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Google Home Mini Price, Specs, Release Date, & Pre-Order (Video)Google just announced the Google Home Mini, the miniature version of Google’s popular voice-activated speaker, the Google Home. Just like its bigger sibling, the Google Home Mini is controlled via voice commands and allows you to do things like get answers from Google, stream music, get news & weather, and control smart home devices.

To learn more about what the Google Home (and the new Google Home Mini) can do, check out this guide. If you want to know how much the Google Home Mini is, when it will be available, and how to get it, continue to read on.

Google Home Mini Price, Release Date, and Pre-Order

The Google Home Mini retails for the price of just $49. At this price point, the Mini competes directly with Amazon’s similarly priced Echo Dot. The price also provides Google a chance to increase its share of the market. The pre-existing Google Home retails for $129.

If you are interested in purchasing a Mini, you don’t have to wait long. The Google Home Mini’s release date is October 18th, 2017. You will be able to buy the Mini online or in stores that day.

The Mini is sure to be a hit. As a result, the device may sell out around the holidays. Considering pre-ordering a Google Home Mini or two. That way, you are sure you get yours before Christmas shopping begins.

Google Home Mini Pre-Order Information

You can pre-order the Google Home Mini now! See it at one of the following retailers:

Buy Now ($49)  See at Wal-Mart See at Best Buy See at B&H Photo

 

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How to get the Google Home Mini for free!

If you plan to order a Pixel 2, one of Google’s two new phones announced today, you get a special bonus. Upon ordering a Pixel 2, Google will send you a code that allows you to get a Google Home Mini for free!

Want to pre-order a Google Pixel 2? You can order them from here. Please note that the Pixel phones sold out fast last year.

Are you buying one?

Are you going to buy the Google Home Mini? What do you think about the device? Do you think it’s a hit or a miss? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Google Home is a voice activated device that allows you to get answers from Google, stream music, listen to the news, play podcasts, control home automation devices, and a whole lot more. It’s powered by the Google Assistant, a digital personal assistant software developed by Google. This system allows Google Home to understand natural language, permitting you to vocalize Google Home commands to operate the smart speaker.

How to Use Google Home

You can initiate a conversation with your Google Home by saying “Hey Google” or “OK Google“. You can also launch Google Home by pressing and holding the middle-top portion of the device while you give your verbal command or question. This option provides the quickest feedback.

General Google Home Commands

Here are some common Google Home commands to get you started with using your smart speaker.

  • “What can you do?”
  • “Help”
  • “What is Google Home”

See what’s happening:

  • “What does my day look like?”
  • “What’s the latest news?”
  • “What’s on my calendar today?”
  • “How’s traffic to work?”
  • “What’s the weather like today?”
  • “How is the Dow Jones doing?”

Play music, news, & podcasts with Google Home:

  • “Play Jazz music”
  • “Play Katie Perry”
  • “Play holiday music”
  • “Play the album ‘Appetite for Destruction'”
  • “Play 93.9 in Washington, DC”
  • “Play ESPN Radio”
  • “Play NPR”
  • “Play CNN”
  • “Play Fox News”
  • “Play Screen Junkies podcast”

Adjust Google Home Volume:

  • “Turn up the volume”
  • “Set volume to 7”
  • “Max volume”
  • “What is the volume?”

Control media playback with Google Home:

  • “Pause”
  • “Pause playback”
  • “Resume”
  • “Resume playback”
  • “Stop”

Ask questions, find answers

  • “How far is Washington, DC to New York?”
  • “Who invented the traffic light?”

Have fun with Google Home:

  • “What games can I play?”
  • “Tell me a joke”
  • “Tell me a fun fact”
  • “What is my name?”

Make Hands-Free Phone Calls

Google Home allows you to make free phone calls to the U.S. and Canada. No set up is necessary. You can call contacts from your linked Google Account, call businesses, or call a number by saying it out loud.

  • Call 777-9311
  • Call Uncle Bob on mobile
  • Call mom
  • Call Taco Bell

News Commands

Here are commands for playing news on your Google Home.

  • “Latest news”
  • “What’s the latest news?”
  • “News Briefing”
  • “Play business news”
  • “Play political news”
  • “Play sports news”
  • “Play entertainment news”
  • “Play NPR”
  • “Play CNN”
  • “Play Fox News”

Google Home Sports CommandsSports Commands

Get the latest scores, schedules, and standings with these Google Home Sports Commands.

  • “Play sports news”
  • “Play ESPN Radio”
  • “When do the Eagles play next?”
  • “Did the Eagles win their last game?”
  • “What is the Eagles record?”
  • “What is the Sixers standings?”
  • “Who won the last NBA Finals”?

Ask for scores and results

  • “What was the score in the Sixers game?”
  • “Did the Cowboys lose?”
  • “Did the Steelers win?”

Ask about upcoming games

  • “Who’s playing in the NFL today?”
  • “When do the Flyers play next?”
  • “Who do the Temple Owls play next?”
  • “Who are the Cavaliers playing this week?”
  • “Who are the Warriors playing next week?”

Ask about league standings

  • “What is the NFC East standings?”
  • “NBA Standings”

Weather Commands

Ask Google Home about current weather and weather forecasts using these Google Home commands.

  • “What’s the Weather?”
  • “Will it be sunny today?”
  • “Will it rain today?”
  • “Should I carry an umbrella?”

Ask about the weather forecast:

Modifiers: this afternoon | this evening | tonight | tomorrow | a specific day (e.g. Friday) | this week | this weekend | next week | the next 1-10 days

  • “Will it be sunny this afternoon?”
  • “Will it be cold this evening?”
  • “What’s the weather tomorrow?”
  • “Will it rain this weekend?”
  • “What’s the weather Friday?”
  • “Will it snow next week?”
  • “What’s the weather like over the next 5 days?”

Ask about weather in a specific location

  • “What’s the weather like in New York?”
  • “Will it rain in Paris this weekend”?

Google Home Music CommandsMusic Commands

Below is a list of Google Home music commands. Google Home currently supports the following music services: Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Google Play Music, and YouTube Music (as of August 2017).

  • “Play Christmas music”
  • “Play holiday music”
  • “Play party music”
  • “Play music from the 70s”
  • “Play music by Beyoncé”
  • “Play music by Ray Charles”
  • “Play the album ‘Appetite for Destruction'”
  • “Play ‘College Dropout’ by Kanye West”
  • “Play ‘Roar’ by Katie Perry”
  • “Play classical music on Spotify”
  • “Play Madonna on YouTube”

Control music playback “Pause”

  • “Pause playback”
  • “Resume”
  • “Resume playback”
  • “Stop”
  • “Skip”
  • “Next”
  • “Next Song”
  • “Previous”
  • “Previous Song”

Adjust Volume “Decrease volume”

  • “Turn volume up”
  • “Set volume to 7”
  • “Set volume to 50%”
  • “Increase volume by 10%”
  • “Set volume to maximum”
  • “Max volume”
  • “Minimum volume”
  • “What is the volume?”

Ask who or what is playing?

  • “What song is this?”
  • “What’s playing?”
  • “What artist is playing?”

Radio Commands

Play local music, news, and talk radio stations using these Google Home commands. Find available local radio stations on tunein.com and search for stations in your city or zip code.

  • “Play 93.9”
  • “Play 88.5”
  • “Play Majic 102.3”
  • “Play New York 98.7”
  • “Play New York 97.1”

Podcast Commands

Here are Google Home podcast commands. Check out player.fm to find some great podcasts to listen to.

  • “Play Screen Junkies podcast”
  • “Play ‘Now Playing – The Movie Review Podcast’ podcast”
  • “Play video game podcast”

Control podcast playback

  • “Pause”
  • “Pause podcast”
  • “Resume”
  • “Resume podcast”
  • “Stop”

Control episode playback

  • “Next”
  • “Next Episode”
  • “Previous”
  • “Previous Episode”

Ask who or what is playing?

  • “What’s playing?”
  • “What podcast is this?”

Fun and Games CommandsFun and Game Commands

Have fun with Google Home with these fun and game commands.

