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    Does anyone use SIRI everyday?
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    Does anyone use SIRI everyday?
    Hi All,

    I was excited to get my hands on my Iphone 5, I upgraded from the original 4 and was keen to use the new features one of which was SIRI.

    After using the phone for a little while I have found that day to day I never use her at all, often I forget she's even a function on the phone and I am a litle dissapointed she has not made more of an impact.

    Maybe someone here can give me some hints or tips that will raise her profile with me.

    What is it that you use SIRI everyday for?.

    Thanks

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    Does anyone use SIRI everyday?
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    Weather, reminders, setting alarm, playing music, launching applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Weather, reminders, setting alarm, playing music, launching applications.
    Hmmm. ok but let me say this:-

    Playing music - I like to browse, so no direct command. Plus all the other points you mention its so easy to launch apps or look at the weather set an alarm using the screen. I doubt it saves much time actually asking SIRI to do those things for me.

    No, I cant see myself using SIRI for that.

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    SIRI is good for finding something while you're driving - or even if you don't want to type something long into Google Maps. I use it primarily for that - and not every day. She's very useful for finding locations, restaurants - things like that. She's also useful for setting reminders - and voice dialing. That's about all I user her for on a regular basis. Once in a while to play a song. She get's most of her use when I'm driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    SIRI is good for finding something while you're driving - or even if you don't want to type something long into Google Maps. I use it primarily for that - and not every day. She's very useful for finding locations, restaurants - things like that. She's also useful for setting reminders - and voice dialing. That's about all I user her for on a regular basis. Once in a while to play a song. She get's most of her use when I'm driving.
    Yep only use her when I can't use my hands. Especially driving since it's illegal in California. Yet I still see people with phones up to their ears while they are driving. >_>"
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    I often (but not every day) use Siri to ask about restaurants where I am, and make reservations. I ask about movies playing locally a lot. I set reminders and "text while driving" using Siri A LOT, since there is NO WAY I can text and drive.

    Siri is FAR from done, trust me on this. It will take a while, but eventually you (everyone) will use voice assistants like Siri a lot more than you do now.

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    As everyone has stated when driving yes sometimes if I am busy doing something else that I don't have time to look up or locate.

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    I've only had my iPhone 5 about a month and didn't have Siri before that on my iPhone 4. So I forget sometimes that I can use it for various tasks, etc. I did just last night to set a reminder. Super easy and worked great. As mentioned, Siri is not a finished product yet and I'm sure we'll all find it a lot more useful in the future.
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    I have Siri on my iPad - and I do try to use it - it is good for sending quick texts, launching applications, looking up games. For example - if I want to see what time a football game is on - I have to open either a web browser or sports app and navigate to the proper place. With Siri - I just ask one question - What time is the Broncos game? Siri will have that up faster than me navigating.

    Have you tried setting a reminder? It should be much faster to set it via Siri than using the calendar app.

    Also - I have been trying the dictation - instead of typing. Although it isn't perfect - it is usually much faster to fix the dictation errors - than to type on the iPad.

    One thing I wished it had - which isn't available right now - is access to more Settings. I asked Siri to turn on Bluetooth - for example - and Siri cannot do that. It would be nice if I could do stuff like that - it would save a lot of screen taps.

    I have friends who use it to text and drive (not that I agree with this, but it is better than actually typing while driving)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    use Siri to ask about restaurants where I am, and make reservations.
    And how does this work Chas ?? Does the Restaurant you choose have a online booking system, or something digital to that effect at the premises ??
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    [QUOTE=TattooedMac;1471459]
    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    use Siri to ask about restaurants where I am, and make reservations.

    And how does this work Chas ?? Does the Restaurant you choose have a online booking system, or something digital to that effect at the premises ??
    Siri uses Open Table to make reservations. So... maybe the restaurant has to be available with Open Table? I'm just guessing, but it seems like that's how it probably works.
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    [QUOTE=MYmacROX;1471492]
    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post

    Siri uses Open Table to make reservations. So... maybe the restaurant has to be available with Open Table? I'm just guessing, but it seems like that's how it probably works.
    And is this a App from the iTunes Store ?? Very curious is all because Down Under i have a feeling we are missing out on the full potential of Siri. I use her as others have, send text via Bluetooth/Siri, look up scores, weather and so on, but have never heard of Open Table.
    I know as the years go by developers will jump on the bandwagon, but you friends over the pond get a lot more with her . . . .. ???
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    Does anyone use SIRI everyday?
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    OpenTable is a website that has an app available. It's a great way to make reservations at restaurants that support OpenTable. I didn't realize Siri supported OpenTable. I'm going to have to try that out. Thanks for the info.

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    Does anyone use SIRI everyday?
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    Yes, Siri takes advantage of the Open Table app on my iPad. Open Table offers a list of restaurants (not every single one, but where I am a very good selection) and available times. Siri has a built-in capability for presenting nearby restaurants and reviews, and so once I decide what restaurant I want, I can just say "Make a reservation for two at eight o'clock" and it leverages the existing Open Table app (if available) to do so.

    It is the most like "living in the future" I have gotten to so far.

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    No Open Table in the UK either.

    But I use SIRI for Cinema times, setting timers when cooking (every day), setting reminders, calendar events, occasional app opening, text messaging. Much more than I thought I would.

    Would love it if Spotify could hook into SIRI like the standard music app does.
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