Voice dictation is the ability to interpret human speech and transcribe it into text for use in applications.

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iBook on iPad: turn pages with voice command

I bought an iPad for somebody who is paralysed; primarily as a book reader for its ability to enlarge the text- but also to surf the net, etc. with a family member or caregiver using the touchpad. I ...
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iOS 5 Sorting of list of playlists

First, a little background. I listen to my iPhone in two cars, a Honda and a BMW. The Honda uses the Aux In, and I have a Bluetooth speakerphone, through which I use Voice Control to start playlists. ...
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Can I use Dictation in OS X Mountain Lion offline?

There is a new feature in Mountain Lion, Dictation. When I try to enable it in the System Preferences, I get the following dialog: In other words, what Dictation does is just record your voice and ...
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Will voice dictation work on iPad 2?

Will the voice dictation technology built into iOS 5.1 running on the new iPad be made available on the iPad 2?
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List of iPhone voice commands? (prior to Siri / iPhone 4S)

Is there a list of possible voice commands anywhere?
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How to turn off the dictation beep?

For dictation on OS X, you have double-tap a key (I've set mine to fn) to start dictating. It then does a very irritating beep noise. And when you hit return, it does another very irritating beep ...
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How to keep sound from muting while using dictation?

Whenever I try to use the dictation feature in OSX, it mutes my sound. I want to hear the audio I'm playing in iTunes or somewhere else while I have dictation enabled. How can I do that?
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iPhone: play podcasts via voice command?

Is there a way to get the iPhone 3gs to play a Podcast via voice command? I've tried all sorts of things and it doesn't seem to work. I believe the official answer is no, but I was wondering if there ...
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Equivalent of Dragon NaturallySpeaking's HeardWord function in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking's Advanced Scripting Command on Windows, HeardWord is a function that enables Dragon NaturallySpeaking to behave as if the specified word, word sequence, or voice command ...
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Use Mac OS X dictation on a file?

In Mountain Lion, Mac OS X can use its dictation/voice recognition to turn your speaking into text. Suppose I have an audio file of my voice speaking. Is there a way to use this dictation ability to ...
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Activitate Voice Dictation from Bluetooth Keyboard

Getting to know my new iPad and I really like the voice dictation, but I can't figure out how to activate it from my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. My workaround is to turn off the keyboard so I get the ...
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Command-line voice recognition with Mac OS X

How can I do voice recognition on Mac OS X from the command line? Details: % When I look in ~/Library/Speech/Speakable Items, I see many files, like "Tell me a joke", whose contents are: ...
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No cap after a period in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon Dictate 4, when I say "Hello world period this is a test period", it outputs: Hello world. this is a test." There is no cap after the first period. Is there any way to fix it? This ...
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How to increase the Apple Dictation timeout?

When using dictation on OS X 10.8, if I speak for too long (approx 20 seconds+), the dictation times out and switches off. Worse, it loses (i.e. doesn't "type") all the things I've said so far. This ...
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Enhanced (local) dictation in Mavericks 10.9 not working

In Mavericks (OS X 10.9,) remote (Apple cloud-based) dictation works normally. But, after check-marking the "Use enhanced dictation" checkbox in System Prefs --> Dictation & Speech, when I ...
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Daemons or other processes responsible for dictation in 10.8?

Dictation in Mountain Lion is a nice little feature that works great for me. However I often need to switch between dictation languages, so going through the System Preferences is way too many clicks ...
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Disable voice control on iPhone 4s, ios7.1

My partner has a hand-me-down iPhone 4s, and a few months ago, the home button started playing up and not pressing. She started using the on-screen home button instead, which has solved the problem of ...
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Can I enter my pass code when in voice over mode?

Is it possible to unlock the iPhone 4s when in voiceover mode? I need to be able to enter my pass code in voiceover mode.
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Is there a Siri on OS X?

I'm really into Siri on the iPhone, does Siri also exists for the Mac? I wish to be able to use a shortcut to summon Siri, and ask a question. Any similar utility for OS X will be welcome.
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How can I change the language for dictation on the fly?

With English not being my first language, I usually need support for at least two languages when using features like auto-correct and dictation. Is it possible to toggle the language which is used ...
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Can I do iOS like dictation on OS X Lion?

Dictation on the iPad is great. I can use Dragon Tree etcetera but would like to use an iPad like voice dictation program instead for simple tasks. Can I do the same thing on my OS X 10.7.4 iMac?
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Can the new iPad record dictation while recording audio?

Apple has featured Voice Dictation as one of the marquee features of the new iPad. Either through a app that ships with the iPad or an App Store one, can the iPad record audio (as for a podcast) and ...
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Mac Dictation - How to select backspace?

Using OS X 10.9 and 10.10 dictation, I can find/use the various grammatical commands as shown here. Is there a way to select back, erase, cancel? When I try these words, they are typed not ...
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Dragon Dictation mouse clicks

I use a speak recognition program Called Dragon Dictation because my hands are disabled. I work at home from a computer and I use the program for mouse clicks but I have to say "mouse click" which ...
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Can you talk on the iPhone and use Siri with Monster beats headphones?