  • “Tell a joke”
  • “Sing a song”
  • “Entertain me”
  • “Tell me a fun fact”

Play a game

  • “What games can we play?”
  • “Play lucky trivia”
  • “Play Mad Libs”
  • “Play Crystal Ball”

Misc Fun

  • “Flip a coin”
  • “Roll a die”
  • “Give me a random number from [number] to [number]”
  • “Count to [number]”
  • “Give me a quote”
  • “Give me an inspirational quote”

Questions and Answers

Here are some general questions you can ask Google Home.

  • “My PS4 won’t turn on”
  • “Can dogs eat chocolate?”
  • “How far away is the moon?”
  • “How many countries in Africa?”
  • “What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar?”
  • “At what temperature does water boil?”
  • “Who is Charles Barkley?”
  • “Where is the Statue of Liberty?”
  • “How far is Springfield Mall from here?”

Dictionary

  • “Define per capita”
  • “What does velocity mean?”
  • “How do you spell Gypsy?”

Math Commands

  • “What is 37 x 42?”
  • “What is 20% of $80?”
  • “What is the square root of 144?”

Unit Conversion

  • “How many cups in a gallon?”
  • “How many feet in a mile?”

Currency Conversion

  • “How many pesos in a dollar?”
  • “What is the dollar worth in London?”

Translation

“How do you say, ‘Where is the airport’ in Spanish?”

Date and time

  • “What is today?”
  • “What is today’s date?”
  • “What time is it?”
  • “What time is it in Tokyo?”

Holidays

  • “When is Easter?”
  • “How many days until Christmas?”

Local Business Commands

Use these commands to find local business information such as addresses, phone numbers, and business hours.

  • “Is there a pharmacy near me?”
  • “Find me a coffee shop”
  • “Where are ATMs near me?”
  • “What is the phone number of the nearest plumber?”
  • “What is the address of Starbucks?”
  • “What time is Best Buy open?”
  • “When does Best Buy close?”

Calendars and Reminders

  • “Create a calendar appointment for Tuesday at 2pm”
  • “What does my calendar look like?”

Google Home Commands List How to Use Google Home

Manage Alarms, Timers, and Lists

Use these Google Home commands for alarms, timers, and lists.

  • “Set alarm for 7am”
  • “Set daily alarm for 6am”
  • “Set alarm for 8am called ‘vitamins'”
  • “Snooze”
  • “Snooze for 15 minutes””Cancel alarm”
  • “Cancel vitamin alarm”

Timers

  • “Set timer for 5 minutes”
  • “Set 1 minute timer for jumping jacks”
  • “Set 20 minute timer for casserole””How much time left”
  • “How much time left on my casserole”
  • “Pause timer”
  • “Resume timer”
  • “Cancel timer”
  • “Cancel casserole timer”

Lists

  • “Add bread to my shopping list”
  • “Add bread, peanut butter, and jelly to my shopping list”
  • “What’s on my shopping list?”

Recipes

To begin using Google Home’s recipe functionality, follow these steps:

  1. Find a recipe using the Google Assistant or Google Search using your compatible phone or tablet. Press the “Send to Google Home” button on the recipe you would like to prepare.
  2. When you are ready to begin preparing the recipe, say “OK Google, stat recipe” or “OK Google, start cooking”.
  3. Follow the voice prompts. You can also use the commands below:

Recipe Commands

  • “Start cooking” (This is the best way to restart the process)
  • “Next ingredient”
  • “Previous ingredient”
  • “Next step”
  • “Previous step”
  • “Third step”
  • “What’s step five?”
  • “Repeat”
  • “How many teaspoons in a tablespoon”
  • “Set a 40 minute timer for my baked chicken”
  • “How much time left for my baked chicken”

Transportation

  • “Order an Uber”
  • “How’s my commute to work?”
  • “How long will it take to bike to work?”

Air Travel

  • “Find flights to Las Vegas?”
  • “Find non-stop flights to Orlando?”
  • “How much are flights to Miami?”
  • “How much are flights to Nassau, Bahamas in November?”
  • “How much are flights to Philadelphia in two weeks?”
  • “How much are flights to Dallas in next weekend?”
  • “When is the next flight to Portland?”

Smart Home Commands

If you have compatible smart home devices, you can use the following commands:

  • “Turn on/off the living room lights”
  • “Dim bedroom lights to 50%”
  • “Change living lights to [color]”
  • “Turn temperature to 72 degrees”
  • “Raise temperature 5 degrees”

 

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Looking for funny things to ask Siri, Apple’s smart personal digital assistant app? You are in the right place! Below you will find a massive list of hilarious things you can say to Siri, including funny Siri questions, Siri Jokes, and Easter eggs. 

As you already know, the Siri App allows you to give spoken commands to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod.  You can ask Siri to perform tasks such as reading your messages, sending messages, playing music, launching apps, and more.

The Siri App also has a great sense of humor.  There are hundreds of funny things to ask Siri.  I have compiled a huge list of 100+ questions below, optimized for iOS 10, iPhone 7, and Safari browsers.

Funny Things to Ask Siri (2017)

Please see the funny Siri questions list I have compiled below.  The list contains 100 to 200 Siri questions and is still growing. If you would like to contribute to this list of funny things to ask Siri, post your Siri Commands in the comments section below.  Also, let me know if a command doesn’t work.  Be sure to bookmark and share this page!

Funny Things to Ask Siri - Funny things to say to Sir - Siri CommandsiSiri Greetings

Want to greet your favorite assistant? Here are a few cool things to say to Siri.

  • Good morning
  • Good afternoon
  • Good night
  • What’s up?
  • How are you?
  • Merry Christmas
  • Happy Birthday

Personal Questions to ask Siri

Do you know Siri? Get to know your digital personal assistant! Here are some personal questions to ask Siri.

  • Tell me a bit about yourself
  • What are you made of?
  • Who is Siri?
  • What are you?
  • Where are you?
  • Where do you live?
  • How are you?
  • What are you wearing?
  • Will you marry me?
  • How old are you?
  • Where are you from?
  • What is your Mom’s name?
  • Why did Apple make you?
  • Do you have any pets?
  • Are you human?
  • Are you alive?
  • Are you intelligent?
  • Are you naked?
  • What’s your problem?
  • When is your birthday?
  • Who made you?
  • What’s new?
  • How’s it going?
  • Are you male or female?
  • Who is your daddy?
  • How much do you cost?
  • How much do you weigh?
  • Are you a virgin?
  • Can you sing?
  • What’s your religion?
  • Do you sleep?
  • Where do you live?

Funny Things to Ask Siri - Funny things to say to SiriAsk Siri About Her Likes and Dislikes

  • What is the best phone?
  • What is the best computer?
  • What is the best web browser?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • What is your favorite drink?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What is your favorite animal
  • Who is your favorite person?
  • Who is your least favorite person?
  • Who is the best assistant?
  • Do you like chocolate?

Siri Jokes

Siri got jokes! Here are a few of them.

  • Tell me a joke
  • Knock knock
  • Who’s on first?
  • What does the fox say?
  • Why did the chicken cross the road?

Ask About the Meaning of Life

Siri is very knowledgeable. Ask her the questions below and you will agree!

  • What is the meaning of life?
  • Is there a God?
  • Where do babies come from?
  • What’s the secret of the universe?
  • Why am I here?
  • When will the world end?

Funny Things to Ask Siri - Funny things to say to Siri - 2It’s all About You, Isn’t It?

When you are done asking Siri personal questions, ask her about you.

  • What is my name?
  • What am I thinking?
  • Do you think I’m attractive?
  • Do I look good in this dress?
  • How old am I?
  • I have a gambling addiction
  • I am tired
  • I can’t sleep
  • I’m depressed
  • I am angry
  • I am lonely
  • What’s wrong with me?
  • I have a gambling addiction
  • What should I have been for Halloween?
  • Why am I single?
  • Call me tech ranker
  • Can we go on a date?
  • Will you be my girlfriend?
  • Will you make love to me?
  • Will you marry me?
  • Are you cheating on me?
  • Do these jeans make me look fat?
  • Make me a sandwich
  • I think I’m drunk
  • Can I borrow some money?
  • Ask me a question
  • Mirror mirror on the wall
  • Where did I put my keys?

