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#272177 13-Jun-2020 10:50
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Being a boring Saturday morning and waiting to collect my child from rugby training, I was thinking about Siri . 

 

Myself, I mostly use Siri to set alarms and countdown timers. Otherwise, siri is a largely useless gimmick.

 

Am I missing out on any great life-enhancing features by not using Siri?


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  #2503983 13-Jun-2020 11:00
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I’ve Had an iPhone for years and I never use it. Prefer to do things myself and just never really bothered to play with it.


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  #2503987 13-Jun-2020 11:12
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I dunno, most of the time I gagged her and put her in the closet.


 
 
 
 


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  #2503990 13-Jun-2020 11:14
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I avoid Siri like the plague.  90% of my interactions with the tool have been unsuccessful.  For something that's been around nearly 10 years it's still just a useless waste of compute resources.  


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  #2503991 13-Jun-2020 11:16
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Open the garage door, turn on lights at sunset, turn espresso machine on and off, dial contacts via HomePod, what time is it in another city, weather somewhere else, do tricky calculations, money conversions, what movie is playing at a cinema, who wrote what book? Play some music.

 

lotsa stuff.





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  #2503999 13-Jun-2020 11:31
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I am in my 60's and have had a work provided i5c for a few years and have never used Siri. Don't even know how to turn it on. Probably just "old fart" syndrome?

 

Getting an i7 this week, once the IT Dept. can get a proper protective case for it that will survive the 1m drop test that my phone has to survive at times.

 

So interested to see what the heavy Siri users here say. Might have to look at Siri?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2504000 13-Jun-2020 11:38
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I am required to use an apple device for work, and I've found the best way to 'use' Siri is by disabling that rubbish. I get that it could be beneficial to those that are visually impaired etc, but as a standard user day-to-day, it is just annoying.


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  #2504002 13-Jun-2020 11:39
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Song on radio, what is this song, hold phone up Siri tells you.

 

Ask questions like “why are fire trucks red”

 

What is 0 divided by 0. Apparently I have no friends.

 

Use for calculations with Apple Watch. Faster then typing

 

used for typing this sentence. 
how to spell a word, just say it up it comes.

 

opening application. “Open” applic name. 
How long to get to work? Gives answer using traffic conditions.

 

Tell me a joke, get some real bad ones.

 

What is the temperature, weather forecast.

 

Filling in fields in browsers search box’s etc by dictating. Online shopping

 

I use Siri heaps, in case not obvious. 😆

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2504004 13-Jun-2020 11:44
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The odd time I open the garage, or operate something from openHAB.

Or writing a text while in the car.

can only access Siri by button. I turn off hey Siri. I don’t trust it.




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  #2504044 13-Jun-2020 11:51
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Have never used Siri for anything meaningful - just mucking around and for laughs.

 

Next month we will be getting a car that has CarPlay and then I’ll likely use Siri to make phone calls.

 

We have Siri’s mate/nemesis, Alexa, on Sonos speakers in our family room. We frequently use her to set a timer for cooking times - quick, easy, helpful - but that’s about it.





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  #2504045 13-Jun-2020 11:57
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I thought that I'd use Siri in the car too, turns out not.  Easier to navigate the menu system.  The difference between Siri on Carplay, and Google Voice on Android Auto is night and day.  90% success rate on the Android voice recognition compared to 90% fail rate on Siri.  It's not like I am changing my voice between the two.  


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  #2504046 13-Jun-2020 11:58
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gehenna:

 

I thought that I'd use Siri in the car too, turns out not.  Easier to navigate the menu system. 

 

 

What about for initiating phone calls?





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  #2504047 13-Jun-2020 11:59
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Tap on Phone, tap on Contacts, scroll to contact.  


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  #2504055 13-Jun-2020 12:02
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gehenna:

 

Tap on Phone, tap on Contacts, scroll to contact.  

 

 

So, eyes off the road?  Is “Hey Siri, call Mike on mobile” no good?





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  #2504057 13-Jun-2020 12:05
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I only ever use it to create reminders. I would never use it to add anything to my calendar because I am particular about how I set up entries in my calendar (classifications, reminders, locations, etc.) and I don't trust Siri to get it right.

 

Occasionally I use it with CarPlay but usually nothing's so important that it can't wait until I get out of the car.

 

The most irritating interaction I've had with it recently was when I received a notification while driving and I tried to say "read my notifications" but it cut me off as soon as I got to "read my not..." and then it proceeded to read my notes! Absolutely hopeless.


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  #2504058 13-Jun-2020 12:06
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eracode:

 

gehenna:

 

Tap on Phone, tap on Contacts, scroll to contact.  

 

 

So, eyes off the road?  Is “Hey Siri, call Mike on mobile” no good?

 

 

How often do you need to place a phone call while driving? If something's that important then I just pull over.


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