Nuance unveils Dragon Dictate for Mac 3
ragon Dictate harnesses the power of the Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition technology to let Mac users to speak and see their words instantly captured in real time on their screen. Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 is the most robust version of Dictate yet, with a 15 per cent increase in accuracy, new Smart Format Rules and new correction capabilities for a personalised experience, wideband Bluetooth support, and the ability to transcribe recorded audio files from a single speaker. Dragon Dictate now detects formatting changes such as abbreviations, numbers and more. With its revamped correction process, Dragon Dictate now allows users to use speech to correct individual words or phrases through a single, easy to understand window that allows alternate word choices to be selected, or spell and train new words. Additionally, Dragon Dictate includes a richer list of alternative word choices, so when making a correction, it’s more likely that the word or phrase intended will be presented as an option. When a correction is made, Dragon remembers and learns the user’s preferences, making it more accurate each time.
With the Vocabulary Editor, alternative written forms of words or phrases (e.g. grey vs. gray) can be set. First, Dragon Dictate delivers an Express Editor so the user can dictate into a text field for which it does not have Full Text Control. After dictating is finished, the text is transferred from the Express Editor to the desired application quickly and easily by voice. In addition to general support for Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 offers built-in commands for the new Notes and Reminders applications in this latest OS release. Dragon Dictate transcribes recorded audio files to enable the user to capture thoughts while they’re still fresh in the mind using a digital voice recorder, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. First, a user profile for a digital voice recorder is attached and Dragon Dictate quickly and easily transcribes the recorded audio files. Dragon Dictate for Mac supports .wav, .m4a, .m4v, .mp4, .aif, and .aiff audio file formats, as well as any recorded notes using the free Dragon Recorder app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (4th gen). Dragon Dictate now features support for 16kHz wideband Bluetooth wireless headset microphones, allowing for further increased accuracy for Bluetooth headset users through a higher-quality audio signal. When Dragon detects that a certified microphone is paired with the Mac, Dragon offers Enhanced Bluetooth as an audio source type. The improved audio quality eliminates the requirement for Bluetooth users to do initial voice training, allowing them to get started faster. http:// australia.nuance.com/dragon tel 1300 550 716
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