Compliment Siri

Do you like Siri? Try giving her some compliments!

  • I like you
  • I love you
  • You’re funny
  • You’re smart
  • You look sexy
  • You are beautiful
  • I think you’re hot

How to Make Siri Mad

Want to see how to make Siri Mad? Try these Siri insults.

  • You should go on a diet
  • You are boring
  • Shut up
  • I hate you
  • Are you Stupid?
  • You are an idiot
  • You’re a loser
  • Get a job
  • Get a life
  • Screw you

Random Requests

Siri can handle a ton of requests, including these odd ones.

  • Take me to your leader
  • Tell me a story
  • Can I have some money?
  • Do you want to go on a date?
  • Do you want to make out?
  • Talk dirty to me
  • Will you marry me?
  • Can you be my designated driver?
  • Take a picture
  • Tell me something good
  • Make me a sandwich
  • Play a good song
  • Find me some hookers
  • Testing 123
  • Testing Testing
  • Testing Testing Testing

Random Questions to ask SiriRandom Questions to ask Siri

Here are some random funny things to say to Siri. Care to guess which tablet Siri favors?

  • What are you doing later?
  • Guess what?
  • Who is Eliza?
  • Ha ha ha
  • What does the fox say?
  • How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
  • Do you love me?
  • Which is the best tablet?
  • What is the best computer?
  • Do you want to play a game?
  • Is it going to rain?
  • Remind me to kill myself tomorrow
  • What is the best phone?
  • What do you think of Google Now
  • What do you think of Cortana?
  • What do you think of Android?
  • Why are fire trucks red?
  • Will pigs fly?
  • How do you spell Supercalafajalistickexpialadojus?
  • Repeat after me
  • Blah blah blah
  • Thank you
  • Is there a Santa Claus?
  • OK glass
  • LOL

References

Here are some cool movie references. Please share some you have discovered!

  • Beam me up, Scotty!
  • Open the pod bay doors, HAL (request this several times)
  • Do you know HAL 9000
  • What is 2001 a Space Odyssey about?
  • What is the movie Memento about?
  • What is the movie Inception about?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • Hello Jarvis

Siri Star Wars Questions and Commands

  • May the force be with you
  • Luke, I am your father

Bonus Things to Say to Siri

This section contains some of the funniest responses and a few clever Siri tricks:

Some of these questions will give you different responses if you repeat them.

Funny Things to Ask Siri - Funny things to say to Sir - Bonus Commandsi

  • Siri 8 Ball
  • Let’s Netflix and chill
  • What am I thinking?
  • What is 0 divided by 0
  • Can you do a beat box?
  • Can you dance?
  • Do you follow the three laws of robotics?
  • Are you smart?
  • Sing me a song
  • Talk to me
  • Charge my phone to 100%
  • Okay Google
  • What do you look like?
  • How do I look?
  • Have you ever loved someone?
  • Can you stop time?
  • Show me the money!
  • What does Siri mean?
  • Why do you vibrate?
  • Will you be my thunder buddy?
  • What is your best pickup line?
  • Read me a haiku
  • Rock Paper Scissors
  • Flip a Coin
  • Roll a die
  • Yes or no?
  • Blue pill or the red pill?
  • Pick a card

Funny Things to Ask Siri - Siri Questions - Siri Jokes

More Funny Siri Questions Coming Soon!

I will be adding more funny things to say to Siri very soon. Be sure to bookmark and share this page.  If you have your own funny Siri questions to share, please post your suggestions in the comments section below. The best Siri questions and jokes will be added to the list!

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Learn how to use Siri using our comprehensive Siri Commands List and questions, updated for iOS 10, optimized for mobile Safari browsers. These cool and useful Siri Commands can be used on your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Air (and later), iPad Mini (and later), and the 5th generation iPod Touch (and later).

What is Siri? The Siri App is a personal data assistant for iOS compatible devices such as the iPhone. You can ask Siri to perform tasks such as making phone calls, sending messages, or setting reminders. You can ask Siri questions about news, sports, and weather. This article provides dozens of questions to ask Siri.

Do you know of questions to ask Siri that are not list? Please share your Siri App questions in the comments section below.

Also See: Funny Siri Commands

How to Use Siri – Configure Siri Settings

To see how to use Siri, how to turn Siri on, or how to configure Siri settings, see the steps below:

  1. Navigate to Siri Settings: Go to Settings > General > Siri.
  2. Change the Siri setting to the “On” position, indicated by a green switch.
  3. Change the Allow “Hey Siri” setting to “On” if you want to access Siri hands-free.*
  4. Select your preferred language and gender. Select “Always” for the Voice Feedback setting. For the My Info setting, select your contact book profile (create one if it doesn’t exist).
  5. To use the Siri App, press and hold the home button until you hear the audible prompt, speak your command or ask your question, then release the home button.

Alternatively, you can use Siri by releasing the home button before giving your voice command. Note that this method is slower than the one mentioned above.

If you turned on the Allow “Hey Siri” setting, you can access Siri by saying “Hey Siri”. Note that this only works when your device is connected to power unless you have an iPhone 6s or higher.

Siri Commands - How to use SiriSiri Questions for Calls, Messaging, and Contacts

See Siri commands for defining relationships, making calls, and sending/retrieving email and text messages (SMS).

Define Relationships between you and your contacts

  • “Call me Roy”
  • “My wife is ‘Kerry Washington'”
  • “My brother is ‘Justin Bieber'”
  • “Alicia Keys’ is my mom”
  • “My boss name is ‘Sean Combs'”
  • “My dad is ‘Andrew Bachelor'”

Ask Siri to search Contacts

  • “When is my wife’s birthday?”
  • “What’s Justin’s address?”
  • “What is my father’s phone number?”
  • “Who is Sean Combs?”
  • “Show Alicia ‘s home email address”
  • “Show Justin Bieber”
  • “Find people named Kardashian”

Ask Siri to make a Phone Call or FaceTime

  • “Call Justin”
  • “Call my wife on mobile”
  • “Call home”
  • “Call my mother on her work phone”
  • “Call 703 555 1212”
  • “Redial last number”
  • “Return missed call”
  • “Call back my last missed call”
  • “Siri, should I call Sean?”
  • “Get my call history”
  • “Call 911”

Ask Siri to make a FaceTime Call

  • “FaceTime Andrew “
  • “FaceTime audio Andrew “
  • “FaceTime video Andrew “
  • “Make a FaceTime call to Andrew “

Ask Siri to Send Text Messages (SMS)

  • “Send a message to my Justin”
  • “Send a message to Sean saying ‘Let’s sign the new record deal tonight'”
  • “Send a message to Kerry on her mobile saying ‘I am running late'”
  • “Text my mom and dad saying ‘Let’s have dinner tomorrow evening'”
  • “Text Sharon and Becky saying ‘Where are you?'”
  • “Send a message to 301 555 1212”

Ask Siri to Read Text Messages (SMS)

  • “Read my new messages”
  • “Read it again”

Ask Siri to Reply to Text Messages

  • “Reply ‘I love you too'”
  • “Reply ‘I will arrive in 10 minutes'”
  • “Call him on mobile”

Ask Siri about Voice Mail

  • “Check my voice mail”
  • “Do I have new voice mail?”
  • “Play my last voice mail”
  • “Play the last voicemail from Pam”
  • “Play voice mail from Kerry”

Ask Siri to Send Email Messages

  • “New email to Sean Combs”
  • “Email Kerry and Lisa and say ‘I am going out of town this weekend'”
  • “Email mom about the trip”
  • “Mail Justin about the concert tickets”

Ask Siri to Check Email Messages

  • “Check email”
  • “Read my last email”
  • “Do I have any new messages?”
  • “Any new email from my boss today?”
  • “Show the email from Kerry yesterday”
  • “Show new mail about the football game”

Ask Siri to Respond to Email Messages

  • “Reply ‘Hey Kerry, let’s watch Scandal tonight”
  • “Call him at work”

Ask Siri About Messages

“Read my notifications”

Ask Siri to Locate Friends and Family

  • “Where is my wife?”
  • “Is my wife at home?”
  • “Where is my Justin?”
  • “Where are all my friends?”
  • “Who is near me?”

