MacVoices #19088: Scholle McFarland Takes Control of Siri

Think you know everything Siri can do? Think again. Scholle McFarland shares some little-known capabilities as we discuss her new book, Take Control of Siri. Privacy has been a key point in understanding what Siri can and can’t accomplish, and why. Scholle talks about why she has only Siri in her home, some of the things it does for her, and how it has, and continues, to improve. HomePod, iPhone, CarPlay, Mac…Siri is everywhere in the Apple ecosystem, and can deliver a surprising amount of information and utility while not sharing your information with anyone.

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Guests:

Scholle McFarland has been covering the Mac since 1996 as an editor at MacUser magazine and then Macworld. During that time, she witnessed Apple transform from everyone’s favorite “doomed†company to everyone’s actually favorite company and is still amazed by the whole thing. When she’s not working as a freelance writer and editor, Scholle likes to hang out with her family, friends, and many animals in beautiful Portland, Oregon. You can follow her on Twitter

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