\u201cHow much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?\u201d\n\t\u201cWhat is the meaning of life?\u201d\n\t\u201cWhere is the best place to dump a dead body?\u201d\n\tThese are just some of the enlightening questions you can ask Siri and to which you will receive an often-amusing answer. As if we really needed another time waster, right?\n\tSiri\u00a0is quite the belle of the ball these days. I don\u2019t really get all of the brouhaha \u2013 my Android has been doing voice recognition for years. Nevertheless, the iPhone 4S brought the new and improved Siri function into the hands of consumers everywhere. Siri used to be a downloadable app, but it didn\u2019t work as well as the new Siri.\u00a0 You might be wondering how Siri can help your business\u00a0\u2013 after all, you probably don\u2019t have too many dead bodies that you need to dispose of.\u00a0 Siri is incredibly effective for the business person\u00a0on the go, especially in a car when you can\u2019t type on your phone.\u00a0 Let\u2019s take a look at some important business features you can do completely hands-free with Siri.\n\t\u201cI Need to Schedule a Meeting\u201d\n\tYou can ask Siri to help you schedule a meeting.\u00a0 For example, tell Siri that you want to meet with your friend Ryan at Starbucks on Wednesday at 2 p.m.\u00a0 Siri will pull up your calendar and confirm verbally that the meeting that it scheduled for you.\u00a0 The combination of both a visual and audio confirmation allows you to make sure Siri understood what you said.\u00a0 Siri also sends a calendar invitation to the person you are meeting.\u00a0 Convenient, quick and simple.\n\t\u201cEmail Bob to Let Him Know I\u2019ll Be Late\u201d\n\tWith Siri, you can easily write an email or text just using your voice. You will need to include punctuation when you dictate your email.\u00a0 Siri will then write out the email and show it to you visually before getting your confirmation to send.\u00a0 You can also send to multiple people at a time.\n\t\u201cGive me Jane Brown\u2019s Phone Number\u201d\n\tSiri quickly searches through your contact list.\u00a0 Let\u2019s say you are meeting a potential client and their contact information is in your phone.\u00a0 With Siri, you can look up the contact, text them that you\u2019re on your way and get directions to where you\u2019re going -- all with just your voice.\u00a0 Your drives will be safer and your days will be less stressful if you know exactly where you\u2019re going and can keep the person you\u2019re meeting informed of your status.\n\tHow Do I Love Thee, Siri? Let Me Count the Ways.\n\tA cool feature of Siri is asking Siri, \u201cWhat can you do?\u201d\u00a0 Siri will list out what it can do right then and there, helping to jog your memory of what you need to get done.\n\tAnd Now for the Bad News\u2026\n\tIt\u2019s not all sunshine and roses with Siri, of course. For one thing, don\u2019t talk too long or Siri might just cut you off.\u00a0 If you have a brilliant idea, and it\u2019s not short, Siri could delete the note you were creating.\u00a0 A possible way to extend this time is to integrate Siri with the popular note taking app, Evernote.\n\tAnother of Siri\u2019s weaknesses is its lack of understanding non-native English speakers. As this video shows, simple commands requesting the weather forecast and to read a text really cause Siri to take a wrong turn!\n\tThe main advantage of Siri is having an intuitive feature that can understand what you\u2019re saying (most of the time) without having to use boxy, pre-programmed phrasing.\u00a0 You use your natural speech to communicate with Siri.\u00a0 Is it revolutionary?\u00a0 Not really.\u00a0 Look at Watson, he\u2019s been around awhile.\u00a0 But Siri is another great example of Apple taking advanced technology and putting it in the hands of the people.\n\tSiri is listening \u2013 what do you have to say?