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Siri For Dummies by Marc Saltzman

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Introduction

I’m thrilled to present you with Siri For Dummies, your definitive guide to unlocking the power of your favorite Apple gadget’s voice-activated personal assistant.

Throughout these chapters, you find out how to take full advantage of Siri’s awesome abilities — in a language you can understand. Yes, you can put away your geek-to-English dictionary, because you won’t need it here.

Siri For Dummies covers all the things you can do on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (third- and fourth-generation, and iPad mini), or fifth-generation iPod touch — via your voice — ranging from productivity and connectivity features to information, calculation, and navigation. And of course, you see examples of the various responses you can expect through Siri.

About This Book

This book was meant to be read in any order. Sure, you can flip through it from beginning to end if you prefer a more linear read, starting with the introduction on what Siri is, its history, and how to use this remarkable tool. Alternatively, you can jump from chapter to chapter if one topic interests you more than another.

Each chapter can stand on its own, so you won’t miss anything by reading out of order. (Aren’t you a rebel!)

Of course, individual chapters focus on something specific Siri can do — such as transcribing your e-mails or finding a good Italian restaurant — with clear, step-by-step instructions on how to get the best results from your voice commands.

Because Siri is so versatile, you can often ask or ...

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