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How to find your way home with Siri

How to find your way home with Siri

In an area you aren't familiar with and just want your iPhone or iPad to get you home safely? Luckily, Siri can help you do just that with help from the built-in Maps app. All you have to do is ask! How to get directions back home with Siri and Maps Press and hold the Home button to launch...
How to pause, play, skip, and shuffle tracks with Siri

How to pause, play, skip, and shuffle tracks with Siri

Not only can Siri play songs, albums, and playlists from the built-in Music app on your iPhone or iPad, it can also interact with what you're currently playing. Basic commands like play, pause, skip, and shuffle may be easy when you're sitting around casually listening to music, but if you're...
How to ask Siri to play a specific song on your iPhone or iPad

How to ask Siri to play a specific song on your iPhone or iPad

Sometimes when we're driving or we can't give our undivided attention to looking at our phones, Siri makes it super convenient to get things done. The Music app is no exception and Siri can interact with it in lots of ways, including playing specific songs. How to play a single song with Siri...
How to check current weather conditions with Siri

How to check current weather conditions with Siri

Most of us want to know what the weather is going to be like when preparing for our day. Do we need to bring an umbrella or pack a sweatshirt in anticipation of a chilly evening? While there are lots of great weather apps, sometimes we just want quick weather information without having to dig...
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Apple reportedly developing in-house speech recognition solution for Siri

Apple may wean away from licensing Nuance's services for Siri, instead creating an in-house speech recognition solution which will be used to power the virtual assistant in the future. Apple has already hired several experts in this field, including Nuance's former vice president of research...
How to take a note on your iPhone or iPad with Siri

How to take a note on your iPhone or iPad with Siri

The default Notes app on the iPhone and iPad is a great place to jot down random thoughts, memos, and other bits of text. If your hands are full, however, or if you're driving, or if you're simply to lazy to type, you can use Siri to take the notes for you. How to dictate a note to Siri on...
How to find a local business or restaurant with Siri

How to find a local business or restaurant with Siri

Want to check out that fancy new restaurant your colleague recommended? Traveling and want to check out an awesome store a friend recommended to you but don't know where it's at? Regardless what you need to find, the Maps app and Siri can help you find whatever you need faster than ever! How...
How to view a note on your iPhone or iPad with Siri

How to view a note on your iPhone or iPad with Siri

If you've used the Notes app on iPhone or iPad to jot down some thoughts, and you later want to find them, you could launch the app, scroll through the list, find the one you want, and tap to open it. If you have your hands full, however, if you're driving or simply would rather talk than tap,...
How to play a specific music genre with Siri and iTunes Radio

How to play a specific music genre with Siri and iTunes Radio

Sometimes when we want to listen to music, we don't always want to listen to a specific artist or album. Instead, we'd rather get a good mix that caters to the mood we are currently in. You can easily ask Siri to play a specific genre for you with the help of iTunes Radio. How to play a...
How to create and share a shopping list with Siri and the Reminders app

How to create and share a shopping list with Siri and Reminders

Siri works great in conjunction with the built-in Reminders app. Not only can Siri create and add reminders to pretty much any list you have, Siri can also make it incredibly easy to manage and share a shopping list. So the next time you need milk or want someone in your house to pick it up while...
How to create time-based reminders with Siri

How to create time-based reminders with Siri

Siri makes it easy to create lots of different kinds of reminders without ever having to even launch the Reminders app. One of the most common types of reminders that most of us set almost every day are time-based reminders. Next time you need to create one, try using Siri to save some time!...
How to create location-based reminders with Siri

How to create location-based reminders with Siri

Since the Reminders app for iPhone and iPad can use your location to dish up reminders based on where you are, Siri can add location-based reminders for you as well. Simply tell Siri what you need to be reminded of, and where, and you're done! How to create a location-based reminder with Siri...
How to add reminders to specific lists with Siri

How to add reminders to specific lists with Siri

Not only can Siri create reminders for you and automatically add them to your Reminders app, Siri can also obey the lists you have already set up. If you don't want a new reminder to go to your default list, all you have to do is tell Siri. How to get Siri to add reminders to specific lists...
How to check stocks and exchanges using Siri

How to check stocks and exchanges using Siri

Siri can't be your financial advisor or broker -- yet! -- but Siri can look up stock prices and exchange positions for you. Whether you want to find out what's happening with APPL or GOOG, or if the DOW or NASDAQ is up or down, Siri's got you covered! How to check individual stocks with Siri...
How to call, message, and email your contacts using Siri

How to call, message, and email your contacts using Siri

Siri isn't just another voice control system, it remembers context and it can understand relationships. That means, for example, you can tell Siri to call your wife's iPhone, and Siri will know who that is and which phone number to dial. Not only that, Siri can send iMessages or SMS, and even...
With Nuance up for sale, should Apple be the one that buys them?

With Nuance up for sale, should Apple be the one that buys them?

Earlier this week rumors surfaced that Nuance Communications is up for sale. Apple is reportedly a huge customer of Nuance, using the firm's voice recognition software to help power Siri. So, if Nuance really is up for sale, should Apple be the ones who close the deal? When voice services first...
Samsung was reportedly in talks to buy the company behind Siri's voice

Samsung was reportedly in talks to buy the company behind Siri's voice

Nuance Communications stock prices are rising as speculations of a potential sale of the company to Samsung Electronics are heating up. Nuance provides speech and voice recognition software for many products in the market, including cars and GPS, Samsung's own line of Galaxy phones and tablets,...
How to create, view, update, and cancel calendar events using Siri

How to create, view, update, and cancel calendar events using Siri

The complete guide to managing your Calendar events and appointments on your iPhone or iPad with Siri Since Siri is meant to be your personal assistant, it only makes sense to have it schedule and manage your meetings and events on your iPhone or iPad. Asking Siri to create a calendar event...
How to make restaurant reservations on iPhone and iPad with Siri

How to make restaurant reservations on iPhone and iPad with Siri

Siri integrates directly with OpenTable in order to let you easily make restaurant reservations right on your iPhone or iPad. All you've got to do is ask Siri and then tell it where and when you'd like your reservation for. How to book a restaurant reservation with Siri Press and hold the...
How to get pricing, hours, and general restaurant information with Siri

How to get pricing, hours, and general restaurant information with Siri

Siri can provide a lot of information about restaurants both around you and in other locations. If you're going somewhere you've never been before, you may want to know what to expect price wise. Luckily Siri can do even better than that. Along with pricing, you can also get general contact...

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