[real-eyes] Fw: ZappTek Updates iSpeak It (Mac) to Version 3.3.3

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  • Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 02:27:42 -0500

> PRmac.com
> Saturday, December 08, 2007
> ZappTek Updates iSpeak It (Mac) to Version 3.3.3
> Winnipeg,  CA   Dec 08, 2007 in Software
> [prMac.com] Winnipeg, Canada - December 8, 2007 - ZappTek is proud to 
> announce its very popular file-to-audio tool, iSpeak It 3.3.3. Load Word, 
> PDF, Pages 2, RTF, AppleWorks, Text, HTML documents or RSS feeds, and 
> using the Mac's built-in text-to-speech capabilities, convert them into 
> MP3/AAC tracks in iTunes. From there it's a quick sync to iPod or iPhone.
> - Download RSS feeds and keep track of local weather with up-to-date 
> forecasts.
> - Download news articles from news.google.com and hear them on the way 
> to/from work.
> - Download driving directions and listen to them on iPod or iPhone.
> Users may open any text document or select any text and load it via the 
> Services menu. A toolbar provides easy access to all of the load menu 
> options and the transferring of a document to iTunes.
> iSpeak It 3.3.3 sports a number of important fixes:
> * News downloading under Tiger.
> * RSS downloading under Tiger.
> * Improves replacement rule reliability.
> Minimum Requirements:
> * Mac OS X version 10.4 or higher.
> * Web Services require an Internet connection
> * PDF processing requires pdftotext (free download)
> Getting Started:
> To install iSpeak It, drag it to your Applications folder or wherever 
> you'd like to keep it. Before transferring any text, use the Speech panel 
> in the System Preferences to select the voice to use during conversion. 
> iSpeak It uses the voice and defined settings for all of its processing. 
> Experiment with the voices to see which sounds best.
> iSpeak It also provides advanced text replacement capabilities. There are 
> a number of phrases that Mac Voices will not convert properly. iSpeak It 
> can define rules that identify problem words and an appropriate 
> (phonetically correct) replacement for them. It will even automatically 
> apply the rules before transferring a document to iTunes.
> Purchasing iSpeak It:
> iSpeak 3.3.3 remains priced at $19.95 USD with free update for existing 
> users of version 3.x. The iSpeak It trial allows for converting the first 
> 1000 characters of any text. Users may purchase the bundle, which includes 
> iPresent It and iPDA, for $44.95 USD; a $13 savings.
> Users can purchase from within iSpeak It by selecting "Purchase iSpeak 
> It..." in the application menu or visit the ZappTek website.
> ZappTek Website
> http://www.zapptek.com/
> iSpeak It
> http://www.zapptek.com/ispeak-it/
> Based in Winnipeg, Canada, ZappTek was founded by Michael Zapp in 2002. 
> Beginning with tools to bring calendar and note information into the 
> Contact entries of the original iPod, ZappTek now provides a suite of 
> applications to meet every need. These include iPDA for personal 
> information management, iPresent It for giving presentations on the iPod, 
> iSpeak It to convert documents into MP3/AAC audio tracks, and iPod 
> Launcher to automate all of iPod activities. All Material and Software (C) 
> 2002-2007 ZappTek / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the 
> iPod logo, and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the 
> U.S. and/or other countries.
> ###
> Michael Zapp
> Founder
> 204-688-5549
> Canada
> http://prmac.com/release-id-1161.htm 

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