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Talking to Siri: Mastering the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistantby Erica Sadun
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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!
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
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
Siri Quick Reference
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