Sep 27 2016

Dragon Professional Individual Version 5 – Auto Transcription Sample Rate Problems

image_thumb-6 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 to increase their productivity.

One of the ways that professionals try to increase their productivity is by using voice recorders. They take notes by voice, it’s recorded to an audio device, using an MP3 file; and then there able to take that MP3 file and dump it into Dragon Professional Individual and have it transcribed.

As I was testing this function, I found a problem.

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Sep 21 2016

Dragon Professional Individual v15 – Features or Compatibility

image_thumb-5 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 activities. Everything from composing documents, emails, instant messages, etc.

I’ve done software product documentation, support, installations, product development, software testing, and training. Having done all these things, it makes you focus on the functionality of the software, compatibility, and the behind-the-scenes support apparatus.

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Sep 15 2016

Review: Dragon Professional Individual version 15

img_57d37a29135f3 Review: Dragon Professional Individual version 15

Nuance recently released a new version of their speech recognition software, Dragon Professional Individual version 15. The Dragon Professional Individual series started with version 14. Nuance made some improvements to the existing Dragon NaturallySpeaking application, trying to make it more applicable to professionals. Version 14 offered the addition of transcription, auto texts, and Dragon Anywhere [subscription service].

The Dragon Anywhere is an application you can download to your Apple or android device, using the application you can leverage the speech recognition abilities of Dragon pretty much anywhere you want. The vocabularies you have on your desktop can be synchronized with that on the Dragon Anywhere application. You can also synchronize Dragon Anywhere documents using various cloud services.

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Sep 02 2016

Facebook Can Help You With Your Political Affiliation

image Facebook Can Help You With Your Political Affiliation

Facebook is interesting, in the fact that it’s collecting all this private information on people and building these digital profiles. So even if you don’t know what your political stance is on the US elections, Facebook can help you, because they already have you figured out; and labeled.

Oddly enough, I don’t normally do any kind of articles on this website about politics because of how polarized it is. Most people avoid conversations of religion and politics just by policy, but because this website is based on technology topics, I have to report that Facebook is keeping track of your political views.

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Aug 31 2016

Sling TV adds NBC Channel; kinda

image_thumb-8 Sling TV adds NBC Channel; kinda

I just recently did an article about Sling TV adding the NFL channel. I think it’s great that Sling TV is gaining more speed and more acceptance with the Cord Cutter community. They are providing a service that everybody wants; streaming channels to just about any type of device. Essentially, Sling TV is a digital/Internet antenna for your mobile device.

Right now, it seems like everyone is fighting to provide their own media channel. ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox all have their own individual streaming channels, of sorts. Most of the channels don’t have live streaming TV, they offer playback of episodes that were viewed previously.

Sling TV was supposed to be different in the aspect that it provided live streaming television, but somehow they’ve cut a deal with NBC to incorporate their broadcast lineup [playback only], mixed in with their live television streams.

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