Tag Archive: productive

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, …

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Sep 08 2015

Techie Review: Dragon Professional Individual v14

Recently, Nuance released a new version 14 of their speech recognition software; it’s called Dragon Professional Individual. The focus of this version seems to be focusing on individuals who want to be more productive at work using speech recognition. Huge improvements in the speech recognition and the responsiveness of Nuances speech recognition software were made …

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Oct 27 2014

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13: Compatibility Troubles?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 was recently released and Nuance is very proud to say that with each new release of speech recognition software it gets better with its accuracy and the performance increases. Nuance routinely refers to Dragon NaturallySpeaking as being able to be at least 3x more productive by using their speech recognition software. As a …

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Oct 01 2014

What’s the difference between a laptop and a tablet?

Right now, Microsoft has a commercial it’s airing where it compares Microsoft Surface 3 to Apple’s MacBook Air. The commercial, to me, is very interesting because Microsoft wants to make the comparison between Microsoft Surface and basically a standard laptop. This begs the question, so what’s the difference between a laptop and a tablet? The commercial …

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Aug 10 2014

Why I downgraded Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 to 12

As an user of Dragon NaturallySpeaking for about the last 10 years, and as most Dragon NaturallySpeaking users were, I wanted to upgrade to version 13 as soon as possible. Nuance, historically, has come out with better versions each time Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been released; always adding some additional functionality to the program that made …

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Jan 23 2014

Microsoft Recognizes Windows 8 As A Failure And Races To Release Windows 9

You have to know that Microsoft is feeling pretty stupid with the release of Windows 8, and the debacle/outcry of criticism over the removal of the start button, plus the crazy new interface that has nothing to do with being productive. Customers disappointment and anger with Windows 8 was so clear that Microsoft released an …

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Jul 24 2013

How to get the most out of using Text expanders

If you’re in a position where you have to type out information on a regular basis, and you find yourself repeating the same phrases and paragraphs of information over and over again; you’re the perfect candidate for using text expanders. Anyone who works in a position where they use a computer, and they have repetitive …

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Jul 18 2013

Smart watches are stupid

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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Apr 24 2013

Is Microsoft Surface is going to make you work more?

Hey corporate workers! It seems like every blog out there has an opinion [even mine] about the success and failure of Microsoft Surface, but I don’t think anyone is really covering the fact that Microsoft Surface is going to allow employers to get some free work time. I think a lot of employers have been …

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Apr 01 2013

How to convince your employer to let you work remotely

Barring the recent idiocy decision from Yahoo; there’s a growing trend for employers to allow for remote users. Some people refer to this as working from home, telecommuting or teleworking; basically the person doing the job is doing everything without having to physically go to the office. Some employees want to work from home to …

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