Pros and Cons

Siri, when it was introduced for the first time, was the first of its kind, just what the Brit Method was in the world of online trading. A virtual assistant on your pocket?! Though the concept of a smartphone assistant that responded to your voice was not new when Siri its performance is what made an impact. Generally, with most voice assistants, you would have to give clear preset instructions to get the job done.

Why people love Siri:

Citing an example here- if you have to open a messaging app, you would have to say some command like “open Message” or any given instructions explicitly. But with Siri, things are different. You could simply ask Siri to check your messages and it would reply with the number of unread messages and would also read them to you and check if you would like to reply to them.

This is because; Siri understands more natural sounding instructions and can reply to you in a more natural language. There was so much hype about all the funny and interesting questions you could ask Siri and the smart answers you would receive with a subtle touch of humor in it. If it’s so smart, why would anyone hate it? True that it is a perky addition to the phone but leaving it turned ON all the time might not always be the best options.

Siri problems:

If you have enabled Siri, every time you tap the home button you have to be careful. With the single physical button on the display, your Home button receives so many taps each day. Not every time would your tap be gentle enough. Sometimes if you long press it even for an instant, you would have Siri popping up. If you do not have the media volume button turned down and if you are in a public place or say in your office, and an accidental long press, you would not want Siri pop and ask what it could help you with.

If you have enabled Hey Siri, the problem is even deeper. At the launch of iPad Pro 9.7, when Phil Schiller had to mention “Hey Siri” while he was talking about the features, he explicitly included a pause in his statement between “Hey” and “Siri”. This is because he didn’t want to set off Siri on all the devices in the room. That’s how funnily accurate Siri can sometimes be. So leaving the Hey Siri command active can sometimes be a pain.

Disable Siri:

  • Go to the settings page
  • Click on the General tab. This would take you to the list of general settings including that for Siri. Click Siri to open its settings page. The simpler way is indeed to just type Siri on the search tab in Settings page instead of clicking away tab after tab.
  • Once on Siri page, just toggle the On- Off option to turn Siri on or off.
  • If “hey Siri” is your only problem, then you could simply go to the Siri settings page and toggle the Allow “Hey Siri” option OFF.

Pros:

  1. Plasma displays are very thin. They can be mounted in places traditional CRT televisions and monitors cannot.
  2. Color reproduction is excellent.
  3. Contrast is good, although not great.
  4. Plasmas are now manufactured with screen sizes as large as 70″ diagonal
  5. Enhanced resolution display prices rival the prices of rear projection televisions of similar size
  6. High definition resolution (HDTV) displays are much less expensive than LCD flat panels of the same size.

Cons:

  1. Fragile technology; doesn’t ship well.
  2. Black levels and detail in dark scenes are not as good as CRT or DLP™ powered rear projection televisions.
  3. Dead pixels can be an issue, although quality has improved as the technology has matured.
  4. They are a phosphor-based technology, which means that burn-in of an image can occur, and that the display’s image quality will diminish with time.
  5. Cheaper enhanced definition (EDTV) plasma displays have rather large pixel structures.
  6. Plasma displays are very heavy and usually require wall-strengthening for wall mounting.