Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Whether you’re pulling a prank, or just want to have an easy text-to-speech solution for your Mac, OS X’s “say” command is definitely for you. With just one command, you can have your Mac speak any text you type, and then save that audio out as a file that can be played back at your will. Continue reading and we’ll show you how it’s done.
Get your Apple TV functioning like something out of The Jetsons with VoiceOver. We'll show you how to enable this app so that it can talk back to you. Follow the gallery after the cut for a quick run through of how to set it up.
Feeling lazy? Don't bother tippa-tapping away at your keyboard. Instead, tell your Mac what to do! That's right--show it who's boss with the built-in OS X Speech Recognition service. Read on to find out how to use your voice to do simple things like open applications and check to make sure it's Monday. But, y'know, be kind, use a bit of discretion and say please and thank you afterward. Your Mac will appreciate it.