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Thomas Rochford
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I was a bit disappointed to find that the Nuance Dragon mobile Assistant isn't available in the UK. The reviews look good and I've just received Cortana on my Windows Phone so am keen to compare. Can anyone recommend a good (hopefully temporary) alternative to Dragon Mobile Assistant?
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Well there's a thing.  When I first tried Dragon Assistant, the first screen required Facebook signup, and the Skip option was not displayed.  Today the skip option is shown alongside the FB option so I was able to get it working without FB.  Maybe the overnight reboot changed it.  Anyway, Dragon Assistant works extremely well on the TS, with first class accuracy of speech recognition, and I'd go so far as to say it's an essential install (for English speakers anyway - it seems to cope perfectly well with my South London/Melbourne accent).
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Hi, I've had my TS for a fortnight or so now and am mostly pleased with it. The biggest problem for me is the Cradle. The Micro USB socket isn't tight enough and the cradle doesn't seem to press the watch in hard enough when locked. This means that charging can be occasionally erratic and USB connectivity isn't working at all. I got it to work once by squeezing it with my fingers but even that has stopped working now. I tried sending files to the SD card via BT but it doesn't look as though that's supported  either. If anyone has a similar problem (especially if they have a workaround) I'ld love to hear. It mostly charges fine, it's just the data connectivity which isn't working.
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Thanks for all the comments. The USB connection has suddenly started working (well two days running anyway). In the meantime I found the WiFi alternative works really well (WiFi file Transfer from the Play Store). It's fast and has the advantage that you can use it from a mobile phone or tablet.
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Another question.I've set a PIN on the device but it never prompts me for it! Does anyone else have this problem.
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Security on Omate devices/software doesn't exist or is so useless it's worthless
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Google Docs are working for me through firefox
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