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Kim’s Opinion: The iPhone body cam

Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal assistant? Somebody who would do everything for you, so you didn’t have to bother with the routine things of life?

Apple wants Siri to be your ultimate personal assistant. We already know what it can do, from texting certain people to arranging rides.

Add “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over” to its skill set.

Using an app called Short Cuts, you can make Siri perform a series of commands. For example, say “Home, Siri” and you can get a traffic report and weather forecast.

Well, one clever Reddit user named Robert Peterson created the shortcut called “Police” that sets off a series of actions.

First, it will send a text to a friend to let them know you are being pulled over and gives your exact location. Then, it pauses any music, and using the phone’s front-facing camera, records anything going on.

Finally, the video is sent to Dropbox and iCloud.

With the shortcut on your phone, you just say “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over.”

With my luck, Siri will come back and say, “I don’t understand you’re setting off fireworks.”

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