Chapter 14

Taking iPad Controls Siri-ously

In This Chapter

arrow Using Control Center

arrow Calling Siri

arrow Determining what you can say

arrow Editing mistakes

arrow Using dictation

arrow Making Siri better

How could you not love Siri? The intelligent, voice-activated virtual personal assistant living like a genie inside the iPad minis and in iPads since the third generation not only hears what you have to say but also 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 (at least until you change it) — can help you dictate and send a message, get directions, call a friend, discover who won the ballgame, tell you when a movie is playing, ID the song playing in the background, arrange a wake-up call, search the web, find a decent place ...

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