Taking advantage of a feature that some publishers have chosen to turn on, this handy iOS automation workflow for Apple’s Shortcuts app lets you bypass paywalls in Safari to read subscription-only articles from the likes of WSJ, NYT, FT and others for free.
The HTML specification currently lacks support for Dark Mode detection, but you can overcome this limitation and force a darkened appearance on virtually any website you like with a little help from iOS automation and Apple’s new Shortcuts app.
“Hey Siri. OK Google.” No, really. With Siri Shortcuts support in Google’s AI helper, you can now assign a custom phrase such as “OK Google” or “Hey Google” to open the Assistant app just by asking Siri.
The proactive Siri assistant learns your routines across the apps you use on your iPhone and iPad, then suggests an easy way to perform common tasks on the Lock screen. You can reduce information overload by excluding these Lock screen shortcut suggestions for any apps that you don’t care about, as explained in our step-by-step tutorial.
With support for Siri Shortcuts in the popular email app now a reality, Spark users can automate repetitive tasks such as opening a specific folder, searching for email or composing a message to someone.
An updated version of the Shortcuts app sports limited integration with Apple’s HomeKit system for the connected home. This might suggest that Siri Suggestions, and not the Home app, is powering current HomeKit integration.