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Archive for January, 2012

Here’s a quick Tuesday tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC:

Dragon can adapt its Vocabulary based on designated documents. It also has the ability to quickly learn from your usage of several e-mail programs: Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, and Windows Mail. By “studying” the e-mails you sent as well as the recipient names, Dragon can identify potentially useful contact names to add to the Vocabulary, as well as adapt its statistical information on word usage (frequency and context). Learn more on page 28 of the DNS 11.5 End-User Workbook (will open PDF).

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Better late than never! This week on Ask the Dictator, our special guest Colleen Hendry shows how to create custom commands with Dragon Dictate for Mac.

Check it out here:

If you have a topic that you’d like to suggest for a future episode, let us know right here in the comments, or better yet, go to our Ask the Dictator page here and submit your suggestion!

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Here’s a quick Thursday tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac and Dragon NaturallySpeaking for PC:

If you choose, you can complete additional Voice Training to improve your accuracy at a later time. This process allows you to read additional stories to Dragon so that it can further adapt to your unique voice.

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Here’s a quick Thursday tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac and Dragon NaturallySpeaking for PC:

If something is not in the Vocabulary, the software cannot recognize it. So don’t hesitate to add items even if you think you will not dictate them very often! When adding an entry to the Vocabulary, be sure to spell and capitalize it correctly. Otherwise, it will appear misspelled in your documents every time you dictate it.

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Here’s a quick Tuesday tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC and Dragon Dictate for Mac:

Check out our “Ask the Dictator” video series, featuring Peter Mahoney, general manager and senior vice president of the Dragon speech recognition at Nuance. In this series, Peter addresses some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our customers on getting the most out of Dragon speech recognition software. Peter – “The Dictator” – addresses these questions in a friendly, informative manner, and offers great advice and tips on using Dragon. Every Wednesday, “The Dictator” shares a new kernel of his expert knowledge on Nuance.com, Facebook, Twitter and our YouTube channel. Check out the more than 50 episodes he has recorded to date here: http://www.nuance.com/dragon/ask-the-dictator/index.htm

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Here’s a quick Thursday tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac:

Want to find something quickly on the web?  With Dictate running, say “Search Google for (insert item)” and your web browser will automatically bring up your search results. You can also search using Bing and Yahoo as well!

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Here’s a quick Tuesday tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC:

If you have trouble getting Dragon to recognize any of the Window commands, you can first open the Control menu by saying “Click Control Menu,” then say the command.

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Voice Application based on Nuance’s Dragon Technology to be Offered for Intel Ultrabook Devices for Intuitive, Natural Command and Control; SDK for Developers Available via Intel AppUp Center

Las Vegas and Burlington, Mass. – January 9, 2012 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced at CES 2012 that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Intel to bring a natural voice experience to Ultrabooks in 2012 and beyond by leveraging Nuance’s leading voice technologies to develop a voice application designed specifically for intuitive and natural command of and control of the Ultrabook experience.

Nuance’s Dragon voice recognition technology, which is at the core of the renowned Dragon NaturallySpeaking software used by millions, will be deeply integrated into the new Intel application.  Using this new capability, consumers will be able to control their Ultrabook just by using their voice.  Consumers will be able to quickly and easily launch applications, play media, interact with social media sites and control their email and calendars with natural voice commands.

“This is truly an exciting partnership, where we’ll combine the power of Nuance voice and natural language technologies with Intel powered Ultrabooks, allowing people to interact with their Ultrabook with natural voice commands.  Nuance and Intel share a vision for compelling interactions between man and machine, and the two companies will collaborate to optimize for Intel Core processors and Ultrabook designs, resulting in a better end user experience and interactions which will be faster than ever before,” said Peter Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer, Nuance Communications.

The companies will also provide a software developer kit (SDK) that features access to core Dragon voice recognition and other Nuance technologies, allowing third- party developers to create new voice-enabled experiences through the Intel AppUp Center store front.  The SDK will initially support US and UK English, French, Italian, German, European Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese in addition to all standard European languages.

Additional launch and product details will be made available later in 2012.

WHAT: Nuance executives available for additional commentary on Nuance and Intel strategic partnership to bring voice to next generation Ultrabooks.

WHO: Peter Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer, Nuance Communications

WHERE: CES 2012 in Las Vegas

CONTACT:    Richard Mack

                        richard.mack@nuance.com

Nuance’s broad product portfolio of voice and touch technologies are trusted by the world’s leading manufacturers and mobile operators, and are found in billions of phones and millions of automobiles and consumer electronic devices – making them among the most pervasive solutions on the market today.  To learn more, visit www.nuance.com.

*For the full press release, please visit here.

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Here’s a quick Thursday tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac:

You can set your personal preference for the time allotted for the Auto Sleep microphone functionality (any range from 30 seconds to five minutes) by using the slider found under the Dictate menu / Preferences / Appearance tab. Here you also have the option to turn off the Auto Sleep functionality entirely.

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Here’s a quick Tuesday tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC:

To press a function key (F1 to F12), say “Press Function” and then the name of the key. For example, say “Press Function 1” to bring up the online Help.

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