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5 ways to tap into your smartphone’s audio powers

Free apps like Apple’s Voice Memos for iOS, left, and Google’s Recorder for Android are great for capturing interviews and quick clips; Google’s app can also transcribe the audio into text. (via The New York Times)   — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY SLUGGED TECH-TIP BY J. D. BIERSDORFER FOR APRIL 7, 2021. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. —  XNYT132

A virtual assistant is just one tool that lets you use your voice to share your thoughts, capture a moment or do more things with less effort. Here’s how to get things done with more talking and less typing.

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