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Old Apr 25, 2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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Does my iMac have a Mic?

Hey there!

Just wondering if my iMac, spec. in sig, has a built-in Mic? And if so, where is it?

In iChat, it does show a moving progress bar, the pref. box that shows the level of sound input through a Microphone?

I really want to use iChat, but none of my friends use AIM.. Make me your friend on iChat lol... I tried using Jabber with it for MSN, but I just HATE IT!
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 08:54 AM   #2
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[] the pref. box that shows the level of sound input through a Microphone?
Make a sound on different corners of the computer (display). The closer you get, the higher the input level will be.

Can you find the mic by that procedure?
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 08:57 AM   #3
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It does and I believe that for your model, it's at the bottom.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 09:27 AM   #4
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Yep you have one. Every model since the G3 iMac has come with a Mic and I believe the G3 came with one as well.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 09:39 AM   #5
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I look like a Foooool!

OK, There is definatley a Mic.. where, I don't know.

I just sat here, talking to myself, and yes, there is a Mic - I tried making different noises, in different areas of the computer, but I can't seem to find the exact spot.

Its amazing!

Its SUPER responsive! I thought you would have to at least speak in a certain direction! It even picks up my voice from across the room!

I LOVE MY iMAC MORE NOW!

Thanksssssss!
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 09:57 AM   #6
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Fun thing to try

Go into system preferences and turn on speakable items. This allows you to control your computer by talking to it. Now, say "Tell me a joke" and your computer will tell you a knock knock joke. The jokes are pretty lame, but it's funny to see a computer with a sense of humour!
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 10:00 AM   #7
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No way! Shuttup!

I'm gonna try this now!
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 10:17 AM   #8
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I just sat here, talking to myself, and yes, there is a Mic - I tried making different noises, in different areas of the computer, but I can't seem to find the exact spot.
The Mic in yours is on the bottom of you computer in the center of the grill where the speakers are located I believe.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 10:31 AM   #9
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No way! Shuttup!

I'm gonna try this now!
I couldn't believe it the first time my computer told me a joke. It was so crazy. I left speakable items turned on for a few days to have that cool Star Trek feel to the computer, but turned it off when I realized it was pretty hit and miss and would launch the wrong application from time to time. Still really cool though, and a neat trick to show your friends.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 10:41 AM   #10
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Oh, it could do so much.. but it doesn't!

I tried it.. and I expected great things.. but, its just, well, crappy!

I tried to get it to tell me a joke, and I would get as far as ''Whos there" and it would just give me '???' and not understand a word I was saying

So, I tried to calibrate it, and out of the phrases you have to say to correctly set it up, it would understand all but ''Tell me what to say" - so even setting it up didn't go swimmingly.

After 15 minutes of sitting here saying ''Computer, tell me the time" or just pressing ESC and saying ''Tell me the time'' - It told me about twice.

Sorry, its useless. I would use this feature quite a lot, and it would be brilliant, but theres too many kinks in it.

I tried speaking slower, then i tried speeding up so it was more 'fluid', then I tried over pronouncing my T's and D's to make the words clearer, but nothing... it just doesn't work with me.. maybe its the British accent
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