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Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant

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Sweet-talk Siri® for iOS 6 into doing practically anything!

In iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, Siri is more amazing than ever—and it’s even better when you really know how to talk to it. Now, two top Apple® tech experts show how to talk the newest version of Siri into doing more than you ever thought possible! Look up what you want to do, and you’ll find tested step-by-step instructions for getting perfect results—including new ways to do everything from checking football scores to posting on Facebook!

  • Teach Siri to recognize requests and take dictation more accurately
  • Check Yelp reviews and place OpenTable restaurant reservations
  • Launch apps hands-free
  • Find out where your friends are right now
  • Choose a great movie with Rotten Tomatoes reviews
  • Get up-to-the-minute player stats for baseball, football, or soccer
  • Blog with Siri using email or text messaging
  • Tweet updates, complete with location or appointment info
  • Create location-based reminders that trigger at destinations like the drugstore
  • Help Siri recognize and connect with your family and friends
  • Transform Siri into your personal media DJ
  • Find the nearest store that’s selling whatever you want
  • Answer math and science problems with Wolfram Alpha
  • Make sure Siri responds only to you, not to an impostor
  • Discover the silliness Apple engineered into Siri

Synopsis:

With Siri, iPhone 5 users can get the answers and actions they're looking for, just by speaking to their phones. But, as pioneering users have discovered, Siri takes some getting used to: it's all too easy for Siri to misinterpret and frustrate you. Talking to Siri 2/e is the solution: the concise, practical Siri guidebook for everyone. Renowned Apple experts Erica Sadun and Steve Sande help you talk to Siri in ways it'll understand, so you get exactly what you want from it. You'll discover which categories Siri responds to best, and learn how to make the most of them. Sadun and Sande reveal the best ways to set up Siri in your preferences, manage your interactive conversations, and perform tasks ranging from checking the weather to doing math. Packed with practical how-tos and real-world examples, this book won't just make Siri work better for you right now: it'll help you find new ways to use it that you never even imagined!

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 more than 1.5 million words written for the blog in a little more than 4 years. He’s written a number of books for Take Control Books and Apress, is married to a rocket scientist, and spends his days being bossed by a cat.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Siri

Chapter 2 Asking Siri for Information

Chapter 3 Staying in Touch Using Siri

Chapter 4 Talking to Your Day-Timer

Chapter 5 Going Shopping with Siri

Chapter 6 Moving around with Siri

Chapter 7 Doing the Social with Siri

Chapter 8, Having fun with Siri / Playing around with Siri

Chapter 9 Dictating to Siri

Chapter 10 High Octane Dictation

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789750693
Author:
Sadun, Erica And Steve Sande.
Publisher:
Que
Author:
Sadun, Erica
Author:
Sande, Steve
Subject:
Siri; iphone; new iphone; iphone 5; iphone 4s; iphone 4; new ipad; ipad; ipad 3; ios; ios6; what is siri; what iphone is siri on; why siri
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.92 x 5.07 x 0.508 in 210 gr

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"Synopsis" by , With Siri, iPhone 5 users can get the answers and actions they're looking for, just by speaking to their phones. But, as pioneering users have discovered, Siri takes some getting used to: it's all too easy for Siri to misinterpret and frustrate you. Talking to Siri 2/e is the solution: the concise, practical Siri guidebook for everyone. Renowned Apple experts Erica Sadun and Steve Sande help you talk to Siri in ways it'll understand, so you get exactly what you want from it. You'll discover which categories Siri responds to best, and learn how to make the most of them. Sadun and Sande reveal the best ways to set up Siri in your preferences, manage your interactive conversations, and perform tasks ranging from checking the weather to doing math. Packed with practical how-tos and real-world examples, this book won't just make Siri work better for you right now: it'll help you find new ways to use it that you never even imagined!
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