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6/20/2012
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iOS 6 Beta: First Look

iOS 6 appears to be a great update, with many new and useful features for iPhones and iPads--but the changes aren't so radical that you'll have to learn the OS all over again. Apple has made important changes to Music, iTunes, Maps, and Siri. It has added Facebook and Twitter integration, and a useful location-based feature called geofencing.
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Siri: What About Meetings?

Instead, I decided to ask, "What meetings do I have today?" This brings me to my second issue with Siri: she needs to learn the difference between an all-day event--including multi-day all-day events--a birthday, and a meeting. Just because an event is on my calendar does not mean it's a meeting. Birthdays are clearly not meetings. Calendar seems to know the difference and marks them as such. So Siri should be able to exclude them when asked what your day looks like, or how many meetings you have.

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