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Life With Siri [Kindle Edition]

Jodi Dery
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Book Description

Siri is the unique iPhone 4S “personal assistant” with amazing understanding of natural, informal conversation.

Now, LIFE WITH SIRI provides you with an awesome guide to getting the most fun and usefulness from Siri. This new 138-page 2nd Edition (published in January 2012) includes:

- More than 50 screenshots of the questions that evoke the FUNNIEST SIRI ANSWERS

- More than 50 screenshots of the BEST SIRI TIPS, including how to have Siri communicate with Twitter and Facebook

- A comprehensive guide to SIRI PUNCTUATION COMMANDS

- A comprehensive list of ALL THE THINGS SIRI CAN DO FOR YOU

Author Jodi Dery says, “We feel that presenting Siri’s responses in this illustrative manner -- with maximum use of screenshots and no more text than necessary -- will help you remember the best way to talk to Siri and get the results you want.” In fact, this eBook has many more screenshots, with less text to plow through, than any other eBook about Siri.

Yes, Siri is the new girl in town. She’s a dynamo. She’s also a comedienne. Siri’s hilarious responses continue to surprise people and make them laugh. For example, when someone asks Siri “where do babies come from” she usually responds with, “I found some baby stores three blocks down the road.” Then knowing your location, she lists the names and addresses of those stores.

Siri's answers to “What is the meaning of life” are choice. She might respond with, “I find it odd that you would ask this of an inanimate object” or any one of 10 other funny responses to this seminal question. This unique eBook also contains screenshots of more than 50 questions you can ask her to evoke funny answers and entertain your friends.

But Siri is not just a barrel of fun. She’s full of smarts. Siri can do all of these things and more for you:

- Send tweets to Twitter and updates to Facebook
- Tell you exactly where one of your friends is at this moment
- Address you by whatever name you choose. .
- Add appointments and events to your calendar.
- Remind you of anything at any time you specify.
- Transcribe spoken notes to written reminders.
- Transcribe spoken messages into text messages or email.
- Tell you exactly where you are, based on the built-in GPS.
- Find nearby taxi services and call you a taxi.
- Sound an alarm at any time you specify.
- Initiate a voice or video phone call.
- Find the nearest gas station or any other type of business.
- Find well-rated nearby restaurants for any cuisine you prefer.
- Control your music player by your voice commands.
- Add and remove items from your shopping list.
- Calculate any spoken numbers and do all kinds of conversions.
- Tell you when the sunrise, sunset or moonrise is due on any day.
- Check your emails and read them to you.
- Give you the current weather or forecast for any city in the world.
- Give you the current outside temperature and wind conditions.
- Tell you how the stock market is doing today.
- Tell you the current trading price for any American stock.
- Tell you what the local time is anywhere in the world.
- Function as an accurate count-down or count-up timer.
- Tell you where a particular movie is playing locally.
- Tell you the date and/or day of any holiday or event.
- Remind you when you have to be somewhere.
- Allow you to add precise punctuation with voice commands.
- Invite or inform multiple people of anything.
- Tell you the correct relationship of a relative
- Identify the constellations that are visible tonight
- Locate any information from the Internet, Wikipedia or WolframAlpha
- And many, many other useful things illustrated in the Life with Siri eBook

If you are interested in only THE 50 BEST SIRI TIPS or only THE 50 FUNNIEST SIRI ANSWERS, separate eBooks with just those sections are also now available for only $.99 each. But, the complete LIFE WITH SIRI eBook is the best value. It contains screenshots for all of those Tips and Answers, plus two Bonus sections, and it is only $1.99. A great value.


Product Details

  • File Size: 9792 KB
  • Print Length: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Dery Books; 2 edition (January 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006OSM2P8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps me use Siri! March 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Comprehensive review of the many uses that Siri has, with good screenshots and simple, engaging writing style. Well worth the $2 to leverage this amazing, amusing software. This ebook includes almost all of the 50 Best Siri Tips (I bought that too, and only found a couple that were not included in this book). I read it through in about an hour, and found many useful ideas and quite a few smiles. Thanks Jodi for a very useful guide!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Little Sister November 25, 2012
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Siri is a feature of the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5. It acts as a personal assistant with the resources of the iPhone and can understand a wide range of natural language questions and commands. Over time Siri learns more about the user of the iPhone and improves its understanding by passing information back to its developers at Wolfram Alpha.

This book helps initial users of Siri in two ways. The first section presents fifty amusing exchanges between Siri and Jodi Dery, the book's author. Some illustrate shortcomings in Siri's language understanding ("Open your mouth and close your eyes, I have a surprise for you." - "I can't open that for you, Jodi. My apologies."). Others demonstrate an overly-literal processing of input ("Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum." - "I found 15 liquor stores fairly close to you."). Many reveal that the designers have anticipated whimsical input ("Beam me up Scotty." - "Please remove your belt, shoes and jacket, and empty your pockets."). These examples make Siri seem easy and fun to use.

The second section provides fifty tips for getting the most out of Siri. They include using Siri to manage your tasks, appointments, and deadlines; playing songs, movies, and podcasts; determining your location and the nearest gas stations, restaurants, and other services; and finding information on your iPhone and on the web. The book makes your mastery of Siri's capabilities more efficient than trial and error. It is a good supplement to the documentation provided by Apple.

The funny exchanges are not terribly funny, but do help readers get a feel for Siri's capabilities and "personality." The tips are more directly useful and show how to do useful tasks. The price is right, the book is well-organized and easy to browse, and the style is light and engaging. If you are new to Siri and intend to use it, this book is worth reading. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Basic September 6, 2012
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Good book of basic questions and responses Siri will give. Quite humorous given the fact Siri is a logic base software program.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Beat the Price January 7, 2012
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For $1.99 you can't go wrong with this small gem of a book. The first part shows how humorous Siri can be while the second part offers useful tips in the best ways to take advantage of her wealth of knowledge. Don't delay in discovering what "she" can do for you. A "must have" for anyone with the iPhone 4s smartphone. Sandy S.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend January 6, 2012
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My wife recommended this book to me, and I really enjoy it. Now I know that Siri has a fun side. Looking forward to sharing the book with others.
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