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Crave giveaway: Dragon Dictate speech recognition software for Mac

Prefer talking over typing? Get version 4 of Nuance Communications' Dragon Dictate speech recognition software for Mac. For free.

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Congrats to Daniel G. of Slidell, La., for winning last week's giveaway prize, a Cycliq Fly6 bike taillight with a built-in HD camera. Tired of all that typing? Check out this week's prize.

We've got version 4 of Nuance Communications' speech recognition software Dragon Dictate for Mac. This version promises better accuracy than its predecessors, and also transcribes text from prerecorded, single-speaker audio files in a number of formats, including MP3, MP4 and WAV. This could prove especially useful for students and teaching assistants wanting to transcribe lectures, or field workers needing to transcribe interviews.

Normally, version 4 of Dragon Dictate for Mac would run you $199.99, but this copy's going for free. How do you go about winning it? There are a few rules, so please read carefully.

  • Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
  • Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) copy of Nuance Communications Dragon Dictate for Mac, version 4, with a retail value of $199.99.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until March 9, 12 p.m. ET.

And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. DATA RATES MAY APPLY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, March 9, 2015. See official rules for details.