shortcuts Stories December 17, 2019

Apple Music is constantly getting better with interface improvements and new features for discovering music. What we don’t see as often are new power user features. MusicBot from Federico Viticci is a feature-packed set of actions built with Shortcuts that power users will love. The shortcut is loaded with almost 800 actions including useful ways to control AirPlay 2 and HomePods with Apple Music.

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shortcuts Stories September 25, 2019

Apple’s Shortcuts app is now built-in on iPhones and iPads with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, a change that gives the automation app more integration and greater discovery. If you’re brand new to Shortcuts or want to take customization to the next level, there are two great resources out this month to help.

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shortcuts Stories March 26, 2019

Following the release of iOS 12.2 to the public yesterday, Apple today has updated the Shortcuts app for iOS. The update includes improvements to existing Shortcuts actions, as well as new tools for creating Shortcuts that integrate the Notes app.

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shortcuts Stories March 6, 2019

MacStories shares robust library of 150 useful Shortcuts for the iOS Shortcuts app

MacStories’ founder Federico Viticci regularly shares his useful custom Shortcuts for the iOS Shortcuts app and now he’s put together an archive of 150 of them, with more on the way.

shortcuts Stories January 18, 2019

Robot vacuums remains one obvious category HomeKit should support in the future. HomeKit support would bring voice control for vacuums through Siri, app control through the Home app and Control Center, and clean up scheduling through automation — all in the same app you manage other smart home accessories.

Even without HomeKit support, you can build your own Siri control for Wi-Fi-enabled iRobot Roomba vacuums using MacStories‘ very helpful guide for connecting IFTTT (If This Then That) triggers to Apple’s Shortcuts app on iOS 12. Here’s my Siri-controlled robot vacuum experience and best practice recommendations:

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shortcuts Stories December 5, 2018

Shortcuts app updated with support for posting to Tumblr, more

The Shortcuts app is getting an update today with a few new features and a ton of bug fixes and improvements. Shortcuts is available as a separate download on the App Store.

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