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Improve Dictation with Live Speech-To-Text & Offline Mode in OS X Mavericks

Nov 2, 2013 - 13 Comments
Turn on Enhanced Dictation for Offline Support

Dictation is the new speech-to-text engine that lets your Mac type out what you are saying as you talk, and it’s one of the many excellent features included with modern versions of OS X. Now from Mavericks onward, you can improve Dictation considerably by enabling an option called “Enhanced Dictation”, this will provide two significant … Read More

Dictation Commands for OS X & iOS

Jan 24, 2013 - 23 Comments

Dictation is a feature of iOS and Mac OS X that lets you speak as you normally would, transforming your speech magically into text. It’s impressively accurate, letting you easily crank out notes, emails, diary entries, or just about anything else with it just by talking. To really get the most out of Dictation though … Read More

How to Have iPhone or iPad Read Emails To You & Speak to Write Back

Aug 31, 2012 - 5 Comments
Speak emails to you in iOS

Want to have your emails read to you? How about talking to write out a reply rather than poking around on the touch screen? You can easily do both in iOS, so the next time you need to read and write emails while you’re on the go or driving, consider using the awesome text-to-speech and … Read More

How to Enable & Use Dictation in OS X Mountain Lion

Jul 27, 2012 - 16 Comments
Turn on Dictation in OS X Mountain Lion

Dictation has come to the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, but despite being one of the major features of OS X 10.8 it’s not enabled by default on most Macs that upgrade (some clean installs and new Macs apparently do have it turned on). It’s easy to enable though and even easier to use, … Read More

Turn Dictation OFF or ON for iPad or iPhone

May 4, 2012 - 27 Comments
iPad Dictation

Dictation on the iPad and iPhone converts your words into text, it can make typing in iOS easier but it’s also easy to accidentally activate with an inadvertent touch. For a variety of reasons you may want to either turn it on or off, and if you don’t use Dictation it’s simple to disable which … Read More

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