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What Kinds of Questions Can You Ask Siri?

The beauty of Siri on your iPhone is that you don't have to follow a designated protocol when talking to her. Asking, “Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” (which Siri heard as “Well I need . . .”), produces the same result as “What is the weather forecast around here?”

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If you’re not sure what to ask, tap the circled i to list sample questions or commands. You can tap on any of these examples to see even more samples.

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Here are some of the ways Siri can lend a hand, um, voice:

  • Phone: “Call my wife on her cell phone.”

  • Music: “Play Frank Sinatra.”

  • Messages: “Send a message to Nancy to reschedule lunch.”

  • Calendar: “Set up a meeting for 9 a.m. to discuss funding.”

  • Reminders: “Remind me to take my medicine at 8 a.m. tomorrow.”

  • Maps: “Find an ATM near here.”

  • Mail: “Mail the tenant about the recent check.”

  • Stocks: “What is the Dow at?”

  • Web search: “Who was the 19th president of the United States?”

  • WolframAlpha: “How many calories are in a blueberry muffin?”

  • Clock: “Wake me up at 8:30 in the morning.”

  • Sports: “Who is pitching for the Yankees tonight?

  • Trivia: “Who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003?”

  • Twitter: “Send Tweet, Going on vacation, smiley-face.”

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