Is this a widget or does it come with a PB?

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  1. iMatt mini macrumors 6502

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    My sister has a powerbook and I think this is a widget, not sure. It's the voice thing. You can speak into it and it takes your commands. Do the iMac's have that also? I was thinking about buying one. I wouldn't use it at all except to impress people. :rolleyes:
    Does it come with the iMac, and if it does, is the voice recorder, or whatever, built in or do I need a mic?
     
  2. wako macrumors 65816

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    It might be with all macs... i dunno..


    but this thing is called voiceover or something like that. Its not a widget
     
  3. whiteangel macrumors regular

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    I think what you are talking about is speech recognition. Basically you switch it on and say something like "Get my mail" and the computer will automatically bring up your mail app and retrieve your emails.

    It is included in every Mac OS, at least for panther and tiger, that I know off.

    I was just playing with it that day :p
     
  4. iMatt mini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But is there something built in for it on the iMac?
     
  5. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    The iMac has a built-in microphone so, yes, it will work.
     
  6. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Yes, it's been there since OS X 10.1. I remember asking it to "Tell me a joke", after which my Mac would begin, "Knock Knock..."
     
  7. faintember macrumors 65816

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    and speech recognition is the punch line! I only think people that lack an accent can actually use it and obtain good results!
     
  8. smada macrumors member

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    its been there since at least os 7.5, i used to play with it on my old powerbook 5300c. i couldnt really do much else with the thing :)
     
  9. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Any Mac with a built in mic supports it. You can get an addon mic for computers without a built in and they will work fine.
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    If you're in the UK, you have to try to adopt a mid-Atlantic twang so that it can understand you... ;)
     
  11. bigandy macrumors G3

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    mid-atlantic? does that mean you have to gargle at it? that's what i've been getting wrong all these years! it's obviously not too fussed with my scottish accent :rolleyes:
     
  12. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    You can also use it to do voice commands in a game of chess...

    That's if you've got a lot of time and don't mind ripping your hair out in frustration :p.
     
  13. faintember macrumors 65816

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    LMAO...

    Good to know that voice recognition just doesn't hate people with a southern "redneck" accent.
     

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