Automation

Apple announces Shortcuts, a Workflow-like automation app for iOS

Folks hoping to see Apple improve upon its digital assistant Siri in iOS 12 will be happy to hear it has announced a new app called Shortcuts. The app, which looks every bit like the Workflow automation app it acquired a year ago, will allow you to connect ‘Shortcut’ operations to Siri, making complex tasks as simple as speaking a command.

HomeKit Automation 001: how to create a toggle button

We walk you through creating a true toggle button to enable and disable a HomeKit scene, fixing one of the biggest shortcomings in Apple’s framework for the connected home. Check out our embedded video how-to before following along with our detailed written tutorial included further below.