When you think of Terminal, you probably imagine some hacker sitting in front of their computer in a dimly lit room trying to break into an FBI database. In reality, it's just a simple tool that can make using your Mac much easier. Now, I'm not saying that learning Terminal c ...more
Mac Voice Commands
This how to video shows you how to change the voice in the VoiceOver Utility program on a Mac. This will be useful if you want a voice that is more realistic or more understandable. First, open the program and choose the speech pane. On voices, click the drop down menu to choo ...more
The future is here! Your Android phone can respond to a wide variety of voice commands - and not just to call people, you can use voice commands to send e-mail, search for directions or find the nearest gas station!
In this clip, you'll learn how to issue voice commands to a Garmin 3790T portable GPS units. Not only are voice commands convenient, they're also safer than attempting to physically interact with your GPS while driving. For complete instructions, take a look.
Go hands free by using voice commands on your HTC 7 Trophy! This Windows Phone 7 owner's guide will teach you everything you'll need to know. For all of the details, and to get started using voice commands on your own HTC 7 Trophy, watch the clip!
Make calls and send text messages and emails with voice commands on your T-Mobile G2! This clip will teach you how. Whether you're the proud owner of a a T-Mobile G2 Google Android smartphone or are merely toying with the idea of picking one up in the near future, you're sure ...more
This tutorial shows you how to use voice commands with BMW Bluetooth and navigation. This video pertains in particular to the BMW 3 series/M3 (E46).
In this clip, we learn how to use voice commands to make calls, search the web and open apps on a Windows Phone 7. Whether you're the proud owner of a Microsoft Windows Phone 7 smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well served by this video tut ...more
Make voice commands on your myTouch 4G! This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know to use the myTouch 4G's Genius Button. Whether you're the proud owner of a T-Mobile myTouch 4G Google Android smartphone or are merely toying with the idea of picking one up sometim ...more
Google launched voice typing for Google Docs last Fall, and followed that up about six months later with voice commands that let you format and edit text as well. You can do things like select text, apply format settings like alignment and headings, and add and edit tables—all ...more
When Google introduced their new launcher alongside the Nexus 5, one of the most innovative features was the "always listening" voice search, meaning that at any time you were on your home screen, triggering a Google search was as simple as saying "Okay, Google." Combined wit ...more
Microsoft released a robust version of the HoloLens when shipping the developer kits, but there's still lots of room left to grow. Today, they've released the first update to Windows Holographic, the operating system of the HoloLens, with a whole bunch of cool new features lik ...more
The HoloToolkit offers a great many, simple ways to add what seems like extremely complex features of the HoloLens, but it can be a bit tricky if you're new to Windows Holographic. So this will be the first in an ongoing series designed to help new developers understand what e ...more
My stock alarm clock does exactly what it's supposed to—it wakes me up. But for those really tough mornings when I just need to hit the snooze, getting my head out of the sheets is a no-go. This leads to trying to find my phone with an outstretched arm, which means knocked-ove ...more
It seems like custom Google Now commands are a dime a dozen these days. With Commandr for Google Now giving non-rooted users their first taste of custom voice commands just a couple weeks ago, you may wonder why we're covering this subject again. Unlike Commandr, the app Auto ...more
If you use Google Keep, you'll be happy to know that you can add items to lists and even start new ones with "OK Google" voice commands on Android, and it works fairly well. (Hat tip to Reddit user rambantu for finding this trick.) I was able to add new lists for "Target" and ...more
The Google Assistant that powers search on Pixel devices and Google Home has a lot more personality than regular old Google Search. It gets to know you, it's conversational, and it even has some fun Easter eggs hiding within—including a few magic tricks up its sleeve. To cele ...more
One weakness that Siri has is its lack of compatibility with third-party apps (though Apple is working on it). For instance, if you ask Siri to play music on Spotify, she'll tell you point-blank that she can't do it. While you can pause and skip Spotify tracks using Siri, ther ...more
Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal assistant, originally launch on Windows Phone, but is now built directly into Windows 10 complete with "Hey Cortana" voice search (take that, Apple). It can help you locate files, set up reminders, control music. Don't Miss: How t ...more
In about 27% of all car crashes, someone was using their cell phone. You may think texting is the big problem here, but many fail to realize that even the smallest smartphone interaction could spell disaster. Thankfully, Google Maps has rolled out an overdue feature that'll he ...more
