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Siri For Dummies

Siri For Dummies

Marc Saltzman

ISBN: 978-1-118-54979-7

Nov 2012

264 pages


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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!

Introduction  1

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Siri 5

Chapter 2: Using Siri to Organize Your Life 21

Chapter 3: Using Siri While on the Go 53

Chapter 4: Using Siri for Sports, Movies, and Restaurants (Oh, My!) 89

Chapter 5: Using Siri for E-Mail, Texting, and Phone Calls 117

Chapter 6: Getting the 4-1-1 153

Chapter 7: Having Fun with Siri: Music, Podcasts, Social Networking, and More 171

Chapter 8: Way More than Ten Ways to Have (Even More) Fun with Siri 201

Chapter 9: Ten Great Ways to Use Siri 229

Index 235

Simple Tips for Speaking to Siri!