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How to Set Up CarPlay with iPhone

Jul 9, 2016 - 7 Comments
CarPlay aftermarket unit

CarPlay allows an iPhone to show maps, directions, messages, calls, Siri, and music on a compatible in-dash car display, making it easier and safer to access some iPhone features while you’re in a car. The CarPlay feature is increasingly supported on new model vehicles and there are aftermarket in-dash CarPlay units available as well. Whether … Read More

Quickly Turn iPhone Battery Saving Low Power Mode On & Off with Siri

May 9, 2016 - 1 Comment
Turn Low Power Mode on and off with Siri on iPhone

The excellent battery saving Low Power Mode available to iPhone users in modern versions of iOS typically requires being enabled through battery settings, but there’s an even faster way to toggle the feature on and off again at any time; Siri.

Improve “Hey Siri” on iPhone by Re-Training Voice Recognition

May 3, 2016 - 7 Comments
Setup Siri with voice training recognition

Having Hey Siri enabled for hands-free activation of the virtual assistant is undoubtedly useful, but sometimes you may find that Siri doesn’t always respond on the iPhone. Conversely, sometimes you may experience Hey Siri activating out of the blue seemingly unsolicited. Both of these issues are usually a result of Siri not recognizing your voice … Read More

Humor – 2001: A Space Odyssey, if Hal was Siri [Video]

Apr 29, 2016 - 19 Comments
2001 A Space Odyssey with Siri

This hilarious video is for anyone who has experienced frustrations with Siri, and who is also a fan of the science fiction classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

How to Use “Hey Siri” on Apple Watch

Apr 12, 2016 - Leave a Comment
hey-siri-apple-watch-use

The Apple Watch has the same “Hey Siri” voice based activation feature available to it that iOS does, but it works a bit different and doesn’t activate exactly the same. In fact, there are two ways to activate Hey Siri on the Apple Watch, neither of which is quite like the iPhone based summoning method.

Cookie Monster & Siri Pitch the iPhone in Fun New Apple Commercial [Video]

Mar 16, 2016 - 15 Comments
Cookie Monster and Siri in iPhone commercial

Apple has started running a fun new iPhone commercial focusing on the hands-free Hey Siri feature, as it’s being used by none other than Cookie Monster from Sesame Street fame.

How to Disable Siri Suggestions in Spotlight Search on iPhone with iOS 9

Jan 18, 2016 - 4 Comments
Siri Suggestions in Spotlight search of iOS

Siri Suggestions is a feature of modern versions of iOS that recommends contacts, apps, nearby locations, and news, right from the Spotlight search screen. Siri Suggestions aims to be intelligent and learn from user behavior on the iPhone and iPad, offering contacts and apps depending on usage patterns, location, and the time of day, and … Read More

Show & Search All Photos by Location with Siri

Dec 18, 2015 - 3 Comments
Search Photos by location with Siri

While the iPhone and iPad has long been able to use location data stored within photos to place and sort the pictures by location, the newest versions of iOS allow Siri to tap into the location meta data too, providing for a quick method of reviewing and finding pictures by locale.

Check Store & Restaurant Business Hours with Siri

Nov 27, 2015 - 3 Comments
Find business store hours with Siri

If you’ve ever needed to know how late a particular store or restaurant is open, just pull out your iPhone and ask Siri. This should in handy when you’re out and about running errands or need to make a last minute shopping stop, but it’s clearly useful for many purposes. And if you have a … Read More

Tell Siri to Remind You About What You’re Looking At in iOS

Nov 25, 2015 - 2 Comments
Tell Siri to remind me about this at a date and time

Whether you’re looking at an important email, reading a web page, or doing just about anything else on your iPhone or iPad, perhaps you’d like to be reminded about it again at a later time or date. While Siri has long been able to create reminders for events and based on locations, a new feature … Read More

How to Silence Siri with the Mute Switch on iPhone & iPad

Nov 19, 2015 - 8 Comments
Silence Siri with the Mute Switch

The ever helpful and sometimes comical Siri is a rather vocal virtual assistant, defaulting to speaking back a response to directions and commands. But if you want to hush that Siri voice feedback response while still using the feature for commands and queries, you can enable an optional setting that causes Siri to obey the … Read More

Humor: Siri Intervenes in White House Press Question [Video]

Sep 10, 2015 - 10 Comments
Siri answers question at White House press conference

As many iPhone owners know, sometimes Siri just starts talking out of no where, intervening into conversations seemingly at random. Well, guess what, Siri is now interjecting itself into official White House press conferences too!

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