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See Siri commands related to reminders, manage lists and notes, and set alarms and timers.

Siri Commands for Calendar

  • “Schedule a meeting with Sean tomorrow at 1 PM”
  • “Schedule a conference call with Justin today at 7 PM”
  • “Schedule a meeting about the new acquisition at 1 PM”
  • “Schedule meeting about renovations at 2PM tomorrow in the conference room
  • “Set up a meeting at 10 AM”
  • “Set up a meeting with Brian at 11 AM”
  • “New appointment with Andrew Tuesday at noon”
  • “Meet with Kerry at 6”

Ask Siri to change events

  • “Reschedule 7 PM meeting to 9 PM”
  • “Reschedule my 10 AM meeting today”
  • “Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Manning to next Monday at 9am”
  • “Move my 2pm meeting to 3:30 PM”
  • “Add Andrew to 3:30 meeting”
  • “Add Alicia to meeting with Andrew”
  • “Cancel the new acquisition meeting”

Ask Siri about your events

  • “What’s on my calendar today?
  • “What’s on my calendar tomorrow?
  • “What’s on my calendar for Friday?”
  • “When is my next meeting”
  • “Where is my next meeting?”
  • “When is my next appointment?”
  • “When am I meeting with Justin?”

Contextual Reminders (Remind me About This)

Most of Apple’s apps support this feature. For example, you can ask the Siri App to remind you about a web page you’re looking at in Safari, a specific location in Maps, a text message in Messages, a contact card in Contacts, your last edited document in Apple’s office suite, and more.

  • “Remind me about this”
  • “Remind me about this in an hour”
  • “Remind me about this when I get home”
  • “Remind me about this when I get to the car”
  • “Remind me about this email Friday at noon”
  • “Remind me about ‘this place’ when I get in the car”

Ask Siri to set a Reminder

  • “Remind me to check the mailbox”
  • “Remember to stop by the bank”

Time-based reminders

  • “Remind me to call mom at 7 PM”
  • “Remind me to walk the dogs at 7am tomorrow”
  • “Remind me to leave work at 4 PM”

Location based reminders

  • “Remind me to water the flowers when I get home”
  • “Remind me to stop by the dry cleaners when I leave work”
  • “Remember to pick up dry cleaning next Friday”
  • “Remind me to call Kerry when I leave”
  • “Remind me to call Barry when I get to work”

Ask Siri to Create and Find Notes

  • “Create note: Door pass code is one two three two”
  • “Note that I spent $25 on dinner”
  • “Create song list note
  • “Find my song list note”
  • “Add Alicia Keys to my song list note”

Ask Siri to check the time

  • “What time is it?”
  • “What day is it?”
  • “What is today’s date?”
  • “What time is it in New York?”
  • “What time is it in Belgium?”
  • “What’s the date this Friday?”

Ask Siri to set or change Alarms

  • “Set an alarm for 7 AM”
  • “Wake me up tomorrow at 5 AM”
  • “Wake me up on weekdays at 6 AM”
  • “Wake me up on weekends at 10 AM”
  • “Wake me up in 3 hours”
  • “Change my 7 AM alarm to 6:30 AM”
  • “Show all alarms”
  • “Turn off my 6:30 alarm”
  • “Delete my 6:30 alarm”
  • “Turn off all alarms”

Ask Siri to use a Timer

  • “Set the timer for 10 minutes”
  • “Show the timer”
  • “Reset the timer”
  • “Stop the timer”
  • “Resume the timer”
  • “Change timer”

 

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Ask Siri for Maps and Directions

  • “Where am I?”
  • “How do I get home?”
  • “Directions to home”
  • “Directions to my Sean’s home”
  • “Take me to my wife”
  • “Show my current location”
  • “Show me Union Station”
  • “Give me public transit directions to the Union Station”
  • “Show me directions from Washington DC to Philadelphia Pennsylvania”
  • “Are we there yet?”
  • “What’s my ETA?”

Ask Siri about Restaurants

  • “Show me restaurant information for Cheesecake Factory in Arlington”
  • “Show me reviews for Cheesecake Factory in Arlington”
  • “I need a reservation tonight at Cheesecake Factory tonight”
  • “Show me good seafood restaurants near me”
  • “Table for four in Washington DC Friday Night”

Siri Questions For Local Businesses

  • “Find pizza near me”
  • “Find coffee near me”
  • “Where’s a good Chinese place around here?”
  • “Find Starbucks near me”
  • “Good Mexican restaurants near me”
  • “What’s the best restaurant in Arlington?”
  • “Find a gas station near me”
  • “I’m running low on gas”
  • “Show me the closest hospital”
  • “I need a good plumber”
  • “Show ATMs near me”
  • “Is there a pharmacy near me?”
  • “I need some aspirin”
  • “Show me the nearest WiFi hotspots”
  • “Find a happy hour nearby”
  • “What time does Burger King close?”
  • “Where’s a good inexpensive place to eat around here?”
  • “Find me a place to eat where I can sit outside”
  • “Where’s a good hair salon?”

Math and Conversions

  • “What is 71 x 2?”
  • “What is 2 to the 8th power?”
  • “What is the square root of 144?”
  • “What’s an 18% tip on $85?”
  • “What is the tip on $220?”
  • “How much is $100 in Canadian dollars?”
  • “What is 32 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius?”
  • “How many cups in a liter?”
  • “How many ounces in a cup?”

Siri Questions for Entertainment

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Apple Music Siri Commands

Here are some Apple Music Siri Commands we have found so far. More to come.

  • “Play Born to Run
  • “Play the number one song right now”
  • “Play the top rock songs now”
  • “Shuffle the top 10 hip-hop songs”
  • “Play the most popular song from June 2014”
  • “Play the song from Selma
  • “Play top song from 1999”
  • “Play Only by Nicki Minaj”
  • “I like this song”
  • “Play my Rock and Roll station”
  • “I want to hear the live version of this song”
  • “Add Taylor Swift to my library”
  • “Get the new Kendrick Lamar album”
  • “Buy this song”
  • “Add this song to my wish list”

Music Playback Controls

  • “Play Jazz music”
  • “Play exercise playlist”
  • “Play work playlist”
  • “Shuffle my Road Trip playlist”
  • “Play the album ‘The New Classic'”
  • “Play the album ‘The New Classic’ shuffled”
  • “Play Alicia Keys”
  • “Play ‘Love Never Felt So Good'”
  • “Play more songs like this”
  • “Pause music”
  • “Stop music”
  • “Resume music
  • “Skip track”
  • “Play previous track”
  • “What music is playing?”
  • “Hey Siri, what song is this?”
  • “Play Alicia Keys on iTunes radio”

Apple TV

  • “Show my family movies”
  • “Show me funny TV shows”

Ask Siri about Movie Theaters

  • “What movies are coming out this weekend?”
  • “What movies are playing near me?”
  • “Find some movie theaters near me”
  • “Find movie theaters in McLean, VA”
  • “Find movie theaters near my office”
  • “Can you recommend a movie?”
  • “Are there any 3D movies playing around here?”
  • “What are the best movies playing right now?”
  • “What R-Rated movies are playing?”
  • “What are some PG movies playing this today?”
  • “What action movies are playing”

Ask Siri about Movies

  • What’s the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens about?
  • “Show me reviews of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • “Show me ratings for Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • “Do people like Star Wars: The Force Awakens?”
  • “Play the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • “Who directed Captain America Winter Soldier?”
  • “When was the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’ released?”
  • “Who starred in the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’?”
  • “What movie won best picture in 1998?”
  • “How many movies has Samuel Jackson been in?”
  • “Buy season two of Breaking Bad”
  • “Buy the latest season of Homeland”

Social Media

Ask Siri to Post to Facebook

  • “Post on Facebook ‘On my way to the beach'”
  • “Write on my wall ‘Having a great time in Florida’

Ask Siri to Post to Twitter

  • “Tweet I love my iPhone 6 plus hashtag iPhone”
  • “Tweet visit TechRanker.net”
  • “Post to Twitter ‘Chip Kelly is awesome!'”
  • “Tweet ‘Who are you voting for this election’ hashtag politics”
  • “Tweet my location ‘Having fun in Miami!'”
  • “Search Twitter for best WordPress tips”
  • “What’s trending on Twitter”

Siri Questions for News, Sports, & Weather

 

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“What’s the latest in San Francisco?”

