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Topic: Shortcuts

How to use NFC to control your home with iOS 13

07/08/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple's Shortcuts app is exceptionally powerful, but it becomes even more useful with the iOS 13 update. It comes preinstalled rather than a post-setup download, and it also arrives brimming with new features. One of the most built-out areas is for the smart home.

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macOS Catalina beta hints Apple is building Catalyst versions of Messages and Shortcuts

06/19/2019, 08:06 pm

Code discovered in the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina beta suggests Apple is employing its Project Catalyst framework to develop new versions of Messages and Shortcuts, the latter of which is currently limited to iOS devices.

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Editorial: How AirPods and Shortcuts shifted Apple's Siri story and blunted Amazon's Alexa Echo threat

04/14/2019, 07:04 am

Two years ago there was no shortage of media coverage imagining that Apple's entire hardware business was about to be eclipsed by a new voice-first world where Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant and perhaps even Microsoft Cortana would shift consumer and developer attention away from iPhone apps and toward stationary Internet-connected microphones running ambient "skills." Why didn't that actually happen?

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Here are the best ways to get radio broadcasts to play on your HomePod or iPhone

04/06/2019, 07:04 am

Tips: It's easy to use AirPlay with a radio station's stream, but with a few steps, and an app or two, you can turn Apple's HomePod in conjunction with your iPhone or iPad into a fantastic, and flexible radio player.

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Shortcuts 2.2 update adds Notes app and number extraction automations

03/26/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple has updated its Shortcuts app, adding more functions to the automation tool that can create and update items in the Notes app, as well as helping improve responses for travel time requests and to pull numbers from a block of text, among other improvements.

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How to stop Apple's Shortcuts app from crashing, and how to fix what caused it

03/05/2019, 03:03 pm

If the Shortcuts apps continually crashes the moment you open it, you've hit a bug in how iCloud syncs the shortcuts and their positions in your library. Here's how to fix it.

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Siri Shortcuts can be used to steal and send personal data, developer warns

01/30/2019, 10:01 am

iPhone and iPad owners should be careful about which Shortcuts they run in iOS 12, since malicious app creators could use them to scrape valuable data, a developer warns.

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Shortcuts 2.1 update adds new weather, alarm & photo automations for iPhones & iPads

10/30/2018, 01:10 pm

Accompanying Tuesday's iOS 12.1 update is a new version of Shortcuts, Apple's custom automation tool, with a host of new possible actions.

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How your favorite apps are embracing Siri Shortcuts

09/17/2018, 03:09 pm

Both iOS 12 and Apple's Shortcuts app launched today to the masses. AppleInsider has rounded up some of the most popular apps to include support for Siri Shortcuts and walks through some of the possibilities for them.

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Shortcuts launches on App Store as update to Workflow

09/17/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple's new Shortcuts app has been released on the App Store today, showing as an update to the Workflow app. It is launching alongside iOS 12 and watchOS 5.

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Apple seeds Shortcuts GM build to developers ahead of release

09/14/2018, 05:09 pm

Apple on Friday seeded the "Golden Master" build of marquee iOS 12 app Shortcuts to developers via TestFlight ahead of a scheduled launch next week.

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Philips Hue to gain support for Siri Shortcuts this fall

08/30/2018, 07:08 pm

During the 2018 IFA electronics show in Berlin, Signify announced that the Philips Hue app will be updated later this fall to support Apple's Siri Shortcuts.

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Siri Shortcuts beta 4 adds iCloud syncing and other refinements

08/30/2018, 04:08 pm

Apple's Siri Shortcuts beta reached version four on Thursday, with registered developers able to access several noteworthy changes including the ability to sync Shortcut macros to iCloud.

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Everything new with Siri in iOS 12

08/26/2018, 11:08 am

Siri has received a wealth of new skills in iOS 12 from new voices to new areas of knowledge. AppleInsider digs in to find everything new with Siri inside of iOS 12.

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New Siri Shortcuts beta introduces limited HomeKit integration

08/10/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple on Friday released a new beta version of its Shortcuts app to developers for testing, and while the update is light on big feature additions, some users who are concurrently running the latest build of iOS 12 beta have reported limited HomeKit integration.

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Siri gets supercharged with watchOS 5 on Apple Watch

07/13/2018, 11:07 am

Siri got some seriously useful enhancements in watchOS 5, going a long way towards making the Apple Watch more independent. AppleInsider delves in to see how Apple's personal assistant will help out in the forthcoming update.

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Hands on: Create your own Siri commands with Shortcuts in iOS 12

07/06/2018, 07:07 pm

Shortcuts is a hotly anticipated iOS 12 app that lets users create powerful macros built on the lattice of Workflow, the automation app Apple acquired not long ago. With an invite-only beta now live, AppleInsider takes a look at how the application works, how to create your own shortcuts, and how to invoke them via Siri.

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iOS 12's Siri Shortcuts app goes live for developers only

07/05/2018, 02:07 pm

Developers can now request access to an early version of Apple's Shortcuts app, which lets iOS 12 owners create custom automations triggered through Siri.

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