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Free Trial - Robot Generated Articoolo Article
Here's a valid code for a Free Trial of Articoolo -- the computer generated article writer. I scoured the internet and found a working Articoolo free trial code that works in 2016. You'll be able to produce a well-written draft document of approximately 500 words in 3 minutes or less. This Articoolo promo code will credit your account 1 point and let you generate and preview as many articles as you please. Your credit will be deducted only when you opt to 'buy' and save it your computer.

How To Claim Your Free Articoolo Article:

1. To claim the free article trial, you MUST start at this link -- Price List page at Articoolo.
2. Register at the site to become an active member - or login if you currently are.
3. Click on the Price List link in the top menu navigation.
4. Clicking on the phrase 'coupon code' highlighted in blue will cause a data entry text box to appear.
5. Key in: fhe34gt as your complimentary trial article code.

Next to the [$] dollar sign icon in the right upper corner of your screen, you should see the number "1", indicating the code was accepted.

Those who may already have an existing and active Articoolo account should see whatever credit balance they have incremented by one.

They can be a time-saving starting point for your next blog post, college essay, or for your Mac article syndication efforts. Within minutes you can have a well-written auto-generated article. Keep in mind, it costs nothing to generate articles on demand and preview their content before finally redeeming your free credit as a saved article.

If I dig-up any other free Articoolo trial codes for additional article credits or monthly subscriptions at a discount, I'll update this post.

Mac Speech To Text Dictation Services

Mac OSX Dictation Services
Mac Speech To Text is a new feature of OSX Mountain Lion. Apple voice recognition and Mac speech recognition has taken a huge step forward in OSX 10.8 and higher. OSX has had some degree of Mac voice recognition capabilities with VoiceOver assistive software in the Speech preferences pane. But now, Mac dictation services take Apple speech recognition to a new level. It allows you to simply say what you want to type in any application that supports text input. That includes not just word processing and text editing apps, but also inside of any web pages which have text fields as well. For example, Apple speech to text capabilities are very handy for filling out online forms, composing a Twitter tweet or FaceBook status update, or dictating a new blog post.

Apple dictation services are not on by default. To enable Mountain Lion speech recognition and OSX speech to text features you must explicitly turn it on in System Preferences. You must also have an active internet connection since your spoken words are transmitted to Apple servers for translation and the resulting text is sent back to your OSX application.

Unlike other standalone speech recognition programs for Mac, dictation in OSX doesn't require any training sessions to recognize your unique vocal patterns, and supports native translation of over a half dozen spoken languages, not just English. Once activated, simply press the FN Function key twice to begin recording your voice pattern, tap the FN key again to transmit it to Apple's servers. After a few seconds of processing, the interpreted text is sent back to your Mac application.

OSX speech recognition isn't perfect, and really supports just a very basic set of punctuation commands. But it can save you a ton of typing once you get the hang of dictation Apple style. It's important to speak with diction and clarity - and have a good quality sound recording mic or USB headset for Mac to insure the highest recognition accuracy possible. I've found dictating just a few sentences at a time works best. Don’t expect Apple's speech to text translator servers to interpret long, long paragraphs. Just give it small, digestible sentences and sequences to process.

Macbook dictation presents a few challenges. Unless you own a very recent MacBook like the Retina display model that has a directional beam-forming microphone array built-in, the built-in microphone under they keyboard on most Mac laptops aren't ideal for speech to text recording. The MacBook's internal mic also has a tendency to pick up keypress sounds and hand movements as you use Mountain Lion text to speech, which isn't desirable. Use of Mac compatible OSX dictation headset or external Mac compatible microphone can improve Macbook speech recognition and minimize any errors. The more accurate the speech pattern recording is, the less editing that will be needed to correct any misinterpretations.

OSX Speech Recognition For Mac Internet Marketing

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The article you're reading here has been dictated into OSX Mountain Lion’s new Apple Dictation software without having to type a single sentence. An intriguing new feature in OSX system 10.8 is Apple’s Speech To Text Dictation Services. It has some interesting potential for those who create websites or promote and market content on their Mac.

