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

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Siri is Apple's Intelligent Assistant - by pressing and holding the Home button on your newer iOS device, users can speak commands into their device and Siri will respond. These commands, however, take some getting used to. Some things you say might get misinterpreted by Siri, which makes knowing the language that Siri understands critical.

This short book introduces you to Siri. You'll learn how to access the voice assistant by using the Home button on your newer iOS device, ...

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Overview

Siri is Apple's Intelligent Assistant - by pressing and holding the Home button on your newer iOS device, users can speak commands into their device and Siri will respond. These commands, however, take some getting used to. Some things you say might get misinterpreted by Siri, which makes knowing the language that Siri understands critical.

This short book introduces you to Siri. You'll learn how to access the voice assistant by using the Home button on your newer iOS device, and how to achieve the highest recognition rate as you talk. You'll discover which categories Siri responds to and find out how to make the most of each of these in your conversations. You'll discover practical how-to advice mixed with many examples to inspire as well as instruct. Tutorials will show you how to set up Siri in your preferences and how to manage the interactive conversations you have with your voice assistant. You'll learn how to perform tasks by topic: checking the weather, doing math, looking up information on the web, and much more.

Talking to Siri is the go-to book for people who want to know more about using Apple’s intelligent assistant to accomplish more in their daily lives. This new edition features all-new screenshots to highlight the new user interface of iOS 7 and the improved features and integration of Siri with the operating system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789750693
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 1/21/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 205
  • Sales rank: 1,368,948
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Erica Sadun writes a lot of books and 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’s 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 has logged more than 1.5 million words written for the blog in a little more than 4 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
1 Getting Started with Siri

2 Controlling Your Device with Siri

3 Asking Siri for Information
4 Using Siri to Stay in Touch
5 Talking to Your Day-Timer
6 Going Shopping with Siri
7 Pushing Limits with Siri
8 Siri Dictation
9 Having Fun with Siri
Summary
Appendix
Siri Quick Reference

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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

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

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