Smart Tech Today #2: Mesh WiFi and Voice-First Computing ๐ŸŽ™

Mikah Sargent and I have recorded episode 2 of Smart Tech Today, this time over Skype and on the Twitch livestream. Hereโ€™s the description from the TWiT page: Mikah reveals he’s now dual-wielding mobile operating systems. Along with his iPhone 11 Pro Max, he’s carrying a OnePlus 7 Pro to better understand and make use…

Smart Tech Today #1: Voice Assistants in Your Ears ๐ŸŽ™

On Monday, Mikah Sargent and I recorded episode 1 of Smart Tech Today in person at the TWiT studio. In the show, we: Attempt to create nicknames for the major voice assistants. Be sure to share your ideas for Siri, Alexa, and Google nicknames by emailing stt@twit.tv! Discuss all the products Amazon announced at its…

New DuetCam app shoots video with both cameras at once

Today, as first noticed by 9to5Mac, developer Marcel Schmitz launched a brand new app called DuetCam for $2.99 that takes advantage of iOS 13’s ability to record video with both the front-facing camera and one of the back cameras at the same time. Schmitz’ app basically lets you film what’s in front of you while…

Announcing my Shortcuts Library, featuring 150 Siri Shortcuts to use with iOS 13

[caption id="attachment_1435" align="alignnone" width="640"] My Siri Shortcuts library[/caption] Now that Apple has officially released iOS 13 to the public, I am excited to share my personal library of 150+ custom Siri Shortcuts for everyone to add and use. Iโ€™ve worked countless hours this summer building up a database of my shortcuts, giving each shortcut a…

The Siri Shortcuts Field Guide, iOS 13 Edition | MacSparky ๐Ÿ”—

David Sparks has completely redone his Siri Shortcuts Field Guide1 for iOS 13: The new Shortcuts Field guide was shot entirely new with the new Shortcuts for iOS 13. Apple changed a lot and it is all covered in this field guide: Over 6 hours of downloadable video tutorials New materials for both beginners and…

watchOS 6: the BirchTree review | Matt Birchler ๐Ÿ”—

Matt Birchler on the Apple Watchโ€™s latest operating system update: watchOS continues to grow up, and each year it gets objectively better than the year previous. The team behind this product have done a fantastic job of maintaining its simplicity all while adding on genuinely useful features that donโ€™t always feel like much at the…