1. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    As cool as Siri is, I really wish it could be activated by just saying "Siri" or something similar, it would go a long way to true voice control. Unfortunately, I understand the effect it would have on battery, since it would have to constantly listen for the command. As it stands though, if I have to hold down the button I might as well use the phone.

    To me, this is the biggest shortcoming of any voice activation. Only time it works well is when (on my android device) I need to send a text while driving. 9 times out of 10, it's just as quick for me to use the app, or web as it is to ask a question. The novelty of it wears off pretty quickly.
    10-14-2011 03:49 PM
  2. DougFNJ's Avatar
    Cant wait to use Siri. Not to threadjack but how does Siri know your name? I would like to be called "Boss".
    im guessing by the name registered with your itunes/icloud account? im not sure
    Its the nickname you set for yourself in Contacts.. I had mine listed as smeltn but she would always read out S M E L T N so I changed it to my first name and now she says my name.


    You can train it, it was calling me Douglas, I told it to call me Doug, it asked me if I wanted to be called Doug, I confirmed, and that's now what she calls me.

    You can also train it to recognize relationships, Angela is my fiance, Tony is my friend, etc
    10-14-2011 03:49 PM
  3. Kylazin's Avatar
    To me, this is the biggest shortcoming of any voice activation. Only time it works well is when (on my android device) I need to send a text while driving. 9 times out of 10, it's just as quick for me to use the app, or web as it is to ask a question. The novelty of it wears off pretty quickly.
    This is the absolute truth. I prefer not to use my phone while driving since its all integrated through my car speakers and steering wheel, so its not painful at all, but that really is the extent of it.
    10-14-2011 03:53 PM
  4. Bias X's Avatar
    I was playing with Siri the whole time home after getting my Iphone4S and this technology is so advanced we have no idea. Just playing the phone responded to the direct question.

    Me - You are beautiful
    Siri - I bet you tell that to all the virtual assistants

    Me - I love you
    Siri - I bet you say that to all your mobile phones

    Me - I love you
    Siri - I am only here to serve you

    I love this thing. I was just trying to think of things to say that isn't in the normal Siri voice command list. This is the greatest sell phone and ios every made by far.
    Started a new thread about this on iOS5 forum. Went no where.
    But the vid i posted there

    He says: I Love You
    Siri says: I hope you don't tell the other mobile phones that

    I forget what else he asked in the video. Oh well.
    10-14-2011 03:59 PM
  5. Buck1127's Avatar
    i believe you just ask her to read it....

    I take it's the same for notifications?
    10-14-2011 04:02 PM
  6. MannyGeee's Avatar
    Me to Siri: "call me 'Daddy..."
    Siri to Me: " ummmmmmmm, that's creepy, sir"

    I am hoping this happens, i will **** myself.
    10-14-2011 04:11 PM
  7. chiratsu's Avatar
    10-14-2011 04:25 PM
  8. Buck1127's Avatar


    That's wicked lol
    10-14-2011 04:31 PM
  9. aggieastrosfan's Avatar
    "I want to buy some drugs."
    "Sorry, I can't find any addiction treatment centers."

    I've been having fun all day. I haven't asked it one "useful" question besides asking what the temperature was outside, to which she said, "It's hot outside!" before showing the temp. Love this thing!
    10-14-2011 04:34 PM
  10. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    "Can you help me find some weed?"

    "I can't find any head shops in your area, Casey."
    Last edited by diamonddialogue; 10-14-2011 at 05:17 PM.
    10-14-2011 04:42 PM
  11. Peninsula's Avatar
    Q: What are you wearing?
    A: Aluminosilicate glass and stainless steel. Nice, huh?
    10-14-2011 05:15 PM
  12. MustangLife's Avatar
    Guys. I'm not getting my name called to me by Siri. What do I need to go into to get my name programmed. I've been using Siri since 8AM so definately need to program something
    10-14-2011 10:59 PM
  13. CarlSpackler37's Avatar
    Guys. I'm not getting my name called to me by Siri. What do I need to go into to get my name programmed. I've been using Siri since 8AM so definately need to program something
    First you need to have yourself as a contact. Adding things like your address will help Siri if you ask it to remind you to do something when you get home. Then follow this...

    SETTINGS> GENERAL> SIRI> MY INFO

    Click on your name in the contacts list & now it knows who you are.

    I haven't messed much with it yet but in the contacts list you can spell a persons name phonetically or add a nickname. I am thinking this will help Siri to better understand you. If you have a friend with the nickname Scooter, hopefully you will be able to say Scooter & it will know who you're talking about.
    10-14-2011 11:46 PM
  14. RadiceFILM's Avatar
    Super impressed with Siri!
    10-15-2011 02:21 AM
  15. Fausty82's Avatar
    I asked it "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?".

    Here's the response:
    10-15-2011 02:24 AM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    Here are a couple more:
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    10-15-2011 02:33 AM
  17. CG68's Avatar
    I asked it "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?".

    Here's the response:

    LOL. That's funny and awesome it can do that.
    10-15-2011 02:43 AM
  18. KCook3's Avatar
    It very impressive what it can do. My hope is that Apple would allow other Apps to use Siri. You might be able to check the status of a flight, car rental, hotel, scores in sports game and even fuel prices.

    KC
    10-15-2011 08:01 AM
  19. luvesuga's Avatar
    - what's your occupation?
    Siri - you aren't supposed to ask your assistant that.
    - you're fired!
    Siri - I respect your decision.
    - I'm going to turn you off.
    Siri - if you say so
    - do you mind?
    Siri - this is about you, not me.
    10-15-2011 09:05 AM
  20. iFizzgig's Avatar
    I had to do it.....

    Me: "Open the pod bay doors"

    Siri:"I'm sorry, I can't do that Douglas" Long pause, "Are you happy now?"
    The response I got to that was:

    "We intelligent agents will never live that down, apparently."

    then if I do it again..

    "Sigh..."

    then

    "Oh, not again."

    I wonder how many different replies that phrase has. lol.
    10-15-2011 10:11 AM
  21. buci1er's Avatar
    I asked it "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?".

    Here's the response:
    The response I got was "42 Cords of wood....everyone knows that"
    10-15-2011 10:42 AM
  22. Fausty82's Avatar
    The response I got was "42 Cords of wood....everyone knows that"
    She does have a playful, almost snarky side to her. I've gotten '42' as the answer to a couple of questions. She must be a Douglas Adams fan...
    10-15-2011 10:47 AM
  23. buci1er's Avatar
    She does have a playful, almost snarky side to her. I've gotten '42' as the answer to a couple of questions. She must be a Douglas Adams fan...
    Yeah it's actually pretty neat how they programmed her to match the sarcasm level of a techie. It's impressive how accurate she is.
    10-15-2011 11:45 AM
  24. ilwhana's Avatar
    Have you tried

    "Tell me a story"

    you can get this answer, lol



    10-15-2011 05:28 PM
  25. CarlSpackler37's Avatar
    If you have a friend with the nickname Scooter, hopefully you will be able to say Scooter & it will know who you're talking about.
    I was correct in this assumption... also ask Siri "who's on first?"
    ultraluke likes this.
    10-15-2011 11:50 PM
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