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Samsung Galaxy S 4 For Dummies by Bill Hughes

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15

Chatting Up Your Phone with S-Voice

In This Chapter

arrow Telling your phone to make a call

arrow Dictating an e-mail or text

arrow Doing a web search without typing

arrow Speaking to Facebook

Every science fiction movie worth its salt predicts a world where we speak to computers rather than typing in data. Normal conversation is about 150 words per minute, whereas even an expert typist can only type at 90 WPM. More importantly, talking is the most basic form of communication. The reality is that there are many technical obstacles to having voice recognition match the ideal of a computer perfectly interpreting the meaning of any user’s verbal instructions.

That does not stop us from having some fun in the meantime, however! S-Voice, an app that comes with your computer, can handle some basic functions on your phone, including making a phone call, sending an e-mail or a text, searching the Internet, or even updating your Facebook status.

You may love this capability, or you may find it to be a gimmick ...

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