I want a set of Beats by Dre headphones and have seen that they come with a control on the cord. Does this have a Mic? and can it be used with Siri in the same way the official Apple ones can? I have ...
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Dictation not working in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I have enabled dictation in the preferences, but it fails to start. When I tap fn fn, the Icon with three dots appears, and quickly disappears. I don't see a microphone. My system is connected to ...
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How to prevent dictation from accessing/sending your contacts?

I have just read this article about the privacy concerns when using dictation in Mountain Lion. The article points out part of the disclaimer: “When you dictate text, what you say is sent to Apple ...
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Why does voice dictation not always appear on the new iPad?

The new iPad supports voice dictation for voice input, but apparently only sometimes. I understand that some things should not support it, such as password inputs and URLs, for example. What dictates ...
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How can I redial using Voice Control or Siri?

Is it possible to dial the last dialed phone number on iOS via Voice Control or Siri?
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How can I find dictation commands in French?

Apple has a list of dictation commands online here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6482 and here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6481. Does anyone know where I can find the French versions?
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Has anybody used Dragon Dictate on OS X with MacVIM

I'm a Ruby on Rails developer and I've seen a very intriguing video of a developer using Dragon Dictate on Windows to do software development. I'm a long-time OS X / VIM user and I am wondering if ...
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Full voice control for Mac

What's an app that let's my control my Mac with voice commands, always on, with no keyboard and no mouse? I'm talking about an iMac mounted on a wall that is always listening for voice control ...
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Speech recognition in iOS periodically fails - beep does not sound after hitting microphone button

This problem has occurred on my iPhone 5 with all versions of iOS that have been available for it. When you want to do voice dictation you hit the microphone key on the keyboard, the microphone ...
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Does Voice Dictation on the New iPad require a network connection?

Does the the new iPad's voice dictation require a network connection? I ask because Siri does require an active network connection and I am wondering if voice dictation works in a similar manner.
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What is the dotted blue underlining when I use dictation on OS X?

When I use the dictation feature in OS X, sometimes some of my text has got dotted blue underlining below it after entry: What does this mean? Am I able to use it to correct the mistakes in the ...
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Launch Dictation With Applescript

I would have thought this would be easy to find, but thus far it has not been for me. Is there a way to launch dictation (fn, fn) with applescript or from the terminal?
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Is Voice Control still present in Siri supported devices?

I had an iPod touch two years ago, and it had voice control features for simple things like "next song", or "what time is it". Is this functionality still present in the current version of iPhone, or ...
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Changing the dictionary used by OS X Dictation

Is there any way to alter the dictionary used by OS X Dictation, i.e. add/edit/remove a word? I use OS X 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite.
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How to turn on voice dictation in Yosemite using a voice command?

Is there any way to turn on the built-in voice dictation in Yosemite with a voice command (just like we can do using the voice command "wake up" in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, or "Hey Siri" in Siri)?
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Can I get OS X Dictation to work in Lotus Notes?

I really like enhanced (offline) dictation in OS X 10.9, and use it a lot. I'd like to use it within Lotus Notes (9.0.1), but unfortunately double-pressing the "Fn" key when I'm composing an email ...
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How can I fix voice dialing iCloud contacts?

I use voice dialing primarily to call my wife, let's call her "Helga". She's the only Helga in my contacts, so I could hold the button and say "call Helga mobile" and it would dial her iPhone. Since ...
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Voice command to output “\ref{}” in Dragon Dictate 4

I want to define a voice command that outputs "\ref{}" in Dragon Dictate 4. When I define the following voice command: the output is: [blank line] ef{} Basically \r is interpreted as a carriage ...
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Audio Recording iPhone app with hardware button control?

I'm looking for an audio recording app (like Voice Memos) that has hardware button support. Like how you can press one of the volume buttons in Camera to take a photo. For use on a standard device ...
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How to record human voice and display as text on command line?

I am looking tool or a script that records human voice and displays as text purely on command line. I am not looking for text to speech, but rather speech to text. I do not want to work at all with ...
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“no caps” not working in Sublime Text

On Mavericks I'm trying to use the "no caps" dictation command in Sublime text but the word always appears capitalized. I tested the command in the Safari URL line and it does work there. Is there a ...
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How to correct spelling in Dictation on new iPad (3rd generation)

The Dictation feature on iPad (3rd generation) insists that Clare is spelled Claire, and I have been unable to find a way to correct this, other than manually placing the cursor, which is fiddly and ...
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Is there a way to prevent voice dictation from turning off the system audio? [duplicate]

How can I configure OS X to allow audio playback while I use voice-to-text? -- As empowered as my MacBook makes me [feel], an important part of my personality is indefinitely numb from familiarity ...
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Dictation disables f8 play/pause hotkey

I'm trying to use dictation in order to dictate into a text editor a recording that I listen in a headset - played by VLC. There's a big problem with the fact that, when dictation is running, the f8 ...
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Is it possible to ask Siri to read dictated text?

Speech recognition is very useful - when I'm driving I always use it for dictating text to my iPhone 5. However, before sending the message I like to check that the text was recognized correctly. ...
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How do I end dictation without using my mouse, and without triggering unintended shortcuts?

As far as I know, to terminate hands-free voice dictation mode one must use their hands -- either by clicking 'Done', or by pressing Command + D. However, pressing Command + D also executes the ...