Google Maps, in conjunction with the Android operating system, is a powerful tool for navigation that is often underutilized. While it's no secret that it can get you to wherever you're going and back, some of you might not know that you can use Google Maps without even having ...more
While Siri may be the cream of the crop when it comes to smartphone personal assistants, there is always room to grow bigger and better (that's what she said). Siri, although recently expanded, is still lacking in the amount of commands and actions she can currently perform. W ...more
While Siri has never been my favorite, after using her in the new iOS 7, I have definitely become a fan. If you want to know why, check out the newest cool features that Siri has to offer! Video: . Use Siri to Manage Your Control Center & Settings Although the Control Center ...more
As Android's de facto virtual assistant, Google Now lets us speak directly to our phones in plain English to answer our questions and perform many basic tasks. With the app open, just say "Okay Google," then wait for the beep, and ask almost any question. But several Google N ...more
Despite a rocky start with plenty of feature disparity, the Google Assistant now provides a pretty consistent experience regardless of what device you're using it on. Be it Android, iPhone, or Google Home, the AI behind the Assistant is virtually identical — including its quir ...more
Learn how to create recordings of your voice with GarageBand on an Apple computer running Mac OS X. This guide will teach you everything you'll need to know. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a thorough overview of the process in just over eight minutes. ...more
With voice commands becoming conventional on most new smartphones, it's only ideal that their abilities increase as well. Thanks to Apple's Siri, you can do things like update your Twitter account and look up who the president of Costa Rica is. Siri has strongly commandeered ...more
If you're looking into rooting your device yourself, you're going to need ADB and Fastboot on your computer. The Android Debug Bridge (ADB), is a command-line-based tool that allows for interaction between your computer and your Linux-based Android device. Fastboot is an engi ...more
Macs are generally highly power efficient due to, in part, the optimized sleeping schedule with OS X. Yet in certain scenarios, you might not want your Mac to go to sleep: downloading a huge file, reading a book, reviewing a spreadsheet, analyzing some content on the screen... ...more
This is for anybody using a computer that would like to change the sound of there voice to talk to people if you have any problems feel free to comment on the youtube video ! thanks! Video: .
How To : Keep Your Mac's Display from Dimming on You While You're Reading Using Audio and Voice Detection
Sitting in the Powell Library at UCLA was a constant thing for me. Directly after class, I would streamline my way there to study all night until my eyes shuttered to sleep. For the most part, my classes and professors managed to keep my studying online via PDFs, emails, long ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the Tile Visuals tool with the Voice Over application on a Mac OS X computer. This feature will dim the screen so that the user will be able to go over the Voice Over commands. To enable Voice Over, press the Command and F5 key. ...more
Admit it, you wish Siri was on your Mac, and so do I. She stole my heart on iOS, and now every time I open up my MacBook, I feel something missing. Wouldn't it be great if we could, I dunno, hack Siri onto our Macs? Yeah, it would! This is not an Apple-verified version of Sir ...more
AppleScript is quite an easy scripting language to use. In this guide, I will be showing you several commands. Near the end, I will show how these can be used to create a fake virus that actually does no harm. Of course, this is only one way to use these commands—use your ima ...more
The video is about how to use voice over in Safari for Mac OS X. To use Voice over it has to be enabled first. It can be used to read the entire html content on web page using short cut control + option + shift + Down Arrow. To move between different items on the web page use ...more
Trying to figure out which music streaming service to subscribe to can be a difficult task when the playing field is so crowded. Each has its benefits, as well as downsides, so finding the right one for your needs and wants can take a lot of overwhelming research. But we've do ...more
One of Android's most glaring weaknesses is its lack of an iMessage equivalent. That is, of course, until now. There's one app that will allow Android users to experience iMessage on their non-Apple phone, complete with end-to-end encryption, message effects, and group messagi ...more
You don't have to be a frequent flyer to know how indispensable navigation apps have become. Many of us rely on these apps for traveling from state to state and getting around in foreign cities, but even more of us count on these apps to beat rush hour traffic and find the qui ...more
Android comprises an entire ecosystem of apps, games, functions, and features, so it would only make sense that it has its own lexicon. Words, phrases, and acronyms that didn't exist ten years ago are now used in an off-the-cuff style by developers and support technicians acro ...more
