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Talking to Siri®: Mastering the Language of Apple’s Intelligent Assistant, Third Edition by Steve Sande, Erica Sadun

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1. Getting Started with Siri

Have you met Siri? Siri is Apple’s fabulous hands-free conversation-based virtual personal assistant. Siri can help manage your life, organize your mobile device, and, as a bonus, provide endless hours of silly fun. If you own a current-generation iOS device, your virtual assistant awaits your command. Siri runs on the iPhone (4S and later), iPod touch (fifth generation and later), iPad (third generation and later), iPad Air, and all versions of the iPad mini.

Siri replaces the dance of your fingers on the glass screen of an iOS device with a conversation like the one shown in Figure 1-1. Siri understands your voice and places what you say in context with the apps that it works with. It even responds with a question ...

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