HOW TO Use Siri in Sierra

Mac Format - - MAC OS SIERRA -

1 Search the web

Ask Siri to search the web for a topic. It also knows about sports and weather; ask how a ma­jor team fared re­cently (“Did Liver­pool win?”), or for to­day’s or to­mor­row’s fore­cast.

2 Get or­gan­ised

Rather than la­bo­ri­ously typ­ing out Cal­en­dar events, have Siri “set a meet­ing with Craig on Fri­day at 9”, move ex­ist­ing events, or tell you what’s sched­uled for a given day.

3 Find and open stuff

Open apps, ac­cess pref­er­ence panes, and change things like screen bright­ness. Have Siri open spe­cific files in cer­tain fold­ers: “Show all the JPEGs in my Down­loads folder”.

4 Stash your searches

Af­ter find­ing some files us­ing Siri, click the + to save the search in No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­tre as a Fin­der Search wid­get; it’ll up­date as other rel­e­vant files are later added.

5 Get di­rec­tions

Have Siri give you “di­rec­tions from home to Dundee”, or “show a map of New York”. An evening out? Easy. “Show me lo­cal restau­rants”, or “What films are show­ing lo­cally?”

6 Get more ideas

Siri has many more ca­pa­bil­i­ties. To dis­cover some of them, ask it: “What can you do?” – Siri will bring up a scrol­lable list. Click an item to see use-case ex­am­ples for it.

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