I’m a huge fan of the HomePod – after bearing the investment cost, it’s improved my daily interactions with music and opened access to controlling my smart home gear, plus provides a new medium for everything I’ve built in the Shortcuts app.
But one of the nagging problems with HomePod is the way Siri, regardless of the current time of day, will respond loudly at whatever volume you’ve previously set.
Thankfully, iOS 13.2 for HomePod provides a solution.
How to use Siri Shortcuts to open directly into the Watch Later tab in the YouTube app for iOS
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 email@example.com! Discuss all the products Amazon announced at its […]
I’ll be cohosting a new show with Mikah Sargent, which will be airing on TWiT. Get all the details – it’s going to be fun!
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. I’ve worked countless hours this summer building up a database of my shortcuts, giving each shortcut a description and explanation of how I use it. […]
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 […]
Writing for iMore about the keyboard shortcuts available to the Shortcuts app on iPad (or iPhone, if you’re cool like that). Plus, I made a wishlist for full keyboard control in the future.
Guides you through the process of filing Feedback to Apple (previously called Radar). This explains the process in a pop-up, has you type up the problem through a series of prompts before even starting a new ticket, then guides you again on how to easily fill out the form, before finally opening into Feedback.
New shortcut Copy Checklist from Taskpaper for iOS 13 beta users: Takes any TaskPaper-formatted text coming from the share sheet or clipboard and strips out the extra details, getting just the names of the checklist items in a rich text unordered list.
When you have a bad habit you just can’t break, setting up some Siri Shortcuts can help. I put together two custom shortcuts for logging when my food expires into Trello and Reminders – plus I can ask Siri to let me know the status of my kitchen.