Monday Morsel - Siri (Part 3 of 3)

A few more thoughts on Siri

For the past couple of weeks I’ve devoted the Monday morsel to Siri because I think it’s a revolutionary product, and that when properly applied, it’s a great tool. In today’s Monday Morsel, I’d like to share five final thoughts on Siri – a few more things Siri can do for you.

To invoke Siri, simply press and hold the "home" button on the iPhone or iPad until you hear the two-tone chime. Let's get started!


Get info from your iPhone

If you consider the information you have stored in Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders, your iPhone is a treasure-trove of information. Sometimes you need to access that information. For example, you might need to give a friend the phone number for the general contractor who built your shop or share a birthday. Rather than searching for that on your phone, ask Siri to do it for you. “What’s the phone number for Tartan Builders Group?” “When is Ashley’s birthday?”


Check your calendar

Who needs an assistant when you have Siri? If you’re making plans and want to be sure you’re available, Siri can check your calendar for you. “Am I free on Saturday?” “What appointments do I have on December 18?”


Check the weather – or the time

If you miss the evening news and want to check the weather, Siri can get that information for you. If you’re traveling, Siri is a great help as well. “What is the high temperature today?” “What is the weather in Dallas for Friday?” “What time is it in Madrid?”


Search the Web

I think of this like the old “Information Please” almanacs. If you have a quick, closed-ended question, Siri can search the Web and provide you an answer. “What is the population of Charlotte?” “What is the capital of Thailand?”


Simple commands

Little things mean a lot. So if you’re traveling and struggle to remember where you parked the car, ask Siri to make a note. “Make a note: I parked in Long Term lot 2, section N.” Ask Siri to set a timer. “Set a timer for 10 minutes.” Ask Siri to wake you in the morning. “Set an alarm for 6:05 a.m.” You see where I’m going with this. Siri can handle the minutia.

I hope the "Siri Series" was helpful to you!

Have a great week! If you need assistance with Siri or any other technology challenges, give me a call.

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