The Phone / FaceTime app has 2 basic Siri commands from which it will respond to: Call FaceTime Below are some examples of using this command with the Phone / FaceTime app: Examples Phone calls Call Richard Call Richard Mallion mobile Call Alex on his work phone Call 020 8660 9999 Call home FaceTime David
The Mail app has 3 basic Siri commands from which it will respond to: Email Mail Reply Below are some examples of using this command with the Mail app: Examples Sending Messages Email Richard about the trip Email Phoebe about the change in plans New email to David Acland Mail Dad about the collection tonight Mail Lisa and Jason about the party and say I had a great time Checking Messages Check email Any new email from Michael today? Show new mail about the lease Show the email from Lisa yesterday Responding to Messages Reply Dear Santa thank you for… read more →
This is part 2 of our Siri guide. At present Siri only works with built in Apple’s Built in Apps. Below is a list of apps that work with Siri. Alarms Calendar Contacts FaceTime Find My Friends Local Search with Yelp! Mail Maps Messages Music Notes Phone Reminders Stocks Timer Weather Web search Wikipedia search Wolfram|Alpha World Clock In the next few guides we will list the available commands available for each app
With the iPhone 4S Apple introduced their speech-recognition personal assistant, Siri. It allows you to use your natural speech to do hundreds of useful tasks like sending a text message and placing a phone call. Over the next few weeks we will be posting guides on how to use Siri with the various built in apps on the iPhone 4S. In this article we will get started with some basic information. Siri is really simple to use. To get started, just hold down the Home button on your iPhone 4S, wait for the beep and watch the “What can I help… read more →
By Richard Mallion One of the nice features of iOS 5 is that we can use the volume button to take pictures from the iPhone. However, what you may not have realised is that using the volume up button on the Apple Remote Earphones, which come with every iPhone, will also take a picture. Useful if you want to take a really steady shot without your hands shaking the phone.
By Richard Mallion If your iOS 5 device is locked and you receive a notification, you can swipe the notification instead of the ‘Slide to Unlock’ widget, and you will be automatically directed to the related app. If you have a passcode, you’ll still be prompted to enter it. Make sure you swipe starting from the icon on the left hand side on the notification as shown below.
The Amsys 2011 System Admin Conference was attended by over 60 IT Administrators and decision makes from the education and business world.This years event was held at Regents College, London The focus of the day was on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and iOS 5. Each session focussed on what is new, how to use and administrate these features and some tips and tricks. Here is a summary of what was covered. Whats New in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) client Installing and deploying Mac OS X 10.7 Understanding the Recovery Partition AirDrop Auto Save and Versions Resume for applications… read more →
By Richard Mallion With the introduction of iOS 5, Apple have added an “Emoji” keyboard. To enable just go to Settings > International > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard. Here you can select the “Emoji” keyboard. Now can switch between these keyboard while typing.
By Richard Mallion Apple on Wednesday released Find My Friends and AirPort Utility on the App Store. Find My Friends is a free download designed for iOS devicesB. It requires iOS 5 and an iCloud account, which can be created free on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Find My Friends allows you to easily locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Adding a friend is easy — just send a request to see their location. Once your friend accepts using the Find My Friends app, you will then be able to see that friend’s location… read more →
By Richard Mallion Apple on Wednesday released iOS 5, the next generation of its mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with wireless syncing, iCloud support and the new Notification Center. Before users can update to iOS 5, they must be running iTunes 10.5, which was publicly released on Tuesday. Once installed, an iOS device can then be updated to version 5. Going forward, users of iOS 5 will be able to update wirelessly, without the need to use a cable. iOS 5 is available for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, first-generation iPad, fourth-generation iPod touch,… read more →