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How to automatically start playing music at startup on Mac

Play music on Mac startup

We previously showed you the steps to automatically open your favorite websites without a single click when you turn on your Mac. In this brief tutorial, let us add some music to this.

Here's how to use the Shortcuts app to automatically play your desired playlist when you turn on your Mac.

How to get a notification when your iPhone or iPad is fully charged

Knowing when your iPhone or iPad has been fully charged can be helpful depending on the circumstances. Maybe you're waiting for your iPhone to reach 100% of battery before leaving your home. Or maybe you just don't like to keep your device plugged in once the battery has been fully charged. Whatever your reason may be, there is a way to be alerted the minute your iPhone or iPad has reached a full charge.

Using the Shortcuts app, we will create a personal automation that will run when battery level reaches 100%. At that time, we will have different options as to how we want to be alerted.

How to eject water from iPhone speakers using this simple trick

Have you ever accidentally dropped your iPhone in water and wondered how to get rid of the water from inside the speaker? As it turns out, there's a simple way to eject water from the iPhone speakers. You can either use a Siri Shortcut, or you can try out an app, or even a website. Even if your iPhone comes with an IP rating, it doesn't mean water can't get stuck in places.

Keep the Shortcuts app from displaying automation notifications with this jailbreak tweak

Anyone who takes advantage of the Shortcuts app to perform automations would be familiar with the notification banner that manliest itself after the automation completes.

Apple intended for this notification to let the user know when the automation finishes running, but if you’re already familiar with what your automation is supposed to do, then sometimes it can come off as redundant information.

How to type the degree symbol on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Degree Sign on iPhone Keyboard

When you’re writing something where you want to use the degree symbol°, do you just type the word “degrees” instead? Whether you’re talking about the temperature, an angle, the direction, or something similar, you don’t have to use the word.

Here, we’ll show you how to type the degree symbol on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. And once you see how easy it is, you’ll wish you had found out sooner.

List of keyboard shortcuts for the Script Editor on Mac

iMac keyboard - Terminal keyboard shortcuts

If you’ve recently began using the Script Editor on Mac or plan to start, you might be interested in these keyboard shortcuts. They can help you perform tasks like record or stop as well as change what you see in the Script Editor window.

Concentrate on your code without fumbling for your mouse or trackpad with these keyboard shortcuts for Script Editor.

How to automatically silence your Apple Watch based on location

Secret Shh

While your Apple Watch makes some nice and useful sounds, you don’t always want to hear them. You may have sounds for alerts, reminders, or to let you know the time. But if you’re heading someplace where those sounds can annoy others, you probably want to silence them.

So that you never forget to enable Theater Mode or Silent Mode, you can set up shortcuts to turn these on automatically based on your location. Here, we’ll show you how to create these automations for your Apple Watch in the Shortcuts app.