Siri’s been around for the last four years, though it’s not sure how many iPhone users actually make use of the voice-driven virtual assistant.
In a new push to get people talking to their Apple handsets more often, the Cupertino company has rolled out a revamped Siri site explaining all the amazing things that little person living inside your phone can do, as long as she can understand your accent, that is.
The site’s divided into eight categories – At a Glance, Staying in Touch, Getting Organized, Sports, Entertainment, Out and About, Getting Answers, and Tips and Tricks – each of which offers plenty of ideas on how to get chatting with Siri, some of which even seasoned users might not know about.
The accompanying blurb encourages you to “talk to Siri as you would to a friend and it can help you get things done – like sending messages, placing calls, or making dinner reservations.”
It goes on, “You can ask Siri to show you the Orion constellation or to flip a coin. Siri works hands-free, so you can ask it to show you the best route home and what your ETA is while driving.”
It can identify songs on the TV and radio, solve math problems, and read out your last email.
“The more you use Siri, the more you’ll realize how great it is. And just how much it can do for you.”
The launch of the new site comes just before the Apple Watch lands in stores around the world. The company’s first ever wearable comes pre-loaded with a range of apps, Siri among them. You can activate the assistant by pressing and holding the watch’s Digital Crown or by raising your wrist and saying, “Hey Siri.”
Also, earlier on Wednesday, Apple rolled out iOS 8.3, which includes increased Siri functionality for nine new countries, among them Brazil, New Zealand, and Russia.
So if you’re fine about talking aloud to your wrist in public places, or simply want to find out more about how Siri can help you in your daily life, best you hit Apple’s new Siri site now.
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