9780789752987

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789752987

  • ISBN10:

    0789752980

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/17/2014
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
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Summary


*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)

Author Biography

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 almost 2 million words written for the blog in a little more than 5 years. He’s written a number of books, is married to a rocket scientist, and spends his days being bossed by a cat.

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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