4. Talking to Your Day-Timer

For many people, an iPhone or other smartphone provides a replacement for a handwritten organizer like the classic Day-Timer. If you’re too young to be familiar with Day-Timers, they have printed pages with spaces for reminders, notes, and calendar appointments, as well as lists of contacts.

Rather than scrawling handwritten notes onto a printed calendar page, the iPhone 4S and Siri set up appointments, take notes, and set reminders with a conversation. It’s more like having your own personal assistant taking care of business for you than using an electronic device.

This chapter introduces you to the ways you can use Siri to help schedule and organize your life. It’s time to throw away that handwritten organizer. ...

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