One of my favorite tech reviewers -- David Pogue of The New York Times -- has just reviewed a remarkable voice recognition application for the iPhone. Dragon Dictation is a free app for Apple's
Pogue loves the app from Nuance
Instead, people are freaked out by that "your audio is converted by Nuance's servers" part. They think this is a privacy violation. They fear that someone at Nuance might listen in to the audio. (Nuance says nope, it's just a bunch of computers, maintained in a secure facility, and the audio and transcriptions are not saved.)
I'm not at all worried about where my words might wind up, any more than I would be with a text message, email, or voice call. Instead, I suspect this is one more "killer app" that will spread across platforms and fuel smartphone sales for Research In Motion
This final paragraph is a direct copy and paste from dragon dictation. Will apps like this make you more likely to buy a smartphone? Let us know in the comments box below!
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