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New Documents in Snow Leopard's TextEdit

In the Snow Leopard version of TextEdit, you can now create a new document by Control-clicking TextEdit's Dock icon (when it's running), and choosing New Document from the pop-up menu. This isn't a major feature, of course, since you can also just press Command-N while in TextEdit, but consider Control-clicking other applications' Dock icons to see what functions they might make available.

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The Original Voice of Siri Speaks

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Voice actress Susan Bennett has come forward to CNN as the original voice of Siri. While neither Apple or Nuance would offer confirmation, her claim has been verified by colleagues and an audio-forensics expert. Bennett’s specialty is interactive voice response (IVR), the technology behind automated phone systems. She was hired by ScanSoft in 2005 for an IVR project. ScanSoft later merged with Nuance, which is reported to be the source of Siri’s voice technology.favicon follow link

 

Comments about The Original Voice of Siri Speaks

Bernard Lyons  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2013-10-09 04:07
Fascinating and charming story. I'm pretty sure Ms Bennett is the voice of Merdian Mail, the most awesome IVR system I ever had the pleasure of working with.

An exceptional talent.