I should explain. I just got a new iPhone, which as you may know has an integrated “personal assistant” named Siri. The female voice of my iPhone, Siri, is very helpful; perhaps too helpful?
The idea is you can raise the phone to your ear and ask Siri to do things, e.g. “Remind me to stop and pick up milk on my way home tonight”. I did that just now, and this is what it said.
Okay, Michael. I will remind you to stop and pick up milk when you leave, or at 7pm.
It’s when you ask it something unusual that it get’s more entertaining. When I asked it to get me a cup of coffee, it gave me the location to about 6 coffee shops. When I asked it to marry me “She” said:
Why don’t we just be friends?
When asked for “the meaning of life, the universe and everything” you geeks out there will be happy to hear it responded quite correctly, “42“. And when asked What’s the best phone? It replied:
Wait… there are other phones?
It takes a little used to waiting for your turn to speak and sometimes Siri will cut you off. I was trying to demonstrate Siri to my wife and when it kept cutting me off I said, “Shut up and let me talk.”
That wasn’t very nice. (was it’s response)
And lastly, I can’t recommend you do this as Big Brother is likely watching, but if you ask it for a good place to hide a body, it is frighteningly helpful. This is what what it said. I’m not kidding.
When you select English (US) Siri an annoying female voice (hey, I’m still hurt about the whole, “Let’s just be friends, thing”). If you switch it to English (UK), French or German it’s a guys voice.