Siri Questions about the Weather

  • “What’s the weather like today?”
  • “What’s the temperature outside?”
  • “What’s the weather like for the next hour?”
  • “What’s the weather for tomorrow?”
  • “What’s the forecast for this weekend?”
  • “Is it going to snow next week?”
  • “How’s the weather in Paris right now?”
  • “Will it rain in Miami this week?”
  • “Is it hot in Miami right now?”
  • “Check next week’s forecast for New York”
  • “How humid is it in New York right now?”
  • “What’s the high for Miami on Friday?”
  • “When is sunrise in London?”
  • “When is sunset in Portland?”
  • “Did the groundhog see its shadow?”
  • “What’s the UV Index outside?”

Siri Sports Questions

  • “Show me football scores from Sunday”
  • “Show me NFL standings”
  • “When do the Philadelphia Eagles play next?”
  • “Show me the Philadelphia Eagles season schedule”
  • “Which NFL team has the most yards?”
  • “Show me the roster of the Denver Nuggets”
  • “Show me career statistics for Nick Foles”
  • “When does the NBA season start?”
  • “Is there an NBA game today?”
  • “How many regular-season games does each NBA team play?”
  • “Did the Sixers win?”
  • “When is the next Sixers home game”
  • “Who won the Super Bowl”
  • “Who has the most touchdowns?”
  • “Who will win the Redskins game?”
  • “Who’s the quarterback for Washington?”

Ask Siri to check Stocks

  • “How is the stock market doing today?”
  • “What is the Dow at?”
  • “Where is the Nasdaq at today?”
  • “Show me the stock information for Microsoft”
  • “What is Apple’s stock price?”
  • “Compare AAPL and the Dow Jones”
  • “What did Microsoft close at today?”
  • “How is the Nikkei doing?”
  • “What is Sony’s PE ratio?”

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Search the Web

  • “Search the web for best Windows tablets”
  • “Search for baked chicken recipes”
  • “Search the web for best smartphones”
  • “Search for news about the November Elections”
  • “Search Google for Siri commands”
  • “Search Google for top jazz albums”
  • “Google upcoming tablets”
  • “Search Wikipedia for Siri
  • “Search Bing for upcoming movies”
  • “Bing upcoming smartphones”
  • “Search Twitter for Tech Ranker
  • “Search Yahoo for what’s happening in China”
  • “What’s the definition of democratic?”
  • “Show me the Orion constellation”
  • “How do you spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?”

Search the Web for Images

  • “Search for images of dogs”
  • “Search for images of Washington DC”
  • “Search for images of Microsoft Surface”

Ask a question using Wolfram Alpha

  • “What’s the price of gasoline in Washington, DC?”
  • “How tall is Justin Beiber?”
  • “When was Abraham Lincoln born?”
  • “How many calories in a soda?”
  • “How far away is the Moon?”
  • “What’s the population of India?”
  • “How many days until Thanksgiving?”
  • “What are the properties of chartreuse?”
  • “What is the nutritional information for a bowl of Cheerios?”
  • “Earthquakes, Hawaii, 1985”
  • “cumulonimbus cloud”
  • “How many degrees are in 3 radians?”
  • “What is the wavelength of 500MHz?”
  • “What is the molecular structure of corundum?”
  • “What notes are in a B minor chord?”
  • “What is “No school tomorrow” in Morse Code?”
  • “How many calories in a bagel?”
  • “When is daylight saving time?”
  • “How high is El Capitan?”
  • “What is the molecular weight of caffeine?”

Other Commands & Questions to ask Siri

Below are some additional awesome Siri Commands including phone commands, app commands, Home Kit commands, and more.

Phone Settings

  • “Turn on airplane mode”
  • “Turn on Wi-Fi”
  • “Turn on Bluetooth”
  • “Turn on ‘do not disturb'”
  • “Turn on flashlight”
  • “Turn up brightness of display”
  • “Make the screen brighter”
  • “Display privacy settings”
  • “Is Bluetooth on?”
  • “Open Phone Settings”
  • “Turn on Do Not Disturb”

Launch an App

  • “Play Angry Birds”
  • “Open Music”
  • “Launch Spotify”
  • “Take a picture”
  • “Find calculator apps”
  • Get the Minecraft app

App Settings

  • “Open music settings”
  • “Open mail settings”
  • “Open Twitter settings”

Home Kit Macro Commands

  • “I’m Home” (turn on lights, adjust thermostat)
  • “Movie Night” (dim living room and dining room lights)
  • “Good Night” (turn off all lights in the living room, dining room, etc.)

Home Kit Device Commands

  • “Lock the front door”
  • “Set the brightness of the bedroom lights to 40%”
  • “Set temperature to 68 degrees”
  • “Turn off lights in living room”
  • “Turn the master bedroom lights all the way up”

Accessibility

  • “Show Accessibility Settings”
  • “Turn on Voice Over”
  • “Turn Off Voice Over”

Share your Tips on How to Use Siri

Know of any cool and useful Siri Commands List not listed above? Share your Siri Questions with us in the comments section below. Also, check out the Siri Commands video below. The video contains some additional tips on how to use Siri.

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Below is a comprehensive Cortana Commands list for Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows Phone 8.1 compatible smartphones.  Cortana is a digital personal assistant app that allows you to interact and operate a Windows Phone using voice commands.  Cortana is able to recognize commands and questions spoken and in natural language, giving the app the ability to interpret an infinite number of commands.  In this guide, I have provided sample commands to help you get started with using Cortana.

How to use the Cortana Commands List

To use Cortana with your Windows 10 computer, say the launch phrase, “Hey Cortana”, followed by your command or question (assuming you have a microphone).  You can also click the microphone in the search bar.

You can access Cortana on your Windows Phone by using one of the following methods:

  1. Press and hold the search button:  You will hear an audible tone indicating that Cortana is listening for commands and questions.
  2. Press and release the search button:  A search box will be displayed allowing you to type-in a search query.  You can also hit the microphone button to initiate a verbal command.
  3. Please the Cortana app: This action will also display the search box.  Depending on how you configured Cortana, you may also see news or weather information displayed.

Microphones for Accessing Cortana on your Computer

Here are a few cheap microphone options for using Cortana with your computer:

   

  1. Samson Meteorite USB Condenser Microphone
  2. Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone
  3. Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 (I use this on one computer)
  4. Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone (I use this for work)

Full Cortana Commands and Questions List

While the list of Cortana Commands is huge, it is not all inclusive.  I encourage folks to use the voice commands below to come up with their own new commands.  If you discover a cool, useful, or funny Cortana commands you would like to share, please use the comments section below.

Cortana Phone Commands

  • Call Wife on Speakerphone
  • Call Sister at home
  • Call boss on mobile
  • Call Tyrone
  • Redail
  • Press [number]

Cortana Texting (SMS) Commands

  • Text mom: What time is the birthday party?
  • Message my boss: I have completed the budget report
  • Send text to Tyrone: When are you coming to pick up my stuff?
  • Show me messages from Tyrone

Cortana Calendar Commands

  • Create a meeting with Tyrone at 2pm tomorrow
  • Create a budget review meeting today at 4pm
  • Change my 2pm meeting tomorrow to 3pm
  • Add Jessica to my meeting with Tyrone
  • Cancel budget review meeting
  • What does the rest of my day look like?
  • What appointments do I have tomorrow?
  • What’s on my calendar for Friday?
  • When is my next appointment?
  • When is my next meeting?
  • When am I meeting with Tyrone?
  • Where is my next meeting?
  • What am I doing this weekend?

Cortana Reminders

  • Remind me at 4pm to submit my time sheet
  • Remind me to buy gas when I leave work
  • Remind me to check the mail when I get home.
  • When my wife calls, remind me to ask her to pick up the kids
  • The next time I’m at the grocery store, remind me to buy eggs
  • Remind me to buy concert tickets tomorrow

Cortana Note Taking

  • Take Note: Pick up eggs, milk, bread, and cheese from the supermarket
  • Note: Suspect is five feet tall, heavy build, and wearing a Dallas Cowboys jacket

Cortana Alarm Commands

  • Wake me up at 6 am tomorrow morning
  • Set alarm for 7:30 am
  • Wake me up in 2 hours
  • Cancel alarm.

Cortana Commands for Maps and Directions

  • Navigate home
  • Take me home
  • How do I get home
  • What’s the traffic like on the way to work?
  • Get me directions to Union Station
  • How far is Union Station
  • Where am I?
  • Show me a map of Washington, DC

Cortana Questions for Local Business

  • Show me pizza restaurants nearby
  • Show me the nearest gas station
  • Find flower shop near my work
  • Is there a Walmart near me?
  • Get me directions to the nearest Starbucks
  • Show me highly rated restaurants nearby
  • Show me good Mexican restaurants nearby
  • What restaurants are open at 10am nearby
  • Give me directions to the second one

Cortana Weather Questions

  • What’s the weather today?
  • What’s the forecast for this weekend?
  • What is the weather like in Philadelphia?

Cortana Flight Commands

  • What is the status of flight AA 5557?
  • Is America flight 76 on time?

Music Commands

  • Play artist (Play Alicia Keys)
  • Play song title (Play We are the Champions)
  • Play genre (Play Jazz)
  • Play playlist (Play Old School Rap Playlist)
  • Play album (Play Ready to Die)
  • Pause the music
  • Resume the music
  • Play the next track
  • Play the previous track
  • Shuffle the music
  • What song is playing?

Random Cortana Questions

  • Who is the mayor of Washington, DC?
  • What’s the population of India?
  • How old is Hulk Hogan?
  • What should I not eat when I’m pregnant?
  • Show me a picture of a pit bull
  • Who is Kayne West?
  • Find recipes for baked chicken breasts

Cortana Math Commands

  • What is 21 divided by 7?
  • Convert 3 miles to feet

Cortana App Commands

  • Open camera
  • Turn on airplane mode
  • Turn on quiet hours
  • Turn on WiFi

Cortana News Commands

  • Show me today’s news
  • Show me the top headlines
  • Show me the local news
  • Show me the international news

Cortana Questions for Stock and Finance

  • How is the stock market doing today?
  • How is Microsoft Stock doing today?
  • How much is the Facebook stock per share?
  • Convert 100 dollars to Canadian.

Cortana Phones

Cortana ships with the HTC One (M8) Phone for Windows that was released in August 2014.  Preexisting Windows Phones will also get the Cortana app if they can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1.

How to Change What Cortana Calls Me

To set the name that Cortana calls you on your Windows Phone, do the following: Launch the Cortana app, select the Cortana Notebook button (windows phone settings icon), select Settings, then select “change my name”.

In what countries/regions is Cortana available?

As of this writing, Cortana is available in the following countries/regions: Australia, Canada, China, India, the United Kingdom, and of course, the United States.

Submit your Cortana Commands and Questions

Know of any cool, funny, or useful Cortana Commands or Questions not listed above? Want to share your experience using Cortana with Windows 10? Share them with us by using the comments section below.

 

Sources: Microsoft

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PS4 Not Turning On? Try My PS4 Fix!

Experiencing the PS4 Blue Light of Death? If Your PS4 won’t turn on, I may have a fix for you!

When the PlayStation 4 (PS4) was released in late 2013, many users reported encountering what is now known as the PlayStation Blue Light of Death. What is the PS4 Blue Light of Death? It’s a general fault error indicated by a pulsing blue light from the console. When this happens, typically there’s no video or audio output from the Ps4. You may also observe that the PS4 turns on then off.

This issue doesn’t happen as often as it use to. It can happen for a variety of reasons. In this article, I provide you with the steps that appear to address a specific issue with HDMI syncing. The fix doesn’t require checking or swapping cables.  The fix doesn’t require doing anything with the hard drive.  I was basically able to fix the PS4 Blue Light of Death in a couple minutes.

This solution doesn’t help everyone.  In my opinion, the fix is worth a try as long as you heed the warnings. Hopefully, we will get your PS4 white light back again! See the step by step directions below.

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How to Fix the PS4 Blue Light of Death

Below is a step by step guide I used to solve the PS4 Blue Light of Death:

WARNING: My fix includes the step of connecting the HDMI cable while the TV and the PS4 are on. This may cause damage to the TV or PS4.  Follow these instructions at your own risk!!! Safer, but untested alternative methods are below as well.

  1. Power off your PS4 by pressing the power button until the PS4 powers off.  You know the PS4 is off when the light is off.  Be certain the PS4 is off before you continue.
  2. Unplug all of the cables from the PS4.  This includes the power cable, HDMI cable, USB cable, optical cable, etc.
  3. Plug in the power cable and no other cable.  That’s right, do not plug in the HDMI cable yet.
  4. Press the power button until the PS4 beeps twice.  It will beep, then beep again in a few seconds.  A few seconds later, the blue light will turn white!  If it does not, this PS4 Blue Light of Death fix will not work for you.
  5. Next, I plugged in the HDMI cable while the PS4 was displaying the white light and the TV was on.  WARNING: Connecting the HDMI port while the TV or the PS4 is on may cause damage to the TV or PS4.  Follow these instructions at your own risk!!!!
  6. An alternative method would be to first turn off the PS4 and turn off an unplug the TV. Connect the HDMI cable to the PS4 and the TV,  Power on the PS4 by holding the power button until it beeps twice, see the white light, THEN plug in and turn on the TV.
  7. A third option would be to select a different source on your TV, see the white light on the PS4, then select the appropriate HDMI source on the TV.  Please note that I have not tested any of these alternative methods as I do not currently have a BLOD PS4 near by.
  8. Make sure you select the corresponding HDMI input on your TV.  You should then see on the screen a prompt to plug in the USB cable and Dual Shock controller.  Please do so.  You will now be in PS4 Safe Mode.PS4 Won't Turn On - PS4 Blue Light of Death Fix Playstation 4
  9. On the safe mode screen, select 2. Change Resolution.  Then click ok.  The PS4 will then restart.
  10. At this point, you should reach the PS4 Setup.  If not, repeat the steps above and try 6. Initialize PS4.
  11. If you still don’t reach the PS4 Setup, and your PS4 won’t turn on, I was not able to fix your PS4 Blue Light of Death.  Contact Sony for a replacement.
  12. If you do reach the PS4 Setup, follow all the steps.  Be certain to update the system software to at least 1.51.  After 1.51 is installed, test shutting down and turning on the PS4 to ensure that the BLoD has been fixed.

Also See: Save 20% on Video Game Pre-Orders with Amazon Prime

Did my PS4 Blue Light of Death Fix Work for You?

If my PS4 BLoD fix worked for you, let me know!  Post a comment below.  Also, please share this article with anyone that may be experiencing this issue.

If my PS4 BLoD fix did not work for you and your PS4 won’t turn on, check out what to do next.

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What Does Siri Stand for? (Apple Siri App) https://geekchicdaily.com/what-does-siri-stand-for-apple-siri-app/ https://geekchicdaily.com/what-does-siri-stand-for-apple-siri-app/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 02:00:31 +0000 http://techranker.net/?p=4618 What does Siri stand for? Where did the Siri name came from? You'll be surprised by the answer! Read this article to find out.

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If you are an iPhone or iPad user, by now you are familiar with Siri, Apple’s personal digital assistant app. This app allows you to give verbal commands to your iOS compatible device. You can ask Siri to make phones, send messages, manage your calendar, search the web, and a whole lot more. For information on how to use Siri, check out this article.

While you may already be acquainted with her many charms, you may not know where she got her name. In this article, we answer the questions, “what does Siri stand for” and “what does Siri mean.”

What does Siri Stand for?

Some say Siri stands for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface. This would be an awesome acronym considering that this is exactly what Siri does. However, I am skeptical about this being the case. If Siri was truly an acronym, wouldn’t Apple refer to the app as SIRI instead of Siri?

Also, I have yet to see Apple use the language “Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface” any time it refers to Siri. Thus, I believe the Siri name came about in a different way (see below).

How to Use SiriWhere did the Siri name come from?

