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Give Your Mac a Voice with Text-to-Speech

My first (of hopefully many) articles over at MacTuts+ on taking advantage of OS X’s Text-to-Speech functionality, from basic usage to using the say command and creating customised ringtones.

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Samsung Found Guilty of Wilful Patent Infringement, Ordered to Pay Apple $1.049 Billion

I don’t think anyone really expected the outcome to be in favour of Samsung.

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Facebook For iPhone, Now With 1000% Less Suck

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Facebook has released a completely rewritten iOS app that is significantly faster than the prior version. With more and more Facebook users accessing the social network via mobile, the company views having a fast mobile app as increasingly essential.

About damn time. Don’t expect too much of a change to the UI, this is all about the performance.

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OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.1

Remember when dot updates were about 200MB each? This one weighs in at less than 25MB.

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CSS Colour Names That Sound Like Porn Actor Names

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My personal favourites are “Golden Rod” and “Misty Blue”.