Imagine – no more SMS message costs!
You can get WhatsApp Messenger for Android totally free, but the WhatsApp Messenger iPhone app costs $0.99 from the iTunes Store. WhatsApp Messenger is also available for Blackberry, Nokia Symbian, Nokia S40 for free.
Whenever you’re in range, WhatsApp uses your
3G or WiFi to message with friends and family.
The WhatsApp Messenger Windows Phone version is free to download, but costs $0.99 per year after the first year. (Still a bargain if you have to pay per message or get hit with additional charges for sending more than your limit of text messages.)
Even if you have to spend 99 cents imagine what you can save in SMS charges!
Whatsapp Messenger Downloads:
- Download for iPhone from iTunes App Store
- Download for Android
- Download for BlackBerry
- Download for Nokia Symbian
- Download for Nokia S40
- Download for Windows Phone from Marketplace
There are separate versions of Siri for different kinds of phones, but all they work similarly.
The main difference is finding the information about each one and particularly where to download Siri.
Talk to Your Phone Using Siri
What could be better than text messaging? How about voice messaging – or at least controlling your smart phone by talking to it. That is what Siri does – allows you to use your voice to ask your phone to:
- Listen to your text messages and respond with your voice
- Check movie show times
- Tell you the weather – some even holographically!
- Ask questions and get answers
- Set an alarm
- Manage your agenda
- Transcribe (type) what you say
For more on what Siri can do see this Lifehacker post
All About Siri, Your iPhone’s New Assistant
One of the most popular things people do with Siri is ask questions just to see what the app will answer. There are dozens of funny videos on YouTube of Siri’s hilarious answers and having one Siri talk to another Siri.
There is also a site dedicated to Siri messages called WhySiriWhy?
There are many humorous videos recording Siri answering questions including Siri on the meaning of life
Have you seen the holograms Siri can generate reminiscent of the original “Help me Obi Wan Kanobi you’re my only hope” from Star Wars?
Well – maybe not so much given the one I saw just shows you the weather forecast – but you get the idea. (If you don’t, there are YouTube videos of that, too.)
What Does Siri Look Like?:
Some Siri videos have found what they called a “hidden” Siri function that not only shows you an image of Siri but lip-syncs the image to the voice.
Does Siri Really Have an iPhone Self-Destruct Mode?
Have you seen the video of Siri cracking the iPhone display after the wrong password is entered too many times?
Is Siri distruct real or a joke? Your guess is as good as ours.
Maybe someone will comment and let us know.
How to Use Siri:
- TecHow: iPhone Siri Guidebook: The Complete List of Siri Tips, Tricks and How-to Tutorials
- HowtoUseSiri.net Siri Commands
Official Apple Siri information including what apps Siri for iPhone works with, what Siri does and how to ask Siri questions.
Languages Siri Supports
According to the Wikipedia Siri Page, Siri works in these languages:
- English (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada)
- French (France, Canada, Switzerland)
- German (Germany, Switzerland)
- Japanese (Japan)
- Spanish (Spain, Mexico, United States)
- Italian (Italy, Switzerland)
- Korean (South Korea)
- Mandarin (Taiwan, China)
- Cantonese (Hong Kong, China)
Siri Controversy in the News
- Cult of Mac: IBM Bans Siri ~ Was IBM Right? Is Siri a Threat to Business? Read the ironic way IBM wipes employees phones!
Are you using WhatsApp or Siri? Have tips to share or questions? Leave them in the comments.