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# 11
02-27-2013, 11:38 AM
Welcome aboard so to speak. Today it's a smartphone, tomorrow a neural implant

Touch screen tech has come a long way since I got my first smartphone back in 2005.
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# 12
02-27-2013, 11:46 AM
LOL, I still don't have a smart phone, but I am due for an upgrade from my cell phone carrier and considering getting one.
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Rihannsu
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# 13
02-27-2013, 12:03 PM
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For those of you who have smart phones (I still have not upgraded): is the voice recognition software good enough that you could post on here with relatively few typos?
I can only speak from my experience of using Siri on iOS, I've not tried voice recognition on Android or other smartphone platforms I don't know even if they have i't integrated at the operating system level. I'm currently using Siri to dictate this post.

Voice recognition has changed a lot since it was first implemented, it used to be voice recognition was voice dependent and required hours of training now it's voice independent, can pick up words relatively easily but they still the possibility of mistakes. Also where as voice recognition used to be done on device requiring very powerful system, it's now shipped out to a server that does the work and sends back the text. Error rates are much lower than they used to be but it still gets confused with words that sound similar such as the various there's, where's, it's is etc.

Although still prone to errors it is better able to recognise where it has possibly gone wrong. In dictating this message I had to correct several words, but this consisted of clarifying the intended word from a list of possibilities.
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# 14
02-27-2013, 06:14 PM
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Hi!

I recommend Opera Mini as a phone browser-it uses less data and looks good too! .
Now posting with Opera Mobile app, and all I can say is thanks for the tip.

This browser is way better than what came with the phone. The zooming, menus and handling in general feels very intuitive.

*Didn't even break a sweat posting this.*

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Welcome aboard so to speak. Today it's a smartphone, tomorrow a neural implant

Touch screen tech has come a long way since I got my first smartphone back in 2005.
My first "mobile" phone was about half the size of a regular brick.

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# 15
02-27-2013, 06:28 PM
Works really well on my Android tablet
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# 16
03-02-2013, 11:02 AM
So I'm trying to fill up my phone with a few good apps, and it's a crazy jungle of apps out there.
Below is a list of a few good ones I've found so far, not including Winamp and Opera.

I still haven't found a good image program that I'm satisfied with, I'd like some kind of combo of Photoshop express and Paint.
Please feel free to post your favorites.


Mobile Office

Kingsoft Office 5.3.3(Free)
Kingsoft Office Software Corporation Limited


Kingsoft Office is the only mobile Office with full-features FREE. Support for running on Android 2.1 and above system. User-friendly & nice UI interface
- Small Size, Stable Operation, and Special interface!
- Support 23 kinds of files, including DOC/DOCX/TXT/XLS/XLSX/PPT/PPTX/PDF
- Built-in file manager that can automatically organize your office document
- Tight integration with the mail application
- Support cloud storages such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box.net and other services with WebDAV protocol
- A variety of gestures operations, which make your work more interesting
- Support different Read Mode which be closer to the users� need



File Manager (That even lets you connect easy to the PC.)

ES File Explorer File Manager
ES APP Group


ES File Explorer is a free, full-featured file and application manager.
It functions as all of these apps in one: file manager, application manager, task killer, cloud storage client (compatible with Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box.net, Sugarsync, Yandex, Amazon S3, and Ubuntu One), FTP client, and Samba client.
It provides access to pictures, music, video, documents, and other files on both your Android devices and your computers.
ES File Explorer allows Android users, no matter where they are, to manage their resources for free.



Task/Process Manager and Optimizer

ES Task Manager
ES APP Group


Save Battery, Free Memory, Kill Task, Uninstall App, Speed up the phone



Mail Client for Hotmail and Outlook.com

Outlook.com
Microsoft + SEVEN


This official Microsoft Outlook.com app gives you easy access to Oulook.com so you never miss an email. Send and receive emails in your Outlook.com account on the go from your Android device. Sign in using your existing Microsoft account, usually your Outlook.com email address and password.
Key features include:
- Get email messages right away with push notifications
- Sync with your calendar and device contacts
- View and sync standard and custom folders, including sub-folders
- Send, receive, and view photos and other attachments
- Use with multiple Outlook.com accounts



Wikipedia
Wikimedia Foundation


Official Wikipedia App for Android. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled.
Features: Save article to read later or offline, Search articles nearby, Share articles using Android "Share" function, Read article in a different language, Full screen search



Yes I am still only posting from my phone in this thread.
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# 17
03-02-2013, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by gulberat View Post
For those of you who have smart phones (I still have not upgraded): is the voice recognition software good enough that you could post on here with relatively few typos?
cant tell you about most phones but on the newer nexus phones and phones like my droid razr maxx text to speech works pretty well once it calibrates itself to your voice.my brother would be driving and speaking a text into the phone and it seems to work well with sound interference such as highway noises on the maxx.(he also owns a maxx)
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# 18
03-02-2013, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeward1701 View Post
Welcome aboard so to speak. Today it's a smart-phone, tomorrow a neural implant

Touch screen tech has come a long way since I got my first smart-phone back in 2005.
I got my first mobile phone in Dec. of 1999...

It was a lovely little Flip, just about the size of TOS Communicator.

I was in Trek Heaven for quite awhile after I got it.

It finally died in 2003 and I graduated to a 'Next Generation' touch-phone...
(I can't remember the name of it, I wasn't that impressed)

Two years ago I got an EVO 3-D and in May I'll probably switch to one of the Samsung Galaxy's.

I want a bigger screen (old age is making my eyesight wacky), though I'm gonna miss the 3D camera.

I like some of the PAD's out there, but none that I know of make phone calls yet.

I've had Speech recognition on all but my first Flip-phone.

But honestly, I don't really use it very often.
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# 19
03-02-2013, 12:51 PM
Think I found the image editor that I'll use, called Image Editor. lol
It has an annoying lil ad banner on it's first screen, but seems to have a crapton of features. Now I need to find a way to shrink my fingers..

Image Editor
SkySoftware


This app is a powerful image editor designed to be the Android alternative for Windows's Photoshop or Gimp. It supports multiple projects/tabs, multiple layers and even actions. There is also the popular Image 2 Wallpaper function to quickly set photo as wallpaper, and it can be used just as an image viewer or photo editor.
You can do all the usual canvas or layer manipulation such as resize, crop, brush drawing, erase, draw shapes, bucket fill, select, copy, paste, delete, move, align, rotate, flip and more.



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Two years ago I got an EVO 3-D and in May I'll probably switch to one of the Samsung Galaxy's.
I can recommend Samsung Galaxy. Have to save up some money and get the flagship later this year.
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# 20
03-02-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by gulberat View Post
For those of you who have smart phones (I still have not upgraded): is the voice recognition software good enough that you could post on here with relatively few typos?
I can vouche for Android and the iPhone for things being good enough for users that are toally blind. However, one person in here did point out that they aren't perfect. They are better than good but there is always room for improvement.
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