Tip of the Day: Siri Can Flip a Coin, Roll Dice, and Make Hard Parenting Choices for You

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Siri can flip a coin, roll dice, or pick random numbers for you.

These may seem like amusing but ultimately useless tricks, unless you are a parent. In which case they can help you navigate all the tricky situations you deal with on a daily basis. 

Need to decide which of your offspring is going to wash and which one is going to dry? Just ask Siri to flip a coin. Heads? Start scrubbing those dishes. Tails? Grab that dish towel.

Need to break up a fight between two squabbling children? Have each one pick a number between 1 and 100 and then ask Siri for a number between 1 and 100. Whoever picks a number closest to Siri's answer gets the last orange popsicle. Pick the wrong number and you'll have to make do with grape. Sorry, kid.

Need to decide who gets the first turn on a single-player game? Have each child ask Siri to roll the dice. Whoever rolls the highest number gets to go first.


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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.