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Apple is testing a service that will let Siri take your calls, record them and transcribe them to text, according to Business Insider. The company is reportedly referring to it as iCloud Voicemail, and it's similar to the existing visual voicemail service. However, instead of playing a pre-recorde...

August 3rd 2015 at 7:21am 0 Comments
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One of the most prevalent qualms users have of Google Voice is its occasionally accurate (but usually absurd) interpretations of what's being said. However, with the upcoming public debut of the Project Fi cellular service, Google has reportedly greatly improved its transcription service. Accordin...

July 24th 2015 at 1:31am 0 Comments
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Android users on select networks will soon get native "visual voicemail," a feature that iPhone users have enjoyed since forever. In case you're wondering, that's a way of checking and deleting voice mails via an app, rather than having to call a carrier number and go through them one by one. The...

July 16th 2015 at 10:20am 0 Comments
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What's the silliest Google Voice transcription you've gotten? That question might have come up during a meet-up with tech-loving friends before -- after all, you're not the only user who's ever received garbled voicemail-to-text messages. In fact, even Google Tech Lead Manager Alex Wiesen admits t...

June 30th 2014 at 12:09am 0 Comments
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It's all about speech on the iPhone 4S, from the systemwide dictation features to the inscrutable but very helpful Siri assistant. The fine folks at Nuance (suppliers of some of the underlying IP that powers the 4S voice savvy) have made a big move into the mobile space; the company already has a...

October 19th 2011 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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We bet the Britney Spears' classic Email My Heart would take great offense (and potential intellectual property beef) to Ivan Cash's startup, Snail Mail My Email. The 25-year old entrepreneur and lover of the quaint, soon-to-be anachronistic form of communication quit his advertising day job in f...

July 25th 2011 at 4:59pm 0 Comments
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If you have a photographic memory, you may recall an article I wrote for TUAW about a year ago describing how to use AppleScript to make it easier to transcribe QuickTime movies and audio. In the comments for that piece, a program was pointed out to me (thanks imnotjesus) which has become a valuable...

May 22nd 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments