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How to Disable Siri on Mac

Nov 28, 2016 - 7 Comments
Disable Siri on Mac

Some Mac users may wish to turn off Siri on their Mac, perhaps because they aren’t using the Siri service on their computer or maybe they’d rather just use Siri on the iPhone or iPad instead. Regardless of the reason, you can easily disable Siri in Mac OS, which will completely turn off the voice … Read More

How to Add Siri Results into Notification Center on Mac

Nov 18, 2016 - 3 Comments
Siri result widget in Notification Center on Mac

We already know that Siri for Mac has a litany of commands and capabilities, but did you know that you can pin a Siri search result into the Mac Notifications Center panel? For example, if you ask Siri for the weather, you can pin the result, which will update on the fly, into the Notifications … Read More

Temporarily Disable Hey Siri on iPhone with a Simple Trick

Nov 15, 2016 - 3 Comments
The iPhone Plus S placed face down on a desk

The Hey Siri feature is undeniably useful, allowing you to engage with the iPhone from just about anywhere by voice commands, but sometimes you definitely don’t want Hey Siri to activate (let alone start talking out of the blue or answering questions at a White House press conference). A simple solution is available with the … Read More

How to Change Siri Keyboard Shortcut for Mac

Oct 21, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Siri icon on the Mac

As you likely know by now, there are multiple ways to summon Siri on macOS; you can open Siri with a keyboard shortcut, you can access Siri from the menu bar icon, and you can open Siri from the Dock icon too. If you want to customize how you access Siri, you can change the … Read More

Check iOS Settings Status with Siri

Oct 19, 2016 - 5 Comments
Siri checking device settings in iOS

Ever wondered if an iOS Setting was turned off or on? Don’t want to go fishing around in Settings of iOS to see if something is enabled or disabled? Maybe you’re away from your device and want to know a settings status using Hey Siri? You don’t always need to dig around in the Settings … Read More

How to Hide Siri Menu Icon in macOS

Sep 30, 2016 - 2 Comments
Hide Siri Menu bar icon in MacOS

Want to hide the Siri menu icon but still have Siri enabled on the Mac? This approach offers a way to reduce menubar clutter on a Mac, while still retaining the Siri assistant functionality and each of its useful commands. With the Siri menu bar icon hidden, you can still access Siri on the Mac … Read More

Use Siri on the Mac! A List of Mac Siri Commands

Sep 28, 2016 - 20 Comments
Siri Mac Commands

Now that macOS Sierra has Siri built directly into the Mac operating system, you’re probably wondering what exactly you can do with the handy virtual assistant on your computer. It turns out that Siri has many abilities unique to the Mac, which you can’t perform on an iPhone or iPad with the virtual assistant. Of … Read More

How to Turn Off “Hey Siri” on iPhone and iPad

Aug 1, 2016 - 11 Comments
How to disable Hey Siri to turn off Siri voice activation in iOS

The “Hey Siri” voice activated control feature on modern iOS devices is a great feature that many people find tremendous use with, but not everyone enjoys it. Some users may wish to disable “Hey Siri” on iPhone or iPad, which will prevent the voice activated ability from listening for the appropriate commands, but turning off … Read More

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 - 8 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.

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