UPDATED August 1st, 2016

We’ve all seen the Apple commercials about our good friend Siri. The movie Her was even about a man falling in love with his smartphone’s voice-recognition application. (Which would have been creepy if it wasn’t so well acted.) But in the real world—your real world—how can you use Siri? Is she useful at all, or just another device perk that you don’t really need?