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Apple Execs Talk Universal Control and Shortcuts on Mac, iPad

Joining John Voorhees and Federico Viticci on the AppStories podcast’s latest episode, Apple executives have shared how they developed Universal Control and Shortcuts on Mac features introduced in iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey (via 9to5Mac). With Universal Control, Apple customers can use their Mac’s keyboard and trackpad with another Mac or iPad in a seamless experience...

How to Use Shortcuts on Mac and Save Time [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_362690" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: Apple Support on YouTube[/caption] Apple recently published a new video tutorial on its Apple Support YouTube channel, explaining how Shortcuts, a feature introduced with macOS Monterey, works and how you can use it. "You can save time on your Mac by automating the things you do most, and combining multiple...

Apple Starts Restoring Broken Shared Shortcuts Links

On Wednesday, MacStories founder Federico Viticci noted all the custom shared Shortcuts links he had created had suddenly stopped working. Viticci detailed the Shortcuts iCloud.com URLs he had created over the span of three years had stopped working, with no explanation from Apple. The issue also affected communities and Shortcuts creators as well, since their...

MacStories Custom Shortcuts for Apple’s Shortcuts App Not Working Anymore

For the past couple of years, the folks over at MacStories have had a dedicated repository for shortcuts called the MacStories Shortcuts Archive, containing 150 custom shortcuts for Apple’s Shortcuts app. Sadly, none of the links to these shortcuts are working anymore. https://twitter.com/viticci/status/1374701619682672643?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Currently, all MacStories shortcuts links dating as far as last week have all been...

iOS 14.3 Beta 2 Allows Custom Icons to Skip Shortcuts App

The second developer beta of iOS 14.3 has introduced a major update to the Shortcuts app that makes creating custom icons for your home screen even better. When iOS 14 released to the public back in September, users began creating custom icons and customizing their iPhone home screen with custom widgets. The major downside to using custom...

Apple’s Shortcuts iOS App Gets New Actions for Weather, Alarms and More

Apple has updated their Shortcuts iOS app today, bringing new actions for weather, alarms, timer and more. According to the update, you can now "Use the latest weather in your shortcuts with the new Get Current Weather and Get Weather Forecast actions." For alarms, users can "Set alarms and timers with the new Create Alarm,...

Official Shortcuts iOS App User Guide Released by Apple

Earlier today, Apple released its new Siri Shortcuts iOS app, which came in the form of an update to the existing Workflow app, which Apple acquired last spring. The new Shortcuts app allows iOS users to create and setup custom shortcuts to make life easier, with support for Apple’s built-in apps and third-party apps which...

Siri Shortcuts: A Revolution for iOS 12 Automation

Siri may not be getting the major update in iOS 12 that some had hoped for, but Apple still added a powerful new tool to the AI assistant's skillset: Shortcuts. Shortcuts is the name Apple is giving to quick actions across your apps on iOS, which either perform a task within the app automatically in...