Wel­come...

iPad&iPhone user - - IPAD&IPHONE -

Hey you! Wel­come to this is­sue of iPad & iPhone User. You’re look­ing well. Have you lost weight? Is that a new shirt?” Not my words, reader, but the words of Siri: your iPhone- and iPad’s dig­i­tal as­sis­tant. If you have pre­vi­ously only dab­bled with us­ing voice con­trol, you’re miss­ing out. Com­pared to the sim­i­lar fea­tures in Win­dows and An­droid, Siri is some­thing else: noth­ing less than an in­tel­li­gent per­sonal as­sis­tant and knowl­edge nav­i­ga­tor. It of­fers se­man­tic search and learn­ing in­ter­ac­tion. It’s cool, use­ful and fun.

Siri has ex­isted on iPhones since 2011, but it has de­vel­oped a lot over the past three years. To­day there are tasks for which it is gen­uinely eas­ier to use your voice than your phone- or tablet’s touch­screen. And it is a lot cooler.

I’d wa­ger that there are mul­ti­ple Siri fea­tures and -ap­pli­ca­tions that you don’t know. Or at least you didn’t know un­til you pur­chased this is­sue of iPad & iPhone User. In this is­sue we go deep with Siri – ex­plor­ing ev­ery fea­ture and voice com­mand, and ex­plain­ing how ev­ery­one can use Siri.

It is nat­u­ral to feel a lit­tle awk­ward talk­ing in pub­lic to an inan­i­mate ob­ject. In this mag­a­zine we tell you why it is worth do­ing so, and how to do it.

We’ve also got our usual mix of iPad and iPhone tips, tricks, news and reviews. This in­cludes our com­par­i­son of Ap­ple’s 6in iPhone 6 Plus and 8in iPad mini 3. Which is the best de­vice?

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