News by Dan Seifert on Wednesday October 19, 2011.
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Popular task management/to-do service Remember the Milk seems to be the first third-party service to figure out a way to integrate with the Siri voice commands found in the Apple iPhone 4S. By following a simple setup procedure, Remember the Milk users can add tasks and reminders to their accounts through the Siri system.
Users have to add their Remember the Milk credentials as a CalDAV account in the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option of the iPhone's Settings menu, but once that is completed, any reminders that are set up through Siri will be instantly ported to the user's Remember the Milk account.
We gave this a quick test with our iPhone 4S and Remember the Milk accounts, and everything works exactly as advertised. The only caveat is that once tasks are pushed to the Remember the Milk account, they are removed from the local Reminders app on the phone. So when the task is due, you get an email from Remember the Milk (assuming you have email alerts setup) instead of a push notification from the iOS Reminders app. The task is also available from the iOS version of the Remember the Milk app, though you will need a Pro account to really make use of notifications and regular syncing (the free version lacks notifications and only allows syncs once per 24 hours). As long as you are OK with that one concession, the system works remarkably well. Be sure to check out the video above to see it in action, and then head over to the source link for step-by-step instructions on setting it up. [via Remember the Milk]
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