Dragon Dictation is one of the most popular free apps on the iPhone and iPad, and now it has been updated to support iOS 4. Nuance Communications, creators of the app, have added a pop-up toolbar that allows you to speak a status update and send it directly to Facebook or Twitter.
You can also speak and send the text to the clipboard. As in the original version, you can dictate emails and text messages.
Another nice to feature is the app now saves your dictated text if you are interrupted by a phone call. This latest version also supports U.K English now, as well as German. The app already supports Spanish, Italian and French.
I’ve had an advance copy of the app for a week, and I can confirm it works as advertised, although my high school German is a bit rusty so I didn’t try that feature.
Someday, I hope, Apple will build complete speech
The iPhone 4 bumper/case program has finally launched via Apple’s new Case Program application. Now it’s decision time. Which case do you choose? If you’re like me, you haven’t really tested out a lot of these options in real life.
I’ve used the Bumper for the past few weeks and can recommend it. It is pretty minimal and unobtrusive, but is a bit of pain to keep putting on and taking off in order to work with my old dock.
It has a good reputation in crash tests and I do like the way that the bumper offers physical extensions to the built-in buttons — but it’s not my iPhone 4 in question here, it’s yours.
So let’s turn this
Waiting for a white iPhone 4? Stop holding your breath and start making chalk marks on the wall, because it’s going to be a while longer.
Just one week ago, the white iPhone 4 delay was mentioned at the Apple press event, with an ETA for the end of July. This morning, however, Apple put out a very brief press release citing manufacturing challenges and a new delivery estimate for the white model: “later this year.”
Modders, put on your thinking caps — your window of opportunity has been extended.
In last week’s press conference held about iPhone 4 reception issues*, Apple made mention of distributing not only bumpers for iPhones going forward, but refunds to those who had already purchased bumpers or other iPhone 4 cases. So if you didn’t get one before they were pulled from Apple stores, progress is being made.
A number of tipsters have written in to let us know they received email from Apple this evening about their refunds being processed. Read the whole thing after the break. We’ve heard of the “Cash For Clunkers” program, but what would you call this one? “Bucks for Bumpers”? “Ante For Antennagate”? Leave your best answer in the comments.