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This article was published on April 30, 2012


    Siri, please buy the book ‘Siri For Dummies’. Hello? Siri?

    Siri, please buy the book ‘Siri For Dummies’. Hello? Siri? Image by: unknown
    Robin Wauters
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    Robin Wauters

    Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

    Siri, the voice-enabled virtual assistant baked into Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 4S, is a much talked about but not oft-used part of the iOS software platform.

    Maybe it’s because people simply don’t know to use Siri properly?

    If you’re among the people who don’t really get what Siri is all about, and the FAQ on Apple’s website just doesn’t cut it, consider yourself informed about a new book called Siri For Dummies that aims to provide an answer to all your questions.

    Pro tip: don’t use your voice to ask questions to the hardcover book and expect answers to be read to you – that’s not how Siri works either.

    You can get it on Amazon, Apple’s iBookstore and other online and offline locations – prices differ so check out multiple places before you make your purchase.

    Siri For Dummies was penned by journalist, author and TV host Marc Saltzman. He was recently on CNN to talk about the book – you can find the video segment here.

    Says Saltzman:

    “This informative yet easy-to-read book pulls back the curtain on Siri to reveal everything your trusty intelligent assistant is capable of doing.

    Whether you’re new to Siri or a seasoned user, you’ll find this book packed with information, along with little-known tips and tricks to mastering this exciting new technology.”

    Siri, remind me to buy and review this book if I ever go back to iPhone.

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