These apps just got an iOS 12 and Siri Shortcuts overhaul

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This comes with activity competitions to challenge your friends with, automatic workout detection, podcast saving, and a Walkie-Talkie app for one-to-one interactions with other Apple Watch users.

That said, you've been waiting this long, so what's another week or two? White dots mean you've completed your task for the day; gray dots nag you to finish on up. Rather than manually typing something in when it occurs to you, you can just add a Siri voice shortcut for a particular type of to-do (say, groceries), and assign it a custom phrase.

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If you want to be mauve with a multicolored mohawk and a monocle, well, you do you. Even if you were testing the betas of Mojave, you probably weren't doing so on your main Mac. Popular to-do list app Things is using Shortcuts to learn your routines. If you've had enough of the beta life, you can easily downgrade right now.

However, if you generally fall on the cautious side, or if you depend on your devices to work properly, here's our advice on when you should think about installing these new versions. If you're an unrepentant early adopter, like many of us here at TidBITS, the answer is, "Obviously!"

Things has added support for Shortcuts.

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If you have been following Apple closely, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the firm will be releasing iOS 12, the mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, on Monday (September 17). It's the ideal calculator app for scientists and engineers, featuring buttons and options for advanced functions, like an optional RPN mode and multi-line display. Do you have a meeting you need to call into on your calendar? From here you'll be able to assign custom shortcuts to do specific calculations and much more! Shortcuts can be complex automations that you build yourself using the Shortcuts app, but they can also be simple one-hit features provided by an app.

Shortcuts invoked via Siri provide both informative verbal responses, as well as rich visual summaries in the Siri interface.

I've tested a lot of apps with shortcuts support, and CARROT Weather is one of the most impressive I've used.

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