iPhone Life magazine

Why I Love Siri

I love my new iPhone 4S. I had to get one to use Siri.

The temptation of having an assistant at my fingertips was more than I could bear.

I am an uncloseted Apple fanboy and love all my Apple stuff. That being said though I have noticed some of the same hiccups that you see on the web. Sometimes the server can't process my request and I have to wait. I can only imagine how much bandwith is being used up with Siri answering what the meaning of life is.....20 times in a row......by millions of users.

Siri has also not transcribed or understood what I said a number of times. I have to keep remembering that she is not a she, but an actual phone.

Here is what she does that has earned her a place in my heart. She knows where I am and reminds me what to do. While I drive to work, I remember things I have to do when I get there. All I have to do is fire Siri up and ask her to remind me when I get to work that I want to write a post to iPhone Life.....and as soon as I pull up to the office, a reminder pops up. And if I need to remember to go to Costco before going home, I ask her to remind me when I leave work to stop by Costco...and she does that too. My wife is going to think I am taking some sort of miracle memory drug.

Of course Siri will set appointments, send emails and text messages, look things up on the web and set alarms, but I am loving how Siri never forgets, and reminds me cheerfully.

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Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.

Currently a realtor in Vermont at Keller Williams Green Mountain Properties, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, and iPad. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.