Siri users in nine countries are now able to access Facebook, Twitter, Directions, Shazam and search locally directly through the iOS virtual assistant. An additional feature, Siri Sports scores, also rolled out in New Zealand.
Siri User Guide
Yes. Users will be able to activate Siri straight from their wrists by simply double tapping the button located beneath the digital crown.
William Glover sent us in the following heartening message.
How to easily find out the name of a song you can hear playing by asking Siri to identify it for you.
Bill Savage has created a quick video explaining all the shiny new featured that Siri has in iOS8.
After installing iOS 8, you can now enable Siri’s new handsfree mode by opening your iPhone or iPad’s Settings application, choosing General, and then Siri.
We’ve been testing out using Siri for directions, which covers driving, walking and using public transport – though the latter isn’t available in all areas.
Siri has tight integration with Twitter and Facebook to allow posting to Facebook and Twitter.
Assign relationship to your contacts using Siri. Once you get to use Siri a few times, it soon becomes second nature to call or text a contact in your address book.
It’s easy enough to enter a note into your iPhone but of course Siri can make the process much quicker.
Someone has kindly put together a neat video of clips showing Siri displaying its sense of humour.