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Yes and no. Siri can't, yet, launch or directly command third party apps. I have no doubt that is in the future. But, Siri does do voice to text in any app that uses the standard keyboard. So, I can dictate into any app that uses the keyboard. But I can't yet, say, launch and control IMdB with my voice. I'm looking forward to the day when I can.
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I can't think of any use scenario for this that I'd actually want. Can you guys?
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Oh, they make me cringe just like the 'will it blend' videos.
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So true. You get out of it what you put into it.
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Another blogger blames Google+ for his own circle choices

There's nothing wrong with a little Google+ bashing. The site is neither finished nor perfect.

But what I can't stand is when bloggers or columnists say there's something wrong with Google+ because of their own circle choices.

The latest in a long line making this absurd "argument," is Forbes columnist +Jeff Bercovici. He says that Google+ is "an echo chamber frequented only by tech geeks and social media groupies."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2011/10/11/whyd-you-go-and-break-my-heart-google-plus/

His evidence? "When I logged into Google Plus this morning, eight of the 10 newest posts in my stream were from +Robert Scoble."

That's like denying global warming because your air-conditioned home isn't hot.

So Bercovici chose to circle Scoble, and obviously a small number of non-vocal other people, and as a result of his own choices, Google+ is flawed?

In my own stream, only about eight out of every 1,000 posts are from Scoble.

I also scan new people who circle me. And you know what? These new users are the general public, and global. Less than 1% fall into the categories that Bercovici says Google+ is dominated by.

Anyone with 30 seconds and access to the Google+ search engine can demonstrate that his assertion is completely wrong.

This is probably the third or fourth time I've argued with columnists or bloggers who use their own circle choices as evidence for what's wrong with Google+.

I'll try to make it my last. It should be self-evident by now that not circling anyone doesn't mean Google+ has no users, that circling only Scoble doesn't means that everyone on Google+ is a social media geek.

Hey, Bercovici. I have a scoop for you: First, uncircle Scoble. Then circle these people: https://plus.google.com/s/Cupcakes/people

See? Google+ is nothing but an echo chamber frequented by people who like cupcakes!
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+Robert Scoble is one of the leading independent reporters/journalists covering the silicon valley startup scene. He's extremely influential and has links/connections with everyone who's anyone. He's one of the best to follow if you are interested in what's happening in the silicon valley startup scene.
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