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How to Add a Shortcut From the iOS Shortcuts App to Your Home Screen

Friday July 3, 2020 9:59 am PDT by
The Shortcuts app, introduced in iOS 12, is designed to allow iOS users to create multi-step shortcuts and automations using both first and third-party apps, with the shortcuts able to be activated using Siri commands. Siri isn't the only way to launch shortcuts outside of the Shortcuts app. In addition, Apple provides a Shortcuts widget for quickly launching actions, but you can also put them ...

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Bluetooth-Based Occupancy Sensor RoomMe Now Supports Siri Shortcuts

Monday February 10, 2020 11:27 am PST by
Intellithings today announced that its Bluetooth-based smart home occupancy sensor RoomMe now supports Siri Shortcuts. RoomMe, successfully funded on Indiegogo in 2017, leverages the unique Bluetooth signature of a person's smartphone or smartwatch to identify who that person is and which room they are in, and automatically adjust settings such as temperature, lighting, music, and more to...

MacStories Releases 300 Custom Shortcuts Icons for iPhone and iPad

Wednesday September 25, 2019 7:30 am PDT by
MacStories today released a set of 300 custom icons for use when adding Shortcuts to the home screen on iPhone and iPad. Apple already provides many default glyphs for Shortcuts icons, but the MacStories set provides users with hundreds of extra options across dozens of categories, ranging from documents and clipboard to media and task management. MacStories editor-in-chief and Shortcuts...

Apple Releases Updated Version of Shortcuts With New Notes-Related Actions

Tuesday March 26, 2019 10:30 am PDT by
Apple today released an updated version of Shortcuts, introducing support for several new actions related to the Notes app. There are options for Create Note, Append to Note, Find Notes, and Show Notes, all of which can be incorporated into your shortcuts. There's also a new Get Numbers input action for pulling numbers from text, and Get Time Travel includes more details like route name,...

MacStories Shares Useful Collection of 150 Custom iOS Shortcuts

Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:28 am PST by
Apple in iOS 12 introduced a new Shortcuts app, built on the Workflow app that it acquired in 2017. Shortcuts lets you automate tasks, simplifying everything from calculating a tip to sharing an Apple Music song. Shortcuts can do an endless number of things, but it can be tough to find useful new Shortcuts if you're not well versed in building them yourself. MacStories' Federico Viticci, known ...

Siri Shortcuts Expands to American Airlines, Caviar, and Other Apps, Coming Soon to Airbnb

Thursday February 28, 2019 5:27 am PST by
Apple today announced that American Airlines, Dexcom, Caviar, Merriam Webster, and Spectre have added Siri Shortcuts support to their apps this week. Airbnb, Drop, ReSound, and Smarter also plan to add ‌Siri‌ Shortcuts integration to their apps over the next few months. Apple provided us with a summary of how ‌Siri‌ Shortcuts works in each app:American Airlines: Get updates on all your...

Waze App for iOS Gains Siri Shortcuts Support

Tuesday February 12, 2019 10:06 am PST by
Google-owned mapping app Waze was today updated with support for the Siri Shortcuts feature that Apple introduced in iOS 12. With ‌Siri‌ Shortcuts in Waze, you can record shortcuts for your drive home, drive to work, favorite locations, and more, all of which can be activated with a simple ‌Siri‌ voice command. Waze is a popular Apple Maps alternative on iOS devices as it is known for its ...

Siri Shortcuts Not Working Properly For Some iPhone Users [Fixed]

Wednesday December 5, 2018 4:11 pm PST by
It's not just you: it appears that Siri Shortcuts have not been working properly for some iPhone users since as early as Tuesday. A small but increasing numbers of users on Twitter and the MacRumors forums claim that they are unable to invoke shortcuts using Siri, including Federico Viticci of MacStories and Rene Ritchie of iMore. The shortcuts still work if executed directly from the...

HomePod 12.1.1 Update and Shortcuts 2.1.2 Released, But No Sign of watchOS 5.1.2 Yet

Wednesday December 5, 2018 10:17 am PST by
Alongside the public release of iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1, Apple today released a companion 12.1.1 software update for the HomePod and updated its Shortcuts app for iOS 12 to version 2.1.2. The software update for HomePod is a relatively minor one, adding Siri support for Cantonese and Mandarin in China and a Cantonese dialect in Hong Kong ahead of the HomePod's...