Having installed Windows 7, I was keen to see whether the speech recognition function had improved.Â I’m happy to report that the speech recognition function has indeed improved.Â In fact I’m writing this post using the speech recognition function and I have to say from my perspective its accuracy and ease of use are greatly improved.
It works fairly well with Internet Explorer but I’m afraid to say that speech recognition works not at all with Firefox, which is disappointing but I suppose hardly surprising.Â Voice recognition is probably a pretty complex thing! Continue reading →
If you have more than one Twitter account then hootsuite is a service that deserves a closer look. It enables you to set up mulitple accounts and tweet to those accounts in one go. hootsuite also enable users to have multiple logins to one Twitter account, meaning that you can have more than one editor for your tweets without having to use the same login.
You can manage users access to Twitter accounts and their role. It really is a neat idea. Continue reading →
I’ve been looking at Twitter in more detail of late and you’ll see on this site some recent additions that take advantage of this technology.
Now you don’t need to have a browser open to keep up to date with the tweets that you’ve been following. twhirl is a program developed using Adobe AIR that you download onto your desktop (you’ll need to install Adobe AIR first) and they use to follow your favourite Twitterers or your favourite Twitter searches. You can also follow some other services like Twitter using this tool, although it doesn’t aggregate them – you’ll need a separate window for each one.
Well, I’ve been using Windows 7 for some weeks now and thought that it was probably worth updating my original review. Overall I have to admit that the experience of Windows 7 remains positive.
The tablet PC function with Windows 7 does not seem to be too crash hot – but that is probably driver conflict issues with ASUS – you can use the pen on the screen but the R1F doesn’t detect when it is in tablet mode or notebook mode.
As don’t use tablet mode very much this isn’t a huge problem for me.
I am still impressed at the speed with which it boots up. I have put most of my favourite programs on the system and it doesn’t seem to be making too much of a difference. In Vista the whole laptop almost ground to a halt at boot up. But this seems to be going okay.
I have heard a lot about a thing called Meebo for the last 8 months or so. As is the situation with new tech I hadn’t really had a chance to check it out. I knew it was something to do with social networking, but wasn’t really sure. Well having now found a moment to look into it, it is to do with social networking, but more importantly it offers a way to aggregate all of those annoying, different instant messaging accounts you have into one web-based solution.
I have to admit, it’s a really neat solutions. And not just for instant messaging but it seems for chat rooms too. Users don’t need to be logged into Meebo to take advantage of the chatting functions – now this is a huge benefit as it means that people can just participate as a guest if they don’t like logging in and signing into something that they might only use occasionally. Continue reading →