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Siri For Dummies

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!

From the Back Cover
Learn to:

  • Search the web, schedule appointments, and set reminders
  • Use your voice to create texts, e-mails, and Facebook posts
  • Find movie times and watch trailers
  • Make restaurant reservations, check sports scores, and more

Siri is utterly awesome! Make the most of her skills with the advice in this book She’s such a charmer, that Siri! Here’s how to use your voice-activated assistant to help you review texts and e-mails, take dictation, navigate city streets, find the nearest Chinese restaurant and reserve a table, and get the weather report, sports scores, movie times, and more. Learn all the ways Siri can get you organized, entertain you, and save you time.

  • Organize your life — let Siri schedule your appointments, move them, keep you on time, and sync your calendar with other devices
  • Never be lost — get turn-by-turn directions to an address across town or across the country
  • Get reviews — let Siri help you choose a movie or find great sushi within your budget
  • Take a letter — dictate your e-mail or text messages and have Siri send them
  • Find answers — ask Siri to define a word, solve a math problem, or tell you who won the game
  • Social Siri — post to Facebook®, send tweets, and find your friends with Siri

Open the book and find:

  • How Siri understands your natural speech
  • The many ways Siri can speed up mundane tasks
  • How to launch your favorite apps with Siri
  • Help setting location-based reminders
  • Ways Siri can entertain you
  • All about web-searching with Siri
  • How to make Siri your DJ
  • Tips for adding punctuation to your texts and e-mails
  • Tips for getting walking directions and finding landmarks and other points of interest

Book Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118508815
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118508817
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