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Apple Reportedly Adding Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, iMessage Effects to macOS 10.15

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9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo continues to share what may be coming to macOS 10.15, with the latest possibilities being Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time.

“According to people familiar with the development of macOS 10.15 – which has been in the works for at least two years – the new version will include support for Siri Shortcuts, a feature introduced in iOS 12 which allows users to create custom voice shortcuts for actions that can be done in apps,” writes Rambo.

Support for Siri Shortcuts on macOS 10.15 means there may be a Marzipan version of Shortcuts in the Mac App Store. Sources say “only Marzipan apps will be able to take advantage of the Shortcuts support on macOS,” according to Rambo. Marzipan is the internal codename of an Apple initiative for developers to run iOS apps on the Mac.

Also reportedly coming to macOS 10.15 is the Screen Time feature from iOS 12, which informs users of how much time they’re spending on their device and what apps are sapping away their time. This feature on macOS will be available within System Preferences.



Screen Time also includes time limits for apps, which can add an extra set of controls for parents.

Rambo writes Apple is “also working on bringing a new Apple ID management panel to System Preferences, including better support for configuring Family Sharing, similar to what’s currently available in the iOS Settings app.”

Also coming in macOS 10.15 are iMessage effects which we all know and love but forget to use, including lasers, confetti, fireworks, and more.

Apple will most likely debut macOS 10.15 at the company’s annual developer conference known as WWDC, set to take place on June 3, 2019.

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