Speech-to-text software, sometimes known as dictation software, is something that lets you talk to the computer in some form and have the computer react appropriately to what you are saying. This is totally different to text-to-speech software, which is software can read out text already in the computer.
In this article you’ll learn about different types of speech-to-text software for Mac OS X, and what your options are if you want to use it to control your computer, dictate text, or both. Continue readingThe Ultimate Guide To Dictation Software for OS X
Siri personal assistant gets more useful with every iOS upgrade – she can probably do more things than you expect she can. She can be useful for everyone but especially useful for people whose disability makes manual use of their iPhone difficult, slow, or painful. Continue readingWhat Can Siri Do For You?
Even the most perfectly treated computing devices need occasional cleaning. Laptops, phones, and iPads that are used all day, carried around, used with sticky fingers, used by multiple people, those ones are even more likely to need a good clean fairly often. Continue readingCleaning Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad
The iDevice Voice Commands system doesn’t have a lot of different commands to remember, but it’s reasonably picky about you getting the wording just right. I’ve compiled all the English voice control commands into a printable document that will fold neatly in half and fit in your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad’s pouch so it’s handy while you’re still learning the commands. Continue readingiDevice Voice Commands Cheat Sheet
Keyboard shortcuts are a quick way of getting many things done without needing to access the menus or the mouse. If you know to press command-s to save your work, you’ve used a keyboard shortcut. This article includes printable cheat-sheets to help you memorise commonly-used Mac keyboard shortcuts. Continue readingSimple OS X Keyboard Shortcuts To Save You Time
The Voice Control system was first introduced in iOS 3.2 on the iPhone 3GS. It has since been generally superseded by Siri, a more flexible system that uses Apple’s servers for voice processing, but Voice Control is still in wide use and has its own advantages. Here are all the Voice Control commands for English. Continue readingiDevice Voice Control Commands