Great hearing your ideas, Shawn.

You do have me at a disadvantage, however.  I don't know what you mean when you 
say Neural TTS engines.  I did not know they even existed, at least, not as 
such.

What exactly is a Neural TTS?  Is that Alex?

Mark

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From: bbsshawn via MacVisionaries <macvisionaries@googlegroups.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 2:26 PM
To: 'Donna Goodin' via MacVisionaries <macvisionaries@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: Just a Quick Hello To Everyone on the List from Moderator Mark

Hey Mark. Welcome back. Well for me I bought my M1 MacBook Air  at the 
beginning of the month and I'm still in love with her. I named her Diva. I 
named her after a certain girl I'm interested in. I don't have a lot of 
features I'd like to see, just a few fixes I'd like to see across all devices. 
First for the new macOS I'd like to see them bring back the ability to use the 
Neural TTS versions of the Siri voices with Voiceover. Why they took that 
feature away from us in Ventura is beyond me. That's why I downgraded this 
thing back to Monterey because Neural TTS beats the regular voices. They sound 
so real and I love it.
For iOS 17 I'd like to see them bring back the Premium Zoe voice. I know when 
iOS 16.0 was first in beta we had the voice but there were so many problems 
with it that they took it away  and now all we have is the enhanced version of 
that voice which doesn't really sound that great. I'm using the Tom voice for 
that reason and don't get me wrong, he's ok, but Zoe Premium is better.
I guess I kinda lied about not having any features I'd like to see added. In 
iOS 17 I'd love to be able to use the Neural TTS Siri voices with Voiceover. 
That's all though. Anyway, glad to see you're doing well Mark.

Regards
Shawn
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> On May 31, 2023, at 11:55 AM, Violet Gill <logicalviol...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello, I am enjoying my Mac mini M1 and my iPhone 14 promax. I think the best 
> thing I will want to see for iOS 17 is it to be more stable iOS 16 was very 
> very buggy in the earlier versions. Hopefully iOS 17 will be much better.
> 
> 
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> Violet. 
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>> On May 31, 2023, at 12:22, 'E.T.' via MacVisionaries 
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>> ´╗┐Hi Mark,
>>  Rather than adding more features, I would much prefer the various OSs be 
>> made more stable. Ventura and iOS need to be more polished. Especially 
>> Voiceover voices.
>> 
>> 
>> From E.T.'s Keyboard...
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>>> On 5/31/2023 7:58 AM, M. Taylor wrote:
>>> Hello Everyone,
>>> Seems as though it's been quite a while since I posted to the list 
>>> so just wanted to check in with you and see how everyone is doing 
>>> with their Apple devices.
>>> I am looking forward to the WWDC 2023 keynote presentation, next week.
>>> You know?  The only software feature that I really want added to the 
>>> OS is the ability to permanently save and organize iMessage content into 
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>>> Are there any features, accessibility-related or not, that you would 
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>>> I hope everyone is doing well and I look forward to reading your replies.
>>> Moderator Mark
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