text to speech on Mac

Text To Speech On Mac

On Mac, we can use the text to speech option to have the text read to us. The latest technologies help make the reading of text sound much better than the digitized voices of the past. The text to speech option is automatically available to use whenever we highlight text. In this example, we have a web page open to a speech from Martin Luther King. We need to select some text to be read.

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Mac Finder Sidebar Icons

The Finder sidebar is a handy way to access commonly used folders. These folders include Applications, Desktop, Music, Pictures and Documents to list a few. We can customize this sidebar in a few ways.

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Sharing Photos With AirDrop

AirDrop for iOS devices has been around since the iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini and iPod Touch 5th generation. The devices need to have iOS 7 or later, and Macs need to have Yosemite or later. AirDrop is a way to share content with other Apple devices. While we can share our photos using iCloud we can still share them using AirDrop.

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Mac Finder Sorting Options

The Finder can be the most useful tool when working with documents. Much more useful than the desktop for daily work. Our Desktops tend to get cluttered with all the documents and folders we work on every day. The Finder can help bring some order. In this example I have a Finder window open and displaying the contents of my Desktop.

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Working With Mac Finder Tags

Tags are a useful feature that has been around for a long time but with the latest versions of OS X, we now have the option to create our own tags. With previous versions, tags consisted mainly of color tags and there were only a handful we could use. We now have the availability to create our own tags and as many tags as we need.

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