7 Ways to Make Siri Smarter

For me, the beauty of Siri on the iPhone┬áis this voice-powered assistant’s ability to minimize the number of steps or taps it takes to get things done, whether it’s setting an alarm, finding out who won last night’s game or finding a place to eat. With the iPhone 5S┬áreportedly right around the corner, I wanted to voice my own wish list for adding to Siri’s talents. And if Google or Samsung want to use my ideas to beef up Google Now or S Voice, that’s fine, too.

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Mark Spoonauer
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Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptopmag.com, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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  1. Paul R. De Buck Says:

    The “Settings made simpler” already exist, with the same abilities you listed, in a jailbroken device with a special app. So it is indeed feasible. Also you can say “Play Somebody that I used to know”, Siri will then look into your music library, play it, or if you don’t have it, it will look in the spotify app and play it right from there.
    The other ideas are great anyway !

  2. Jay Christopher Says:

    Great ideas, Mark. It would be especially nice if they could make the iPhone 5 completely hands free
    simply by giving an audible command “Siri, …” I might even consider keeping
    it instead of changing over to the Razr Maxx HD.

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