Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant
Sweet-talk SiriTM into doing practically anything!
Apple’s Siri voice technology is even more amazing when you really know how
to talk to it. Now, two top Apple tech experts show how to talk Siri into doing
more than ever before! Just look up what you want to do, and you’ll find tested
step-by-step instructions for getting exactly the results you want. From start to
finish, this book is packed with quick and easy ways to make Siri even more
reliable and useful—and way more fun!
• Get more accurate recognition every time you use Siri
• Ask questions that avoid “misunderstandings” and lead to precise,
• Check weather forecasts, stock prices, and lots more
• Help Siri recognize and connect with your spouse, children, and parents
• Use Siri to stay in touch with friends, colleagues, and customers
• Transform Siri into your personal media DJ
• Find the nearest store that’s selling whatever you’re looking for
• Let Siri calculate restaurant tips and “splitting the tab”
• Use Siri to organize your life—and never miss another commitment
• Answer math and science problems with Siri and Wolfram Alpha
• Dictate memos, text and Twitter messages, and even blog posts
• Make sure Siri responds only to you, not to an impostor
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Useful, the manual Siri should have had,
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This review is from: Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant (Paperback)This little book makes using Siri much easier. It is the manual Siri should have had. It goes over simple uses--creating reminders, for example, and more complex uses. These include using Siri to send text messages, to compose e-mails, to search for an item close to you, to maintain a grocery list and remind you when you get to the store what to get. It goes over using Siri to enter things in your calendar, and as a shopping aid. It has a chapter on the kind of humorous prompts that will get Siri to wisecrack back. And it introduces a function I had no idea Siri had, integration with Wolfram Alpha, which you can ask everything from solutions to math equations to currency conversions to conversions of recipe ingredients and on and on. I haven't mastered all that this little book can teach me, but I plan to keep it around and master one sort of task after another and see which ones are useful in my life. For example, who knew that Siri can be a countdown barbecue stopwatch? I... Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Making the Most out of Siri,
This review is from: Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant (Paperback)Siri is one of the coolest smartphone features to come around since, well, the advent of smartphones. It takes the personalization of your daily tasks to a whole new level. Siri's also incredibly fun to use, and as many websites dedicated to it can attest, it has a very quirky dry sense of humor.
Most of the things that I've used Siri for I've picked up from the original Apple presentation of iPhone 4S plus a few additional adds and online tutorials. I've used Siri mostly to place phone calls, send text messages, add items to my calendar, and lookup information online or figure it out using Wolfram Alpha. However, there are many more only slightly more complex and ingenious tasks that Siri can be coopted into doing. Unfortunately, like with most other Apple products, Siri didn't come with a detailed user manual. "Talking to Siri" more or less fills in that need. It's a very short little book, but it will definitely increase your ability to get the most out of Siri. For me... Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Second chance for Siri,
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Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program (What's this?)I have to admit, I really hated Siri. It actually got me upset to try and communicate with her... childish, I know. I just stopped using the program, was better then (practically) arguing with a phone. Then, I saw this book and thought I would give it a try. The book was like couples therapy. It really put Siri into perspective for me and turned me in the right direction to be able to get out of the program what it was able to give.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Siri
Chapter 2 Asking Siri for Information
Chapter 3 Using Siri to Stay in Touch
Chapter 4 Talking to Your Day-Timer
Chapter 5 Going Shopping with Siri
Chapter 6 Pushing Limits with Siri
Chapter 7 Dictation
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