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July 21, 2010

Dragon Dictation and Search apps coming to UK iPhones

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by Darren Allan

Nuance has announced that it is launching the Dragon Dictation and Search apps in the UK for iPhone users.

The app’s speech-to-text technology means that with Dictation you can talk rather than type on your iPhone, and Nuance claims this will speed up text creation by a factor of five. Plus it’ll make you feel all important and futuristic, dictating to your phone.

The downside, of course, is the potential for errors and misinterpretation of what’s being dictated, but nonetheless, this app has been keenly awaited since it was brought out in the US late last year.

The Search app allows you to perform spoken searches on Twitter and Facebook, Google and Wikipedia, amongst other commonly sifted-through sites.

Impressively, the apps will be free downloads, and Reuters reports that they will be available to UK iPhone users soon.

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  1. Nuance have an excellent track record of delivering highly accurate desktop speech-to-text software in the form of the Dragon NaturallySpeaking suite of speech recogntion products. These applications have given users the freedom of speech to both work effectively and also overcome a wide range of disabilities when using a PC. Having the ability to create SMS, e-mails and operate text-rich apps can only only enhance the way in which we evolve into the 21st Century and strengthen the way we use speech as a productivity tool. Talking to iPhones will give us the ultimate access tool to enhancing communication!

    Comment by Captain K — July 22, 2010 @ 9:42 am

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