On your Mac, use the Spoken Content pane of Accessibility preferences to customize the system voice, be notified when an alert or app needs your attention, and set other options for content your Mac can speak aloud.
The Mac has been able to speak since its introduction, and today the feature is core to the Accessibility story for macOS. However, some of the voices available today are straight from the classic Mac OS. In this video I compare some examples from Mac OS 9 with some from macOS Monterey:
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- PathFinder 10 – File manager for macOS
- Default Folder X – Enhanced Open and Save dialogs for macOS
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This week, our pal Daniel Jalkut drops by Mac Power Users to talk about his indie development career, the new MacBook Pro and the many options developers face when picking a method for writing a macOS application.
Federico and Myke are joined by alternating members of the Hackett family. Beats are reviewed and thanks are given.
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Is there a single support document that more Mac nerds want to be updated than this one?
Join me tomorrow at 2 PM Eastern as I unbox some old Macs I received over the summer. I didn’t get a chance to open them as they came in, so I’m not sure what I even have, so this should be an adventure.
This week on Mac Power Users, David and I explore some of the best options when it comes to supercharging the copy and paste game, both on the Mac and even mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone. There are some exciting software titles in this space, and I’m glad we took them for a spin in this episode.
It’s that time of year again, so if you have people in your life like me, here are some gift ideas that may prove helpful:
- Macintosh “Hello” Enamel Pin: $8 on Etsy
- Think Different license plate frame: $19.95 on the Missing Byte
- 2020 WWDC Reversible Emoji Medium Jacket: $87.47 on eBay
- Recapped Macintosh SE/30: $550 on eBay
- Ford F-150 Lightning (in the Lariat trim) with the extended-range battery and twin-panel moonroof, painted in Carbonized Gray: Price and date TBD
There’s a new version of iOS 15 right around the corner, Apple has announced a new self-service repair program and Twitter is up to … stuff.