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Getting the most from Samsung S Voice

Using S Voice you're able to create memos, set reminders, start timers and check your schedule – all with your voice. It's simple, it's easy and it saves time.

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6. Efficient communication

Efficiency is at the heart of Samsung S Voice and another area where it can help streamline your experience is with communications.

You can view a contact by saying, for example, "Look up Jason", and S Voice will return Jason's contact details, including his phone numbers and email addresses. If you then wanted to speak to Jason you can say, "Call Jason" and S Voice will ring him.

If there are multiple contacts with the same name, you'll be given the choice of which one you want to call.

It's not just voice calls that S Voice can handle – text messaging is very much on the agenda as well. All you need to do is say something like "Text Jeff message Will you be home tonight?" and S Voice will do the rest.

This is great if you're using a computer or reading a document and your GALAXY Note 3 is sitting on your desk, as you don't need to stop what you're doing to send a message or make a call.

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7. Hands-free social networking

Samsung S Voice supports integration with both Facebook and Twitter, allowing you to update the world with ease.

You'll need to enable the social networks on S Voice by heading into the settings within the app, but it's just a couple of taps and then you're ready to roll.

Simply say something along the lines of "Twitter update, I love S Voice" or "Facebook status, just won an awesome game of Monopoly", and S Voice will do the rest.

You'll be able to review your message before posting it to your account. Then just say "update" and you'll be done.

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8. Control your connections

You can control settings such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with S Voice, allowing you to turn them on and off in a matter of seconds.

This means you can easily turn off these settings when they're not in use to ensure the security of your device, as well as to conserve battery life when you're out and about.

When you find yourself in a situation where you need Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or another setting, a quick speech prompt will see them turned back on – you don't even have to unlock your GALAXY Note 3 with your digits.

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9. Talk to the watch

The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 is compatible with the GALAXY Gear and S Voice has also made the leap onto your wrist for an even more convenient experience.

Once you've paired your GALAXY Gear with your Note 3, just select the S Voice option from the menu and you'll be able to use all manner of voice commands without having to go near your phone.

S Voice on the GALAXY Gear is capable of reading out text messages as well as writing them, along with making calls, finding out the weather and telling you the time anywhere in the world.

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10. More tips and tricks

Samsung S Voice isn't finished there. There's also a range of additional features just waiting to be explored. Spend some time with your new personal assistant and you'll be surprised at what it's capable of.

S Voice can keep you updated with the latest news headlines – just say "read me the news" and your personal assistant will go through the top stories.

You can also ask S Voice to open applications. All you need to say is "open calculator" and that's exactly what will happen.

Perhaps you're stuck for an answer. Just ask your challenging question to S Voice and it will search the web and return the answer to you in next to no time.

If you're a keen weather watcher you can get S Voice to provide you details of the weather from anywhere in the world, including a 5-day forecast – perfect if you're just about to jet off and want to know what clothes to pack.