If you salivate at the idea of waking up to the Jarvis-powered smart window from the opening minutes of Marvel's Iron Man, then connected home appliance maker CareOS is here to make your playboy billionaire philanthropist dreams come true. At CES 2019, the company unveiled th ...more
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It's finally out. After months of testing, iOS 13 is available to install on your iPhone, which means over 200+ new features you can use right now. The update, released on Sept. 19, can be installed over the air or from a restore image using iTunes in macOS Mojave and older or ...more
Performance and stability improvements, as well as new features, are just some reasons to install iOS 12, but new changes mean new battery health challenges. It can be difficult to boost battery life while taking advantage of everything this update has to offer. Luckily, there ...more
Windows 10 is officially here, and frankly, there's a ton of new features in Microsoft's latest operating system. From the return of the Start menu to the new Edge browser, Windows 10 can take some getting used to. Luckily, we've done a lot of the leg work for you, and what f ...more
Out of the box, Apple's digital assistant could be a godsend or a nuisance, depending on your daily interactions it. No matter which camp you fall into, Siri can always be better suited to your personal needs with a little customization. You can make Siri a powerhouse not to b ...more
Apple's iOS 13 has been available for beta testing since June, and the stable release pushed out to everyone on Thursday, Sept. 19. To help you make the most out of iOS 13 for iPhone, we've rounded up everything you'll want to know, whether a colossal feature, small settings c ...more
You know it's not safe to drive and oeprate your cell phone, so why not learn how to take advantage of the latest voice features on the Samsung Rogue? Just watch this video and you'll be dictating, and voice commanding and controlling in no time. Give your thumbs a break, dict ...more
The new Siri app allows you to use voice commands to search, use apps, and more. The app is available as a beta version in the iOS 5 release for the iPhone 4S. This guide will show you how to use different voice commands to control Siri.
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the Voice Control feature on an iPad. Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPad or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to enable the ...more
Following the success of Mimic Baby (sign language for babies) Selena Lohan developed Mimic Mutt - sign language for dogs. It turns out it's easier to communicate with your dog using regular sign language than voice commands. Watch the video to find out more.
Right out of the box, iPhone is incredibly easy to use. If you want to get the most out of every feature, you’ve come to the right place. This video tutorial straight from Apple will teach you how to use Voice Control on the Apple iPhone 3G. The iPhone redefines what a mobile ...more
You can attach a microphone to your Mac and record your own voice or any acoustic instrument right to a track in Garageband.
WPA-secured wireless networks, or WiFI Protected Access, is a form of internet security that secures your wireless LAN from being accessed by unauthorized users. Safer than WEP, or wireless equivalent privacy, WPA still has weaknesses that are prone to cracking - IF, that is, ...more
Love your HTC Incredible Droid smartphone but could do without having to type on its small touchscreen keyboard? You're in luck. This free video Android tutorial presents a complete overview of how to use the Incredible's voice search features. For detailed instructions, and t ...more
The Toyota 4Runner has a DVD based navigation system which features a touch screen display and is quite user-friendly. The system can provide voice guidance in English, French and Spanish. One can find an input destination quickly and easily using either voice commands or manu ...more
HP TouchSmart is a powerful PC with innovative features. Using the HP TouchSmart Recipe box you can set up the blue tooth headset. The recipe box provides an easy way to work with you recipes using voice commands. You can set up your blue tooth head set to use the voice comman ...more
If you have just purchased a new Ford Taurus, you may have noticed the new SYNC feature. SYNC is a GPS built right into your dashboard. If this is your first time using a global positioning system, you may need a few pointers. Check out this video and learn how to access step ...more
Have you ever wanted to take a screenshot of your desktop to use in a presentation or to send to a coworker? In this video tutorial, Mac Genius Joy will show you how to take a picture of all, or part, of your screen with the Mac OS X key commands. For more, and to learn how to ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to save time with a number of useful keyboard shortcuts for the Apple MacBook. They're easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-electronics how-to can present a complete overview of them in about five minutes. For more information, including detail ...more
By now you’ve heard about the iPhone 4S announcement, possibly through our article about Apple’s newest smartphone. However, the star of the show was not the only announcement, so here are a few other announcements that were served along side the main entrée this morning. Let’ ...more