Article Author :Becky Date : 25th Jan 2012 Comments :11
There are a range of functions available if you want to listen to some music. You can ask Siri to play a specific song, album or playlist for you, or all music by a specific artist or genre.
e.g. “Play Wasting Light”
“Play all Foo Fighters, shuffled”
“Play classical music”
“Shuffle my party playlist”
“Next track / song”
“Previous track / song”
“What song / artist is this?”
If you have enabled Genius through iTunes, you can ask Siri things like “Play more songs like this” or “Genius this track”.
By this point you have hopefully discovered that you can phrase questions in a variety of ways to Siri – asking about the weather is a good example of that.
e.g. “What’s the weather like this weekend?”
“Will I need my umbrella tomorrow?”
“Will I need a scarf and gloves tomorrow?”
“How’s the weather looking in London this week?”
“What time did the sun rise today?”
Siri will check out stock prices for you using the built in Stocks app. You can ask about how the share price for specific companies is doing, or you can ask more general questions about the markets.
e.g. “What is Google’s share price?”
“How does Google’s P/E ratio compare with Microsoft?”
“What is the FTSE100 today?”
“How are the markets doing?”
Find My Friends
If any of your contacts have enabled ‘Find my friends’ you can ask Siri where they are.
e.g. “Who is near me?”
“Where is Johnny?”
“Is my husband at home?”
Searching for information
We all know how useful it is to have the internet at your finger-tips. How great is it when you can bring out your phone to prove that you are right? Well now Siri can help too. Ask any question you like, and Siri will try and find the answer using the resources available. By default, Siri will use Google for all internet searches. If you want to use a different search engine, you have to specify that in your question. Note that you do not need to download the Wolfram Alpha app for Siri to be able to use it as an online resource.
e.g. “Search the web for Cheshire Cheese”
“Look up Bill Gates on Wikipedia”
“How many planets are there in the solar system?”
“Bing MC Hammer”