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Talking to Siri®: Learning the Language of Apple®’s Intelligent Assistant, Second Edition by Steve Sande, Erica Sadun

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1. Getting Started with Siri

Have you met Siri? If you own a current-generation iOS device, this virtual assistant is waiting for your command. Siri runs on the iPhone (4S or later), iPod touch (fifth generation or later), and iPad (third generation or later).

On iOS, Siri replaces the dance of your fingers on the glass screen of the device with a conversation like the one in Figure 1-1. Siri understands your voice, places what you say in context to the apps that it works with, and even responds with a question if it doesn’t understand. For the first time outside science fiction, we have a way to interface in natural language with a computer.

Figure 1-1. Siri awaits your command.

Siri doesn’t stop there. If you own an OS X Mountain Lion Macintosh ...

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