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Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant [NOOK Book]

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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

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 ...

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

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Overview

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133056983
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Erica Sadun writes lots of books and she blogs at TUAW. When not writing, she’s a full-time parent of geeks who are brushing up on their world-domination skills. According to her academic dosimeter, she has acquired more education than any self-respecting person might consider wise. She enjoys deep-diving into technology.

Steve Sande also writes way too much. He’s the hardware editor at TUAW, and recently logged more than one million words written for the blog in just over 3 years. He’s written a number of books for Take Control Books and Apress, is married to a rocket scientist, and spends his days being bossed by a cat.

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Table of Contents

Preface

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Cakly33326557

    Stupid cant even talk to

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

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    Siri is one of the coolest smartphone features to come around si

    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 some of the most useful tidbits of information were the workarounds around Siri’s inability to use Twitter, Blogger, or many other such outside messaging/posting services. It is very likely that in the future there will be an “official” way of contacting these services directly, but in a meanwhile it’s possible to tweet using Siri by sending text messages to a particular Twitter-affiliated number. You’ll find many such little nuggets in this book, and if you want to become a Siri power user, then you should definitely check it out.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Anonymous

    This sucks cant talk to it

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Haha Omg

    Anyone else notice how it says: "Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Ass..." in the title. Yeah, Learn apples ass people!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    To below

    Of course you cant talk to a ebook. If youre talking about siri i dont know.

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