Wednesday, October 19, 2011

iPhone 4S: Dictation Is A Feature You Don't Want To Ignore

This post isn't dictated but other posts that you've read since Friday were.  And they were dictated on the iPhone 4S.  Obviously, the best feature in iOS 5 isn't on just iOS 5 but on the iPhone.  Siri is only available on the iPhone 4S. And so is the ability to be able to dictate e-mails, messages, and notes.


Just as I've told a close family friend, who is an officer at a larger investment bank and hedge fund, if you can talk into your iPhone or any other phone before, why can't you talk to it?  It would not look more awkward than people walking around with a Bluetooth headset, looking like they're talking to themselves.

Since I got the iPhone 4S, I've begun a conscious effort to use only on Siri but also dictation.  As a matter of fact, I think this is the first phase in what I think could be contact-less interaction with our technology, not just mobile devices.

So, if you've got an iPhone 4S, you really ought to take advantage of this new feature.  And if you don't have an iPhone 4S, and you have another iPhone version, iPad, or iPod touch, I suggest you download Dragon Dictation from Nuance from the iTunes store and start using it.

Don't let all the 4S folks like myself have all the fun.  Embrace the future!

Note:  Though not entirely confirmed, it's been suggested that Nuance's voice tech was licensed by Apple and has been very much a part of iOS 5.  It certainly was a part of Siri when Apple bought Siri.

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