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How to view all the songs you've identified with Siri

Ever identified a song with Siri and then forgotten what the name was?

If you do several songs in a row, or it's been a while since you identified the song, it can be tough to remember. Luckily, when you ask Siri to identify a song, it keeps a record. In fact, it keeps an entire list right in iTunes. So, if you later decide you want to buy the song, or listen to it in your favorite music streaming app, all you have to do is know where to look!

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Siri and the potential for 'Voice ID'

Yell "Hey, Siri!" on podcast — or out loud at an event — and you'll get dozens of complaints from people whose phones suddenly went into voice mode.

That might sound like an edge-case for Siri, Apple's personal digital assistant, but here's something more common — a family charging station with several iPhones devices plugged in. How do you target yours and yours alone? How do you make sure only your voice can activate Siri on your iPhone or iPad? On your Apple Watch? In your car or around your house?

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How to find out what time it is anywhere in the world with Siri

Ever need to figure out what time it is in some other corner of the world? Just ask Siri!

Time zones can be confusing. While the Clock app for iPhone and iPad lets you add all the locations you want to monitor current times, it's way easier to just ask Siri. As long as you know the location, Siri can tell you the current time and how far ahead or behind they are from your current location.

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How to update Twitter with Siri for iPhone and iPad

How to let Siri tweet for you, no hands required!

If you use Twitter on a regular basis, you've probably got your favorite Twitter apps but what about when you don't have the time or the hands? Next time you think of something particularly interesting or witty you'd like to share quickly, let Siri help you!

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How to update your Facebook status with Siri

Take the work out of status updates with Siri for iPhone and iPad

Most of us know how to manually update our Facebook statuses with the Facebook app, but did you know you can also have Siri do it for you? As long as you're signed into Facebook in the Settings app, all you have to do is ask!

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How to search the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store faster with Siri

While it's fun to browse the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store, sometimes you just want to find what you're looking for.

For those occasions, for when you know exactly what you're looking for and you don't want to so much as tap or type, there's Siri. Simply hold down the Home button, call up Apple's personal digital assistant, and have Siri do the searching for you. Here's how!

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How would you change Siri?

Siri, originally created as a stand-alone App Store app by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer, and Tom Gruber, was bought by Apple and integrated into iOS 5 for the iPhone 4s launch in 2011.

A digital assistant with sequential inference and context awareness, Siri answers questions and executes commands not in a vacuum but in relation to whatever questions and commands came before. As Siri to find you a Starbucks and it will pull up a list of locations close to where you are. Ask for directions and it knows Starbucks is where you want to go and brings up the best route to get you there.

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How to identify what song is playing with Siri and Shazam

Siri now works hand in hand with Shazam, the popular music tagging service. That means, instead of rushing and stumbling to find the Shazam app when a great song comes on and you're desperate to identify it, you can simply have Siri do it for you!

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How to use your iPhone or iPad hands-free with 'Hey Siri'

"Hey Siri" lets you use your iPhone or iPad hands-free.

As long as it's plugged in and within range of your voice, all you have to do is say the magic word and Siri will wake-up and wait for your question or command. It's great for the iPhone when you're in bed or in the car, or the iPad when you're cooking in the kitchen or wondering around the house. It's voice activation for your voice control!

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Siri 'crushing' competitors at language accuracy

Siri, Apple's virtual personal assistant, has been improving steadily since its introducing in 2011. Streaming text to speech is one of the most recent and obvious areas of improvement, but Siri has also been adding new features and better language support. In a recent test that spanned languages, Siri scored a remarkable 76% for accuracy. That's compared to 46% for Google Now and 42% for Microsoft Cortana.

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