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Mar 25 2009

Released: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1 [64-bit]

With great anticipation, the new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been released. It’s not a 64-bit application, but it’ll install- and that’s what’s important. The 64-bit version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking can be downloaded from here. Hopefully, you’re not limited by 5gb cap and can spare some bandwidth, the download is 1.5gb. Nuance is going to …

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Mar 17 2009

Update: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1 64-bit

As a registered user of Nuances Dragon NaturallySpeaking, I’m just as frustrated at the handling of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 AND 10 as everyone else is, but Nuance is close to releasing the 64-bit version of v10. If you search the support forums over at Nuance, you’ll find articles from 2006 requesting 64-bit versions of Dragon …

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Mar 15 2009

Annoying: Auto-Update Checking Services

One of the most irritating things that I run into on a regular basis is auto update programs or services. Companies like Google install services or applications to run in the background to check for updates for program that they provide. I view this as a major problem, and it’s a problem that’s stemmed from …

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Feb 07 2009

ISO Backups = Happiness…

The process of getting new devices and toys to play with on your computer are always so fun. You get a neat little device with a driver disc; you load the driver disc, install the drivers and then plug in your new toy and wha-la! But alas, what’s to become of your driver disc? I …

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Jan 28 2009

CREATIVE: An Insult to Customer Service

Once in a while you run across exceptional service and support from various software or hardware providers and for a moment your faith in corporate tech support is exonerated, but this is not one of those tails. This is a story of complete and utter failure; an example of the inability to read, absence of …

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Dec 23 2008

Corporate Tech Support Sucks

As a person that has more than half a brain [that’s working], this makes me dangerous and intimidating to most corporate ‘tech support’ nut heads out there. The corporate tech support nowadays is the equivalent to the introduction of a voice mail box or an automated response to ‘if your skin is blue press #2 …

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Dec 15 2008

Internet Explorer is just too close for me…

The infinite question is which browser is better, which is more secure, who’s more compatible and which is more flexible? This is a argument that’s going to be asked everyday, if not multiple times a day. While others have their opinions, I’ve mine; the thing that has me just regurgitating with joy is the tight integration …

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Dec 13 2008

Tech-Support: The Realist Story

One of the most common things to expect nowadays when purchasing a PC is 24/7 tech-support. The people behind the scenes to provide these types of services; not all of them are super smart at what they do. Some of them look at screens that give them instructions on how to fix problems, others have …

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Dec 01 2008

Shareware Models are Sexy

I was recently talking to a friend of mine and we were discussing the shareware and commercial software structures. And the more we talked the better I felt about shareware. Shareware is the concept in which someone is able to take the software, install it and try it out for x amount of time, if …

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