Tag Archive: Selected


Search the Web for Selected Words & Phrases from Almost Anywhere in iOS

On the Mac, you may know that a right-click on just about anything can bring up a “Search the web” feature. When chosen, the selected term or phrase, whether from an app or from another web browser, gets quickly searched for using your default browser. This is great if you’re reading something and you want … Read More

Jury Selected For Second Apple-Samsung Patent Trial

The 10-person jury is set for the latest legal battle between Apple and Samsung. Six women and four men were selected Monday. The jury includes iPhone owners, individuals with ties to the tech industry and at least two retirees (a…

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Here’s Another, Easier Way To Make A New Folder Full Of Selected Items [OS X Tips]

New Folder with SelectionI don’t know about you all, but I’ve been getting stuff into a new folder in the Finder the same way as I always have, just like I did way back in OS 7, OS 8, OS 9, and even ten years ago in OS X. I make a new folder in the Finder using […]

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Have Your iPhone Highlight And Speak Selected Text Out Loud [iOS Tips]

Speak Selection

Another accessibility option like VoiceOver and Zoom, originally created for those with visual impairments, is Speak Selection. There are times when you may not want to turn the entire VoiceOver system on, having Siri read every button and icon on the screen, but would prefer to just have your iOS device speak text you’ve highlighted on the screen.

As an added bonus for those with print or learning disabilities, you can  [Read More…]

Reply to Email Smarter By Quoting Selected Text in iOS Mail

We’ve all been there, part of an extraordinarily length email thread and there’s really only a small portion of it that’s necessary to respond to, but without the proper context the reply may not seem complete or even inappropriate. Rather than quoting the entire email and explaining the response, use smart quotes to reply only to a specifically selected portion of the email. You can do this on any iOS device in the Mail app:

Tap and hold on a  [Read More…]

Speak Selected Text with a Keystroke in Mac OS X

Keystroke to speak selected text

The excellent OS X text to speech function can be activated with a simple keystroke, but first you have to enable the feature:

Open System Preferences from the ? Apple menu Choose the “Dictation & Speech” panel then select the “Text to Speech” tab Check the box next to “Speak selected text when the key is pressed”

Once this is enabled, select any text then hit Option+Escape to  [Read More…]

Ten Jurors Selected In Apple v. Samsung Patent Trial

And here we go.

An interesting jury has been selected today in the high-profile patent case between Apple and Samsung. Of course, any details about said jury would be interesting simply due to their inclusion in such a pivotal legal case, but the list does sound like somewhat of a lead in to a stand-up comedy routine. An insurance agent, an unemployed video game enthusiast, and a project manager for AT&T are three of  [Read More…]

Apple Employee Gets Selected For Apple vs. Samsung Jury Duty

Jury selection for the Apple vs Samsung trial has just gotten underway today. The court will be selecting jurors from a pool of citizens called in to be potential jurors. To ensure the jury is impartial to the proceedings, the judge has been asking potential jurors if they work for Apple, Samsung, Google, or Motorola, or have relatives that do. Turns out a lot of potential jurors are linked to Apple, and  [Read More…]

Motorola Triumphs Over Apple To Secure Online Ban On Selected iOS Devices

Apple has been forced to cease online sales of its iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and 3G-equipped iPad 2 in Germany after Motorola triumphed over the Cupertino company in a�Mannheim�court, securing an injunction against several of its 3G devices. Those affected are no longer available to purchase from Apple�s online store, though they can still be obtained from its retail stores.

 

FOSS Patent�s Florian Mueller reports that Apple has infringed upon  [Read More…]

How To Make Your iOS Devices Read Selected Text Out Loud [iOS Tip]

 

It�s not always easy to read the tiny text displayed on our iOS devices. But did you know that the iOS operating system features a handy �Speak Selection� feature that will read selected text out loud?

Once activated, the feature allows you to select a piece of text within any app, then have it read out loud.�Here�s how to enable and use it!

 

First, open up the Settings app  [Read More…]