September 5, 2012

Nuance announced Dragon Dictate 3 today, which is the latest addition to its lineup of Dictation software from Mac (Nuance purchased MacSpeech a few years ago, after MacSpeech began using Nuance’s speech engine).

With Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 speech recognition software, you can use your voice to create and edit text or interact with your favorite Mac applications. Far more than just speech-to-text, Dragon Dictate lets you create and edit documents, manage email, surf the Web, update social networks, and more – quickly, easily and accurately, all by voice. Open and close or navigate between applications, or even create your own custom voice commands to execute multiple steps with a simple word or phrase. Use your iPhone or iPod as a wireless microphone, or capture your notes on-the-go using a digital voice recorder and Dragon Dictate 3 will transcribe them for you.

With Mountain Lion now incorporating its own Speech-to-text engine (which also uses Nuance on the backend), the market would seem a lot more niche. However, there are die-hard Dragon Dictate users who will tell you nothing replaces the original.

Downloads of the product will begin Sept. 13, and boxed copies will be available starting Sept. 24.

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Since we first revealed the iPad mini would have slim side bezels on its side, which are reminiscent of the iPod touch, with included mockups, we have seen a lot of others build similar renders.

MacRumors posts a particularly well-done 3D render today and a YouTube video of similar design that incorporates many of the leaks we have documented.

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Following a report late last month that T-Mobile would encourage unlocked iPhone users to switch carriers by advertising savings of $1,500 over two years versus AT&T, a report from TmoNews this morning claimed sources have indicated stores are preparing to display or possibly demo unlocked iPhones on T-Mobile’s 3G network. According to the report, store managers are being “asked to activate a new microSIM before the end of August, but not told what device it would used with.”

All the intel streaming in seems to point to a “bring your own iPhone” demonstration in store, which lines up perfectly with what T-Mobile’s been saying all along for their refarmed network. We’re also told that these in store displays all align with T-Mobile’s “selling against the iPhone” strategy in the hopes that customers will be enticed by bringing their own device, and pairing it with T-Mobile’s newly launched unlimited data plan.

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September 4, 2012

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