Category: Audio

Sep 27 2016

Dragon Professional Individual Version 5 – Auto Transcription Sample Rate Problems

A couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to do a product review on Dragon Professional Individual version 15. I like to try to go to the product/software as much as I can and test various aspects of its functionality. Dragon Professional Individual focuses on professionals who use speech recognition as a way …

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Sep 21 2016

Dragon Professional Individual v15 – Features or Compatibility

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review the latest version of Dragon Professional Individual version 15. I’ve been a user of Dragon since version 7. I find that Nuance’s speech recognition software is probably the most advanced available. Speech recognition is probably the most powerful productive tool that you can use in your daily …

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Feb 27 2016

Using Speech Recognition With Google Docs Is Really Impressive

If you’ve ever wanted to use speech recognition to create documents or to see how productive you might be with using a service like that, you might want to check out Google Docs. As of yesterday, February 26, Google Docs now has dictation, by way of their “Voice Typing” future they been using on all …

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Oct 05 2015

Windows 10: Speech Recognition Performance And Accuracy

If you’re moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you’ll notice a slight improvement to the speech recognition interface in the new version. In Windows 7, the speech recognition interface didn’t work at all with applications unless they had fulltext control. This is something that Nuance has done as well with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but their …

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Oct 02 2015

Windows 10: Big improvement with TTS Voices

For those people for those people who use accessibility options in Windows 10, or in previous versions of Windows, you be glad to know that Windows 10 has upgraded their text-to-speech voices. In Windows 7, the text-to-speech engine was better than previous versions, but still had this computer’y type dialect to it. In Windows 10, …

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Mar 13 2015

The New Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Limitations

Back on August 1 of 2014, I did a review of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium. Personally speaking, I was very proud of the article that I produced; mainly because when I do my reviews they are not the typical regurgitation of the sales material that everyone else puts on their website. I try to go through …

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Feb 16 2015

Webcam issues with Windows Movie Maker – try SplitCamera

Windows Live Movie Maker is a free offering from Microsoft that offers novice and average users the ability to edit video and from there, be able to share/publish it to Facebook, YouTube, eMail, DVD and even custom resolutions. It’s a basic editor with very simplified interface, and it’s part of the Windows Live Essentials Suite …

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Jan 26 2015

Problems with Windows Movie Maker 2012?

It’s a bit entertaining to spend time in the Windows support forum for Windows Movie Maker 2012. It’s like watching a cycle of highly repetitive issues that are never getting addressed by Microsoft. This past week, Microsoft announced that they’re going to be releasing Windows 10 and because Microsoft seems to be renewed on their …

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Dec 05 2014

Review: iKross Solar Bluetooth Handfree Speakerphone

 The other day, I got to thinking about older vehicles and smartphones, and having the ability for hands-free operation. All the newer cars  now have Bluetooth capability built into the car for hands-free operation. These newer cars have the ability to utilize the interior speaker system for having conversations and sharing music libraries from your smartphone. …

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Oct 28 2014

Eweat EW902 Android TV – First Impressions – Pt1

Recently, I was given the opportunity to do a review on a new Android TV device from Eweat the EW902. I was doing searches for Android TV devices and I came across some really good specifications for what I would consider some nice hardware specifications. The EW902 is still early production and Eweat seems to still …

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