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Old 22nd October 2008, 01:36 AM   #121
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I Have iDicto for meetings but I would love to have a speech recognition app that converts recorded speech to text. Is that too ambitious for the app developers out there?
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Old 22nd October 2008, 03:30 PM   #122
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blunty, yes...

To be less blunt - the quality of the mic and extraneous noise would be a night mare - the speech recog software I have tried on a full blown system was on balance not really worth using

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Old 22nd October 2008, 09:37 PM   #123
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Cool four apps I just got.

1. gFlahs+ - Let's you load flash cards on your iPhone. You can customize your own flash cards with google documents (need a gmail account to do that). You can get an excel like spreadsheet (that works with google docs) and make your own flash cards. Great for spanish vocabulary.

2. MightDocs. Works with google docs and downlods all of your desired google docs too you iPhone. One stunning iPhone draw back is it is hard to save email attachments via their email program. This is one work around with the problem that you have load the doc into google docs as the side step.

3. Fring - Universal messenger supposed to work with skype. Haven't confirmed yet.

4. Ultralingua have to pay but a nice spanish english dictonary on your iPhone.


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Ok two things that drive me nuts about the iPhone that I dont like

1. The inability to save attachments from email (that is why I used MightyDocs app above).

2. Lack of a cut and paste.

3. The battery usage seems to be better after the latest software updates.


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Old 29th October 2008, 03:32 AM   #124
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I love the number of apps, like this one:
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Old 29th October 2008, 04:53 PM   #125
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Oh, and you can take screenshots with 2.0 software - wow!

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Old 29th October 2008, 08:22 PM   #126
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Hold down the big circular button under the screen, keep it held down whilst toy press and release the silver button above the top right hand corner of the screen. You will hear the shutter release sound. To view your screen grab go into the camera and click the icon at the left hand side of the screen at the bottom - this takes you to the items on the camera roll and voila!
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Old 30th October 2008, 12:22 AM   #127
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Thanks. Doesn't work with the Touch.
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Old 30th October 2008, 08:28 PM   #128
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Thanks. Doesn't work with the Touch.
strange works for me on the touch. Hold down the circular button at the bottom of the screen and press and release the top button. The screenshot appears in the photo albums app under "Saved Photos"
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Old 31st October 2008, 01:29 AM   #129
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strange works for me on the touch. Hold down the circular button at the bottom of the screen and press and release the top button. The screenshot appears in the photo albums app under "Saved Photos"

Top man, Guapo. It now works for me too!

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Top man, Guapo. It now works for me too!
Its the interface between the chair and the device thats the problem!!

Greetings from Madrid - where its chucking it down!!
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Greetings from Madrid - where its chucking it down!!
Any white smoke yet from the Curtis residence?
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Heard nothing as of this mo...
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Old 7th November 2008, 10:51 PM   #133
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More great apps - Moto Chaser, Koi Pond and Classics (classic book e-reader).
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Old 9th November 2008, 12:46 PM   #134
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Well, as you may have guessed, I have allowed myself to be convinced by some of the Apple groupies on this forum. I admit that I was also lured by the sexiness of the iPhone - its looks, simplicity and usability. I debated with myself long and hard about whether I needed the phone element and decided that I didn't - the comparative o2 contract was too expensive and lacked in some areas compared to my current T-Mobile contract, and my phone is better (as a phone). So I went for the new iPod Touch - 32Gb - bought duty-free at the airport.

I've had it 2 weeks and I'm very happy with it. Not only is it fun to use - you can quickly add all the applications and mess about with them - but it's also very handy especially around the house (no, it doesn't do the hoovering!). In the past, if I wanted to check whether I had any emails, I would either have to get out my laptop and wait for it to boot up or wait for my phone to download my emails. Now I just switch on the Touch. Also, watching TV last night, Mrs Eldeano had an idea about a Christmas present for a nephew. I picked up the Touch, looked at a few options and then bought it in less time than my laptop takes to boot up. Marvellous.

and no... I'm not getting a Mac unless I win the Premium Bonds!
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Enhorabuena Gato! I also like playing Spore. The iBeer is fun to show off.
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Well, as you may have guessed, I have allowed myself to be convinced by some of the Apple groupies on this forum. I admit that I was also lured by the sexiness of the iPhone - its looks, simplicity and usability. I debated with myself long and hard about whether I needed the phone element and decided that I didn't - the comparative o2 contract was too expensive and lacked in some areas compared to my current T-Mobile contract, and my phone is better (as a phone). So I went for the new iPod Touch - 32Gb - bought duty-free at the airport.

I've had it 2 weeks and I'm very happy with it. Not only is it fun to use - you can quickly add all the applications and mess about with them - but it's also very handy especially around the house (no, it doesn't do the hoovering!). In the past, if I wanted to check whether I had any emails, I would either have to get out my laptop and wait for it to boot up or wait for my phone to download my emails. Now I just switch on the Touch. Also, watching TV last night, Mrs Eldeano had an idea about a Christmas present for a nephew. I picked up the Touch, looked at a few options and then bought it in less time than my laptop takes to boot up. Marvellous.

and no... I'm not getting a Mac unless I win the Premium Bonds!
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Let me recommend Air Sharing app - enables you to use your iPhone/Touch as a wireless external hard drive and store/view documents. I have pdfs of the MAD and BCN metros on mine. You can also load the NFS transcripts and even view them as you listen...

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... never say never, stranger things have happened!!

(still no white smoke)
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Let me recommend Air Sharing app - enables you to use your iPhone/Touch as a wireless external hard drive and store/view documents. I have pdfs of the MAD and BCN metros on mine. You can also load the NFS transcripts and even view them as you listen...

Gary, have a look at Files Lite and Discover. They seem to do the same sort of thing and they're free.
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Gary, have a look at Files Lite and Discover. They seem to do the same sort of thing and they're free.
Air Sharing is free too - added bonus is that you can connect from both Windoze and Linux as well as macos for file sharing. The app contains an apache web server so you or a group can view your files, though not manage them, via any web browser over wifi via an ip address, you can however right click and save as...
You can view many file formats, html, jpeg, gif, mp3(plays them), movies, doc, ppt, xl... dunno bout swf..
viewed files can be pinch zoomed and also reorientate as you rotate the device - mines great for the metroplans
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Air Sharing is free too
Maybe it was when you got it, but it doesn't appear to be free in my iTunes music store.
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Maybe it was when you got it, but it doesn't appear to be free in my iTunes music store.
You're right!! sorry, it was free when I got it
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