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How to enable and disable settings on your iPhone or iPad with Siri

How to change settings on your iPhone or iPad with Siri on iOS 7

You can control general settings like Bluetooth, WiFi, and Airplane mode by hopping into the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, or through Control Center. But why if you can just ask Siri to enable or disable a setting for you? Here's how: How to toggle general iPhone and iPad settings with...
How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

If you're iPhone or iPad is running iOS 7 or higher, Siri can help you keep up with things on Twitter such as showing you tweets by a certain person, trends, and more. Here's how: How to see what a specific person is tweeting about with Siri How to search a specific term or hashtag on Twitter...
How to have Siri check for and read email messages in iOS 7

How to have Siri check for and read email messages in iOS 7

Siri has a few new tricks up her sleeve in iOS 7 including some new ways to interact with your email. Not only can Siri check for and let you know when new emails come in, she can also read them to you. Here's how: How to check for new messages with Siri in iOS 7 How to have Siri read an email...
How to check your iPhone voicemail using Siri

How to check your iPhone voicemail using Siri on iOS 7

With iOS 7, several new features have been added to Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri. One of the most convenient is the ability to check your voicemail for you. So now, if you miss a call, rather than tapping your way through the Phone app, you can simply ask Siri. How to have Siri check...
How to post a tweet using Siri in iOS 7

How to post a tweet using Siri in iOS 7

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, Siri makes it easier than ever to post a tweet to your Twitter timeline without having to tap a single key on the keyboard. This makes for a great trick when you're wearing gloves or doing something where you can't completely concentrate on typing....
How to have Siri check your iPhone call history for you

How to check your iPhone call history using Siri on iOS 7

With iOS 7 Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri, has learned a few new tricks, including how to check your voice mail. It may seem like something easy enough to do the old fashioned way - unlock, tap phone, tap- okay, already tired. Whether your hands are full at the moment, or you're just...
How to teach Siri to pronounce someone's name correctly in iOS 7

How to teach Siri to pronounce someone's name correctly in iOS 7

While Siri has gotten better with each new iteration, including iOS 7, there's some things Apple's personal digital assistant needs help with. First an foremost is learning how to pronounce unusual or tricky names. Whether it's your name, or the name of family, friends, or colleagues, it's easy...
How to play iTunes Radio stations with Siri in iOS 7

How to play iTunes Radio stations with Siri on iOS 7

If your iPhone or iPad is on iOS 7 or higher, and you're in the U.S., you've got iTunes Radio. While it's fun to browse stations and create your own, if you're driving or in a situation where you can't launch the Music app and freely browse, you can tell Siri what you want to listen to instead....
How to make a FaceTime call with Siri

How to make a FaceTime call with Siri

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, you can quickly and easily initiate a FaceTime video or audio call without ever opening the Phone or Contacts app. Instead, just ask Siri. Not sure what to tell her? We'll walk you through! How to make a FaceTime audio or video call using Siri...
The contextual awakening: How sensors are making mobile truly brilliant

The contextual awakening: How sensors are making mobile truly brilliant

When Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone in 2007 he spent some time talking about its sensors — the capacitive multitouch sensors in the screen that let you use your bioelectric finger as the best pointing device ever, the accelerometer that enabled the interface to rotate with the phone,...
Siri: How far has it come in two years, and how far does it still have to go?

Siri: How far has it come in two years, and how far does it still have to go?

Siri provided a glimpse into an entirely new realm of human interface, and while it's now delivering more than ever before, it still faces significant, and lingering, challenges for the future A year ago I wrote about the challenges facing Siri and Apple's services. Over the last 12 months,...
Wither the Siri API?

Wither the Siri API?

In 2011 Apple introduced Siri, their virtual personal assistant, with the iPhone 4s, and two years and two versions of iOS later, including this year's iOS 7, and no public application programming interfaces (API) have been surfaced for developers. That means customers like you and me still can't...
Siri turns up in The Simpsons causing trouble, how's it working for you?

Siri turns up in The Simpsons causing trouble, how's it working for you?

If Apple's done something, there's a chance it'll be parodied at some point, and the latest is Siri which has turned up in Springfield for a cameo role in a new episode of The Simpsons. However, as you'll see in the video above, Siri doesn't come up with the goods. It's all in jest, of course,...
Siri just became the best Pokedex around, a perfect companion to Pokemon X and Y!

Siri just became the best Pokedex around, a perfect companion to Pokemon X and Y!

Pokemon X and Y is here, and if you have an iPhone or iPad, Siri might just have become the greatest Pokedex you could ever ask for. Thanks to Wolfram Alpha adding details of a staggering 649 Pokemon to its database, each and every one of them is at your fingertips with Siri, as TUAW describes...
Chevrolet expands Siri 'Eyes Free support in more 2014 cars

Chevrolet expands Siri Eyes Free support in more 2014 cars

Chevy announced last week that it is expanding the number of its car models that will ship with Siri "Eyes Free" support. After making a successful debut on this year's models of the Chevy Spark, Spark EV and Sonic, Chevy is expanding support to include more models, according to a press release...
5 ways to increase security and privacy of your iPhone or iPad

5 ways to increase security and privacy of your iPhone or iPad

5 easy ways to lock down the information on iOS 7 and enhance your security and privacy! With iOS 7 — see our complete iOS 7 review — Apple has made the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad more convenient than ever, but also more secure. How is that possible? Well, in most cases you - the owner of...
Siri's North American voice actress reveals herself

Siri's North American voice actress reveals herself

The voice actress who purportedly did the voice for North American Siri has stepped forward. Her name is Susan Bennett, and she was recently interviewed by CNN. Siri's voice is different from country to country. In some places the voice is male, in some it's female. Siri's developers use...
How to use Siri to search Google instead of Bing

How to use Siri to search Google instead of Bing

iOS 7 still uses Google for the default search engine in Apple's web browser, Safari, but Bing is the new default for Apple's virtual digital assistant, Siri. Yes, just like Open Table is the partner for reservations, and Wikipedia for general information, Bing and Microsoft worked out a deal...
How to give Siri a sex change in iOS 7

How to give Siri a sex change in iOS 7

With iOS 7, Siri gets improvements. It's no longer beta, and it adds new functionality thanks to deals with new partner services. The interface has changed, and for the first time, you can select the gender of Siri's voice. Here's how. Siri's voice changes from country to country, but up to now...
iOS 7 appears to be bringing Siri out of beta

iOS 7 appears to be bringing Siri out of beta

Siri is no longer flagged as "Beta" on Apple's Siri product page which may indicate that, two years following its launch alongside the iPhone 4s, the virtual assistant is finally ready for life in the release world. A natural language interface that exists as a layer on top of Apple's mobile...

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