Coolest feature with Mountain Lion on a MBP

ajcadoo

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Sep 17, 2011
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If you're cooling fans are on a little higher than normal, and you activate Diction, the fans will quiet down as you talk, and then resume to its previous speed.

I don't know why, but stuff like this says "Steve Jobs" like nothing else. Such an interesting feature that probably isn't needed, but is nevertheless cool.
 

kurayami88

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Jul 24, 2012
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nice to know...

but i guess u better not talk for too long if ur fans are blasting away... u might overheat ur system ...
 

drmountaindeww

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Mar 18, 2012
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Obviously this is so the fan noise doesn't get in the way of the accuracy of the dictation but yes, this does seem rather nice and 'Steve Jobs'-like.
 

eagandale4114

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May 20, 2011
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nice to know...

but i guess u better not talk for too long if ur fans are blasting away... u might overheat ur system ...
This was discussed on another thread a while ago. When the fans are at max RPM, starting dictation will not slow down your fans. ML assumes that ou need the cooling more than the increased accuracy.
 

monkeybagel

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Ironically, many Mercedes-Benz vehicles do that as well. The W211 212 as well as the W220 and W221 S-classes will lower the climate control fan speed while speaking commands, and resume the speed when completed. Also ironic that he had a high level of respect for Mercedes-Benz engineering.