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  #2504059 13-Jun-2020 12:08
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eracode:

 

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

 

 

No different than changing a CD or radio station on an old head unit.  It's as much eyes off the road as it takes to change the AC temp.  Sure you can say "Hey Siri, call Mike" but don't be surprised when you call George instead because Siri.  


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  #2504061 13-Jun-2020 12:10
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How often do you need to place a phone call while driving? If something's that important then I just pull over.

 

 

Numerous times daily. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2504071 13-Jun-2020 12:31
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I typically only use it for timers and reminders because that's quicker than poking around in the settings. I don't have any issues with it not understanding me.

 

With that said, I do find it annoying when there's been an iOS update and Siri decides to completely ignore my request and instead give me an overview of new features!


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  #2504083 13-Jun-2020 13:30
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Oh well, looks like Siri will be turned off in my new phone too!

 

Don't make or receive calls while driving. Can't concentrate on driving and answering technical/service calls at the same time. 


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  #2504100 13-Jun-2020 14:19
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Timers, reminders, phone call and for controlling the Tv, lights, garage door, and front door. 
also just for general queries that’s quicker than googling manually. 


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  #2504109 13-Jun-2020 14:47
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Control my lights, blinds and heating/cooling mostly via 3 HomePods scattered about the house. Also use it to reply to texts while driving using a CarPlay headunit. 

 

I had Alexa for about a year before I got the HomePods and moved to Siri. In my experience, Siri understands both my wife and my commands better then Alexa did. 





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  #2504112 13-Jun-2020 14:57
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I use it a lot.

 

On the way to meet someone with navigation showing.  Hey Siri, tell my mate I'll be there in 13 minutes.

 

Hey Siri, remind me at lunch time to buy James that ergonomic mouse

 

Hey Siri, when I get home remind me to clean the fish tank.

 

 

 

I just love how reliable it is.  I don't have to enunciate my speech at all and it's quicker than firing up the calendar or reminders app to manually type in an entry.

 

 

 

1) Type into a blank note, "I don't have exact location data for James Dean* but he seems to be in the vicinity of Chris Cairns* at 100 Main Street*"

 

2) Say out loud, "Hey Siri, [Cancel the hey Siri after the tone], where is James*"

 

3) Go back to the note, select the text in the previously typed note and choose Speak.

 

*Replace with names and address of your co-workers at the office.


 
 
 
 


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  #2504130 13-Jun-2020 16:22
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A field of research of mine I do on and off over the years is called NUI (pronounced new-ee). Its about waving your arms about and talking to unseen devices and expecting them to understand.

 


i have an echo dot with alexa.  I use it finding out what the weather currently is.  I did ask about when the next high tide might be, however apparently it occurs when the moon is on the other side of the planet.  When I asked where the moon currently was I was informed that it is currently three hundred and eighty four thousand four hundred kilometres away.  I didn’t ask what direction this might be.

i use Siri to change the volume on my AirPods and playing music.





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  #2504149 13-Jun-2020 17:23
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I use the button, rather than ‘hey Siri’ (as my kids like being idiots with my phone if I do that) and
Set reminders and alarms
call/text my wife
Get directions to ... / take me home (when lost anywhere and heading homeward)
Play “random song” on Spotify/YouTube/Apple Music
Open random app
Ask silly questions (Cookie Monster are my cookies AND I have no friends)

I did need to play with the language settings though, as I’m English South African but spent 8 years In London and 15 years here now... after all that, it works best for me in Australian English? 🤨
Do spend the 2 minutes ‘training’ her to your voice on initial setup though, this makes a big help too!

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  #2504187 13-Jun-2020 17:26
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I use it multiple times a day:

"Hey Siri, stop" (or pause) when listening to music whilst coding (work)

"Hey Siri, take me to XYZ" when driving somewhere, loads the Apple Maps app and sets the directions

"Hey Siri, turn on (or off) lights XYZ" to control the Philips Hue Lights

"Hey Siri, set the temperature of the heat pump to 22 degrees"

"Hey Siri, set a reminder for xyz" (doctors, physios, work meetings, etc.)

"Hey Siri, send a message to zzzz"

"Hey Siri, call zzzz"

"Hey Siri, add apples to my shopping list"

etc.


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  #2504194 13-Jun-2020 18:07
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PhantomNVD: I use the button, rather than ‘hey Siri’ (as my kids like being idiots with my phone if I do that) and
Set reminders and alarms
call/text my wife
Get directions to ... / take me home (when lost anywhere and heading homeward)
Play “random song” on Spotify/YouTube/Apple Music
Open random app
Ask silly questions (Cookie Monster are my cookies AND I have no friends)

I did need to play with the language settings though, as I’m English South African but spent 8 years In London and 15 years here now... after all that, it works best for me in Australian English? 🤨
Do spend the 2 minutes ‘training’ her to your voice on initial setup though, this makes a big help too!


Can Siri deal with Spotify now?

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  #2504195 13-Jun-2020 18:09
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Only time I used Siri was with a jailbreak tweak that enabled me to set her responses. When asked her opinion of my mate's beloved Tottenham Hotspur football club, she let loose with some foul-mouthed attitude. Oddly enough, she had enthusiastic praise for Manchester United.

(I mark this down as one of the very few times I've had a female do what I told her to.)




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  #2504962 15-Jun-2020 11:46
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davidcole:
PhantomNVD: I use the button, rather than ‘hey Siri’ (as my kids like being idiots with my phone if I do that) and
Set reminders and alarms
call/text my wife
Get directions to ... / take me home (when lost anywhere and heading homeward)
Play “random song” on Spotify/YouTube/Apple Music
Open random app
Ask silly questions (Cookie Monster are my cookies AND I have no friends)

I did need to play with the language settings though, as I’m English South African but spent 8 years In London and 15 years here now... after all that, it works best for me in Australian English? 🤨
Do spend the 2 minutes ‘training’ her to your voice on initial setup though, this makes a big help too!


Can Siri deal with Spotify now?

 

 

 

Yes- perhaps from IOS 13? Fairly recently anyway. I think you need to turn the functionality on manually, rather than it coming on automatically. 


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  #2504968 15-Jun-2020 12:08
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My biggest uses are messaging people while driving (CarPlay), as well as creating Reminders and setting timers.

 

I am one of those rare folk who have a 99% success rate with Siri (maybe because I don't have a thick Kiwi accent).

 

The weather stuff is pretty good too – "Hey Siri will it rain today?", to which she responds with "LOL absolutely not, you live in Auckland".


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  #2504981 15-Jun-2020 12:22
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SheriffNZ:

 

Yes- perhaps from IOS 13? Fairly recently anyway. I think you need to turn the functionality on manually, rather than it coming on automatically. 

 



Siri will prompt you for access to Spotify, after that works OK.  I cannot get Siri to play from specific playlists. 

Does anyone know if Spotify works on the Homepods using Siri now?


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