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  Reply # 546054 16-Nov-2011 14:51 Send private message

Teeps:
LennonNZ: Is my Boss at Work?
Is my Wife at Home?


That is so funny, I didn't know you could ask that, thanks :-) 


I found a "bug" already..

Create a meeting in 959 years.... (12/11/2972) Works

Create a meeting in 960 years.. Sorry I'm not allowed to create a meeting in the past

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  Reply # 546058 16-Nov-2011 14:56 Send private message

LennonNZ:
Teeps:
LennonNZ: Is my Boss at Work?
Is my Wife at Home?


That is so funny, I didn't know you could ask that, thanks :-) 


I found a "bug" already..

Create a meeting in 959 years.... (12/11/2972) Works

Create a meeting in 960 years.. Sorry I'm not allowed to create a meeting in the past


You're quite right, it doesn't work. Not sure it will affect me though 

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  Reply # 546599 17-Nov-2011 17:29 Send private message

I asked Siri a few complicated mathematical problems and she went off the rink about them for a while and then came back with answer for every one of them.
No idea if she was right.
Also asked her who is the singer of Metallica. She didn't know what I said.




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  Reply # 546619 17-Nov-2011 18:30 Send private message

Teeps:
LennonNZ:
Teeps:
LennonNZ: Is my Boss at Work?
Is my Wife at Home?


That is so funny, I didn't know you could ask that, thanks :-) 


I found a "bug" already..

Create a meeting in 959 years.... (12/11/2972) Works

Create a meeting in 960 years.. Sorry I'm not allowed to create a meeting in the past


You're quite right, it doesn't work. Not sure it will affect me though 

Yep, it works for the first one but not the second. How ridiculous.

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  Reply # 546622 17-Nov-2011 18:43 Send private message

Handsomedan - James Hetfield is not a singer, he is a vocalist.



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  Reply # 546642 17-Nov-2011 19:43 Send private message

NZ General Election is on 8 Nov 2011. No one told me, dang. Siri fail

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  Reply # 547067 18-Nov-2011 21:06 Send private message

tdgeek: NZ General Election is on 8 Nov 2011. No one told me, dang. Siri fail


Hmmm, it didn't give me any results when I asked that question although it was able to tell me when my election night party is based on my calendar entries.

I asked it when Good Friday is, and was amused when it gave the date and said "I hope I get the day off".

I'm surprised that it can't tell me where the nearest McDonalds is, but I guess that's due to local information being unavailable for NZ. That would really limit it's usefulness.

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  Reply # 547077 18-Nov-2011 21:27 Send private message

alasta:
tdgeek: NZ General Election is on 8 Nov 2011. No one told me, dang. Siri fail


Hmmm, it didn't give me any results when I asked that question although it was able to tell me when my election night party is based on my calendar entries.

I asked it when Good Friday is, and was amused when it gave the date and said "I hope I get the day off".

I'm surprised that it can't tell me where the nearest McDonalds is, but I guess that's due to local information being unavailable for NZ. That would really limit it's usefulness.

I have so far found there are two problems:
  1. Weather: I don't seem to be able to get it when asking "what is the weather going to be like tomorrow?" ("Sorry, I don't have weather information for Otago, New Zealand", even though I'm in Palmerston, Otago. Does it mean the whole region?). Also, whenever I ask what the weathers like in Feilding it misspells it as Fielding and says that I will need in an umbrella and shows weather for Wellington.
  2. Locations (e.g. businesses): This seems to be an artificial limitation as you can easily type McDonalds into the Maps app and get directions to the nearest McDonalds in there but when you try it with Siri it says that it does not work anywhere but the US. There are two possible reasons for this:
    1. There are licensing restrictions on this data.
    2. Foreign business names were harder to recognize ("wheres the fush and chip shop, bro?") and did not work quite as well as they would have liked (most likely).
Any other ideas?

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  Reply # 547081 18-Nov-2011 21:44 Send private message

They chose to go with a deal with Yelp for business search, and that doesn't work outside of the US.




Jonathan Mosen Mosen Consulting, for advice on web and app accessibility http://mosen.org

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  Reply # 547082 18-Nov-2011 21:45 Send private message

jmosen: They chose to go with a deal with Yelp for business search, and that doesn't work outside of the US.

If this is true then go do a search for McDonalds on the Maps app and tell me how it works? Oh wait, they don't use Yelp exclusively.

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  Reply # 547085 18-Nov-2011 21:48 Send private message

Since this thread is about Siri and not maps, my comment pertains specifically to the Siri application.




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  Reply # 547087 18-Nov-2011 21:49 Send private message

jmosen: Since this thread is about Siri and not maps, my comment pertains specifically to the Siri application.

I'm just trying to point out that they have the resources there to add the feature in but have chosen not to for whatever reason.

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  Reply # 547088 18-Nov-2011 21:52 Send private message

Speculation, but my theory is that the reason is they want to give google as little oxygen as possible. Perhaps integrating Google map data into Siri would have required a renegotiation of the license agreement, which in turn would have tipped Google off to what they were doing before Siri's launch. A complex situation when you're dealing with a company who's both a partner and a competitor.




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  Reply # 547090 18-Nov-2011 21:54 Send private message

jmosen: Speculation, but my theory is that the reason is they want to give google as little oxygen as possible. Perhaps integrating Google map data into Siri would have required a renegotiation of the license agreement, which in turn would have tipped Google off to what they were doing before Siri's launch. A complex situation when you're dealing with a company who's both a partner and a competitor.

I'm pretty sure it actually says the data is from Finda but no doubt this is handled on Googles side.

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  Reply # 547385 20-Nov-2011 11:17 Send private message

Handsomedan: I asked Siri a few complicated mathematical problems and she went off the rink about them for a while and then came back with answer for every one of them.

No idea if she was right.

Also asked her who is the singer of Metallica. She didn't know what I said.



I dont want to live in a world where my personal assistant doesn't know who James Hetfield is!

Goodbye cruel world!!! 

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