Is Siri so clever?

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by Nikiforidis, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Nikiforidis macrumors regular

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    So today and after upgrading to MacOS Mojave, I have noticed something very odd. At the beginning I didn't notice that detail but then I was like "Wait a second". It's about my computer's name. I have always used my real name on all my iDevices and on all my Apple account and services like iCloud and Contacts. What I noticed is that after the update (High Sierra->Mojave) the computer's name has changed from my real name to my nickname even though I have never provided to any of my iDevices or Apple my nickname.

    1. I have never modified the computers name
    2. All iDevices are named with my real name
    3. On all Apple services I use my real name
    4. In contact's under "My card" i use only my real name

    This is creepy! I have hey siri enabled on my iPhone, is it possible that Siri changed it because she can hear that all people are calling me with my nickname? :eek:
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 604

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    check your computer name in the Sharing preference pane. but no, it's not possible that siri heard people calling you your nickname, and adopted that...
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Do you want to change your computer's name back to what you prefer?
    System Preferences/Sharing pane.
    Another thing that you can change there, is your computer's network name.
    I choose to have very different (but related) network and computer names, for each Mac that I have, so I don't have to guess which one I see on the network, for example.

    I don't have any good ideas about how Siri acquired (and used) your nickname, other than knowing that Apple allows Siri to provide your name and nickname - because Apple states that is some of the kind of data that Siri records.

    I think that Siri will ask about a name that Siri thinks is used as a nickname, similar to how Siri knows that if I use Siri to call or text my "sister", Siri understands that is Marcia (yet Siri usually asks which Marcia, as I have 3 in my contacts)
     
  4. Nikiforidis thread starter macrumors regular

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    This!

    I've tried to share some internet with my phone few days ago and named the Network as my nickname, I had no idea that it will also change my computers name, I would have never guessed it if no you, thanks mate!

    Siri is not so clever after all.
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 604

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    you're welcome!
     
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