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Talking to Siri: No solicitors please

I'm sorry, Dave. I was hoping for a delivery from UPS. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Talking to Siri: Fun chicken tricks (aka the politics of poultry peregrinations)

I dream of a day when a bird can cross the road without everyone questioning her motivations. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Say hello to Siri's new UK, Australian and Japanese voices

We're big fans of Siri here at TUAW. Heck, sometimes we just talk to Siri for fun. With the upcoming release of iOS 7.1, the folks at AppleInsider have put together a playlist of what users can expect from Siri's new voice options. These are the new male and female voice options for Australian,...

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Download this Adobe Flash update now, and other news for Feb. 5, 2014

Adobe has released a "critical" update for Flash that addresses a zero day exploit that allows hackers to gain complete control of a Mac or Windows system. And people wonder why Steve Jobs and Apple disliked Adobe Flash so much? In a security bulletin Adobe posted online, it said: Adobe has...

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Talking to Siri: Who's your daddy?

Everyone keeps asking Siri this. To be fair, Alan Turing is the honorary father of all virtual agents like Siri. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Talking to Siri: Siri go SMASH

Was it something Siri said? You know what they say about blaming the messenger... Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Talking to Siri: Happy Groundhog Day

What do you get when you cross a groundhog with a pecan? An animal that predicts spring but otherwise acts like a nut. Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! Hat tip @Tom, who quite properly asked the question on February 2nd. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of...

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Talking to Siri: the glass half-empty edition

Siri is not Glass. And it's just fine with that. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Talking to Siri: Poof. You're a sandwich.

A man walks into a pub holding a cheese sandwich. "A pint of beer for me and the cheese sandwich, please," he says. "Sorry," replies the bartender. "We don't serve food here." Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins...

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Talking to Siri: 'Dammit, Jim -- I'm an intelligent assistant, not a doctor!'

Dammit, I'm an iPhone not a Star Trek compendium Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Talking to Siri: Are you human?

When you blog, no one knows what species you are. More of Siri's answers to this question follow below. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Talking to Siri: Which came first?

Siri won't tell you the answer. But it does know. And the answer would blow your mind. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Talking to Siri: This is not the droid you're translating for

Move along, move along. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant. Hat tip: Florian Taltavull...

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Talking to Siri: The hunt for pop culture

When the hunt for Siri pop-culture replies pays off, it pays off big with a terrific giggle and a great screen shot to share among friends. Most of the time, however, it takes you down a lot of dead end paths. Trying to track down the humor the Siri engineers have baked in can be a very long, very...

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Talking to Siri: 1752

Here's the thing about September 10, 1752. It didn't exist. In fact, as far as the UK and its colonies were concerned (this included what later became the US), there was no September 3 through 13 at all. That's due to the change from the older Julian calendar to the reformed Gregorian calendar....

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