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Archive for November, 2012

Attention all Cyber Monday Shoppers!

If you’re looking to get your Holiday shopping done early, then today is your lucky day. Check out some of the great deals we’re offering below, and give the gift that gets people talking!

Dragon Home Holiday Bundle

It’s all about friends and family with our exclusive Dragon Home Holiday Bundle. This package features Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Home, the fast, fun and convenient way to interact with your PC using your voice. Dictate documents, send email, search the Web, and more – with simple voice commands. There’s no easier or more enjoyable way to capture creativity and get more done on your PC.

Here’s what you get:

  • Package includes Dragon Home Edition speech recognition software
  • Family Tree Maker genealogy software
  • USB headset

Price: $74.99, a $155 retail value!

Dragon Premium Holiday Bundle

This holiday, we’re making it all about friends and family with our exclusive Dragon Premium Holiday Bundle. This package features Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium edition to let you get through your “to–do” list faster than ever before – by talking! Dictate or modify documents, spreadsheets and presentations, send email, search the Web, and more. Even capture notes on the go using a digital recorder and Dragon will transcribe the audio files back at your PC.

We’ve combined our best-selling speech recognition with Family Tree Maker® Workshop 2, genealogy software that will bring your family history to life with photos, historical records and interactive maps. We finish this package off with our USB headset.

Dragon speech recognition makes a great gift, so ignite new possibilities for your friends and family this holiday season.

Here’s what you get:

  • Package includes Dragon Premium Edition speech recognition software
  • Family Tree Maker genealogy software
  • USB headset

Price: $149.99 a $255 retail value!

Dragon Dictate Holiday Bundle

This holiday, we’re making it all about friends and family with our exclusive Dragon Dictate for Mac Holiday Bundle. Our holiday package features Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 speech recognition software, which lets you use your voice to create and edit text or interact with your favorite Mac applications. You can even use a digital voice recorder and Dragon will transcribe your dictation when you are back at your Mac.

We’ve combined our best-selling speech recognition with Family Tree Maker® Workshop 2, genealogy software that will bring your family history to life with photos, historical records and interactive maps and more. We finish this package off with our USB headset.

Dragon speech recognition makes a great gift, so ignite new possibilities for your friends and family this holiday season.

Here’s what you get:

  • Package includes Dragon Dictate for Mac speech recognition software
  • Family Tree Maker genealogy software
  • USB headset.

Price: $149.99…a$255 retail value

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Have 10 minutes to spare? If you’re a current Dragon 12 user, we’d LOVE to get your feedback on Dragon to help us learn more about your experience.

Take our quick survey here:

Dragon 12 Survey

We’ll share your responses with our product development team – your voice matters to us, so use it!

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

Have you considered Dragon’s default hotkeys? The + on the numeric keypad is just one of them [Others include initiating correction and forcing the recognition of dictation instead of a command]. In the Options dialog, you can choose to modify or delete them. This is particularly important if you don’t have a numeric keypad, or you prefer to reserve your numeric keypad for data entry.

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

To use the Calisto Bluetooth microphone, make sure its dongle (USB adapter) is plugged into your PC before you launch Dragon. Plus, check out the latest Bluetooth user guide, here! (Note: Bluetooth capability available in edition Premium and above)

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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This week we shine the spotlight on Duane French, our customer of the week! After an accident in 1968 left him a quadriplegic, Duane turned to Dragon NaturallySpeaking to help him communicate, reach his professional goals, and even meet the love of his life.

Years ago, Duane recalls that he still faced many challenges when trying to communicate because assistive technologies weren’t nearly as advanced as they are today; he even says he “charmed [his] way through college by asking young women to type [his] papers.” Becoming Director of the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation opened his eyes to a new product, though – Dragon NaturallySpeaking. From the start he was impressed with the program’s level of accuracy, which he says has come a long ways since he first used it in 1997. Today, Duane uses Dragon on both his work and home computers to help him oversee 350 employees and a $50 million budget as Director of the Washington State Division of Disability Determination Services. He says, “I feel helpless without Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It has been a transformational force in my life and has helped make the success I once dreamed of a reality.”

To read more about Duane’s story, you can find the full case study here. (*note: this link will default to open a pdf file of the case study)

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On this week’s episode of Ask the Dictator, we’re sharing one of our *fan favorites* from the archives – Using Automator to Clean Up Your Mac Desktop!

Check it out here:

Ask the Dictator – Cleaning Up Your Desktop

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 Tuesday Tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 for the PC:

You can take advantage of Dragon’s option to automatically insert commas and periods as you dictate—see Auto-Formatting under the DragonBar’s Tools menu. The Help contains details about this “Natural Punctuation” option and the commands to turn it on and off.

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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