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Topic # 165923 24-Feb-2015 19:01
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For those of you with access to iOS 8.3 betas, check out your Siri Settings.
You can now set your Siri language to "English, New Zealand". The Australian text-to-speech is still used for Siri's voice, however it appears the input has been optimised for New Zealand English.
As an officially supported country, Siri now looks for businesses here. It will respond to questions like "where is the nearest petrol station".
Will be interesting to play some more with this and see just how good Apple's data is.




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  Reply # 1245820 24-Feb-2015 19:19
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Will it know that sex actually means six?




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  Reply # 1245821 24-Feb-2015 19:22
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And that bin Smith is an all black and not...




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  Reply # 1245822 24-Feb-2015 19:23
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joker97: Will it know that sex actually means six?


We'll let your browser history be the judge of that.

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  Reply # 1245823 24-Feb-2015 19:24
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Good to know. Hopefully "When does daylight saving end?" won't return a date in October anymore!

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  Reply # 1245844 24-Feb-2015 19:44
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I hope they get around to fix the maps too, that would compliment it (Siri) nicely

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gehenna:
joker97: Will it know that sex actually means six?


We'll let your browser history be the judge of that.


ah and so i did and found these

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  Reply # 1245954 24-Feb-2015 21:43
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Dairyxox: I hope they get around to fix the maps too, that would compliment it (Siri) nicely


will Siri be able to find businesses/places in NZ now?




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  Reply # 1246028 25-Feb-2015 02:11
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joker97: Will it know that sex actually means six?


I found it worked better on English united Kingdom, rather then Australian..

Hopefully it'll get more words right once they've got New Zealand on it, and will be interesting to see how good it is with places.

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  Reply # 1246033 25-Feb-2015 07:21
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rugrat: I found it worked better on English united Kingdom, rather then Australian.

I've left mine on UK (it's the default with iOS 8) and haven't had any major problems with the voice recognition.

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  Reply # 1246045 25-Feb-2015 07:37
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I use Australian or American. But a pain when it says sorry I can't help you coz you're in New Zealand when I ask for directions or businesses




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  Reply # 1246152 25-Feb-2015 09:28
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joker97:
Dairyxox: I hope they get around to fix the maps too, that would compliment it (Siri) nicely


will Siri be able to find businesses/places in NZ now?


Hopefully, but it also needs a big overhaul apart from that. They need to purchase new satellite imagery from other providers (my neighborhood is black & white, with 100% cloud cover in parts).
Plus sort out basic places & locations. I wasted hours on a trip through Christchurch a year or so back trying to get to locations it was mis-placing. Very unsatisfactory product, that needs some investment.

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