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

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

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by Erica Sadun, Steve Sande
     
 

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*Includes a new Q&A with the creator of Siri!

Sweet-talk Siri for iOS 7 into doing practically anything!

Under iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, Siri is better than ever: faster, smarter, more responsive. And it’s even more amazing when you really know how to talk to it. Top Apple experts Sande and Sadun introduce you to the newest version ofSee more details below

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*Includes a new Q&A with the creator of Siri!

Sweet-talk Siri for iOS 7 into doing practically anything!

Under iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, Siri is better than ever: faster, smarter, more responsive. And it’s even more amazing when you really know how to talk to it. Top Apple experts Sande and Sadun introduce you to the newest version of Siri. This release offers more functionality than you ever thought possible! You’ll find tested step-by-step instructions for perfect results--including new Siri techniques and responses you won’t discover anywhere else!

  • Teach Siri to recognize requests and take dictation more accurately
  • Help Siri recognize, track down, and connect with family and friends
  • Transform Siri and iTunes Radio into your personal DJ (and tell Siri what songs you never want to hear again)
  • Check Yelp or Rotten Tomatoes reviews and place OpenTable reservations
  • Return calls, play specific voicemails, and check your email
  • Make appointments, take notes, and set reminders
  • Blog with Siri using email or text messaging
  • Tweet updates and track up-to-the-minute Twitter trends
  • Trigger reminders when you arrive at the supermarket, drugstore, or any other destination
  • Retrieve up-to-the-minute sports stats
  • Use Siri to control apps, access device settings, and enable Airplane mode
  • Teach Siri how to pronounce names correctly
  • Find the nearest store selling the products you need
  • Answer math and science problems with Wolfram Alpha
  • Make sure Siri responds only to you, not to an impostor
  • Discover the silly side of Siri (including our top 10 Siri jokes)

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Praise for the Second Edition of Talking to Siri

“So you think you know everything that Siri can do? I’ll bet you don’t. What you can accomplish with Siri is amazing if you just know how to ask, and this book is where you will learn what to say and how to say it. With generous illustrations and simple explanations, Erica and Steve will help you get more out of Siri. Much more.”
--Chuck Joiner, MacVoices

“It’s easy to dismiss Siri as a fun novelty that gives amusing answers to ‘Open the pod bay doors, Siri.’ But Siri is a remarkably useful tool. The authors of Talking to Siri make it fast and easy to learn how to put it to use, whether that’s the quickest way to call your husband, schedule a reminder (‘When I get home, remind me to...’), or find out the baseball score. The writing is delightful, and the information full of ‘Gosh, how cool!’”
--Esther Schindler, Technology Journalist

“Steve and Erica’s knowledge of Siri is surpassed only by the clarity with which they explain it. I learned several new tricks, even as a long-time Siri user.”
--Dave Caolo, News Editor, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133819786
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
03/28/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,148,358
File size:
10 MB

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