way to go

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About a week ago, I signed up for my free trial of RedBoxInstant. the free trial is extended to new subscribers to RedBoxInstant and being a person that still rents DVDs from time to time, RedBox is the perfect option. It’s low cost and your ability to go online and reserve the movies that you …

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Aug 14 2013

Techie Review: iRulu 10” Android tablet

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I have been throwing around the idea of buying a low-end android tablet to play with as a toy. To go so far as to think that I might take a cheap android tablet, strap some sticky magnets to the back of it and mount it to my refrigerator. The idea of having a android …

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Jul 18 2013

Smart watches are stupid

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I keep seeing more and more stories pop up about smart watches, but I really can’t see a device like that being even remotely attractive. It’s interesting to me that companies like Sony are even going after anything having to do with a watch. I haven’t worn a watch in so many years; I can’t …

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Jul 04 2013

Microsoft/Skype don’t want you to go off-line

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If you have Skype loaded on your smartphone, you may have noticed an update to the user interface. It’s a little bit more sleeker and has a slightly different look, but one of the things you may have also noticed is that you can’t find the option to log out of Skype. Personally, I’ve noticed …

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Jun 10 2013

Google Keyboard takes on Swype and SwiftKey

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If you’re like most people who have purchased an android phone, one of the first things you going to do is change out the keyboard, but that may not be the case anymore. A little over a month ago I wrote an article about why I made the transition from Swype over to SwiftKey, and …

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