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iPhone® 4S For Dummies®, 5th Edition by Bob LeVitus, Edward C. Baig

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Chapter 7

Taking the iPhone Siri-ously

In This Chapter

arrow Calling Siri

arrow Determining what you can say

arrow Editing mistakes

arrow Dialing by voice

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How could you not love Siri? The intelligent voice-activated virtual personal assistant living like a genie inside the iPhone 4S not only hears what you have to say but attempts to figure out the intent of your words. Siri then does her darnedest to respond to your wishes. She — yes, it’s a female voice — can help you dictate and send a message, get directions, call a friend, arrange a wake-up call, search the web, find a decent place to eat, and lots more. Siri talks back, too, sometimes with humor and other times with attitude. When Ed told Siri he was tired, she responded with, “That’s fine. I just hope you’re not doing anything dangerous.”

Siri used to be available as a free third-party app; Apple ended up buying the startup company behind this neat technology and incorporating the magic inside the iPhone 4S. Siri doesn’t work on older iPhones. And ...

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