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Four Must-Have iPhone Apps to Boost Productivity
August 4, 2010
The Apple iPhone was born as a primarily consumer-oriented smartphone. But, Apple managed to change the smartphone rules... more


A fine pair of Dragons
August 1, 2010
Money cannot buy the two best add-ons for an iPhone because they are free... more


Dragon Dictation review
July 29, 2010
We review Dragon Dictation for iPhone from Nuance communications, a free voice-to-text application... more


Nuance Dragon Dictation 2.0 Now Live in iTunes App Store
July 23, 2010
Multilingual Capabilities and New Pop-Up Toolbar Make Speaking Texts, Emails and Status Updates Easier Than Ever; Dragon Search Now iOS4-Compatible... more


Dragon Dictation for iPhone, iPad and iPad touch Updated to Version 2.0
July 22, 2010
Dragon Dictation is one of the most-used apps on both my iPhone and my iPad... more


You Can Speak-To-Tweet With Dragon Dictation 2.0
July 22, 2010
Dragon Dictation has been our favorite speech recognition app for a while, and today's 2.0 update only strengthens that opinion.... more


Dragon Dictation updated with iOS 4 support and some new features
July 22, 2010
Dragon Dictation is one of the most popular free apps on the iPhone and iPad... more


Dragon Dictation now supports Twitter, Facebook
July 22, 2010
Attempting to bring us one step closer to a typeless future, Nuance Communications on Friday released version 2.0 of its popular Dragon Dictation app... more


Dragon Dictation adds SMS, social and multilingual support
July 22, 2010
Nuance Communications has released an update to its Dragon Dictation app adding iOS 4 compatibility, multilingual support... more


Dragon Dictation 2.0 App Boasts Social Network Cred
July 22, 2010
Nuance Communications today announced Dragon Dictation 2.0 for iOS4 devices... more


Dragon Dictation App For iOS Updated, Now At Version 2.0
July 22, 2010
I am an iPad user, and I say that almost like I am making a confession... more


Nuance’s Dragon Dictation for E-Mail now available for BlackBerry
April 21, 2010
Typing is hard. I hardly ever type unless I have to. In fact, roughly 80% of MobileCrunch’s operating bills go towards paying a full staff of invisible underlings to write what I say.... more


Nuance Releases Free Dragon Dictation for Email App
April 21, 2010
Nuance let us know that they have made their Dragon for Email dictation application available to BlackBerry users.... more


Dragon for Email Text to Speech App Available for BlackBerry
April 21, 2010
I never really knew much about Dragon until I downloaded it on my iPad, and realized how convenient it would be to have on BlackBerry... more


Dragon for Email Dictation App Now Available for BlackBerry Smartphones
April 21, 2010
I remember way back when I had one of my first PCs and I discovered Dragon Dictate... more


Nuance Launches Dragon Dictation for Email, Available now on BlackBerry App World
April 21, 2010
BlackBerry Smartphone Users Can Now Access the Power of Dragon to Dictate Directly into Email... more


The top 10 free iPad apps I'm dying to try
April 2, 2010
As my fellow tech blogger Chris Null noted earlier this week, many upcoming iPad apps are shaping up... more


Dragon Dictation comes to the iPad
April 2, 2010
This should get a lot of iPad owners excited. Dragon Dictation, which has been so popular on the iPhone, is now available for the iPad... more


Dragon Dictation now available for iPad
April 2, 2010
If you’ve taken a moment to poke around the App Store’s new iPad section, you might have seen some of the brand new programs proudly taking up some virtual space (Netflix, anyone?). More intriguing, though, are old iPhone favorites like Dragon Dictation... more


Nuance launches Dragon Dictation for iPad
April 2, 2010
Optimized for iPad, Free New Dictation App Lets iPad Users Simply Speak... more


iPad App News- Dragon Dictation for iPad Out and Available Now!
April 2, 2010
One of the most important applications on my iPhone these days is the mobile application from Nuance called Dragon Dictation... more


Dragon Dictation. On the iPad. For free!
April 1, 2010
We’ve been yelling at our gadgets for years to get them to work. And with Dragon NaturallySpeaking software from Nuance, they might actually listen... more


Dragon, Disney, gogoDocs, SplitBrowser apps coming to iPad
April 1, 2010
Developers have announced a multitude of iPad apps... more


The Dragon Dictation App Will Turn Your iPad Into a Cheap Secretary
April 1, 2010
Too lazy to type? Hands busy with something else? Use the iPad version of Dragon Dictation's... more


Report: Chorus' top iPhone apps in December
February 1, 2010
EnvIO Networks has just released the latest batch of usage statistics... more


Mobile App of the Week: The Dragon Diction App is Ridiculously Cool
January 25, 2010
Today is one of those days where no matter how many cups of coffee I consume, I just can’t seem to snap my brain out of that sluggish “wish I was still in bed” mind-frame. Four cups of Starbucks and no good ideas later I resorted to emailing Jeremy Anticouni, our Chief Technology Officer/ host of Make it Work Radio and convinced him that it was imperative that he recommend a good app for me to review. In minutes he came to my rescue suggesting the Dragon Dictation App saying that it is “ridiculously cool.” more


Dictate this!
January 24, 2010
Ok, ok I know I don’t have to convince you that the iPhone is the best gadget EVER! But this app certainly helps to make it even more productive if that’s even possible.. more


Free iPhone App: Turn Your Voice into Text!
January 23, 2010
...Dragon Dictation is a great new application for the iPhone that allows moms to speak their e-mail and text messages into their phone, rather than typing them. Wow, now that sounds like a time saver... more


Dragon Dictation for iPhone
January 21, 2010
Now hear this: Dragon Dictation is shaping up to be the essential voice app for the iPhone and iPod touch.. more


Dictation For Your iPhone/iPod Touch
January 15, 2010
Back in December Nuance, makers of the award-winning Dragon NaturallySpeaking, surprised everybody by releasing two apps for the iPhone - Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search. The former allows you to dictate text into an iPhone much like Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC and MacSpeech Dictate for the Mac. The latter allows you to do a variety of Internet searches using filters such as YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia using your voice. Both apps were received extremely well and were instantly considered must-haves for any iPhone user, especially considering they were both free for a limited time... more


Dragon Search/Dictation Now Available in Canada
January 15, 2010
Remember when we blogged about Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search for the iPhone? At the time these apps were only available for people with US iTunes accounts–effectively shutting out Canadians once again (like when Skype first launched). That has all changed as now Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search finally hit the Canadian App Store a couple days ago!.. more


Hey Canada! Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search now in your app store
January 13, 2010
This will please many of our neighbors to the north. Nuance, the creator of Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search for the iPhone and iPod touch say the U.S. version of the apps is now available in the Canadian iTunes store... more


Awesome dictation app now offered at iTunes Canada
January 13, 2010
In case you missed my blog post from a few weeks back, I was (and still is) super stoked about Dragon Dictation... more


Free Dragon app for iPhone, iPod Touch nails dictation
January 13, 2010
"Memo to self: tell editors that my column this week is on dictation software for smart phones." I barked this reminder into an iPhone using the Dragon Dictation app from Nuance ... more


Dragon Dictation and Search now updated, supports iPod touch
January 11, 2010
If you lust after Dragon Dictation [iTunes link] and Dragon Search [iTunes link] and own an iPod touch, your prayers have been answered... more


Dragon iPhone app tweaked, search tool released
January 11, 2010
Nuance, which makes Dragon voice-to-text software, is forging ahead in the iPhone app market. Over the weekend, the company updated its Dragon voice dictation ... more


Dragon Breathes Fire Into Touch
January 11, 2010
Remember Dragon Dictation, the free, pretty amazing speech-recognition app for the iPhone? I wrote about it here.In that review, I mentioned the bizarre number of one-star reviews the app had gotten: “Other one-star reviews come from people pointing out that Dragon Dictation doesn’t work on the iPod Touch. ... more


Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Now Available for iPod Touch
January 11, 2010
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that due to popular demand, its successful Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Apps are now available for the iPod Touch... more


Nuance Dragon Dictation and Speech Apps for iPhone Updated to Work with iPod touch
January 11, 2010
Got an iPod touch and feel left out of Nuance's Dragon Dictation and Search app parade? If you have a 2nd or 3rd generation iPod touch, you are in luck... more


Nuance adds iPod touch support to mobile speech apps
January 11, 2010
Peruse any story about Nuance Communications’ voice-enabled iPhone apps, and it won’t be long before an aggrieved iPod touch owner poses this question: Why won’t Nuance’s dictation and search apps work on my mobile device? It’s not a bad question—after all, the second-generation of Apple’s widescreen music player lets you plug in a microphone, whether it’s the one on the included earbuds or a third-party offering. Apparently, Nuance thought it was a pretty good question, too.... more


Speech recognition that doesn't suck
January 11, 2010
I had a chance to sit down with Richard Mack from Nuance Communications at CES 2010, and he showed me their two iPhone apps, Dragon Search and Dragon Dictation, which lets you dictate and search Google and other Web sites with your voice.. more


Nuance Updates Their “OS iPhone” Apps
January 9, 2010
I had a chance to meet the folks from Nuance, the company behind my favorite voice to text applications- Dragon Dictation and Search, Dragon NaturallySpeaking and MacSpeech Dictate .... more


Green shoots at Consumer Electronics Show
January 8, 2010
Strolling through the Consumer Electronics Show, one gets a sense that there is a thaw in the air, despite the chill back East or the Labor Department's announcement today of continued 10 percent unemployment. If green shoots of recovery are starting to peek through the barren soil, CES is one place to find them. Here are a few of the products that jumped out at us as noteworthy from our first day at the show.... more


Jesuits take on CES! - Nuance makes your iPhone LISTEN!
January 9, 2010
[YOUTUBE VIDEO] more


