Making Siri Shortcuts run automatically - even when iOS doesn’t want you to

Let’s talk about something fun and related to my new obsession with Siri Shortcuts and CarPlay. Namely, how to trick iOS into running Shortcut automations that the OS doesn’t typically allow you to do.

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Perfectly Cropped

Here’s a fun, personal story about what can go wrong in an otherwise fine UI when things are redesigned. My wife typically only charges her phone when she’s at her desk during the day. She doesn’t leave it plugged in overnight, which means iOS’s software update never happens automatically for her....

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My One Feature Request For iOS 13

With WWDC fast approaching, it's the time of year when everyone posts their hopes and dreams and predictions for Apple's upcoming software release. There's tons of great ideas out there, and I certainly have my own feature requests both as a developer and as a consumer, but I just want...

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Coding on My iPad Pro

Last month, my 9-5 job was kind enough to gift me an iPad Pro and its new keyboard. I've had a few iPads in the past, but they've always ended up stashed away, unused, in a drawer somewhere. I simply never got hooked on their utility. I never found that...

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Big or Small

I've always gone with portability and sleekness over outright power and versatility. I bought an 11" MacBook Air the day they came out. I switched to an iPad Mini from the bulky third generation iPad. I walk around with a slim wallet. I keep my iPhone naked in my pocket...

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