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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 [...]

Waze App

This Low Tech Grandma is blazing a new trail by learning how to use the WAZE app.  It’s a freely available turn-by-turn navigation app. I feel like I’m in the big league now.  The WAZE navigation app helped me to navigate a 933 mile road trip.  WAZE not only got me to my destination and [...]

Chrome

When I realized it was possible to install Google Chrome on an Amazon Fire TV Stick, it was the answer to several of my dilemmas. Prior to the Fire Stick I used Roku. What I liked about the Roku was the mirroring feature. It allowed me to cast whatever I had on my tablet or [...]

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 [...]

Flagged by Craigslist

The recent Craigslist flag really has me stumped. I’ve been buying and selling items on Craigslist for several years. A lot of the refurbished furniture in my house was purchased on Craigslist. In addition to the items I refurbished and kept, I was able to refurbish and sell many pieces. Last month I put two [...]

Gatwick Airport, England

I’m a US citizen that recently went on a 10-day holiday across the pond to the UK. Before leaving the US I researched to see if my cell phone would work while overseas. I went to the Consumer Cellular site with fingers crossed looking for a way to use my cell phone outside of the United [...]

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 [...]

DuoLingo

As we age we are constantly reminded that we must “use it or lose it.” In this case, I’m talking about physical exercise and mental acumen. Who would have thought there would be apps to help keep both intact? Let me rephrase that. The mere fact of downloading the app and getting it to work [...]

Hands-Free

For quite some time I had been trying to figure out how to use a headset with the Dragon NaturallySpeaking remote microphone app. While the remote app frees me from being tethered to the computer when dictating, I ran into the problem of having only one hand free. The other hand is stuck holding the [...]

Sync-iTunes

As an Android user, I always wanted to know if there was an easy way to transfer music/books from my iTunes account onto my android phone. Imagine my glee when I came across the Sync iTunes app that does just that. The best part about it is the app transfers the music wirelessly. I not [...]