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    Earlier in the week Apple released iOS 6.1 Beta to developers and among the new features made available were improvements to Maps error reporting and lock screen changes. Today, another feature has been revealed, one that may be more useful to some as opposed to others: in iOS 6.1, Siri will help you get to the movies.

    According to the folks over at 9to5Mac, U.S. movie goers will be able to tell Siri what movie they’d like to see and Siri will help them. What makes the feature a bit more interesting is that users can even say something as vague as “that new Pixar movie” and still see a result.

    As of right now, developers are reporting that this feature isn’t supported by all theaters (supported theaters are currently listed with a little ticket icon) and as of right now, this feature only works in the United States. The tickets are purchased through Fandango and if you don’t have the Fandango app installed, Siri will help you with the process.

    It’s smaller and convenient features like this that really help ease everyday situations for the average person. If you have iOS 6.1 and happen to come across a new feature, let us know so we can share it with everyone.

    Source: 9to5Mac

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    As opposed to opening an app and pressing 'buy tickets'..
    I would probably never even use Siri.
    It's a cool thing to have, to show off. But for other tasks, I don't find a use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin9001 View Post
    As opposed to opening an app and pressing 'buy tickets'..
    I would probably never even use Siri.
    It's a cool thing to have, to show off. But for other tasks, I don't find a use.
    Yep. Maybe it will be more useful down the road. But right now, it's not that helpful. I like the launch apps feature of Siri. That's about the most use i get out of it.

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    Another iOS feature I won't be using,why wont they install a music skip by holding down the volume buttons or a way to toggle different settings on and off from notication bar?

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    Great for us in uk but lucky for me I don't use Siri.

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    Crazy that no one finds Siri useful. Gettin directions never been easier. Movie show times. Finding a restaurant.

    Do I use it all the time? No but when I want to she is pretty damn useful

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    Yet another thing the U.S gets > I'm going to snowmobile back to my igloo and pout about this eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin9001 View Post
    As opposed to opening an app and pressing 'buy tickets'.
    i find siri really handy/useful as a time saver. i've made plenty of use in asking siri to call a local business rather than unlocking, opening safari, searching for the business, looking for their number and then dialling. i dont use a lot of siri's features but this alone makes it really useful for me

    Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
    Crazy that no one finds Siri useful. Gettin directions never been easier. Movie show times. Finding a restaurant.

    Do I use it all the time? No but when I want to she is pretty damn useful
    +1 for the exact same reason.

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    I find Siri very useful - however: I would compare the innovation to the Bluetooth headset. Especially when they first appeared in the late nineties: bt headsets were very awesome gadgets. The only problem is that the guys walking around looking like they were talking to themselves (using bths) came across as complete douches. Same thing with Siri. Might use it privately for something, but don't really want to come across as the complete douche talking to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohthatguyagain View Post
    I find Siri very useful - however: I would compare the innovation to the Bluetooth headset. Especially when they first appeared in the late nineties: bt headsets were very awesome gadgets. The only problem is that the guys walking around looking like they were talking to themselves (using bths) came across as complete douches. Same thing with Siri. Might use it privately for something, but don't really want to come across as the complete douche talking to myself.
    I see people doing it in the car... I even do but i have never seen anyone do it while walking down the street
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    Shes great for reminding me stuff and finding brothels!

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    I fully admit I haven't come close to utilizing Siri for all she's capable of, but I've definitely found a few valuable uses and will keep expanding. Reading/sending texts while driving, getting directions, making phone calls, and quickly setting a timer are all things I do regularly using Siri.

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    Siri needs to be able to launch all native iOS applications. Its supposed to be a personal assistant right?? :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    Siri needs to be able to launch all native iOS applications. Its supposed to be a personal assistant right?? :]
    She does... Say "Open Camera"
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    It's a Nice Addition but i like do it myself sometimes, although i'm SURE someone will disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    Siri needs to be able to launch all native iOS applications. Its supposed to be a personal assistant right?? :]
    I thought she does doesn't she?
    I just tested it and I launched app store, setting, calendar, mail, contacts, reminders, weather, game center, clock, notes... i haven't found one she doesn't launch.

    siri is the most underrated feature on the iPhone. it is AMAZING. so intuitive. I was sold when i did the following.
    me: Siri, schedule a meeting with Elia at 4PM Tuesday.
    siri: you already have a meeting scheduled at 4 shall i make it at 5pm?
    me: yes
    siri: here is your meeting with Elia at 5PM shall i create it
    me: yes

    Come on that is freaking awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pichito View Post
    I thought she does doesn't she?
    I just tested it and I launched app store, setting, calendar, mail, contacts, reminders, weather, game center, clock, notes... i haven't found one she doesn't launch.

    siri is the most underrated feature on the iPhone. it is AMAZING. so intuitive. I was sold when i did the following.
    me: Siri, schedule a meeting with Elia at 4PM Tuesday.
    siri: you already have a meeting scheduled at 4 shall i make it at 5pm?
    me: yes
    siri: here is your meeting with Elia at 5PM shall i create it
    me: yes

    Come on that is freaking awesome!
    That's no where near as useful as asking "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" though is it?

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