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IBM offers speech technology for Macintosh

IBM is bringing its speech recognition technology to the Macintosh.

IBM is bringing its speech recognition technology to the Macintosh.

Big Blue today rolled out ViaVoice 1.0 for the Macintosh operating system, which provides a voice interface for performing basic computer tasks, like creating email and editing documents, the company said.

IBM already offers ViaVoice for Windows-based PCs.

After text is created, the software's integrated transfer feature lets users transfer text into Macintosh applications, such as AppleWorks or Microsoft Word.

The new software sells for $89.95.