One of my favorite new things in Mountain Lion: built-in dictation! 10. Activate dictation quickly Enable this feature in the Dictation & Speech panel, in System Preferences. Click the Fn key twice to activate it. (You must be in a text field or writeable document -- like an email or Word doc.) Then press the Fn key again to be done. Happy. Happy. Joy. Joy.


  1. Do you recommend purchasing the upgrade b/t the Leopard to Snow Leopard? It costs an extra 20 bucks and I'm not sure it is so worth it...thanks!

    1. Eliana, it's hard to answer that without knowing your system specs. But, yes, Snow Leopard is really the oldest OS anyone should be running now.