iOS 8 speaks, Yosemite listens

iOS 8 turns iPhone into a super audiobook!

The new Speak Screen feature of iOS 8 empowers iPhone to read the contents of the screen to you. Swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers, or ask Siri to “speak screen”. Speak Screen works for Apple apps such as Safari and iBooks, as well as third parties apps such as Kindle!

Below is a 73-second video demo which I want to share with you:

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How to enable Speak Screen?
Short answer: go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech:
iOS 8 Speak Screen

Long answer: 9to5Mac’s How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you.



Yosemite turns your Mac into a super training video composer!

The above video is recorded by connect my iPhone 5S to my MacBook Air via lightning cable. Then use QuickTime Player to capture what shown on the iPhone screen. ‘Record Your iDevice’s Screen” is one of Wired’s top 10 Yosemite features. It is very easy!

Wow wow!!


A picture is worth a thousand words. Video is much more! I hope you enjoy this fast (written), short (in length) and rich (in experience) blog post!

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