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All posts tagged "siri"


Monday, July 9, 2012

Make Siri Your Event Manager

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.imore.com/2012/06/28/cre...ar-events-siri/

"Since Siri is meant to be your personal assistant, it only makes sense to have it schedule and manage your meetings and events."

If you are having difficulty with Siri, or just don't know how to get it to work correctly, then this how-to should help.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Create and Update Your Notes Via Siri

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.imore.com/2012/04/08/sir...-updates-notes/

"Apple's virtual personal assistant, Siri, can do all sorts of wonderful things, including creating and updating Notes right on your iPhone."

It's as simple as telling Siri to "create a new note" or "make a new note." If you add the name of the note at the end of the request, such as "create a new note grocery list" it will then title the note. I haven't tried this out, but supposedly updating the note isn't as easy as creating it. I'm guessing you just say "add grapes to grocery note" or something like that. What are your thoughts, ever tried creating notes or reminders via Siri? If so, any helpful hints?


Monday, December 26, 2011

Apple's Santa Ad Named Most Effective for 2011 Holiday Season

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...day_season.html

"Apple's TV commercial depicting Santa Claus interacting with Siri on his iPhone 4S was named the most effective ad of the 2011 holiday season, and topped 34 other Santa-themed spots."

This is a fantastic commercial, but I also think the current Chevrolet commercials featuring a salesman named "Nick" are awesome. Do a search on youtube if you aren't familiar, it's worth the search.

Tags: hardware, iphone, ad, santa, siri, 4s

Monday, December 19, 2011

Santa and Siri, Unbeatable Team

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 02:43 PM

http://www.edibleapple.com/2011/12/...+(Edible+Apple)

"t turns out that even Santa Claus is an iPhone owner, and more than that, he relies quite heavily on Siri to get the job done."

Awesome, especially the number of appointments Santa has to deal with.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Let Siri Start Your Car

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.gizmag.com/siri-iphone-car-hack/20659/

"What if you could ask your iPhone to start your car?"

I think I would jump for joy. Cool concept, and only a month or two after the debut of Siri too. I think this shows a lot of potential for Siri. I'm assuming this is on a jailbroken iPhone but still, it's great to see the experimentation!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Siri Security Leak and a Solution

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/10/20/ipho...revent-unautho/

"Welcome to iPhone 101, the series that explains the basics of iPhone operation. This time, it's making sure Siri doesn't let anyone use your locked iPhone."

Not only do you have to worry about that pesky magnetic cover on your iPad 2, you now have to worry about Siri giving access to all of your secrets. Well, the secrets Siri understands I guess. You can disable this in the Settings > General > Passcode settings and turn off the Siri option. Annoying but if you tend to lose track of your iPhone, you might want to consider this!


Use Reminders for Your Shopping Lists

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/10/22/crea...nders-and-siri/

"Cliff Joyce of Pure Blend Software introduced me to my favorite way of putting together shopping lists in Siri."

Not only works with Siri, but if you have an iPhone without Siri you can do it manually using Reminders. Never even thought about this but it is pretty handy.


Friday, October 21, 2011

The New iPhone 4S Ad Featuring Siri

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:02 AM

http://www.insanely-great.com/news....nely+Great+Mac)

The ads speak for themselves don't they?


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just How Much Can Siri Understand? Quite a bit...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:38 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/10/05/ipho...ou-say-to-siri/

"Curious about the iPhone 4S's new voice assistant feature? So were we. TUAW tracked down a set of example phrases that the new Siri voice assistant is capable of understanding. It turns out that Siri can handle many categories of voice interaction."

Pretty long list of things that Siri can work with, such as stocks, weather, web searches, etc. For a laugh or two, you might also want to visit STSS to see just what kinds of responses people have been getting with different questions. Warning, some of it is NOT family friendly.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jason Snell Runs Siri Through Her/It's/? Paces

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.edibleapple.com/2011/10/...t=Google+Reader

"In the video below, Jason Snell shows us the ins and outs of Siri, Apple's voice recognition feature which from the sound of it so far, may prove to be a killer software feature."

This feature may be what puts me over the edge since I'm on the fence about upgrading my iPhone 4. I still haven't decided, and I may try to wait in line to get one on Friday now that I've read some of the reviews. What are your thoughts on upgrading from an iPhone 4? Anything about the 4S that compels you to upgrade or are you just going to wait for the 5?


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Siri Purchased by Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.insanely-great.com/news....nely+Great+Mac)

"How do you turn $24 million into $200 million? Become a strategic purchase for either Apple or Google, apparently. Word is Apple has paid between $150 to $250 million for the two and a half year old app start up, according to TechCrunch. The San Jose-based company is listed as having only 19 employees with four venture funders."

Siri is an interesting app, but it never worked for me because the tone of my voice is such that it never registers with these types of programs properly. Calling 411 and trying to work through the voice recognition is the same thing. I want a number in Portland and I get referred to Pendleton. Frustrating. But this does open up a lot of speculation as to why Apple decided to buy them. What does this mean for future versions of the iPhone OS or does it mean anything at all? Is this one of the steps they are taking to rid themselves of Google? Only Apple knows at this point but it sure generates a lot of buzz, just like the purchase announcement yesterday of Intrinsity. Intrinsity is a bit easier to understand, for me anyway, since they are rumored to be part of the design team of the new A4 chip. The only thing I know for sure is the venture capitalists hit the jackpot on Siri.


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