Tag Archive: Dictation


How to Delete Siri & Dictation History on Mac and Opt-Out of Audio Recording Storage

Want to delete and erase all Siri and Dictation history associated with a Mac from Apple servers? Additionally, can opt out of future audio storage and review of Siri recordings from a Mac. You can do both of these with the latest MacOS system software release, and this article will show you how. As you … Read More

How to Remove the Enhanced Dictation 1.2GB Pack from Mac

Dictation on the Mac is fantastic, and if you have chosen to use Enhanced Dictation then you’ve downloaded a 1.2GB voice recognition pack to your Mac locally so that it can improve the overall functionality of the feature. That’s fine and dandy, but at some point if you decide you no longer need the Enhanced … Read More

How to get Hey Siri-style dictation on your Mac

If you’ve called out, “Hey Siri” to your iPhone before, you know the joy of this Star Trek-style technology. You don’t even need to hold the Home button down. Sure, your iPhone needs to be plugged in, but it’s a pretty neat party trick. Excitingly, you can do something similar on your Mac: activating dictation […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Why does Apple strip dictation from third-party keyboards in iOS 8?

If you’ve installed a third-party keyboard on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, you might have noticed a strange omission: While you can communicate in animated GIFs or Klingon, you can’t dictate into any keyboard not made by Apple.…Read more ›

Improve Dictation with Live Speech-To-Text & Offline Mode in OS X Mavericks

Dictation in Mac OS X converts speech to text Dictation is the new speech-to-text engine that lets your Mac type out what you are saying as you talk, and it’s one of the many excellent features included with modern versions of OS X. Now from Mavericks onward, you can improve Dictation considerably by enabling an option called “Enhanced Dictation”, this will provide two significant advancements; continuous dictation with live feedback as you  [Read More…]

Improve Dictation with Live Speech-To-Text & Offline Mode in OS X Mavericks

Dictation in Mac OS X converts speech to text Dictation is the new speech-to-text engine that lets your Mac type out what you are saying as you talk, and it’s one of the many excellent features included with modern versions of OS X. Now from Mavericks onward, you can improve Dictation considerably by enabling an option called “Enhanced Dictation”, this will provide two significant advancements; continuous dictation with live feedback as you  [Read More…]

Dictation Commands for OS X & iOS

Dictation

Dictation is a feature of iOS and Mac OS X that lets you speak as you normally would, transforming your speech magically into text. It’s impressively accurate, letting you easily crank out notes, emails, diary entries, or just about anything else with it just by talking. To really get the most out of Dictation though you will want to learn a few extra commands, they will help with things like  [Read More…]

UX Write’s First iOS Update Brings External Keyboard Support, Autosave, Dictation, More

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I featured UX Write in one of my must-have apps roundups when it first hit the App Store, because it’s one of the best word processors available on iOS. It has now received its first update, and it’s a fairly major one, introducing support for external keyboards, autosave, dictation on supported devices, and more.

UX Write version 1.0.1 now properly supports external keyboards connected via Bluetooth, including keyboard shortcuts. What’s more, it now has autocorrect for a whole  [Read More…]

How to Enable & Use Dictation in OS X Mountain Lion

Turn on Dictation in OS X Mountain Lion

Dictation has come to the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, but despite being one of the major features of OS X 10.8 it’s not enabled by default on most Macs that upgrade (some clean installs and new Macs apparently do have it turned on). It’s easy to enable though and even easier to use, let’s get started.

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[Review] NoDictation – Disable the Keyboard Dictation Button

All devices loaded with Siri and Spire alike have the ability to use Siri dictation. Siri dictation is a keyboard key that has a microphone on it and can be tapped to activate the function where speaking will allow the device to write out whatever it is that you say. There are only two main problems with this – not everyone uses it and it makes the space key smaller. iOS developer r_plus has released a new  [Read More…]