What Are Some Examples of Useful Siri Shortcuts?

What Are Some Examples of Useful Siri Shortcuts

**Update** This post was written on the day that Shortcuts was announced… I didn’t really get it at the time and it seemed like something I would never use. I’ve subsequently changed my mind about Shortcuts and think it’s a pretty cool addition and app that could turn out to be a Siri game changer… —- Apple announced Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions at WWDC 2018 today. The announcements today were a little disappointing coming off of the Google Duplex demonstration from a few weeks ago. What Are Some Useful Siri…

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HomePod Not Connecting to Home App?

HomePod not Connecting to Home App

Is your HomePod not connecting to the Home app? If you move your HomePod from one room to another, or if you try connecting to a different iOS device, you may have trouble accessing HomePod from an iOS device using the “Home” app. In my case, I originally set up HomePod using an iPad without Apple Music. Then, since HomePod was not operating to its full potential without Apple Music, I signed up for an Apple Music free trial using my iMac. Then I connected my iPhone to the HomePod…

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What Can Siri on HomePod Do?

What can Siri on HomePod do?

I set up a HomePod in my home office today. There were some configuration specifics that I needed to get right, but getting HomePod up and running was pretty straightforward. After initially plugging it in, Siri on HomePod was able to do a few things using a basic Internet connection. However, to avoid some frustration when setting up HomePod, here are some other minor configurations you’ll need to be aware of right out of the box. Home Sharing Home Sharing on your iPhone or other iOS device has to be…

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Why Does Siri Suck So Bad? Seriously, I Want to Know…

Why does Siri suck so bad..

Why does Siri suck so bad? **UPDATED September 2018** A lot of people really want to know why Siri sucks so bad…  For me, Siri is not a big part of my life… But occasionally, I do use Siri…  And in those situations I really wish it worked. However, as of September 2018, there is “A New Hope” as they say in Star Wars. With the release of iOS 12, the Shortcuts app adds a ton of functionality and customization to Siri. Shortcuts are actually very useful and cool.  Most of my…

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