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*Includes a new Q&A with the creator of Siri!

Sweet-talk Siri for iOS 7 into doing practically anything!

Under iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, Siri is better than ever: faster, smarter, more responsive. And it’s even more amazing when you really know how to talk to it. Top Apple experts Sande and Sadun introduce you to the newest version of Siri. This release offers more functionality than you ever thought possible! You’ll find tested step-by-step instructions for perfect results--including new Siri techniques and responses you won’t discover anywhere else!

  • Teach Siri to recognize requests and take dictation more accurately
  • Help Siri recognize, track down, and connect with family and friends
  • Transform Siri and iTunes Radio into your personal DJ (and tell Siri what songs you never want to hear again)
  • Check Yelp or Rotten Tomatoes reviews and place OpenTable reservations
  • Return calls, play specific voicemails, and check your email
  • Make appointments, take notes, and set reminders
  • Blog with Siri using email or text messaging
  • Tweet updates and track up-to-the-minute Twitter trends
  • Trigger reminders when you arrive at the supermarket, drugstore, or any other destination
  • Retrieve up-to-the-minute sports stats
  • Use Siri to control apps, access device settings, and enable Airplane mode
  • Teach Siri how to pronounce names correctly
  • Find the nearest store selling the products you need
  • Answer math and science problems with Wolfram Alpha
  • Make sure Siri responds only to you, not to an impostor
  • Discover the silly side of Siri (including our top 10 Siri jokes)

Synopsis:

Siri is Apple's Intelligent Assistant - by pressing and holding the Home button on your newer iOS device, users can speak commands into their device and Siri will respond. These commands, however, take some getting used to. Some things you say might get misinterpreted by Siri, which makes knowing the language that Siri understands critical.

 

This short book introduces you to Siri. You'll learn how to access the voice assistant by using the Home button on your newer iOS device, and how to achieve the highest recognition rate as you talk. You'll discover which categories Siri responds to and find out how to make the most of each of these in your conversations. You'll discover practical how-to advice mixed with many examples to inspire as well as instruct. Tutorials will show you how to set up Siri in your preferences and how to manage the interactive conversations you have with your voice assistant. You'll learn how to perform tasks by topic: checking the weather, doing math, looking up information on the web, and much more.

 

Talking to Siri is the go-to book for people who want to know more about using Apple’s intelligent assistant to accomplish more in their daily lives. This new edition features all-new screenshots to highlight the new user interface of iOS 7 and the improved features and integration of Siri with the operating system.

About the Author

Erica Sadun writes a lot of books and blogs at TUAW. When not writing, she’s a full-time parent of geeks who are brushing up on their world-domination skills. According to her academic dosimeter, she’s acquired more education than any self-respecting person might consider wise. She enjoys deep-diving into technology.

Steve Sande also writes way too much. He’s the hardware editor at TUAW and has logged almost 2 million words written for the blog in a little more than 5 years. He’s written a number of books, is married to a rocket scientist, and spends his days being bossed by a cat.

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Getting Started with Siri

2 Controlling Your Device with Siri

3 Asking Siri for Information

4 Using Siri to Stay in Touch

5 Talking to Your Day-Timer

6 Going Shopping with Siri

7 Pushing Limits with Siri

8 Siri Dictation

9 Having Fun with Siri

Summary

Appendix

Siri Quick Reference

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789752987
Author:
Sadun, Erica
Publisher:
Que
Author:
Sande, Steve
Subject:
Siri; Apple Siri; iOS; iOS 6;iOS 7; iOS 8; iphone; ipad; siri app; reminders app; how to access siri; how do I use siri; how do you use siri; use siri; ios siri; siri application; free siri app; itouch 4; apple itouch; ios upgrade ;virtual assistant
Subject:
Siri; Apple Siri; iOS; iOS 6;iOS 7; iOS 8; iphone; ipad; siri app; reminders app; how to access siri; how do I use siri; how do you use siri; use siri; ios siri; siri application; free siri app; itouch 4; apple itouch; ios upgrade
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140418
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
6.9 x 5 x 0.8 in 245 gr

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Siri is Apple's Intelligent Assistant - by pressing and holding the Home button on your newer iOS device, users can speak commands into their device and Siri will respond. These commands, however, take some getting used to. Some things you say might get misinterpreted by Siri, which makes knowing the language that Siri understands critical.

 

This short book introduces you to Siri. You'll learn how to access the voice assistant by using the Home button on your newer iOS device, and how to achieve the highest recognition rate as you talk. You'll discover which categories Siri responds to and find out how to make the most of each of these in your conversations. You'll discover practical how-to advice mixed with many examples to inspire as well as instruct. Tutorials will show you how to set up Siri in your preferences and how to manage the interactive conversations you have with your voice assistant. You'll learn how to perform tasks by topic: checking the weather, doing math, looking up information on the web, and much more.

 

Talking to Siri is the go-to book for people who want to know more about using Apple’s intelligent assistant to accomplish more in their daily lives. This new edition features all-new screenshots to highlight the new user interface of iOS 7 and the improved features and integration of Siri with the operating system.

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