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

When closing an application, you can use your voice to control the dialog that presents options to Save, Don’t Save, or Cancel. Just say “Press [button name]” – e.g. “Press Don’t Save.”

Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address here in the comments. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!

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On this week’s episode of Ask the Dictator, special guest David Popovitch, Product Manager for Dragon Dictate, shows us how to use the “Cache Document” command. When you’re switching between typing and dictating it’s a good idea to use this so that Dragon can track all of the content in your document – not just what you dictated.

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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Do you know where speech recognition is going? With the recent introduction of Siri and Nuance’s Dragon TV, it seems that natural-language understanding and speech-recognition have become the new buzz words in the tech world. MIT Technology Review writer Will Knight spoke with Vlad Sejnoha, the chief technology officer at Nuance, about the evolving role of speech in the marketplace and the different potential interfaces for speech-commanding technologies. Looking from your living room to the car, your desktop to mobile phone, and now even at the doctors office, it’s clear that speech recognition technology is here to stay.

Check out the full article here on Mashable.

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

When adding names of people to your vocabulary, consider adding nicknames and variations of the name as well. Even if you don’t use the nicknames much when dictating, it’s a good safeguard – e.g. you add “Liz Hansen” or “Lizzy Hansen” as your nickname for “Elizabeth McGee Hansen.” (see pg. 17 of the workbook for more info)

Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address here in the comments. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!

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How do you speak Dragon?

This week we shine the spotlight on Christian McCallister, our customer of the week! Christian first started using Dragon NaturallySpeaking in 1998 after an accident left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.

In his career as a psychologist, Christian uses Dragon Medical to be more productive, saying that “the resulting dictation speed definitely outmatched [his] typing abilities.” After seeing how far Dragon’s speech recognition capabilities had come in recent years, he decided to use the software at home as well to help launch his career as an aspiring author.

Read more about Christian’s story here in his I Speak Dragon! contest submission.

Remember that we want to hear from you, too! Tell us your story here about how Dragon has impacted your life and be in the running to win a third generation iPad!

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Enter our Ultimate Backlot Pass Contest brought to you by Dragon speech recognition and Radio Disney, two companies who bring your ideas to life! Enter today and you could win a 5 day, 4 night trip for you and your family to Walt Disney Studios! Dragon and Radio Disney are sending one lucky family (winner plus 3 guests) to experience the magic of the Disney backlot and archives at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

Enter here!

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For all of our Dragon fans, here’s a quick Thursday tip:

In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, let’s all take some time to thank those who have served for us.

Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address here in the comments. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!

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