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CarPlay in iOS 12: Audio app improvements, new framework, third-party navigation apps

11 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

At WWDC on Monday, Apple officially announced that CarPlay is gaining support for third-party mapping applications such as Waze and Google Maps. Apple offered additional details about this feature, as well improvements to existing CarPlay apps, during a WWDC session this week...
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Siri Shortcuts FAQ: Everything you need to know!

Siri Shortcuts FAQ: Everything you need to know!

11 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Yesterday at WWDC, Apple released a huge update to Siri with Siri Shortcuts, opening up more potential for the smart assistant to both app developers and Apple users.
Siri Shortcuts is the name Apple is giving to quick actions across your apps on iOS, which either perform a task within the app automatically in the background or jump deep into the app to something you've might want to open. By mapping certain requests to a specific trigger phrase, you'll be able to better customize what Siri can do for you. Here's everything you need to know about Siri Shortcuts.
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How to use Workflow to make Siri Shortcuts in the iOS 12 developer beta

How to use Workflow to make Siri Shortcuts in the iOS 12 developer beta

11 monthes ago   |   By iMore

If you're running the iOS 12 developer beta, you can use the existing Workflow app to create rough versions of Siri Shortcuts. Here's how.
Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS , watchOS , tvOS , and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac (sadly, no public beta for the Apple Watch). While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That's why we strongly recommend staying away...
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Not a fan of Siri? Use Alexa on your Apple Watch thanks to a third party app

Not a fan of Siri? Use Alexa on your Apple Watch thanks to a third party app

11 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Not happy with the performance of Siri on your Apple Watch? Thanks to a third party app, you can use Amazon's virtual personal assistant Alexa on the timepiece, but she does have limited functionality on the device. Alexa will be able to turn on/off smart appliances and answer some requests for information. Because of the closed nature of the Apple Watch, you won't be able to make a phone call, stream music, hear flash briefings or listen to a podcast.
The app you will need to run Alexa on your Apple Watch is called Voice in a Can, and it does not require you to be ...
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Android Q beta now available for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

Android Q beta now available for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

Here is some good news for developers and risk takers who just purchased the OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro. The latest Android Q beta is now available for the phones. OnePlus... Read more ...

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL users are reporting random shut downs

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL users are reporting random shut downs

Thanks to its terrific camera and mid-range price point, Google's new Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones have been fairly well-received by the public, however, that hasn't been the... Read more ...

Apps We're Trying This Week: an App for Screen Recording, a Classic iPhone...

Apps We're Trying This Week: an App for Screen Recording, a Classic iPhone Game, and the Best Cloud Backup Service

There are many apps that grace the Mac and iOS App Stores that simply don't get enough attention or admiration. Sometimes an app is so good at what it does, it becomes the... Read more ...

Google once again points out a feature the Pixel 3a has and the iPhone XS...

Google once again points out a feature the Pixel 3a has and the iPhone XS doesn't

Was it all the way back in February when we told you about Google testing an AR version of Google Maps for pedestrians? Time sure flies when you're covering this industry... Read more ...

Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 3a XL vs Samsung Galaxy S10+

Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 3a XL vs Samsung Galaxy S10+

The Google Pixel 3a XL and the Galaxy S10+ are not exactly in the same category of smartphones. The Google Pixel 3a XL is a mid-range offering, while the Galaxy S10+ is... Read more ...

Huawei ban causes trade-ins to surge as news breaks of Android block

Huawei ban causes trade-ins to surge as news breaks of Android block

It seems that the news of Google's ban on Android services for Huawei phones is causing worry among users, as a large surge in trade-ins began as soon as the situation was... Read more ...

Apple Cash: How to require manual acceptance for payments

Apple Cash: How to require manual acceptance for payments

Do you receive payments with Apple Cash on your iPhone or iPad but want to change it to require you to manually accept payments? Read on below... more... Read more ...

Most New GM Vehicles To Get Over-The-Air Updates By 2023

Most New GM Vehicles To Get Over-The-Air Updates By 2023

General Motors announced today that most of its global models will be capable of receiving over-the-air software updates by 2023. The manufacturer is deploying new electrical... Read more ...

Monday's best deals include iPhone 7 for $230, SanDisk storage from $27, and...

Monday's best deals include iPhone 7 for $230, SanDisk storage from $27, and Twelve South accessories

Today's best deals from 9to5Toys include a refurbished iPhone 7 , SanDisk microSD cards , and rarely discounted Twelve South accessories. Head below for more in this edition of... Read more ...

Huawei: Honor 20 series will receive security updates despite restrictions

Huawei: Honor 20 series will receive security updates despite restrictions

Leaked Honor 20 renders As a result of the Trump administration's latest restrictions, Google confirmed yesterday evening that it'd be immediately revoking Huawei's access to... Read more ...