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Set Password Activation Time in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, you can now set an amount of time after your Mac goes to sleep or engages the screen saver before it requires a password to log back on. In Leopard, the option was simply to require the password or not. Choose among several increments, between 5 seconds and 4 hours, from System Preferences > Security.

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DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of MacSpeech Dictate

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Seamless speech recognition is one of those holy grails of computing, and although we're not yet at the Star Trek level, the accuracy of speech recognition on the Mac took a major step forward this year with the release of MacSpeech Dictate, which uses the same engine as the Windows market leader - Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking. The current MacSpeech Dictate 1.2 adds the capability to spell out unusual words or acronyms, phrase training that enables users to fix incorrectly recognized words right away, and a Move command for verbal editing.

In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win a copy of MacSpeech Dictate, worth $199. Entrants will also receive a discount on MacSpeech Dictate, so be sure to enter at the DealBITS page. All information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Remember too, that if someone you refer to this drawing wins, you'll receive the same prize as a reward for spreading the word.

 

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