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From time to time I’ll share information on apps that have been helpful to me. In an earlier post, I mentioned KingSoft Office, Barcode Scanner, Amazon Kindle, WordPress, Smart Voice recorder and banking software. To that list of apps I’d like to add the following: (Insert your auto insurance company name here) App I don’t [...]

The reason is simple; it’s the one phone being offered by my cell phone service provider that met all of my needs. In my earlier posts, I explain that I’m not a heavy cell phone user. In fact, I barely use a cell phone. When I decided to switch from a prepaid cell phone to [...]

Let me preface this post by saying I’m not much of a cell phone user. Cell phones are relegated to emergency only status.  As such, the thought of purchasing a Smartphone was considered a waste of time and money.  I’ve since changed my opinion. Smartphones get a bad rap.  We equate them to talking/texting drivers [...]

Mobile devices are great tools for watching the latest videos, social networking, texting and surfing the web.  They can also serve as a viable tool for office workers. I’ve not tested the full capacity of the Galaxy Note 10.1 word processing capabilities, but I can say I’m able to get a lot of my writing [...]

First you shell out a few hundred dollars for your mobile device and then you spend an inordinate amount of time becoming attached to it.  You take it everywhere and you’re lost without it.  Key words here, “you’re lost without it.”  Any time you have an object that you’d be lost without, it’s time to [...]

I’m still trying to understand why Samsung would program the default setting for their flat-screen TVs to chime every time they’re turned on or off. Since we have more than one Samsung TV, we know not all of them are programmed this way. Our older TV quietly turns on and off. The newer one, however, [...]

Back when I purchased Logitech V20s in 2009 I had a difficult time finding USB speakers with real quality sound. In my experience, in order to enjoy speakers with true quality sound you needed to purchase speakers that required juice from an electrical outlet. Keeping that in mind, I’m pretty satisfied with the sound quality [...]

After using the dictation app that came with the Samsung Galaxy, I decided to try remote dictation with Dragon’s NaturallySpeaking. After all, if I can write one article on two separate devices at the same time using Android’s default dictation software, imagine what I can do with NaturallySpeaking. To use Dragon’s remote microphone feature you’ve [...]

My new Samsung Galaxy tablet has me exploring all kinds of neat tricks. Did you know it’s possible to dictate into your Android device and have it transcribed on your computer? If you really want to push the envelope, you can have it transcribed both on your computer and your device at the same time. [...]

Before I begin this post, I want to reiterate I’m a Feliciasauraus. In other words I’m a dinosaur when it comes to new technology. I don’t have a Smartphone and have just recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition). That needed to be said so you’ll get a better understanding of my cloud [...]