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Dictate by Microsoft Lets You Type with Your Voice

Dictate by Microsoft Lets You Type with Your Voice

Microsoft Garage has developed Dictate, its own speech-to-text tool that integrates directly with apps in Microsoft Office.   Dictate is the newest project to come out of Microsoft Garage, the Redmond giant’s experimental R&D department. This new tool will be available as an add-in for Microsoft Office for Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The new Dictation tab will allow users to utilize Cortana’s speech recognition system in conjunction with Microsoft Translator to provide a state-of-the-art experience for Office. There is compelling evidence that we all speak faster than we type in general. By speaking directly to your document, you can increase...

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Microsoft Build 2017 Recap: Day 1 (Part 1)

Microsoft Build 2017 Recap: Day 1 (Part 1)

Day 1 of the Microsoft Build 2017 Conference revolved around pushing the envelope for cloud apps and technology through corporate level solutions, workplace safety, Cortana functionality, and new functions for Microsoft Azure.  The annual Microsoft Build 2017 conference took place this past week, revealing many new updates and features they hope will not only launch the Washington-based company beyond superstardom among the software development industry but also become the shining example of what is possible with personal computing and multimedia devices we use every day. Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel in an already overly-saturated industry of technology, Microsoft...

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Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker to Feature Cortana by Microsoft

Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker to Feature Cortana by Microsoft

Audio manufacturer Harman is integrating Microsoft’s Cortana into their upcoming Harman Kardon Invoke speaker system to compete with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant. Harman Kardon is a manufacturer of headphones, wireless audio equipment, and home audio systems; now the company can add voice-activated smart home tech to its repertoire. Cortana by Microsoft will be added as a feature to the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker system, providing Microsoft with its first real competitor for similar voice-activated smart home tech against Alexa by Amazon, Siri by Apple, and Google Assistant. The speaker itself has a polished metallic design that delivers 360-degree sound...

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Featured Product: HP 15.6" Laptop with Windows 10 and Office 2013

It’s March Madness time, and My Choice Software has a great combo product for the March 2017 Product of the Month: an HP 15.6" Laptop with Windows 10 and Office 2013. For the March 2017 Product of the Month, My Choice Software is offering up one of our best deals yet: an HP 15.6" Laptop with Windows 10 and Office 2013. You can get three great products in one package, all for only $549.99 for this month only! Customers taking advantage of this deal will receive a fully loaded HP 250 15.6” Notebook PC. For those of you looking tech...

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How Cortana Can Simplify Your Windows 10 Experience

How Cortana Can Simplify Your Windows 10 Experience

What all can Cortana do to enrich your daily activities? If you are already a Windows 10 user, you have probably dabbled with issuing Cortana, Windows 10’s virtual personal assistant program, commands such as getting a weather report or opening an application. She is fully integrated into all aspects of Windows 10, and will soon be integrated with many Internet of Things devices to control things in your home and around the office with only your voice. This option will be available for Windows 10 IoT Core users via the Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017 and is expected to...

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