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Apple’s Siri will definitely speak Chinese


Tim Cook, Apple’s new(ish) CEO, has advised us that China continues to be the fastest-growing market for the company.

I eluded to this, and more in one of my earlier posts: Apples are good for you Androids not so much.

In the latest quarter, sales were up nearly four times from last year and made up one-sixth of Apple’s overall sales.

peace be to my Brothers and sisters.

brian patrick cork


to Siri with love


If you are using Apple’s Siri, then you might be starting to realize this innovation, and it’s best potential as yet unrealized, could surpass Google’s search prowess in terms of how it can likely change our lives.

just for fun…

did you know you can correct Siri mis-hearings directly?

for example:

on the Siri screen, Siri shows what it heard you say and displays a response. if Siri doesn’t hear you exactly right, you can make corrections.

correct what Siri hears you say. on the Siri screen, tap the bubble showing what Siri heard you say. edit your request by typing, or tap to dictate. tap Done when you finish.

correct a word underlined in blue. tap the word, then tap one of the alternatives presented, type the correction, or tap to dictate.

correct Siri by voice. tap to speak to Siri again, and restate or clarify your request. For example, “I meant Boston.”

correct a mail or text message. when asked if you want to send the message, you can say things like:
“change it to: call me tomorrow.”;
“add: See you there question mark.”;
“no, send it to Bob Twitchell.”;
“no.” (to keep the message without sending it); and,

in fact, there is a full printable manual (pdf) for the IOS Devices that has this and all other sort of goodies that you might miss. for example, the above is found on page 40. learn more about this and more at:

do it!

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork


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