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Topic # 93190 15-Nov-2011 21:59
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For anyone to post any interesting stuff on Siri.  I will start the ball rolling.


Make an Calendar Entry


Just say a number or time. She will say there is nothing on the calendar, and offer to add an entry.      
       

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  Reply # 545782 15-Nov-2011 22:01
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A good one for Wellington: "what's the current wind speed?"



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  Reply # 545783 15-Nov-2011 22:05
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45 kph NNW right now


The more I use it the more accurate she is, impressive 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 545790 15-Nov-2011 22:10
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tdgeek: 45 kph NNW right now


The more I use it the more accurate she is, impressive 


Yes, does seem to be getting better at recognising what I'm saying too. Siri is very handy to make calendar entries and reminders, so much quicker than opening the app and entering the details. 

My Siri is male though as I'm British. Just doesn't seem quite right to me though! 

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  Reply # 545793 15-Nov-2011 22:24
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Has anyone tried this? Not sure how well it would work in NZ

"wolfram planes overhead"

I know Wolfram Alpha can do this normally, but still cool!

https://imgur.com/SgaeL

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  Reply # 545795 15-Nov-2011 22:29
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jofizz: Has anyone tried this? Not sure how well it would work in NZ

"wolfram planes overhead"

I know Wolfram Alpha can do this normally, but still cool!


I tried it earlier today but it just seemed to list airlines in the USA. Shame  

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  Reply # 545796 15-Nov-2011 22:38
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I asked Siri what my brothers address was earlier, as it didn't know who my brother was at the time it asked me, after saying who my brother was it showed me his address. Now anytime I refer to my brother it knows who I'm talking about so I just told it who my other relations are. As I have two sisters it just asks me to confirm which sister. It does make it nice and useable as its so much more natural than feeling I have to say their full name.



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  Reply # 545800 15-Nov-2011 22:45
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The impression I got before release was that the voice recognition will work well. It has exceeded that. And the integration so far is relatively minimal, but it is productive. Julie is my wife added that relationship, as you also mentioned. There are clearly many shortcuts I feel and hope, one being as I noted in my opening post, so a real time saver. A Google search is now a statement so thats quicker too. I asked "What Is Michael Schumachers age" and she got that 100% recognised, and answer was there a few seconds later.

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  Reply # 545860 16-Nov-2011 09:06
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I have to ask, is all this personal information you are volunteering being stored on Apple's Siri Server to maximise its assistance to you?




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  Reply # 545864 16-Nov-2011 09:17
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Teeps: I asked Siri what my brothers address was earlier, as it didn't know who my brother was at the time it asked me, after saying who my brother was it showed me his address. Now anytime I refer to my brother it knows who I'm talking about so I just told it who my other relations are. As I have two sisters it just asks me to confirm which sister. It does make it nice and useable as its so much more natural than feeling I have to say their full name.


Or do what I did. I had two different contacts set up for my wife... you tell Siri both of them, then when you ask it to "Txt my wife" it replies - "Which wife?" :-)

That could work a treat during a demo at the in-laws this christmas!



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  Reply # 545877 16-Nov-2011 09:42
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Dingbatt: I have to ask, is all this personal information you are volunteering being stored on Apple's Siri Server to maximise its assistance to you?


Im not sure, it may be just linking information in the iPhone as it adds the relationship in your contact details. What I do know is I trust it with my information way more than I trust Google. The amount they know about each and every one of us is way more scary. 



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  Reply # 545957 16-Nov-2011 12:14
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Tip

Siri uses the existing proximity sensor to test if the phone is near your ear, apparently this polls quite a lot, so to save battery life, turn that off.

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  Reply # 546036 16-Nov-2011 14:10
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Teeps:
Dingbatt: I have to ask, is all this personal information you are volunteering being stored on Apple's Siri Server to maximise its assistance to you?


Im not sure, it may be just linking information in the iPhone as it adds the relationship in your contact details. What I do know is I trust it with my information way more than I trust Google. The amount they know about each and every one of us is way more scary. 

From the privacy thingy:

"Your device will also send Apple other information, such as your first name and nickname [etc]. All this data is used to help Siri understand you better and recognise what you say. It is not linked to other data that Apple may have from your use of other Apple services."

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  Reply # 546045 16-Nov-2011 14:32
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Is my Boss at Work?
Is my Wife at Home?

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  Reply # 546046 16-Nov-2011 14:37
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LennonNZ: Is my Boss at Work?
Is my Wife at Home?


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

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