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

iMatt mini

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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?
 

wako

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iMatt mini said:
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?

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


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

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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
 
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TDM21

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

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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..."
 
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faintember

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GFLPraxis said:
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..."
and speech recognition is the punch line! I only think people that lack an accent can actually use it and obtain good results!
 
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smada

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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 :)
 
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Mechcozmo

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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.
 
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bigandy

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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... ;)

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:
 
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.Andy

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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.
 
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faintember

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bigandy said:
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:
LMAO...

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