You enable Speech To Text capabilities in System Preferences > Dictation & Speech preference pane. You can then begin speaking into any available text entry field in nearly any Mac application enviroment. Once Apple's Dictation services have been enabled, you simply tap the FN - Function key twice in any edible text field to begin recording. A pop-up microphone icon appears, ready to listen. When you're done speaking simply press the Function key again. Your voice recording is transmitted to Apple, processed, and the written version shows up on your Mac in mere seconds. (Note: you MUST have an active internet connection for translation to occur since it’s processed on Apple’s servers, not on your Mac.)

Speech To Text recognition can be a real timesaver when you want to add web page content, compose an article or write a post for your blog. As long as you are able to clearly structure your thoughts, speak distinctly, and create logical sentences on the fly - Apple's speech recognition performs admirably. Unlike other speech recognition products on the Mac, Apple dictation does not require any training sessions. It can recognize nearly anyone's voice without having to teach the system first. For example, IBM ViaVoice, Dragon Dictate for Mac and MacSpeech require a bit of training time so that it learns the patterns of your voice before you can begin using the program for dictation.

Punctuation commands can also be spoken in your stream of conversation. For example, I can say ‘comma’, or ‘exclamation point’ to add punctuation correctly as I'm speaking the sentence. Talking out your punctuation commands can be a bit confusing at first, but with a bit of practice you’ll be able to handle as-you-go sentence punctuation while you're speaking. Capitalization is automatic and surprisingly accurate as well.

The possibilities for using Apple dictation services in your website promotion and Internet Marketing plan are limitless. Any Apple OS X application that has a text input field can handle speech to text. That includes text fields on web pages within your Safari web browser, programs like Apple TextEdit, Microsoft Word for Mac, Stickies notes or any other text editing app on your Mac.

Social Media Marketing tasks can be performed with Apple's dictation by simply speaking a tweet that you’d like to send to Twitter or to compose a Facebook status update. The possibilities are endless. You could use your voice to create social bookmark titles and descriptions, tags and keywords by merely speaking into each of the appropriate text entry fields as you create your bookmark submission.

For those into article marketing or blogging, Apple dictation services can be a godsend helping you rapidly create fresh new content for your blog or to distribute out on article or blog networks. Once you've spoken the article you want to publish, you’ll need to do a bit of editing and fine tuning to ensure all the capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure and voice interpretations are correct. After proof-reading a full version of your text, you could optionally use a Mac compatible article spinner such a SpinRewriter to create statistically and mathematically unique versions of your article prior to distribution.

Mac Speech To Text Recognition
In my testing, Apple's Dictation services works fairly well with my MacBook Air’s built-in microphone. However, you may wish to use an external microphone or headset to insure optimal recognition accuracy and avoid the possibility of background noise hampering your recording session. Please visit mac-microphones.com for some recommended external USB microphones and Mac compatible headsets to help with your speech recognition and dictation needs. Mac Dictation also seems to perform best when processing just one or two sentences at a time. You’ll get better results staying short and succinct, and not expecting it to recognize entire paragraphs or long streams of continuous speech.

Office For Mac 2011 - New Version Due Late October

Microsoft Office 2011 For Mac OSX
Mac compatible Microsoft Office 2011 For OSX Leopard
Single User Student Edition:

Office 2011 For Mac - Student Edition

NOTE: The $119 MSRP Student Edition no longer includes licenses for up to 3 Macs. You'll want the 3-license version at $149. And, Microsoft's Mac email program - Entourage is NOT included as part of this bundle. If you're an Entourage user, you'll want the pricier Professional version:

Mac Office Home & Business 2011

In this version, Entourage transitions to OUTLOOK which is now fully compatible with the Windows version. Especially for cross-platform businesses - this is a full-featured Mac version of Outlook that finally handles calendars, scheduling and .PST files. A truly corporate version of Office for OSX is finally here. MSRP $199.

