Apple’s personal assistant can create emails for you, set appointments, and find information on the web. Siri can look up what movies are playing or calculate exchange rates. But, if you have a name like mine, Siri often just can’t pronounce it. I don’t mind Siri mangling my own moniker, but it tries my patience when I set up an appointment or read an email from someone else with a challenging name.
A new feature in iOS 7 lets you teach Siri how to pronounce a name. Whether it’s your own or the names of friends, it’s easy to tell Siri how a name should sound. Sort of. Remember, it’s still a computer voice, and some names just won’t sound perfect.