Why Apple’s Voice Control feature is a big deal
Why Apple’s Voice Control feature is a big dealWhy Apple’s Voice Control feature is a big dealAabhas Sharma Voice-related technology has indeed come a long way in the last couple of years. From voice-based assistants to giving voice commands for various tasks, a lot of brands have adopted it to varied degrees of success. | TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Jun 6, 2019, 11:11AM ISTCalifornia: Voice-related technology has indeed come a long way in the last couple of years. From voice-based assistants to giving voice commands for various tasks, a lot of brands have adopted it to varied degrees of success. At the WWDC, Apple gave a glimpse on voice control will make accessibility on its devices far more easier. We got a glimpse of the Voice Control feature on macOS Catalina and it does look a promising addition. How it works is actually very simple. All you need to do is give voice commands to your MacBook and it will execute them.
For instance, one can say “Open Safari” and the browser will automatically open. Or you can say “Send message to ABC” and the message will promptly be sent to that person or contact. If you want to open an image in the photo then you can simply say “open image 45” and that image will immediately pop up. From the little we saw, it was clear that Apple has improved its voice detection technology a lot. Another good thing is that Voice Control doesn’t need a use to be online in order to access it.
The biggest change that Voice Control will bring, however, is that it makes Mac devices accessible to those who are differently-abled. What Voice Control does is that even if you can’t touch your keyboard or mouse on a Mac, it will help you operate it. There is a section of users who have accessibility issues and Voice Control seems to be designed to help them use these machines without too many hassles.
The Voice Control feature may not get too many people excited as other things that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2019 but it is certainly one of the most important ones.
macOS Catalina also brings a host of other features to Mac devices. One of them is the Sidecar feature that allows Mac users to use their iPad as a secondary display.
(The writer is attending WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California on the official invite of Apple)