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Old School vs New School

The beauty of owning a large cell phone like the iPhone 6s Plus is that it can double as a workstation. Yes, I’m writing this post on my iPhone using a combination of Dragon’s Dictation and the portable keyboard. It’s amazing what a phone can accomplish nowadays. Finding the Right iPhone Keyboard Finding a portable [...]

Evenflow Exersaucer Stage 3

I purchased the Evenflo Exersaucer Triple Fun Activity Center for my grandson a few months ago. It’s a wonderful little entertainment system. What I really liked about it was its ability to evolve as the baby’s motor skills improve. We’re at the point where my grandson is just about walking and I thought it was a [...]

OtterBox Logo

Now that I’m the proud owner of an iPhone, the first order of the day is to protect my investment. I’ve never spent so much money on a small piece of electronic equipment in my life, so it is important to do what I must to keep it in one piece. Remember the video of [...]

Apple Tree

Well, I went and did it. I jumped into the deep end of the pool. I decided to get an iPhone, so I ended up with the iPhone 6s Plus. This is my first experience in Appleland. Well, not really. Some time ago I had an iPod Nano that I liked very much until the [...]

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 [...]

Small iSound

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was the recipient of an iSound. An iSound is a little speaker that plugs perfectly into any cell phone, tablet or any other line-in compatible device. It has a neat little feature where it will display rotating colors if you’re into that stuff. Personally, I like my speakers [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Silicone Keyboard

While I’m slowly embracing the new mobile technology, I still have one foot (and probably ¾ of my body) entrenched in the old desktop/laptop technology. I love the convenience of being able to carry a tablet or smartphone around with nearly the same functionality as my laptop, but small things come at a price. The [...]

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 [...]