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Siri learns new commands with iOS 7, we give them a try

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Siri learns new commands with iOS 7, we give them a try

Siri – the intelligent voice-operated assistant found on Apple's top mobile devices, has been getting smarter and smarter with each new iOS release. After the launch of iOS 6, for example, users could not only ask her to perform basic tasks – setting an alarm clock or taking down a note, to name a few examples, but also to launch apps, and to request restaurant or movie recommendations with Siri's aid. Of course, iOS 7 won't be an exception as a handful of new commands will be added to her repertoire. Oh, have we been saying "her" all along? Well, actually Apple has included the option to pick a male voice for Siri in iOS 7. She can also speak new languages now, such as French and German, with more to come eventually.

But let's focus on the new commands for now. With iOS 7, Siri is getting even better at looking up stuff on the internet. She is totally fine with searching for stuff on Wikipedia, Twitter, even Bing, so next time you can't remember what album Michael Jackson released in 1982, she'll be able to quickly provide you with that information. Another nice trick that Siri can perform in iOS 7 is to change some of the smartphone's settings. For example, one can just instruct her to turn up the screen's brightness or to turn the Bluetooth radio on or off. 

Interested to see how these new commands work? Well, we've got a video demonstration for you so don't hesitate to check it out. What do you think of Siri now that she's getting even more capable than before?


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