March 9, 2012

The unnoticed spec

The new iPad sounds great to me. But I was surprised to see no mention in the news of one of its features: you can dictate to it!

I assume this means it uses Siri's speech recognition engine -- after all, they own it. Siri is great at understanding spoken English. Okay, so it doesn't understand my brother-in-law's voice -- but it did well with everyone else I know who has an iPhone 4S. And it even understood my gruff, bass voice (which everyone tells me they can't hear). Siri understood every word I said.

This means I can dictate my next novel.

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