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Create, Find, & Modify Notes with Siri in iOS

Mar 11, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Make a note with Siri

Siri can create new notes, modify existing notes, and find old ones, each of which is tied to the cross iOS & OS X Notes app. This is an excellent trick to use in situations where you want to make a note or modify an existing one but you can’t spend much time fiddling with … Read More

Get Siri to Provide Directions from Google Maps

Mar 5, 2013 - 3 Comments
Siri Directions from Google Maps

You’re probably aware that you can ask Siri for directions, and the personal assistant will route them for you through Apple Maps. This is an excellent feature to use while driving as it keeps you focused, and prevents you from poking around on the screen too much, which also happens to be an increasingly ticketable … Read More

Set Relationships to Contacts with Siri to Improve Natural Language Commands

Feb 28, 2013 - 4 Comments
Use Relationship commands with Siri

Defining important relationships to some of your contacts is a great way to improve Siri’s comprehension, and also to expand the personal assistants general usefulness. Take the time to set some relationships, because other than making things more practical, it allows you to greatly simplify many commands by letting you skip names entirely and just … Read More

Leave Your Gloves On & Keep Hands Warm by Shooting iPhone Photos with Siri

Feb 24, 2013 - 8 Comments
Take a photo with the iPhone volume button

For anyone who has taken an iPhone photo out in cold weather before, you know how chilly and uncomfortable it is to pull a warm glove off of your hands just so you can snap a quick picture of a nice snowy scene. That is usually necessary because the iPhone requires using the touch screen … Read More

Post to Twitter and Facebook with Siri

Feb 18, 2013 - 6 Comments
Posting to Twitter from Siri

You can post status updates and tweets to Facebook and Twitter by using nothing more than Siri. Why this may seem like a mere novelty at first, it’s actually extremely useful for situations where you’re occupied or can’t fiddle much with an iPhone, like when driving or running. Because you can summon Siri from the … Read More

Edit Siri Commands to Make Corrections & Fix Misunderstandings

Feb 8, 2013 - 1 Comment
Edit Siri Commands

Siri has impressive comprehension but isn’t always perfect, and sometimes Siri can just misunderstand something or have a hard time with the spelling of certain words and names. If you find that Siri has made a mistake understanding what you’ve said, or if you just want to correct or change the question or command you … Read More

Get a List of Siri Commands Directly from Siri

Feb 5, 2013 - 3 Comments
Siri

We’ve shown you many of the great and legitimately useful things you can do with Siri, but there is much more to the intelligent voice assistant than meets the eye. Sure you can wing it to find out what Siri can do, but a better solution is to ask Siri directly… and it’ll tell you … Read More

Buy Movie Tickets with Siri

Jan 28, 2013 - 3 Comments
Buy a movie ticket with Siri

You can now buy movie tickets with the help of Siri, and use nothing but your iPhone (or iPad if you want to bring it with you) when you get to the theater to stroll in and enjoy the show. This is thanks to a new Siri feature that arrived in iOS 6.1, and it’s … Read More

Write & Send a Complete Email with Siri Faster Than Ever

Dec 30, 2012 - 5 Comments
Write and send a complete email with Siri

If you’ve sent emails out with Siri before, you have probably noticed that Siri will often respond to the initial email request with an inquiry about what the mail subject or body should contain, making you respond with another phrase and continue a back-and-forth dialog with Siri until the to, subject, and message fields are … Read More

Add Phonetic Spelling to Contact Names to Improve Siri’s Pronunciation

Dec 14, 2012 - 9 Comments
Add phonetic spelling to names to improve pronunciation with Siri

Siri doubles as a great hands-free helper with some extremely useful voice commands, but sometimes Siri can really mangle pronunciation of names that aren’t outright obvious. If you’re finding that Siri routinely either mispronounces a name or doesn’t understand a request regarding a certain contact, try adding special phonetic spelling fields to the troubled contacts: … Read More

Use Siri as a Calculator

Nov 25, 2012 - 5 Comments
Siri as a calculator

Don’t want to unlock your iPhone and launch the Calculator app? Bummed that iPad doesn’t even have a default Calculator? No big deal, because Siri can function as a regular old calculator, and it has the obvious added bonus of being handsfree. To have Siri calculate equations for you, just feed Siri numbers and thanks … Read More

Use iPhone & Siri as a Tip Calculator

Nov 19, 2012 - 17 Comments
The iPhone becomes a Tip Calculator thanks to Siri

Breaking out the Calculator app can be too time consuming, and while there’s no shortage of tip calculator apps for the iPhone, why download another app if you don’t need to? The next time you’re at a restaurant and want to quickly calculate an appropriate tip according to the bill, all you have to do … Read More

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