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Siri For Dummies

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by Marc Saltzman
     
 

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Find out what Siri's got up her sleeve with this fun and friendly guide!

Who couldn't use a little extra help these days? Answers, information, reminders, and all sorts of additional help are only a verbal query away with Siri, the artificial intelligence personal assistant. Siri made her debut with the iPhone 4 and is now updated for iOS 6 as well as the

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Find out what Siri's got up her sleeve with this fun and friendly guide!

Who couldn't use a little extra help these days? Answers, information, reminders, and all sorts of additional help are only a verbal query away with Siri, the artificial intelligence personal assistant. Siri made her debut with the iPhone 4 and is now updated for iOS 6 as well as the third-generation iPad and she is ready to assist! This easy-to-understand guide walks you through the vast array of capabilities that Siri boasts, from creating texts and e-mails from dictation to getting directions to finding a restaurant in the area. You'll discover how to check the weather, get sports scores and schedules, look up a movie review, get Facebook and Twitter updates, make dinner reservations, and much more.

  • Explains how to finesse the perfectly worded questions for Siri in order to get the most helpful and accurate answers
  • Details how to have Siri make phone calls for you, look up information in a dictionary or on the web, or get music
  • Walks you through using Siri to get stock quotes or enter numbers into a calculator and get an answer
  • Shows you how to use Siri to set reminders and alarms, take notes, get turn-by-turn driving directions, and more

Just like Siri, the straightforward-but-fun Siri For Dummies is here to help you!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118508817
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,150,070
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Marc Saltzman has reported on the tech industry since 1996. A syndicated columnist for Gannett ContentOne, CNN.com, and USAToday.com, he hosts CNN's Gaming & Gadgets segment and Canada's popular Gear Guide.

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BookwormReflects More than 1 year ago
Siri for Dummies By Marc Saltzman The name is pretty self-explanatory but if you don’t know who or what Siri is then here is a breakdown: Siri is a built in assistant for iPhone 4s with voice recognition capabilities that can do anything and everything you could want from a phone. Siri and I have a love/hate relationship; I often refer to her in terms not appropriate for my blog. I am not the most tech savvy person in town so Siri would often pop up without my knowing how in the world I did it. So when this book came up for review I jumped at the chance, I am definitely one of those people who need it. I whipped out my handy dandy iphone gave it the evil eye for good measure and got to work. This is the first time I have read a “for Dummies” book even though there are, according to wikipedia, over 2,300 titles. I absolutely loved the way Marc Saltzman broke everything down step by step, from calling someone to emailing more than one contact at a time, he covers everything you could possibly want to know. At first I stumbled a few times and it took me a few tries to get the commands down, to no fault of Marc’s I have a southern accent and Siri apparently hates the way I speak, in the end I made it through and loved what I am now able to accomplish is such a short time with the help of this guide. Definitely worth the read if you are like me and Siri brings out the “squinty eyes of death.” I was sent a free copy of this book for an honest review.
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
This is an easy-to-read For Dummies title, that will teach you everything you need to know about Siri plus loads more of information. First introduced in the iPhone 4s, it's one of Apple's newest innovative technology.  So what exactly is Siri? It can be best described as a personal assistant inside your iPhone that is controlled by your voice, making productivity much quicker.  You can fully customize Siri to understand where you live, who your parents are, and what you prefer to be called, and Siri will respond accordingly. Once Siri knows more about you, you can ask for directions home, or to text dad.  Setting up appointments is easier now then ever with Siri as your assistant, all you need to do is tell Siri when and where, and the reminder or alert will be set in your phone in a snap. Just ask Siri questions like "What does my day look like?" and she will quickly give you a list of your reminders. Just as any other assistant might do.  Since Siri has GPS built inside, you can set reminders to alert you before departing or when arriving at a certain destination i.e. "Remind me to set the oven to 375 when I get home" or "Remind me to pick up dinner when I leave the office"  Having built in GPS is also helpful when you need to get directions or find the nearest banking center. Just ask Siri for directions or an address to the places you need to get to, and she will locate your coordinates with step by step directions on how to arrive at your destination.  Siri can also set up, change or cancel any alarms or reminders, all you have to do is tell Siri what you need. If Siri is lacking any information, she will simply ask for what is needed to confirm the task you need to perform.  You can ask Siri any question you desire regarding the weather around the world, and she can predict if you'll be needing an umbrella or if you should pack shorts or pants for your vacation to Nashville.  Of course Siri can also assist you in sending emails and texts as well as make calls, and even initiate Face-Time Calls. Siri is able to access your emails, read them aloud to you and respond by telling Siri what your would like your email to say. Don't worry about your emails not sounding as professional, just add in your punctuation as you speak by telling Siri when you need a period or a comma.  Need to Google something? Just ask Siri and you can perform a web search as you need it. Siri can perform mathematical equations, define words from a dictionary and answer almost any question that Google can.  Siri can access your music library to play songs as you wish, just tell Siri what you want to listen to. Any settings and controls that you can do with your fingers from your music library, you can easily do just as easy with your voice.  Basically Siri can do anything your human assistant at the office can do, besides make you a cup of coffee. To find even more details on what Siri is capable of, check out the book. It makes a great gift to anyone who is getting a new Apple Device. I give this book 5/5 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really hate this book y cabt it really say stuff about siri DONT BUY THIS BOOK WORST BOOK EVAH