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Pedius Gives the Deaf and Hard of Hearing a Way to Make Phone Calls

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 23rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pedius is a an app that aids the deaf and hard of hearing in having real-time conversations with friends and family using their iPhone.

The app uses voice recognition software to translate spoken words to text. The user can either type or speak to start a conversation, and the recipient will get a transcript of the conversation to reply to. Pedius makes it easy to have conversations with anyone.

You can download Pedius for free on the App Store.

PromptSmart Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SNAPPY SPEECHGIVING
Offering you a teleprompter in your pocket, PromptSmart is immensely helpful for those who do public speaking.
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Voice Assistant - Just Use Your Voice Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on April 19th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DICTATION STATION
It's not exactly ground-breaking, but Voice Assistant does make certain tasks easier.
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Call, Text and More, Virtually Hands-Free, With Voice Actions

Posted by Rob Rich on August 29th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Voice-commands for a mobile phone seem like a silly idea, all things considered. I mean, everything is already kind of just there: a GPS, internet browser, email, texting and so on. There are certainly some situations that it would be handy in, though. Driving and walking down the street (no more inadvertently walking into traffic while typing, yay!) come to mind. Voice Actions is intended to be some kind of all-encompassing voice-command app that does all that and more.

Want to call the parents? Just tell the phone. Need to know where that restaurant is? Ask. The software recognizes a shocking amount of spoken dialog accurately. It can translate words and phrases into several different languages, find locations on the GPS, search the device's library for requested songs and more.

A good many of the questions users might ask will be answered in-app via a computerized Australian woman's voice, while anything that isn't readily-available calls up a search in the web browser. It can also access other apps such as the GPS I keep talking about, contacts, YouTube and more. It can certainly be useful in a situation that requires one's eyes to be somewhere other than the screen, but it can also be a faster way to find information depending on the situation.

For example, it's possible to open up the weather app, mess around with some menus and figure out what the weather is like in West Haven, Connecticut. Or there's the option to simply ask Voice Actions and have it tell me. The same goes for finding locations on a map or videos. Then, of course, there's the translation. The app seems to be able to accurately translate a whole heck of a lot into a whole heck of a lot of different languages, and it provides computerized pronunciations.

Voice Actions is available in the App Store right now for $9.99.

Dragon Dictation

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Arron Hirst on December 11th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TEMPERAMENTAL
Dragon Dictation brings voice dictation to the iPhone. Like most voice recognition software though, it's not perfect
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Say Who - Dialer

By Tom Hesser on November 14th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
Simple but smart native voice dialing application
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