Some of the coolest features of Windows Phone 7’s Mango build are Bing’s new built in features. If you are classically trained as an Android user, you may be familiar with such applications as Yelp, Shazaam, Bardcode Scanner, QR Droid and Google Voice Search. These of course are applications that need to be downloaded from the market and can clutter your phone–the...

Do you remember the early days of text-to-speech? I remember in middle school we would take the good ‘ol Macintosh Classics and make them robo-talk gibberish to the tune of Beethoven’s 5th. Good times. For those of you trying to relive the nostalgia, or just fool around with your Galaxy S II, check out the directions below. 1. First, hit Menu > Settings...

For those of you voice-to-text users who fancy themselves a sailor’s mouth, you might have noticed that no matter how well you enunciate those profanities they still fail to be recognized. Here’s the solution that will let you sing freely! To unblock offensive words from Google’s voice recognition software, hit Menu > Settings > Voice input and...

With Skype now free from Verizon’s choke hold, its time we see which VoIP app is best for you (although having both can’t hurt!).  Skype’s new mobile app brings access to the wildly popular service (currently over 500 million active users) on the go for your Android device.  The app is easy to use, and as you’ll see in the video below, it offers...

Ever wish you can pick up the phone and speak out your grocery list to refer to later on? Now you can with QwikList for Android. Simply start speaking and a list will be created for your reference later on. Unfortunately, in the sea of freewares on Android Market, QwikList is not free. But the offer price of $0.99 is certainly reasonable. For the price you pay, you will...

Microsoft have announced an amazing new voice enhanced command application called Tellme. The logic behind it is quite simple, tell your device something that you’d like it to do and it will do it for you! It is a truly amazing technology that captures the voice of the user and transmitting that into useful information. The application will be set to release alongside...

Here is a tip some of you may find useful. By changing a few settings, you can make a device with Voice Command read text messages (SMS) and announce e-mails when they are received.  If the number is a saved contact, then the name of the contact is announced upon receipt of an SMS along with the message.  For emails, the sender and subject are announced upon receipt,...

A very handy application that comes with Windows Mobile 6.1/Samsung Blackjack is Microsoft Voice Command.  With this powerful utility you can place calls to people in your phone book, run applications, check for you next appointment, and do many other things.  VC is activated by pressing a AT&T button on your phone or your hands-free device, after which...