Have a Trivia Party to Get More Comfortable with Siri


A couple of weeks ago, I went to see the movie Judy.  The movie is about the legendary Judy Garland when she arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of concerts.

The movie brought back a lot of memories. I remember watching the Wizard of Oz on television when it was an annual television tradition in the 1960’s. Before the movie Judy, I was not aware or had simply forgotten that Liza Minnelli was Judy Garland’s daughter. And then there was Mickey Rooney.  He had a small feature in the Judy movie and there were questions about his life.

Those questions are a perfect opportunity to use Siri to get answers.    Siri happens to be quite quite versed in movies, celebrities, sports and more.

So I  summoned Siri and asked, When did Judy Garland die?

How many husbands did Judy Garland have?

Where was Judy Garland born?

How old is Micky Rooney?

The curious will discover that Siri can readily answer a multitude of questions about celebrities, entertainment, sports and more.  This brings us to our Smart Tip:

Smart Tip for Siri

In working with our community, I find that many seem uncomfortable using Siri.  We understand.  It is frankly a little strange talking to your device! Our recommendation is to just start asking questions of Siri.  It’s perfect for the curious.  And a great way to get comfortable using Siri to not only get answers to your questions but to also make your life easier.  Start with questions and soon you will be using Siri to set alarms and timers.  make grocery lists and more.

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Getting to Know Siri

If you use an iPhone or iPad you can get many things done faster and more easily using Siri.  Siri comes with many great functions. You can ask Siri questions, get directions, send text messages and emails, set timers and alarms, get recommendations and more. Best of all is is simple and only takes a little practice to master it.  And for Seniors who find it difficult to type on their device, it expands their capabilities. This recipe will get you going with Siri.

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News & Events

Here are news and events on the Senior Tech calendar for the coming weeks.  Reply to this email if you want more information.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – November  2019 Classes for Newer and Experienced Users

The Senior Tech Club is leading two classes in November as part of the St Anthony Senior Tech Time Series.  The Series, now in its third year,  includes Foundation classes for newer users  and an Experienced User class for people who already know the basics of making calls, sending and receiving texts and emails and handling their devices.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – November  18, 2019 2 – 4 PM – Foundation Class

Stay Connected using your iPhone.  We explore using text messages, email and FaceTime and browsing the Internet with Safari.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time November 20, 2019  2 – 4 PM  Experienced User Class

What’s New with IOS 13.   IOS is the software that run your iPhone and iPad.  This fall we see IOS version 13 was introduced. This class will explore its new features.  

For more Information and Registration.  Or call St. Anthony Community Services at 612-706-1166.  Classes are held at the St Anthony, MN Community Center and are a great bargain at $5 per class.  All are welcome.

IOS 13.2.2 – Time to Upgrade

IOS 13.2.2 is the seventh release of IOS 13 and we can now recommend the upgrade for many Senior Tech Club users.  Although there are still users citing concerns, the reports of issues have declined giving us confidence in the release.

There are a number of features in IOS 13 that we like for our community.  One example is the ability to route unknown callers (like robocallers or telemarketers) directly to voicemail.  We will soon be sharing our favorite IOS 13 features.

Eligible iPhones are iPhone 6s and later.

The most important step in the upgrade process is making sure you have a good backup of your iPhone’s data.  Issues are rare but a back also allows you to revert to your existing IOS version without loss of data.

You can learn about upgrade steps in Recipe #014 How to Perform an IOS Software Update

You can learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.


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