Free Dictate add-on allows you to, well, dictate to Microsoft Office
June 22, 2017 – 08:24 | Comments Off on Free Dictate add-on allows you to, well, dictate to Microsoft Office
Free Dictate add-on allows you to, well, dictate to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Garage – the Redmond behemoth’s R&D arm – has released Dictate 5.0, a free add-on for those running Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 or 365 on Windows 8.1 or later. Also available for 64-bit versions …

Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor
June 23, 2016 – 05:30 | Comments Off on Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor
Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor

Word Doctor’s developer says it’s a word editor and writer’s aid, “designed to analyze both writing content and style”.
At first glance, that seems hard to believe, because the editor looks only marginally more powerful than …

Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot
May 20, 2015 – 08:43 | Comments Off on Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot
Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot

Binary Fortress has launched VoiceBot, a macro manager for Windows Vista+ which allows you to control games and other applications with spoken commands.
At its simplest, you might have VoiceBot recognise the word “New”, then issue …

Hear almost any text file read aloud with Balabolka
November 22, 2013 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Hear almost any text file read aloud with Balabolka
Hear almost any text file read aloud with Balabolka

When you need to read a long document then you could just sit at your PC, scrolling for an age, until you’re finally done. But having the computer read to you could make much more …

Google Translate for Android 2.7 adds PhraseBook, extends camera-input support
May 9, 2013 – 12:00 | Comments Off on Google Translate for Android 2.7 adds PhraseBook, extends camera-input support
Google Translate for Android 2.7 adds PhraseBook, extends camera-input support

Google has released Google Translate for Android 2.7, a major update of its free translation app. There’s one new feature – support for the website’s Phrasebook feature – and an extension of the app’s camera-input …

Dictate messages using your iPhone with Dragon Dictation
July 26, 2010 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Dictate messages using your iPhone with Dragon Dictation
Dictate messages using your iPhone with Dragon Dictation

While the on screen keyboards of the iPhone and iPad are perfectly useable, they are by no means as fast to type on as a standard keyboard. Even the fastest of typists will have noticed …