10.6 Killer Snow Leopard Enhancements You'll LOVE

Apple made it quite clear: The next version of OS X 10.6 is ONLY for Intel-based Macintosh computers - and this 10.6 upcoming version of '"Snow" Leopard is about focusing on things 'under the hood' and not a skrillion of new features piled ontop of OS X. And that's a good thing. Here's why:

PRE-Order 10.6 $29

Snow Leopard Upgrade For INTEL Macs


1. It's optimized for Intel Core family processors only. It will eat far less disk of your shrinking disk space by eliminating a TON of code written to check for and load instructions for previous generation G4 and G5 Power PC processors.

2. It will run FASTER on your existing Mac by eliminating much of the above code and CPU cycles wasted checking for, conditionally branching to, and tripping-over older legacy CPU code. As popular programs get updated for Intel-only, they too will be smaller and faster.

3. It's "Grand Central" multi-core technology is going to make far more efficient use of Intel Core Duo processors. The Snow operating system itself will be far more saavy and efficient in handling multiple tasks -- And application developers will benefit with easier and faster implementation of their most CPU intensive code.

4. 64-Bit technology allows a Mac to address a HUGE amount of RAM memory: Up to 16TB - TERABYTES. Few of us need that, few applications need to exploit that, few of us could even AFFORD that much memory. But it's there for massive sets of data that Mac can chew on without having to resort to poky old virtual memory sitting on a hard disk drive.

5. QuickTime X and it's enhanced codecs are going to play back video smoother, at better quality. Decoding, encoding and transcoding video files will be faster and more efficient - something that's desperately needed for one of the most intensive processes we subject our computers to.

6. Perhaps most interesting: Open CL (Open Computing Language) will allow Snow Leopard to leverage the the enormous computational horsepower modern Graphics card chips are capable of. Your Mac's graphics chip can become a 'Co-Processor' to handle certain types of tasks more smoothly - relieving your CPU from having to do ALL the heavy lifting.

7. Snow Leopard's JavaScript will get a great performance boost for web applications - the fastest JS interpretation we've seen yet. This means good things for some very powerful and complex applications that can run right inside a Safari browser window.

8. Microsoft Exchange support built-in will matter a lot to Enterprise, Business and Education users who's mail system runs on Exchange Server - whether they're accessing it at their desktop - or on an iPhone.

9. Although Apple is (pre)marketing Snow Leopard as more of a technology enhancement upgrade rather than touting adding hundreds of new features as they have in the past: You'll be glad they spent the time reinforcing the foundation of OS X's truly state of the art operating system. Still, there are a handful of new features of note: a slick new QuickTime Player interface, improved implementation of Stack navigation - and some eye-candy to shine up the Finder and Desktop.

10. You'll love Snow Leopard 'cuz it's going to *FEEL* LIKE GETTING A NEW COMPUTER!

10.6 ??? Well, this may not deserve a full point. 'Cuz you may find you have to move up to an Intel MacBook, Pro, iMac or Mac Mini computer to even be able to run Snow Leopard and take full advantage of all it's benefits. BUMMER! But hey --10 out of 10.6 ain't bad.

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Normally, MacGizmoGuy prefers not to yap about Mac stuff you can't buy yet... But Snow Lepoard (even if you misspell it) is worth planning ahead for.

Do you look forward to OS X upgrades? Do you feel it's worth the $129? Leave a comment...

Why Buy Microsoft Office Mac Home Edition?

MacGizmoGuy just can't think of running his business or life without the best Productivity application suite for Mac: Microsoft's implementation of Apple's Sync Services in Entourage 2008 and 2004 enables many Macintosh folk to enjoy the benefits of iPod/iPhone synchronization, compatibility with .mac aka MobileMe services -- without having to juggle 3 separate programs that Apple Mail, AddressBook and iCal imply. With a LOW-COST so cheap it's a BARGAIN price on Microsoft Office 2008 HOME EDITION - it's a no brainer. Especially as Office's new DOCX, PPTX, and XLSX XML-based file formats take hold, Office Mac 2008 is a smart buy to stay compatible with the world's defacto-standard for business and personal correspondence.