As we approach Apple's global developer conference in June, the company will unveil its next major releases of iOS, macOS and other software updates, 9to5Mac & # 39; s Guilherme Rambo is riding high on some of these announcements. Today, he reports that Apple plans to bring the Siri shortcuts feature (and probably the application Shortcuts itself) on Mac with macOS 10.15. Shortcuts allow users to create custom Siri voice commands that trigger actions in a particular application. These actions can be chained – each shortcut can include multiple applications – which quickly makes the feature a preferred tool for advanced users.
Now, Apple will apparently bring these same capabilities to the Mac. 9to5Mac note that the shortcuts would only work for applications called "Marzipan", which are the applications that Apple has transferred from iOS to Mac, such as Home, Apple News and Voice Memos. The company is the rumor of having more plannedand it is expected that this year, developers will be able to create their own applications for iPhone and iPad on Mac computers. Since many of them will have offered support for Siri Shortcuts on iOS, it makes sense to replicate this feature on Apple laptops and desktops.
9to5Mac indicates that Screen Time, the iOS feature that shows how much time you spent using your device and individual apps each day, is also set up for the first time on macOS 10.15. You can set limits for the use of the application with Screen Time. If you go over this time, you will need to enter your authentication code to continue using the application, no matter what. The full report contains other information that is about to end, including a redesigned section for managing your Apple ID. Oh and Visual effects of iMessage It sounds simple, but it's actually quite complicated from a technical point of view.
The iMessage effects arriving on the Mac seem simple, but you do not understand how the Mac displays the chat view – via WebKit. Do they wear them on WebKit? Do they carry the discussion view on AppKit? … do they use the UIKit discussion view in an AppKit application?
– Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) April 19, 2019
Earlier this week, 9to5Mac reported that macOS 10.15 will be allow the iPad to serve as an external display for Macs. Before that, Rambo revealed that iOS 13 will include a dark mode and major improvements in productivity for the iPad.