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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

Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius & Other Temperatures on the iPhone with Siri

Mar 27, 2013 - 5 Comments
Change temperature scale on the iPhone

Some countries use fahrenheit, others use celsius, and if you’re an alien on an unusually extreme planet maybe you even use kelvin… whatever the case we’ve all run into the situation where someone from elsewhere is referring to a temperature in a scale you’re unfamiliar with. Obviously if someone in the USA says “wow it … Read More

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

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