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#1 User is offline   Ken Gracey 

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

Two words " ground breaking " keyboard not so fantastic, they have shrunk the 123 key to make room for the Siri microphone button, which makes hitting the number button very tricky, as you keep hitting the mic.

But that all aside, Siri makes the iPhone 4s amazing.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:25 PM

I'm a little jealous TL. how's the camera?


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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:36 PM

Camera is great, it's a shame the files are so damn big, nearly 2.8 meg each, so they chew up some space on your iPhones drive pretty damn fast
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:57 PM

And if that's the case you'd have to be careful of photo stream using a lot of bandwidth with transfers.

And I'm a lot jealous, where's mine Apple??
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:27 PM

Wait a minute while I get off the floor. Did Ken just rave about the iPhone?
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:45 PM

I love Siri but she's not mine.

For the first time ever my partner wanted to keep the new iPhone and I blame Siri. Our phone contracts end on alternate years so we have always been able to upgrade to the newest iPhone when it's released, and I always get the new one. But not this time. I guess I shouldn't have talked up Siri so much.

Oh well at least I still get to play with it and Ken is right Siri is remarkable. You can speak in such a natural way I found myself saying thanks!

The other cool thing is the mirroring with apple tv. Very simple.


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Posted 15 October 2011 - 11:05 AM

What Rach... no siri, time to boot the partner and claim your phone back :P
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

Apple how did you screw Siri up so badly, Siri is driving me nuts with its constant I can't help you at the moment response, whos ever idea it was o have Siri contact a server in where ever in the world it is held is a total joke. Why o why can't they have something as simple, as just checking your contacts, for the person you want to call, without such a ridiculous system.

I tried a Samsung today, sure Siri craps on the Samsung for complex questions, but for looking up a contact to make a call, Siri is a JOKE !
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

What happened to your original post about Siri being ground breaking.

Like I said before, use the Galaxy and ditch the iPhone if you're not happy.

I'll stick to using the iPhone...:)
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:42 PM

I tell you what I am damn tempted.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:06 PM

Don't do it, Ken! My daughter has an Android phone and while there are some good points the iPhone still s***s all over it.

Think of Siri like a wife ... she'll be nice and helpful some of the time, but frustrating and irritating the rest of it! :shithitsthefan:

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

Wow you like living dangerously :P

And using your theory, I should call my wife Siri, she is difficult and none responsive 24 hours a day.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:24 AM

The stupid thing is using the old Voice Control feature you could make a call, skip a song, or play an artist (in theory). Now, if you don't have a network connection or if Siri's servers are down you can't do any of that.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:30 AM

Apple really need to take a leaf out of androids how to manual on how to make a decent voice control for there phones.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:47 AM

And Android needs to learn how to make a simple to use interface!
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:42 AM

LOL Touche
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:04 PM

HA HA Dave. Smarty pants. Same may be said for husbands!
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:52 PM

Actually, Ellis ... husbands are more like Android devices because you know we can do stuff but you have to work hard to make us do it! :rofl:

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

O jees dave, would you like a shovel or spade to diff that hole a little deeper :mosking:
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:34 PM

View PostDave Bullard, on 24 January 2012 - 03:52 PM, said:

Actually, Ellis ... husbands are more like Android devices because you know we can do stuff but you have to work hard to make us do it! :rofl:

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