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This might not be a big deal for people who don’t work in the writing profession, but I do interviews on the regular. While I don’t normally record calls with my phone, I was interested when Google announced that the Pixel 4’s recorder app was not only searchable, but it had a built-in transcriber. Regularly, you’d get a piece of audio (say an interview) transcribed by someone for future use. With this recorder, it transcribes audio for real-time. You can see it happen as the audio is being recorded; tap a button and the words appear moments after being spoken. The best part? When you upload the audio from your device to Google Drive, it immediately uploads a text file with the full transcription for you. While it’ll take some time for transcription services to be rendered obsolete, but this makes my job a lot easier.