How-to: Get the most out of Siri

Posted Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 12:36 am by: JS No Comments  

If you have an iPhone 4S, you’re most likely aware of your new personal assistant, Siri. Still though, a lot of folks are a little fuzzy on what it is and what it can do. This great feature utilizes fantastic voice recognition software that can perform a multitude of tasks, even when requesting them in a variety of ways. You can set an alarm by saying a specific time or even just by saying,”Please set an alarm for 19 minutes from now”. You can also set reminders, check the weather, find out when Paul Newman’s birthday is, find nearby gas stations, restaurants and more. You can even begin calls to specific contacts, or dictate and send them text messages. Also, if you add yourself as a contact, Siri will even call you by name. There are even hidden “Easter egg” functions still being discovered by users. For example, Siri will tell you jokes…even if at first it insists it doesn’t know any…

In light of there being far too much to cover here regarding Siri, we’ve included a couple links from Apple that further explain these features, and there’s also a Frequently Asked Questions page. Even if you think you’ll never actually use Siri, after playing around with it and seeing what it can do, you might just change your mind. If you don’t have an iPhone 4S, there are rumors that Apple plans to bring Siri to some of its other devices soon.

apple.com/iphone/features/siri

apple.com/iphone/features/siri-faq

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JS has grown up around computers and has developed a wealth of end-user experience. Technology interests include robotics, vintage video games, music gear, multimedia software, home security and Internet security.

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