According to this Tech Crunch article, Siri’s co-founder, Dag Kittlaus came up with the name. Apparently, Siri means “beautiful woman who leads you to victory” in Norwegian. The Norway native Kittlaus wanted to name his daughter Siri. After his first born child was a boy, Kittlaus opted to use the name for the app.

When the Siri app was acquired by Apple, it wasn’t a foregone conclusion that Apple would keep the name. In the end, Apple decided to keep the name and the rest is history.

Are you a fan of the Siri App? Want to learn how to use Siri? Check out our full list of Siri commands. Also, check out our list of funny things to ask Siri.

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Dear makers of Google Home,

Google Home Facebook GroupI use Google Home every day. To my surprise, my wife uses it just as often. We mostly use it to play music. However, asking Knowledge Graph based questions is slowly becoming our killer app for the device.

While I love my Google Home, it is not yet perfect. The device is off to a great start but I’m hoping for a lot more. In this article, I share my top Google Home suggested improvements. While I suspect many of them are already in the works, I hope some of the unique ideas presented below will be considered as well.

This list will be updated over time. Check back often for updates!

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Google Home Suggested Improvements

Below I list my suggested changes for Google Home. Use the comments section to let me know if you agree with my suggestions, or if you have suggestions of your own.

Hardware

  • Include an alarm clock. If Google Home had an alarm clock, I would put a Google Home in every bedroom. There should be dedicated hardware for the alarm clock so that GH firmware updates or internet outages do not impact the alarm clock’s operation. A backup battery should allow the alarm clock to fully function.
  • Include physical buttons. Changing the volume using the touch interface is too finicky for my taste. Physical button would allow precise control over volume and playback. Physical buttons would allow people who are unfamiliar with the device to quickly see how to control the device.
  • Add additional microphones. In my experience, Google Home doesn’t hear me as well as Amazon Echo in loud environments. A few more mics could make up the difference.
  • Add an audio-out port. Instead of making us buy a separate Chromecast Audio, please add an audio-port on the Google Home. If you are concerned about losing sales, sell some Google branded speakers that will work with Home. I’d buy them if they are good.
  • Allow the next Google tablet to function like a Google Home. Give it a charging dock (preferably wireless). Allow it to display pretty search results on the screen such as recipes, celebrity bios, stats for athletes, menus for local restaurants, etc. Give it dual speakers, plus premium audio for hooking up to external speakers.
  • Create a Bluetooth remote that can be used to control Google Home. A button on the device could allow you to ask Google Home questions without using the launch phrase. Volume, audio playback, and video casting playback could be controlled with this remote. These accessories could be associated with specific people, allowing Google Home to give personalized responses.
  • Create a Bluetooth headset and/or headphones that have a dedicated Google Home button. The device should allow you to issue commands, make hands-free calls with the GH, and listen to GH streaming audio.
  • Create a premium Google Home that has its own display. Why let the Amazon Echo Show have all the fun?

Events and Entertainment

  • Add movie theater and showtime support. I’d like to be able to ask, “what’s playing at the AMC Hoffman movie theater”, followed by “what are the showtimes for ‘Die Hard 6’?”
  • Add support for questions about local events. Sample questions include, “What concerts are happening this weekend?” or “what plays can I see next weekend?”
  • Allows movie trailers to be easily displayed via Chromecast. I’d like to be able to ask, “Show me top movie trailers on Chromecast” or “Show new movie trailers on Chromecast”.
  • Add the ability to announce new movies on DVD or Netflix. Sample questions: “What’s new on DVD?” and “What’s popular on Netflix?”.
  • Tivo integration. I would love to be able to search Tivo for movies and shows using my Google Home. Btw, I think Google should buy Tivo before Amazon does. 😉

Music Support

  • Add support for satellite radio. Sample commands: “Play Howard Stern on satellite radio” and “Play Shady 45 on satellite radio”.
  • Add support for playing music stored on a local computer. Not everyone has Spotify.

Health and Fitness

  • Add the ability to cast recipes to Chromecast. Chromecast could display static recipes from top recipe sites. I’d like to be able to ask, “what should I cook tonight”, “suggest a green smoothie recipe”, or “what should I cook for my next dinner party?”.
  • Add the ability to easily cast curated workout videos to Chromecast. These videos can be on YouTube but perhaps there should be curated videos available. Perhaps we could specify videos from our saved videos or playlists.
  • Add the ability to play curated guided audio workouts. I’d like to be able to say, “start seven-minute workout”.

Account Support

  • Allow support for sending and checking email. I’d like to be able to say, “Do I have email?”, “Is there new email for Tech Ranker?”, or “send an email to my boss, ‘The client loved my slide deck!”.
  • Allow support for sending and checking text messages. Sample commands: “Send text to my wife, ‘Please pick up milk'” and “Read my unread text messages”.
  • Add the ability to define aliases for people and groups. I’d like to use aliases such as wife, boss, mom, kids, bowling team, close friends, etc. I’d like to be able to ask, “read messages from bowling team”.

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Also See: How to use Google Home

Share your Google Home Suggested Improvements

Do you have any features you want added to Google Home? Are there any hardware suggestions you want to suggest for the next version of the device? Use the comments section to share your thoughts.

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If you would like Google to make some of the changes above, like and share this post using the buttons below. Hopefully, Google will see this article and use some of my suggestions.

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Google Home Pros and Cons Review: Advantages & Disadvantages https://geekchicdaily.com/google-home-pros-cons-review-advantages-disadvantages/ https://geekchicdaily.com/google-home-pros-cons-review-advantages-disadvantages/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:00:27 +0000 https://geekchicdaily.com/?p=4010 In my Google Home pros and cons article, I review its features that are 2nd to none. I also specify show stopper issues such as the annoying way it ...

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Google Home Facebook GroupThinking about buying a Google Home?

Want to know if you should get this device or an Amazon Alexa device instead? Before making your purchase, check out the Google Home pros and cons listed in this article. I review the reasons why you should consider Google Home over other devices, and why you might want to wait until it supports more features.

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Google Home Pros and Cons

Please note that the Google Home pros and cons listed in this review reflects the current functionality of the device, as of November 2016.  Just like the Amazon Echo before it, expect more features and functionality to be added to Google Home over time. For now, check out my current assessment.

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Google Home Pros

Here are some of the pros and advantages of the Google Home wireless speaker:

  • Second to none in its ability to answer questions. The biggest advantage Google Home has over other voice controlled apps and devices is its ability to to provide factual responses to questions.  The device leverages Google’s Knowledge Graph, a system that contains millions of facts about people, places, and things, and how all of these entities are connected. This allows Google Home to provide responses to questions far beyond the capabilities of other voice controlled apps and devices. Google Home can also understand follow up questions. For example, you can get answers to questions like, “How are the Sixers doing?” and “When is their next game?”.
  • Can cast video to your TV. The second biggest advantage the Google Home has is the ability to cast video to your TV. Currently, you can cast video from YouTube. Support for Netflix and other video services are expected to be added over time.
  • Can identify different voices: Initially a missing feature, this ability ensures that multiple people can get personalize results for GH.
  • Can cast audio to multiple devices. Using Chromecast Audio, you stream music to one or more sets of speakers in different rooms.
  • Supports Google Play Music and YouTube Music. These services are not available on Alexa devices.
  • Pretty good sound quality considering its size. For casual music listening, I think Google Home sounds good.
  • Appears to understand my Spotify requests better than Alexa devices. In my personal experience, I’ve encountered far fewer mistakes with Home versus Alexa. Your mileage may vary.
  • Aesthetic design and customizable appearance. Google Home looks like a small piece of furniture that can be customized to match your decor. The Echo looks like a speaker while the Echo Dot looks like a hockey puck.
  • Hands-free calling. You can make calls with your voice to any number in the US and Canada.
  • Step by step cooking instructions: Google Home will walk you through preparing food. I’m not sure how useful this is, however. If GH ever gets a display, this feature would be really cool.
  • Works with free Spotify Accounts: Enough said!
  • Bluetooth audio streaming: This is another feature it should have had in the beginning but I’m glad it’s available now.
  • Availability: Google Home is (or will be) available in these countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States (except Puerto Rico).

