MacStories releases MusicBot, putting most of Apple Music in one Siri Shortcut

Federico Viticci, doing his usual excellent work on MacStories: For the past several months, I’ve been working on a shortcut designed to be the ultimate assistant for Apple Music. Called MusicBot, the shortcut encompasses dozens of different features and aims to be an all-in-one assistant that helps you listen to music more quickly, generate intelligent […]

Smart Tech Today 8: Goodnight, Sonos: Voice-Controlled Computing 🎙

On episode 8 of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked about: Amazon Music now free for Android, iOS, and Fire TV Amazon expands its free, ad-supported streaming music service to iOS The Verge Guide to Amazon Alexa Spotify adds recommended commands on Google Assistant Google Assistant’s latest feature is a personalized audio news feed […]

The Siri Shortcuts Field Guide, iOS 13 Edition | MacSparky 🔗

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 🔗

Matt Birchler on the Apple Watch’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 don’t always feel like much at the […]

13 Features of iOS 13: Shortcuts | Six Colors 🔗

Jason Snell, giving an overview of Shortcuts in iOS 13 for Six Colors: Shortcuts just got a lot more useful if you use Siri, too. You can now create interactive Shortcuts that can ask questions and accept text input, especially useful if you’re not able to look at a screen because you’re using AirPods or […]