Tag Archive: Commands


Use Siri on the Mac! A List of Mac Siri Commands

Now that macOS Sierra has Siri built directly into the Mac operating system, you’re probably wondering what exactly you can do with the handy virtual assistant on your computer. It turns out that Siri has many abilities unique to the Mac, which you can’t perform on an iPhone or iPad with the virtual assistant. Of … Read More

Logitech’s new universal remote commands your whole home

The last universal remote we bought cost $ 20 from Walgreens. It was a big, ugly hunk of plastic, but it controlled the TV and VCR just fine. These days, things have gotten a little more complicated. Now we have an HDTV, three set-top boxes, two game consoles and Sonos, as well a Nest thermostat and […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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What HomeKit’s commands say about the Apple lifestyle

Apple is gearing up to introduce its smarthome platform HomeKit alongside the launch of iOS 9 this fall. It will let users control smart devices like lights, door locks, and thermostats from their phones. You’ll also be able to issue… Read more ›

95 Funny and Downright Stupid Siri Commands to Make You Laugh

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Siri, the lovable semi-intelligent virtual assistant that lives on our iPhones, has plenty of useful tricks and an enormous commands list up his/her sleeve, but not everything Siri does must be helpful. If you’re looking for a laugh, you can issue Siri a huge variety of odd statements or commands, and in turn get some hilarious if not just outright sassy responses back.

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95 Funny and Downright Stupid Siri Commands to Make You Laugh

Funny Siri commands

Siri, the lovable semi-intelligent virtual assistant that lives on our iPhones, has plenty of useful tricks and an enormous commands list up his/her sleeve, but not everything Siri does must be helpful. If you’re looking for a laugh, you can issue Siri a huge variety of odd statements or commands, and in turn get some hilarious if not just outright sassy responses back.

By no means is this a  [Read More…]

Google Chrome Now Understands Your ‘Ok Google’ Voice Commands

The Google Chrome browser for Mac and PC now understands your “Ok Google” voice commands thanks to an official “Voice Search Hotword extension” that’s available to download now from the Chrome Web Store. You can use it to make handsfree… Read more ›     

Google Search Update Guns For Siri With Voice Commands, More

We’re not sure why Google just doesn’t change the name of their Google Search app for iOS, as it does pretty much everything Google Now does on Android, but this new update is pretty fantastic, whatever you want to call…

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Brilliant: This Little Tile Commands All Phones Everywhere to Look for Your Lost Wallet

Sometimes it takes a little twist to make a good idea really go full throttle. The bicycle, for instance, might have stayed a novelty if two Englishmen hadn’t added a chain and made the front wheel smaller — and created the explosively popular, women-liberating safety bicycle. Tile is like that: It takes a technology already […]

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Keep Track of Defaults Write Commands Used in Mac OS X Automatically

defaults write If you like to tweak Mac OS X with a lot of defaults write commands from the terminal, you already know how hard it can be to keep track of them. Sure you can query command history for specific command syntax, and you can always use grep to find executed defaults commands, but there’s a better way to keep track of them all, and that’s by keeping an automatically updated  [Read More…]

Watch Siri Obey Commands Using Real-Life Mind Control [Video]

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Siri does a pretty good job right now of figuring out what you are saying to her, but one senior iOS architect over at Honda R&D has figured out a way for Siri to understand what you think at her. That’s right, Siri has gone psychic.

iOS architet Duane Cash has figured out a way to hook a brainwave control device to a custom Siri API,  [Read More…]