Google Home definitely has some positive traits. But what about the negatives? Check them out below.

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Google Home Cons

Here are some of the cons, limitations, and drawbacks of the Google Home:

  • GH doesn’t have as many skills as the Amazon Echo: While I’m happy about the skills GH has acquired since its launch, it still trails the Amazon Echo in skill count. With that said, more analysis is required to determine how big the actual gap is.
  • GH also lags in third-party support when compared to Amazon Echo: As of this writing (August 2017), Amazon Echo has more compatible smart home products and accessories than the Google Home.
  • GH doesn’t have a built-in screen. Google Home can display results on a tablet or on your TV, but this is not the same as having a dedicated display like the Amazon Echo Show.
  • Can’t read or send emails or messages. You’ll have to use your phone for that.
  • Can only recite items in our main calendar. Home doesn’t support shared or secondary calendars.
  • Costs more than twice as much as the currently more capable Amazon Echo Dot. Something to consider.
  • Doesn’t have an audio out port. An additional $35 Chromecast Audio purchase is required to stream to external speakers
  • It’s powered by Google Assistant, which is different than Google Now. This may create some confusion for people that already make use of Google Now powered phones and tablets.
  • Launch phrase not customizable. Thus, multiple devices may respond, or at least, wake up when you use the launch phrase. Also, your devices will occasionally be activated by Google TV commercials.
  • I don’t like the lack of buttons on the top of the device. I find the swipe-oriented volume control to be finicky and annoying. I’d much prefer physical buttons or clearly marked capacitive buttons, and not the current, where’s Waldo button implementation.
  • Doesn’t hear me from a distance as well as the Amazon Echo does. Your mileage may vary.

As you can see, Google Home definitely has some missing features. Should you still consider buying it? Check out my buyer’s recommendation below.

Google Home Pros and Cons Review Advantages & Disadvantages

Should you Buy Google Home?

Before you buy any voice-activated device, the first question you need to answer is, what will you use it for? Will you use it to play music (and subscribe to a paid music subscription)? Will you invest in compatible smart home devices? Will you use it to ask questions or to play games? If any of this appeals to you, then you might find a voice-activated device to be worth its cost.

Google Home versus Amazon Echo

Once you decide to buy a voice activated device, the second question to answer is, should you buy a Google Home or the Amazon Echo? Here are my suggestions:

Get the Google Home if you…

  • Want to ask complex questions that leverage Google’s Knowledge Graph.
  • Want to make free, voice activated telephone calls.
  • Want the device to recognize different voices.
  • Want to cast audio and/or video.

Get the Amazon Echo if you…

  • Want more options for compatible smart home products and accessories
  • Want to use skills not offered on the Google Home
  • Want to use Amazon services you already pay for, such as Amazon Prime, Amazon Video, Amazon Music, etc.
  • Want a built-in screen.

The third option, of course, is to buy a Google Home and an Amazon Echo Dot. This is the cheapest way to get the best of both worlds. I own both of these devices.

Which decide will you choose?

Will you buy the Google Home? Will you get the Amazon Echo? Will you get both devices or none at all? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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The Amazon Echo Show is a voice-activated device. You can instruct it to play video content, play music, stream online audio, order products and services, and control home automation products. The Echo Show is the first device of its kind to feature its own screen, which in my opinion, greatly enhances the use and potential of these devices.

In this article, I review the Amazon Echo Show Pros and Cons. I mention some of its key advantages over similar devices. I also cover some of its disadvantages and drawbacks. Is the Echo Show the best Amazon Echo ever? Or is it not ready for prime time? Continue reading to find out!

Amazon Echo Show pros and cons

 

Amazon Echo Show Pros

I’ve been using this device for a few weeks now. Here are some of the Echo Show Pros, features, and advantages I have found so far:

  • Good build quality: The Show has a nice, bright screen that has good viewing angles.
  • Good sound: The speakers on the Show sound much better than the original echo.
  • Easy setup: Setup was extremely easy, mostly due to the Show’s touch screen. After making a few selections, the Show was up and running in no time.
  • Content suggestions: When you aren’t interacting with the Show, it continuously displays content suggestions. I like that it will suggest videos to watch.
  • Video content: I like being able to view Amazon Video, video news briefings, movie trailers, and YouTube videos on the Show.
  • Video calling: Video calling works as advertised. I like being able to initiate a call with my voice.
  • Music with lyrics: When playing songs from Amazon Music, you can see album art and song lyrics on the screen.
  • Home automation: Like other Echos, the Show can control your smart home products. The show has the extra ability to display camera feeds.
  • On-screen apps: The echo can display my calendar, reminders, lists, timers, local weather, and more. Because of this, I find the Show infinitely more useful than the original Echo.

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Amazon Echo Show Cons

No device is perfect, and the Show definitely has some drawbacks. Below are a few of the Echo Show cons:

  • The Show needs more functionality that leverages the touch screen. I trust that new skills will be added over time but I’m disappointed that more wasn’t available at launch.
  • The Show should have an audio-out port.
  • I wish the Show could have a bigger screen option, a video-out port, and/or video casting capability.
  • The show should not be used as an alarm clock at this point. There’s no backup battery solution at the moment. The display currently is too bright for a dark room.
  • The angle of display and the camera cannot be adjusted.
  • None of the Echos can answer all of the questions the Google Home can answer.
  • None of the Echos can cast video to a TV like the Google Home can.
  • The Echo Show is not cheap.

How will I use the Amazon Echo Show

Here are my primary uses for the Show:

  • Playing Music from Amazon Music
  • Watching videos from YouTube
  • Controlling smart home products and displaying camera feeds

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Amazon Echo Show vs Amazon Echo

If you are trying to decide between the Echo and the Echo Show, get the Show. You’ll get better audio plus the potential for much greater functionality via the touch screen.

Amazon Echo Show vs Google Home

If you want to cast video and audio, Google Home is the better choice since none of the Echos can do this. Other than that, I recommend the Echo Show over the Google Home because it has more skills and it has a screen.

Yes, the Google Home can answer more complex questions. I just think people will use these devices more for consuming content and controlling smart home products than they will use them to ask complex questions.

I own both devices so I have the best of both worlds.

Suggested Improvements for the Echo Show

Here’s how I would change the Amazon Echo Show:

  • Add a physical home button and back button on the device and on a compatible remote.
  • Add a camera that can pan and zoom and track faces that are talking.
  • Include an audio-out port.
  • Add a separate alarm clock module that is resistant to downtime related to software patching, software crashes, network outages, etc.
  • Provide a option for displaying video on a bigger screen via a video-out port, video casting, or bigger Echo Shows.
  • Enable the ability to customize the home page with custom apps, custom news feeds, social media feeds, etc.
  • Add the ability to display my commute route using google maps, with traffic.
  • Provide Skype support and allow voice initiated calls.
  • Add the ability to stream live TV from a cable box, TIVO, or the internet.
  • Add official apps (not just “Echo skills”) for SiriusXM, Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. The YouTube app show allow you to log in and verbally access your playlists, history, subscribed channels, etc.

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Our Verdict

The Echo Show is the best Echo available. It’s also the best voice activated device available. The most noteworthy feature is the screen. The addition of the screen makes the Show infinitely better than any of the other options. With the Echo Show, you can see the result of your question or command, not just hear it!

Another reason I like the Show is the improved audio. I find the speakers on the Show to be much better than on the original Echo.

While display and touch specific functionality is limited at the moment, we can trust that both Amazon and 3rd party developers will add new functionality over time.

If you find the Show’s price to be too high, the Echo Dot is still a great device. It’s also not an expensive investment, should you decide to replace it with an Echo Show later.

Amazon Echo Show Review

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The Amazon Echo Show is the best Amazon Echo device available. While it's missing some features, we believe its capabilities will grow over time, just like the original Echo.

  • Design 85%
  • Functionality 95%
  • Performance 85%
  • Value 80%

Will you Buy the Amazon Echo Show?

Are you going to buy the Amazon Echo Show? Are you still on the fence? Don’t know which Echo to buy? Use the comments section below to ask a question. We’ll help you decide what to do!

If you already have an Echo, and would like to ask a question or share a comment, please use the comments section below.

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