Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by myname70, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. myname70 macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2014
    Guys, could you share what commands do you use for Siri ? Any useful ideas?
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I run about 3 miles each day. During my runs I sometimes make a turn and go down a road just to see where it leads, but that sometimes results in getting lost. I really don't mind doing this because I can simply open my iPhone and ask Siri "show me how to get home". Siri responds with a map and turn-by-turn directions that lead right to my front door.

    I also use Siri to find restaurants and coffee houses, Siri always responds with a map and points of interest: "Where is the nearest Starbucks?", "Where is the nearest Bank of America ATM?"
  3. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    This is a pretty good thread idea. I don't use Siri much now, but I think I'll be using it way more now that I'll be able to speak with her on my Mac. I'm always wondering what else I can ask her.
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    You can ask Siri anything. I do a lot of conversions using Siri. Oh, and "what's the weather at my location?".
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I mostly use Siri to play my music, or ask what song that is playing on the radio. On occasion, I'll get directions.

    On the Mac, I'm not sure how much I'll use it, tbh.

    I'm not knocking apple for putting it on the Mac, in fact, I'd say they're about 3 years late in adopting this for its desktop OS.
  6. rockyromero macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2015
    I'm expecting to use it as a voice recorder.

    Hopefully, some of the apps that I use on the iPhone can be also created on the Mac.

    Actually, I could probably record on the AW and just use the universal copy and paste on the Mac.

    It gives me more flexibility.

  7. saxon48 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    Is there a better way to close the Siri window that just pressing on that tiny "X"? Clicking either the dock icon, menu bar icon, custom command (option + command for me) and swiping to the right (like with notifications) does nothing to close her window.
  8. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    Pressing Escape dismisses the window.
  9. myname70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2014
    I think one of the best feature could be the HomeKit implementation on macOS and thus - to have "Hey Siri" for automatically HomeKit control (as on iPhone and watch ).
  10. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    So she will be able to control HomeKit on the Mac then? I must've missed that! That's great though. My MacBook Pro is usually the device I have in my lap at home, so being able to control HomeKit from there will be fantastic.
  11. krishmk macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2010
    I use Siri to remind me to do stuff at home, like, remind me in 10 mins to turn off the dryer, remind me to check mail at 6pm and so on.. Works nicely
  12. myname70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2014
    Yep. This is my "wish" as of today in macOS DP1 - no such Homekit function . But hope Apple will add it (similar to iPad - in iOS10 they added a homekit service active as it is in Apple TV)

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