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Remove Alarm Clock Clutter on the iPhone with Siri

Dec 3, 2013 - 2 Comments
Many alarm clocks on the iPhone

Many of us have an iPhone sit on our nightstand to use as a primary alarm clock. But over time, with schedule changes, early flights to catch, sound changes or new music selections, sleeping in on some days, waking up early on others, the iPhone alarm clock can get extremely cluttered with way too many … Read More

Correct How Siri Pronounces Names in iOS

Nov 29, 2013 - 1 Comment
Siri logo after iOS 7

While Siri is great at pronouncing some common names, Siri can also completely blunder on others, turning a first or last name into an almost unrecognizable mess of noises that barely resembles the way the name actually sounds. Fortunately, iOS now makes it very easy to correct Siri directly and verbally, so the next time … Read More

Change iOS System Settings like Wi-Fi & Display Brightness with Siri

Nov 9, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Toggle system settings in iOS with Siri

Need to quickly toggle a system setting on your iPhone or iPad like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on or off? Want to turn down the brightness of your iPhone without touching it? Now you can just summon Siri and ask your very own iOS personal assistant to change some of the most frequently accessed system settings … Read More

Open Any Settings Panel in iOS Directly from Siri

Nov 6, 2013 - 4 Comments
Open Settings panels with Siri

The Settings app for iOS has tons of individual preference toggles, adjustments, tweaks, and customizations, adding up to what is likely hundreds of options. Each of the settings is segmented into a variety of categories, like General, Sounds, Notification Center, Privacy, Location, plus just about every default app, and many third party apps too. While … Read More

How to Switch the Voice of Siri to a Guy or Girl in iOS 7

Oct 5, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Siri Logo

As you may have noticed by now, Siri’s voice got an overhaul in iOS 7, adjusted just slightly from the now famous female voice used in countless Apple commercials to a variation that is just slightly different, but a bit more refined. The new voice sounds great, but if for some reason you aren’t thrilled … Read More

Watch Movie Trailers Quickly with Siri

Jul 30, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Watch movie trailers with Siri

The next time you’re heading to a theater or sitting on the couch and you just aren’t sure which movie to watch, turn to Siri. No he/she won’t decide what to watch for you, but the iOS virtual assistant can quickly retrieve movie trailers which can help you decide: Summon Siri and say “Show me … Read More

Quickly Take Pictures with iPad by Accessing Camera from the Lock Screen

Jul 19, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Take a picture from the Lock Screen on the iPad

The lock screen camera is one of the more handy features of the iPhone, but the iPad does not have that same quick-to-access camera option. That doesn’t mean you can’t take pictures directly from the lock screen on the iPad, you just have to use Siri to launch directly into the camera app from the … Read More

Get Detailed Weather Information with Siri: Temperature, Forecasts, Humidity, Dew Point, Barometer, & Wind Speed

Jun 8, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Get Weather and forecast from Siri

Just about everyone knows that you can get basic weather details, temperature, and forecasts through Siri just by summoning the virtual assistant and then asking one of a few basic questions: “What is the temperature?” – provides current temperature and hourly forecast “What is the forecast?” – provides a multi-day forecast “What is the weather?” … Read More

Flip a Coin & Roll the Dice with Siri

Jun 1, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Roll dice with Siri

Can’t decide whether to have pizza or thai for dinner, but you’re all out of coins to flip and make the decision for you? Or maybe you can’t play Yahtzee or Bunco because you lost your dice? No big deal if you have an iPhone or iPad laying around, because Siri can both roll dice … Read More

Generate Random Passwords on the iPhone with Siri

May 14, 2013 - 8 Comments
Generate a random strong password on the iPhone with Siri

The next time you need a new randomly generated strong password, pull out an iPhone and ask Siri. Yes, the voice assistant that lives in iOS. You won’t find this trick in Siri’s own listing of commands list, but it’s a piece of cake to use and quite powerful.

Enable Siri “Raise to Speak” to Hear Command Responses via Ear Speaker

Apr 30, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Raise to Speak with Siri

Siri defaults to speaking responses back through the speakers of the iPhone and iPad, and often quite loudly at that. Though you can control Siri’s volume level independently of general system audio levels, having the voice of Siri be set to a very quiet level isn’t much of a solution if you actually want to … Read More

Set a Custom Repeat Reminder on iPhone with Siri

Apr 10, 2013 - 1 Comment
Reminders app

Ever wanted to create a reminder on the iPhone that is on a unique repeating interval? Maybe of alternating days, like a reminder every other day, or a reminder every 3 days? Oddly, this option isn’t available natively in the Calendar or Reminders apps of iOS, but these custom repeat reminder options do exist on … Read More

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