Siri For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons

Find out what Siri's got up her sleeve with this fun and friendly guide!

Who couldn't use a little extra help these days? Answers, information, reminders, and all sorts of additional help are only a verbal query away with Siri, the artificial intelligence personal assistant. Siri made her debut with the iPhone 4 and is now updated for iOS 6 as well as the third-generation iPad and she is ready to assist! This easy-to-understand guide walks you through the vast array of capabilities that Siri boasts, from creating texts and e-mails from dictation to getting directions to finding a restaurant in the area. You'll discover how to check the weather, get sports scores and schedules, look up a movie review, get Facebook and Twitter updates, make dinner reservations, and much more.

  • Explains how to finesse the perfectly worded questions for Siri in order to get the most helpful and accurate answers
  • Details how to have Siri make phone calls for you, look up information in a dictionary or on the web, or get music
  • Walks you through using Siri to get stock quotes or enter numbers into a calculator and get an answer
  • Shows you how to use Siri to set reminders and alarms, take notes, get turn-by-turn driving directions, and more

Just like Siri, the straightforward-but-fun Siri For Dummies is here to help you!

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About the author

Marc Saltzman has reported on the tech industry since 1996. A syndicated columnist for Gannett ContentOne,, and, he hosts CNN's Gaming & Gadgets segment and Canada's popular Gear Guide.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Nov 9, 2012
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Computers / Hardware / General
Computers / Hardware / Mobile Devices
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Your all-encompassing guide to the Apple Watch

Are you an Apple Watch enthusiast and want to master all of its features to impress friends and intimidate enemies? Or perhaps you're a less-than-tech-savvy newcomer to the "wearable" craze and want to get the most out of it? In Apple Watch For Dummies, you'll discover how this incredible device does way more than simply tell time. Through hands-on, easy-to-follow instruction, you'll find out how to send and receive text messages and emails, use Siri, find movie times, access your favorite apps and get directions]. Plus, you'll get a handle on the all-new hardware, change the watch face to suit your mood and needs, use the innovative interface—including the exciting Digital Crown feature—to zoom and scroll, and move into fitness tracking with your Apple Watch—and be amazed as it helps you set and maintain reachable fitness goals.

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If you're a new to the Apple Watch—or an old hand (or wrist, as it were) looking to push it to its limits—Apple Watch For Dummies helps you get the most out of this cool technology.

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