If you need to check the scores for your favorite sports teams, there's no faster way to get quick information than with Siri. Want to know what the current score is to a game you can't watch live? No problem. How about the score for the last game? Not a problem either! With Siri, you can calm your nerves, win bar bets, or simply impress your friends!
Siri, Apple's personal digital assistant for iPhone and iPad, can do far more than make calls or appointments, send texts or set alarms — it can read children a bedtime story. It takes a little work to coax Siri into doing it, but the smiles you get in return make it more than worthwhile.
If a simple 4-digit passcode isn't secure enough for you, you can choose to protect your iPhone or iPad Lock screen with a longer, stronger alphanumeric password. That greatly reduces the chances that anyone can guess or brute-force their way into your device and access your data without your permission. What's more, Apple makes it easy to set up.
Wolfram|Alpha can compute and calculate almost any mathematical equation you could possibly think of. Whether you want to know how many pints are in a liter or you need to know solve a quadratic equation, the Wolfram|Alpha service can do it all. As luck would have it, it's also built right into your iPhone and iPad via Siri. Simply dictate the problem you want to solve and let Siri and Wolfram|Alpha take care of the rest!
Siri makes searching the web on your iPhone or iPad incredibly easy. No need to launch Safari and navigate to Google, Yahoo!, or Bing either. Just ask Siri what you want to know and specify what search engine you'd like to use. Your iPhone or iPad and Siri will take care of the rest!
The Maps app that comes built-in to every iPhone and iPad can show incredibly detailed 3D maps that you can interact with through a feature called Flyover. Like many other Maps features, you can also access Flyover without ever even launching the Maps app itself by just asking Siri.
While a plain old Google or Yelp search from your iPhone or iPad can always help you find a place to eat or a store to buy something you need, using Siri in conjunction with the built-in Maps app is not only faster, it gives you the best of both worlds.
If you use the built-in Music app to organize and listen to songs on your iPhone or iPad, you most likely have custom playlists that you've created over time. If you want to play one of them, you don't even have to launch the Music app. Instead, just ask Siri to play it for you!
If you want a weekly weather forecast you can always launch your favorite weather app and check out all the data you want. However, if you're in a hurry Siri can also give you forecasts for the entire week if you just ask.