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Dragon vs. Docs

My goal was to perform an unscientific experiment to test the transcription accuracy of both Google Docs and Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I wanted to see if the expensive Dragon NaturallySpeaking was more accurate than the free Google Doc’s Voice Typing feature. How I Performed the Transcription Experiment Here is a listing of the equipment I used [...]

Transcribe Recorded Dictation with Google Docs

Imagine my elation when I found out I could use Google Docs to transcribe recorded dictation. I couldn’t believe it. I knew it had the capability to transcribe voice to text, but to transcribe pre-recorded utterances? Well, that’s a horse of a different color. As a writer I often use voice recognition software. My software [...]

Misfit Mods

What I love and hate about technology is the minute you have things figured out, there’s an update, upgrade, new build or new version…in other words, it screws things up and you have to recalibrate your brain in order to learn the new version and working with Misfit Mods is no different. My love/hate relationship [...]

No More Spying

Now that I have the Amazon Fire TV Stick and am able to watch a ton of movies, I decided to get a VPN to hinder the tracking of my viewing pleasure. Not only that, I’ve come to find out that cable companies can not only track my online usage, but they are allowed to sell [...]

Bloat

Why should I have to remove the Dell computer bloatware? Can’t they sell them without the bloat? About a month or so ago I purchased a new Dell desktop to serve as my “home base.” Being old school, I like having something that’s stationary and large. The laptop, tablet and cellphone are convenient, but there’s [...]

Duolingo

Not too long ago I did a quick review of a website called Duolingo. It’s helping me to learn how to speak Spanish. Back when I did the review I was 6% Spanish fluent. Now, according to Duolingo, I’m a whopping 30% fluent (I’m taking it slow). In my earlier review, I failed to mention [...]

Dragon Dictation

How many times do I have to go through the NaturallySpeaking activation process? I don’t know what’s going on, but every time I open Dragon NaturallySpeaking (version 13), I’m forced to activate the software. The first time I got the activation notification was right after I upgraded to Windows 10. Ok, that makes sense. I [...]

SanDisk

How much to pay for a SanDisk 64 GB USB Flash Drive? The short answer to that question is, as little as possible. Of course I couldn’t end this post with that short answer. I’ve got a to share the tale of 3 flash drives. Before I share my flash drive tale, I’ve got to [...]

Pushbullet

I recently downloaded the Pushbullet app and it has made my writing life easier. Often times when I’m writing I find myself repeating the phrase “I wish I could just…” or “It would be nice if I were able to…” When I hear myself say that too many times its time to go app shopping. As a [...]

Ford-Freestar-Keyless-Entry

If you purchase a used Freestar as I did, the seller might not have the original factory set code that’s needed to reprogram the keyless entry. What the seller failed to realize was the code was right under his nose. Ford places a secondary factory set code within the bowels of the car. Finding the [...]