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She's just a girl who claims that I am the one. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant.

January 14th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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First introduced in the 1942 short story, Runaround. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant.

January 13th 2014 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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The last person who asked Siri that ended up in a crevasse. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant.

January 11th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Just a spoonful of sugar will help your Siri interaction go down. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant.

January 10th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes you ask Siri the worst things and it responds with unexpectedly sweet results. For example, ask it to "Talk dirty to me." Go on, we'll wait. Isn't that adorable? However, our very favorite safe-for-work result comes from the distinctly unsafe-for-work request to "Show me pictures of booby...

January 9th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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This morning, beloved leader Victor wondered how he could create reminders using Siri without having those reminders tied to a specific time. He loves Siri's easy voice integration but didn't want to schedule these items. He just wanted to add them to his to-do list. Possible? You bet. The secre...

February 7th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Recently, Google added voice-enhanced search to its iOS search app. At that time, a lot of people started comparing Siri search results with Google, missing a major point about what Siri is and what it does. There's a reason Apple calls Siri a "virtual assistant." It helps you add reminders,...

November 22nd 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Last year, Steve Sande and I put together a "What can you say to Siri" post while working on "Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant". This year, we followed up that post with an iOS 6 version of "What can you say to Siri" and then an International version coverin...

September 27th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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I had no intention of broaching philosophy with Siri, as earlier today I was trying to get it to recognize "Hail State!", which BulldogsRadio tweeted would connect to University of Georgia Radio. That didn't sound right to me, but I thought a built-in easter egg might lead to sports rankings. I...

September 24th 2012 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Psst. In case you didn't notice? In iOS 6, Siri is a hoot. Apple has programmed in even more silly, sassy, delightful responses and it's up to all of us to find the Easter Eggs. Asking Siri about itself is one of the more common ways to get a chuckle -- inquire about how old it is, what it's we...

September 22nd 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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For many TUAW readers, this weekend represents a first encounter with Siri, Apple's virtual personal assistant. Siri is waiting to help you create reminders, send texts, look up information and lots more. Siri replaces the dance of your fingers on glass with conversations. You talk to your devi...

September 21st 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments