“What can I help you with?”
Actually, a lot it seems.
Though the days of Tony Stark-esque personal assistants or Her-like digital love triangles may still be in the distance, the little robot-lady in our pockets can actually do some damn useful things to assist our daily lives. Improve your life! Impress your friends! Find out what planes are flying above you! The sky’s the limit when you have Siri by your side, and in your pants.
Using your phone’s GPS, Siri can give you specific reminders based on where you are. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, to set locations like “home,” or “work,”—then, set reminders like “Remind me to call my Mom when I get home.” Unfortunately, you can’t set a broad alert, like “Please remind me not to go within 300 feet of schools or parks” yet. But that’s okay, the local community watch groups will remind you.
Find movie times
If you are sick of calling Moviefone, looking in the newspaper, or using your thumbs, just ask Siri to check out movie showings (based on titles, location, or time). Unfortunately, Milk Duds are sold separately. As are dates. One ticket to Monkey Kingdom, please. *sigh*