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MacSpeech Dictate Profiles

Looking to improve recognition accuracy in MacSpeech Dictate? When recording, consider that ambient noise levels vary between locations. By creating a tailored profile for each location in which you record with MacSpeech Dictate, you can be assured of receiving optimum speech recognition accuracy.

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View iCloud Photo Stream Photos on Your Mac with MyPhotostream

If you want to view photos that are saved to iCloud’s My Photo Stream feature on your Mac, you need to do it in iPhoto or Aperture — two Apple applications that are scheduled to be retired. MyPhotostream is a new alternative that intentionally does just one thing: displays your My Photo Stream photos in a simple environment.

 
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