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Siri For Dummies, Portable Edition

Love Siri or looking to learn to more aboutiPhone's new virtual assistant? This book's for you! What could be cooler than asking your iPhone 4S questions and having it reply? This handy little book shows you all the cool things Siri can do for you, so you can get the most from your iPhone's voice-activated personal assistant. Let Siri read you your messages, locate facts, direct you to the nearest sushi bar, and so much more! * Shows you howto useSiri tokeep your calendar, remind you of appointments, and check your messages * Explainsusing Siri toget directions, play your favorite music, make phone calls, search the web, and even provide the weather report * Offers helpful tips onhow to use your voice to write ane-mail, create a text, add a note, and more with Siriand theiPad's new Voice Dictation feature * Explores some funthings to askSiri and reveals some surprise Siri secrets * Includes coverage of Siri for iPhone 4S and Voice Dictation for the new iPad Siri For Dummies, Portable Edition is exactly what you need tomake Siri work for you.

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 24, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1118299280

ISBN-13: 978-1118299289

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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This is an easy-to-read For Dummies title, that will teach you everything you need to know about Siri plus loads more of information. First introduced in the iPhone 4s, it's one of Apple's newest innovative technology.So what exactly is Siri? It can be best described as a personal assistant inside your iPhone that is controlled by your voice, making productivity much quicker.You can fully customize Siri to understand where you live, who your parents are, and what you prefer to be called, and Siri will respond accordingly. Once Siri knows more about you, you can ask for directions home, or to text dad.Setting up appointments is easier now then ever with Siri as your assistant, all you need to do is tell Siri when and where, and the reminder or alert will be set in your phone in a snap. Just ask Siri questions like "What does my day look like?" and she will quickly give you a list of your reminders. Just as any other assistant might do.Since Siri has GPS built inside, you can set reminders to alert you before departing or when arriving at a certain destination i.e. "Remind me to set the oven to 375 when I get home" or "Remind me to pick up dinner when I leave the office"Having built in GPS is also helpful when you need to get directions or find the nearest banking center. Just ask Siri for directions or an address to the places you need to get to, and she will locate your coordinates with step by step directions on how to arrive at your destination.Siri can also set up, change or cancel any alarms or reminders, all you have to do is tell Siri what you need. If Siri is lacking any information, she will simply ask for what is needed to confirm the task you need to perform.

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