system preferences

How to schedule an automatic Mac wake up time

Summary: How to schedule a Mac automatic wake up time (or sleep time).

While answering a reader's question about an unrelated Mac issue, I stumbled onto a solution of how to wake up my Mac at a specific time every day. This is very cool for me, because it fits in very well with my Mac AppleScript iTunes alarm clock.

Mac text to speech - selecting a default system voice

One cool thing about Mac OS X systems is the built in "text to voice" functionality. I use this from time to time to have my Mac OS X system read a web page or eBook to me, and the voice technology has actually gotten very good.

One thing many people don't know is that you can choose which voice you want to hear on your Mac OS X system by default, so, here's a short tutorial demonstrating how to select a default Mac "text to speech" voice.