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

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

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by Erica Sadun
     
 

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Sweet-talk Siri® for iOS 6 into doing practically anything!

In iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, Siri is more amazing than ever—and it’s even better when you really know how to talk to it. Now, two top Apple® tech experts show how to talk the newest version of Siri into doing more than you ever thought possible! Look up what you want to do,

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Sweet-talk Siri® for iOS 6 into doing practically anything!

In iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, Siri is more amazing than ever—and it’s even better when you really know how to talk to it. Now, two top Apple® tech experts show how to talk the newest version of Siri into doing more than you ever thought possible! Look up what you want to do, and you’ll find tested step-by-step instructions for getting perfect results—including new ways to do everything from checking football scores to posting on Facebook!

  • Teach Siri to recognize requests and take dictation more accurately
  • Check Yelp reviews and place OpenTable restaurant reservations
  • Launch apps hands-free
  • Find out where your friends are right now
  • Choose a great movie with Rotten Tomatoes reviews
  • Get up-to-the-minute player stats for baseball, football, or soccer
  • Blog with Siri using email or text messaging
  • Tweet updates, complete with location or appointment info
  • Create location-based reminders that trigger at destinations like the drugstore
  • Help Siri recognize and connect with your family and friends
  • Transform Siri into your personal media DJ
  • Find the nearest store that’s selling whatever you want
  • Answer math and science problems with Wolfram Alpha
  • Make sure Siri responds only to you, not to an impostor
  • Discover the silliness Apple engineered into Siri

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133372038
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
01/03/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
16 MB
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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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Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid cant even talk to
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course you cant talk to a ebook. If youre talking about siri i dont know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sucks cant talk to it