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Could Siri be coming to Apple's Mac computers?

May 24, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • The Apple iPhone 4S features Siri, a voice-activated mobile assistant.
The Apple iPhone 4S features Siri, a voice-activated mobile assistant. (Los Angeles Times )

Could Apple's mobile assistant, Siri, be making the jump to the company's line of Mac computers? It could happen, reports suggested.

Nine to 5 Mac reported signs indicating that while Siri might not join Apple's Macs soon its related feature, Dictation, might.

Dictation, which debuted with this year's line of iPads, appears in apps that use a keyboard and enables users to speak rather than type to create text.

Programming code inside the latest version of Safari on Apple's upcoming operating system, Mountain Lion, show evidence that Dictation could be added to Mac computers, 9 to 5 Mac reported.

The code shows users can activate Dictation by pressing down both command buttons on their keyboards. The report includes a picture of what appears to be that code.

This doesn't mean Dictation or Siri definitively will be moving to Apple's computers, but with a redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro expected to be unveiled at next month's Worldwide Developers Conference, they would be pretty cool features to include.

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