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I talked to Tim about getting started with automation, the future of Shortcuts, Workflow, and more.

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I bought a Sonos One back when it was released late last year, and it quickly became something I used without thinking about it too much. I got a Spotify subscription and liked that I could just switch my stream from my headphones to the Sonos from the Spotify app - in contrast to Apple and Google M...

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I took a quick look at what's new in Shortcuts vs Workflow, and what we might see and give a few examples of how I'm using it.

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There are some projects that you just want to create a solid template of so you can use them again and again - this post gives you a few examples for how to execute that in Workflow.

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This week's episodes of The Automators is focused on calendar event creation. There are many ways you can automatically create calendar events, and it's useful to be able to do so, to avoid losing information. You can also use calendar events as a trigger to do something - which we cover towards...

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Earlier today a few little birdies told me about the Shortcuts beta being open to sign up for if you have a developer account. If I hadn't already had one I might have been tempted to sign up for it just for this!It seems Apple is sending out the invitations pretty quickly as mine has already arr...

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I was a guest on Clockwise where we talked about Apple Maps getting better, Instagram's new "you've seen it all" feature and marketing sessions, as well as Apple Pay and public transit. And I managed to pick the title!

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I've been asked several time if I have a podcast of my own, or a podcast about automation, and today I'm very excited to announce both: I'm launching a podcast with David Sparks on Relay FM called Automators.

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I love my iPad, it's a great, very portable device that I can use for almost everything. Unfortunately the almost for most people is a deal breaker - but I'm stubborn and see these things as a problem to be solved rather than a reason to use another device!One of my most frequently used "tools" a...

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I was a guest on Download yesterday along with Mikah Sargent and Stephen Hacket. We had fun talking about companies buying companies, Apple covering the news, and beta software - as well as the fluffy puppy of the week!

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