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#1529: Tracking and joining videoconferencing calls, making framed screenshots with Picsew, better dictation with Voice Control

If you have trouble keeping track of and joining all your videoconferencing calls, Julio Ojeda-Zapata suggests a couple of helpful apps that make the process easier. We constantly work with screenshots here at TidBITS, and Josh and Adam have found the Picsew iOS app indispensable for combining, framing, and editing screenshots. Finally, Adam takes a hard look at the standard iOS and macOS dictation capabilities and how poorly they compare with the Voice Control dictation feature that Apple introduced in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina. Notable Mac app releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.4.9, Compressor 4.4.7, and Motion 5.4.6; BusyCal 3.10.3 and BusyContacts 1.4.9; iMovie 10.1.15; ScreenFlow 9.0.5; and Fantastical 3.1.5.

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How iOS and macOS Dictation Can Learn from Voice Control’s Dictation

Oddly, Apple has two seemingly independent dictation capabilities available for both iOS devices and Macs. The standard dictation feature is, unfortunately, pretty weak in comparison with the dictation feature that you get when you enable Voice Control. Adam Engst looks at the differences and suggests features that Apple could move over from Voice Control.