Siri Shortcuts Stories November 16, 2021

Designer and developer Broank has created a beautiful lockscreen weather Shortcut, which updates your lockscreen wallpaper with a pretty photo and a weather report. The Shortcut requires iOS 15, and an iPhone X or later.

By default, it grabs nature and landscape photos from a free stock photography website, but you can change it to use your own photos if you prefer …

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Siri Shortcuts Stories June 20, 2021

One of the top features introduced with macOS Monterey is the Shortcuts app. Previewed during the WWDC21 keynote, the operating system is set to launch this fall. This marks the first time the Shortcuts app has been available on the Mac.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories May 25, 2021

Apple this week released iOS 14.6 to the public, which includes enhanced support for AirTag, Apple Card Family, paid subscriptions in the Apple Podcasts app, and more. However, it seems that Apple has also quietly made improvements to the Shortcuts app, which now runs actions faster on the iPhone and iPad with the latest version of the operating system.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories March 24, 2021

If you’re facing problems when sharing automations via the Shortcuts app, or when trying to access shortcuts shared with you, you’re not alone. A bizarre issue has surfaced that causes the Shortcuts app to throw an error message when trying to open a shared shortcut.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories February 16, 2021

iOS 14.5 beta has been surprising us with several new features, including new options to unlock the iPhone using the Apple Watch, changing the default music player for Siri, and more. With the release of iOS 14.5 beta 2 earlier today, Apple added new actions to the Shortcuts app for taking screenshots, changing orientation lock, and even changing cellular data mode.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories January 12, 2021

As we noted in our previous hands-on looks at iOS 14.3, Apple has brought back the Set Wallpaper action to the Shortcuts app. With this handy action, users are able to create dynamic wallpaper that can be triggered using automations, such as when connecting an iPhone to power, or at certain times of the day. In addition, this tutorial shows you how to (temporarily) disable the annoying Shortcuts banner notification for that uber-clean look.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories August 28, 2020

If you once had an iPod with Click Wheel, you might remember a mini game called Music Quiz, which consists of correctly guessing which song is being played. With iOS 14, Apple has quietly revived this game as a complex shortcut — and it works just like the old version running on iPods.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories June 23, 2020

Shortcuts on iOS and iPadOS 14 is getting some great upgrades to make automations better than ever. Arriving with the latest software is new trigger and automation functionality, Shortcuts landing on Apple Watch with watchOS 7, Shortcuts folders, and more.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories March 23, 2020

Earlier this year, I was given an advanced look at beta firmware with the Neato D7. Inside this beta firmware was support for Siri Shortcuts. You might be asking yourself: why do I need a vacuum cleaner with Siri support? Since I’ve never used this robot without Siri support, I’ll explain some of the ways I am using it. expand full story

Siri Shortcuts Stories January 3, 2020

Siri Shortcuts coming to Intellithings RoomMe Bluetooth-based occupancy sensors

Intellithings has an upcoming update for its occupancy sensor that offers personalized smart home automation. Ahead of CES, the company has announced that Siri Shortcuts are coming to its RoomMe Bluetooth-based sensor.

Siri 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.

Siri Shortcuts Stories December 7, 2018

After promising to enable HomeKit support earlier this year, Sensibo is out today with an update to its smart a/c and heat pump controller. While the HomeKit support hasn’t arrived yet, Siri Shortcuts are now available with Sensibo Sky to control all types of air conditioners and heat pumps.

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Siri 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.

Siri Shortcuts Stories November 27, 2018

Popular package tracking app Deliveries is being updated today with support for Siri Shortcuts. With it, you’ll be able to check when the next delivery is, check the status of all your deliveries, or add a new delivery.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories November 21, 2018

An update to the Google Assistant iOS app means that you can now issue ‘Ok Google’ commands on your iPhone – albeit having to invoke Siri first …

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Siri Shortcuts Stories November 12, 2018

Volkswagen is out with an update to its Car-Net iOS app that brings Siri voice control and Siri Shortcuts to a handful of useful features.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories October 24, 2018

Apple’s new Shortcuts feature launched as part of iOS 12 and has since gained swift popularity among users and developers. One aspect of Shortcuts that has gone largely undiscussed is what it means for accessibility.

MacStories is out today with a closer look at the role of Shortcuts in accessibility, with Apple’s Senior Director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives also weighing in.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories October 17, 2018

Anyone that has known me for any length of time knows that I take organizing my photo library very seriously. We can be headed home from a birthday party for one of our kids, and I’ll ask my wife to cull through the photos we took, and add them to an album.

One of the best things about smartphones is you can take 1,000 photos in twenty minutes, but it’s also one of the worst things. I know most people will take a burst of photos, and then never go back through them. They’ll be left with a bunch of copies of a similar shot. In my opinion, it’s a lot easier to enjoy your library, when you take the time to clean up iPhone photos. The problem is that it’s time-consuming using the built-in tools.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories October 9, 2018

Spark mail updated with support for Siri Shortcuts

Popular third-party mail client, Spark, has today updated its app to support Siri Shortcuts.

The updated app can do three things with Siri: open a folder, search your email, and compose an email.

Siri Shortcuts Stories October 3, 2018

If you’ve been looking forward to the Philips Hue Siri Shortcuts support promised back in August, you’ll be pleased to hear that it has now landed.

We are excited to introduce Siri Shortcuts for Hue. Siri now learns when you are using your favorite scenes and suggests them for quick activation right on your lock screen, Siri search or Siri watch-face. You can also record personal phrases to activate your favorite scenes and include them as actions in the Apple Shortcuts app …

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Siri Shortcuts Stories September 28, 2018

An update to the popular iOS podcast app Overcast has added some cool new features. First up, and available to everyone, are additional Siri Shortcuts. One of these is particularly useful …

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Siri Shortcuts Stories September 17, 2018

Overcast 5.0 is a major update to the podcast player for iPhone and iPad — and now Apple Watch. The Overcast update for iOS 12 and watchOS 5 includes a cleaner Now Playing screen, support for Siri Shortcuts, the return of the standalone Apple Watch app which is now greatly improved, and more.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories August 30, 2018

Philips announced today at IFA 2018 in Berlin that it will update the Hue app for iOS with support for Siri Shortcuts. With Siri Shortcuts integration, Hue users will be able to further customize their Shortcuts to include Hue-specific lighting settings.

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Siri Shortcuts Stories August 2, 2018

MacWorld has an interesting piece entitled ‘How subscriptions, Siri, and Shortcuts in iOS 12 will forever change Apple’s App Store.’

Michael Simon’s suggestion is that Siri Shortcuts will enable us to use voice to do things which currently require us to get hands-on with apps, and that this will change the way in which we interact with our phones …

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