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Some time ago on Twitter I stumbled across Simon, he was retweeted by the developer of Working Copy, an app I love and use heavily - and the retweet was a video of a script being run on an iPhone and returning some pretty cool results - so I asked "what is this and how can I get a copy?". Not too...

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It's iOS 12 release day and the time has come to do something many people feared as long ago as March 2017 - it's time to say goodbye to Workflow. I'm extremely happy to have had Workflow - and what's more I'm happy to say goodbye to it because today Shortcuts launches and we have nearly everything...

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I was most pleasantly surprised today to see an update to the TripIt app which added support for Siri Shortcuts. They've kept it quite simple, with just two options: upcoming flight information, and upcoming travel plans. The upcoming flight information is especially helpful telling you how lon...

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Drafts 5.4 is here today, and while it feels like it was just yesterday when it was released Greg has found numerous ways to improve things! Here's a quick overview of all the features added:Shortcuts SupportShortcuts Action in DraftsWith the release of Shortcuts and it replacing Workflow...

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It's almost time for the iOS 12 release and while I think that Shortcuts is going to be a separate app in the App Store to update to from Workflow, backups are a good idea. Of course backing up your device is a good idea, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to do a separate backup of your Workflows or S...

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For episode 6 of automators we were very fortunate to have been joined by the wonderful Matthew Cassinelli. Matthew writes for The Sweet Setup and iMore, has also written for Tech Crunch, and is a Shortcuts genius - we went through two more complex Shortcuts in this episode to give you some ideas...

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My friend David Sparks has been at it again - there's a brand new video course all about Siri Shortcuts. The course includes 40 videos which total over 3 hours of material to watch, and loads of Shortcuts you can download directly. The guide is available for $24 right now, but will be going up...

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Lorem Ipsum... I was asked on Twitter today if I had an automation for creating placeholder or filler text. This is the Keyboard Maestro Macro I use to do it. It can generate 5 different paragraphs of the text, and if you choose more than 5 paragraphs it will just repeat. I find 5 paragraphs is about the point where I don't notice the repeats so it works for me. (If you would be happy with any number of identical paragraphs there's an example in the thread of a simpler macro which does that!)

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I, like many of you I'm sure, watched last night's Keynote waiting to see what new products Apple will sell me. I went into the event thinking I wanted a new Apple Watch and that I wouldn't upgrade my 256GB iPhone X, and thankfully for my bank account came out of the event the same!The Apple Watc...

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This month is Relay FM's member drive month, and David and I created a member's only episode going into how we both got started with music, and the instruments we play.

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