Siri has always been a major attraction since its advent with iPhone 4s. Plenty of people dismissed it as a mere gimmick when it first rolled out, but eventually several big players including the likes of Google added a voice assistant of their own to keep pace.
Although it can still be said that Voice Assistants remain an unfulfilled potential and there is plenty more to come from them. With iOS 7, Siri at least is moving in the right direction and does a lot more than what we had seen from it in the past.
Just like everything else, Siri has a brand new interface in iOS 7 and does a few things that are pretty interesting. Here is a list of six awesome things that Siri can do on iOS 7 which it did not before.
1: Change the Gender
You can go to Settings-> General->Siri and from there pick the Gender of Siri. It is set to being a female, but if you are a girl, you may want it to be more masculine. You can pick this option here and Siri would be your Personal Assistant with that husky masculine voice.
2: Search Google with Siri
So far, every time you asked Siri something it pulled results out from Bing and sent that to you. However, now you can simply tell it to Google something for you and you will have results from the most popular Search Engine. This is particularly useful cause, come on, nobody likes the results Bing throws up.
3: Open Apps and their Settings with Siri
You can also open applications and their settings fright from Siri now. This is really a useful addition because unlike Android, several apps on iOS have their Settings in the Settings app, so you have to navigate all the way to change some settings. With Siri doing this for you, it is easier than ever. You can still open the apps too, simply by saying ‘Siri Open <app name>’
4: Control Toggles from Control Center
Siri is also capable of changing the volume or brightness of your device now. It can also simply turn Bluetooth on or off or even switch on Wi-Fi when you need it. Simply tell it to “Turn Bluetooth on” and you will have the bluetooth of your device on instantly. This is really useful when your hands are occupied and you have a bluetooth device that is paired with your phone.
5: Better Twitter Integration
Siri has a lot better integration now than in iOS 6. You can simply say ‘What is @username saying’ and receive ten most recent tweets in the result. youc an also ask what topics are trending from Siri. This is really cool feature and prevents you from having to go right into the Twitter app and search for individual users.
There is no doubt that Siri has been improved a lot under iOS 7. The voice too is a lot less mechanical and more personal and the results too appear faster. There are several cool new features too which we have listed above. Yet, we feel there is a lot more to come from it and hopefully in future updates, we will see Siri being a bigger focus of attention, cause the raw potential, is definitely there.
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