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Talking to Siri™ by Steven Sande, Erica Sadun

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1. Getting Started with Siri

Perhaps the most widely known feature on the iPhone 4S is Siri. On the iPhone 4S, Siri replaces the dance of your fingers on the glass screen of the device with a conversation. 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 of science fiction, we have a way to interface in natural language with a computer.

In this chapter, you learn how to get started with Siri: how to enable it, launch the service, and try it out. You read about how to speak (slowly and clearly), how to recover from mistakes, and how to access the service in a variety of ways. By the time you finish reading this chapter, ...

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