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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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7. Siri Dictation

Apple’s intelligent assistant does more than just answer questions and make jokes. Siri also translates your spoken words into text. Through dictation, you can reduce your usage of the tiny iOS keyboard—or the more generous OS X keyboard—and leave the typing to Siri.

In this chapter, you learn how to elicit the most accurate responses from Siri through fun examples and practice phrases. You will find Siri remarkably good at taking notes or even writing short documents. From enunciation to punctuation, this chapter is ready to help you start writing with Siri with your voice.

Launching Dictation on iOS

The small Siri microphone, which you see at the bottom of Figure 7-1 (top), appears on dictation-capable iOS keyboards. The microphone ...

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