Nuance = Unparalled Voice Recognition
January 7, 2010
[VIDEO INTERVIEW] more


10 iPhone Apps That Last
December 29, 2009
As the Apple App Store nears 100,000 downloadable applications, it’s becomes less likely that any of the top 10 lists out there will offer a convincing portrait of the best iPhone apps of the year.... more


Gizmodo's Essential iPhone Apps: The Best of 2009
December 29, 2009
Dragon Dictation, for getting voice recognition right on the first try, and providing an extremely useful tool for text input. Free. more


Dragon Search Offers Hands-Free Web and iTunes Searches
December 18, 2009
iPhone: Nuance, makers of the Dragon Dictation app that surprised us with its accuracy, have released another free-for-now voice-to-text app, this one offering to search the web, Wikipedia, Twitter, iTunes, or other locations based on what you say.... more


iPhone App Offers Accurate Voice Search for Google, Twitter, iTunes and More
December 18, 2009
We were left practically speechless by the quality of Dragon Dictation... more


Dragon Search Offers Hands-Free Web and iTunes Searches
December 18, 2009
iPhone: Nuance, makers of the Dragon Dictation app that surprised us with its accuracy, ... more


Nuance Dragon Search Now Available From the App Store
December 17, 2009
Just Speak What You Want to Search and Get Results for iTunes, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, and Google — All at Once on iPhone. more


Speek To Search: Nuance Introduces Dragon Search For The iPhone – Free
December 17, 2009
Last week I introduced you to the Dragon Dictation iPhone app from Nuance Communications. Today, Nuance brings us a “fast, accurate, and smart way to search online content on your iPhone” with Dragon Search...more


Nuance Launches Voice-powered Dragon Search App For iPhone
December 17, 2009
Hot on the heels of the launch of their Dragon Dictation app (and a short-lived and mostly overblown privacy scandal), Nuance has just launched a second iPhone application: Dragon Search. Heralded by...more


Dragon Search hits the app store for free
December 17, 2009
It looks like Nuance will have two iPhone hits in one month. Dragon Search [iTunes link] has just gone live on the App Store for the iPhone...more


Martha Stewart Holiday Gift Ideas featuring Dragon Dictation
December 16, 2009
For the technophiles on your holiday gift list, try one of these cutting-edge suggestions...more


Techcrunch/Mobilecrunch: Nuance Updates Dragon Dictation App To Let You Keep Your Contacts Secret
December 16, 2009
Just a few days ago, the voice recognition connoisseurs over at Nuance released Dragon Dictation, an iPhone app which would automatically transcribe your voice into text messages and emails..more


New York Times Technology Podcasts
December 16, 2009
Last-minute gift ideas for audio lovers and an interview with Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager of Nuance Mobile, about his company’s new iPhone dictation app.more


Dragon Dictation for iPhone Addresses Privacy Concerns
December 16, 2009
There was a bit of controversy surrounding the cool Dragon Dictation speech-recognition app for the Apple iPhone™...more


Stop Worrying - Start Speaking
December 15, 2009
Stop Worrying- Start Speaking: Dragon Dictation Update Resolves Privacy Concerns...more


Mike Thompson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nuance Mobile talks to Shawn King of Your Mac Life
December 14, 2009
Podcast from Your Mac Life.....more


Free Speech (Recognition)
December 10, 2009
In 1998, I got to speak at a Palm developers’ conference. I’m no programmer, so I thought I’d entertain the audience with some dazzling new apps for the PalmPilot. One of them was Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the Palm.....more


Jeff Richardson on Dragon Dictation for iPhone
December 10, 2009
Simply dictate a message to your iPhone and, almost instantly, your voice is transcribed with amazing accuracy. ....more


Some Tips For Dragon Dictation
December 9, 2009
As a former long-time user of Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC, I was eager to see if Dragon Dictation would include the same command syntax. Largely, it has. Here are some tips ....more


Dragon Dictation For iPhone – No Mere Runner Up to the Desktop Versions
December 9, 2009
Dragon’s voice to text application for the iPhone has been as big as I expected it would be. It’s been covered by all of the major technology blogs,...more


iPhone app transforms speech to text. There's a Dragon in my phone!
December 9, 2009
Voice-transcription software has come to the iPhone from the long-time industry leader in speech-to-text software....more


Nuance Debuts Dragon Dictate for iPhones
December 8, 2009
Nuance Communications can once again claim a coup as its Dragon Dictation application, by our assessment, is the first voice-to-text rendering application that can support SMS texting on an iPhone.....more


Dragon Dictation Does Voice-to-Text Transcription on Your iPhone
December 8, 2009
f you've ever looked into text-to-speech transcription for your computer, you've certainly come across Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Now the folks at Dragon have developed their own iPhone app....more


Nuance™ Dragon Dictation App Now Available From App Store
December 8, 2009
Lets iPhone Users Speak E-mails, Text Messages and More to Stay Connected without Typing....more


Nuance Communications Supports Ban on Handheld Texting While Driving
October 7, 2009
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that it supports a ban on handheld text messaging behind the wheel. Its obvious distractions pose a serious danger to drivers, their passengers and others on the road. The practice of texting while driving ... more