Monday, October 1, 2012
siri enters my life
When I opened my iPad the other day, there was a notice that I could download iOS 6, which is, I guess, a new Apple operating system -- at least new for iPads. So I did the download, and, guess what, one of the changes to my iPad world is that I now have "Siri", the Apple answer lady. You verbalize a question and she answers with a computer-woman voice tinged with annoyance. People with iPhones already have this, and now I do. You can ask questions like, "Where is the nearest restaurant?" and she comes up with a list for you. She doesn't do as well with "Where is the nearest public toilet?" (she refers you to a website that is dedicated to that question) or "What is the meaning of life?" Maybe they are saving those answers for iOS 7.