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Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant

By Erica Sadun, Steve Sande

Published by Que

Published Date: Mar 19, 2012

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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,
accurate answers

•     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


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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