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In case you didn’t realize, your personal assistant is here NOW, TODAY. Introducing Siri…

My partner recently moved from a Samsung smartphone to an iPhone.  He’s like a little kid with a new toy.  He’s particularly taken to Siri to remind him of things to do.  He sometimes gets sassy with her, using the Hey Siri feature, he’ll get her attention with “Hey Siri girl…”

I was doing some research for a class, and came across some helpful articles on Siri.  One compared Siri to Contana, and Siri one hands down (no pun intended).

By far the most comprehensive article as on in October 2015, via MacWorld UK.  

Complete guide to Siri:
How to set up Siri in iOS 9 &
train it to recognise your voice

Our complete guide to Siri explains how to use Siri, details all the Siri features and commands (including the new questions introduced in iOS 8.3 and coming in iOS 8.4 and iOS 9) and helps you get more out of Siri on your iPhone or iPad.

It’s list of suggested commands and usage is thorough, with a lot of helpful background on the Siri engine.  For example:

  • Ask Siri about (examples on each category)
    • 10 things you might not have tried, Maps, Stocks, Places, Social Media, Safari, Weather, Movies, Apps,  Messages, Email, Face Time, Find My Friends, Music, Identify Music, Sport, Clocks and Alarms, Contacts, Phone, Calendar, General Knowledge,
  • Proactive assistance feature in iOS 9, which is Apple’s answer to Google Now. It can take into account your location, the time of day, recurring activity, usage patterns, the app you are viewing or other connected devices to anticipate your next move and surface relevant actions and information, before you even have the chance to ask a question or type in a query.
  • The more you use Siri the more accurate it becomes. You soon become aware of just how useful it can be, and what its boundaries are. It knows a lot about weather, restaurants, films and football, for example, but nothing about Formula One.

Click here for the complete MacWorld UK article,


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