Siri is already about as simple as it gets, but that hasn’t stopped freelance journalist and TV host Marc Saltzman from creating Siri For Dummies. The 192-page book “shows you all the cool things Siri can do for you, so you can get the most from your iPhone’s voice-activated personal assistant.”
What could be cooler than asking your iPhone 4S questions and having it reply? This handy little book shows you all the cool things Siri can do for you, so you can get the most from your iPhone’s voice-activated personal assistant. Let Siri read you your messages, locate facts, direct you to the nearest sushi bar, and so much more!
- Shows you how to use Siri to keep your calendar, remind you of appointments, and check your messages
- Explains using Siri to get directions, play your favorite music, make phone calls, search the web, and even provide the weather report
- Offers helpful tips on how to use your voice to write an e-mail, create a text, add a note, and more with Siri and the iPad’s new Voice Dictation feature
- Explores some fun things to ask Siri and reveals some surprise Siri secrets
- Includes coverage of Siri for iPhone 4S and Voice Dictation for the new iPad
Chances are that if you’re reading Cult of Mac you probably don’t need to buy Siri For Dummies. All of the info looks pretty basic, and Siri is already about as simple as it gets. However, for the less informed iPhone users, this book could be a lifesaver.
Saltzman’s explanation of Siri is thorough, and he walks you through pretty much everything. If your elderly parent or completely tech-illiteratre friend just got an iPhone 4S, Siri For Dummies is something to consider. You can read a book excerpt in PDF form by clicking this link.
Siri For Dummies is available in Apple’s iBookstore for $6. You can also get it on Amazon Kindle for the same price. Paperback copies are available for various prices at book sellers like Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.