22 New Actions Coming to Shortcuts in iOS 15

· Andrew Orr · Link

iOS 15 on iPhone

Matthew Cassinelli shared a post on his website sharing 22 new actions coming to shortcuts for iOS | iPadOS 15, and 21 Mac-only actions. The full post requires a subscription but he shared an image with details.

With the release of iOS 15 and the associated betas across Apple’s platforms, the Shortcuts app has received 2 automation types and 22 new actions that work across iPhone, iPad, and macOS as well as 21 Mac-only actions.

I think I’m most looking forward to Get Folder Contents, Rename File, Overlay Text, Extract Text From Image, and probably Get File From Folder.

What Struck Dr. Mac at WWDC 2021...

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Another year, another Apple Worldwide Developer Conference…and, as usual, Dr. Mac has opinions on a couple of things that stuck out for him…

Should You Digitize Your ID With iOS 15?

· Andrew Orr · Link

iOS 15 driver’s license example

One of the updates to Apple Wallet in iOS 15 is letting people scan their driver’s license. But is that a good thing?

One major question is how Apple users and law enforcement like TSA agents will actually interact with these digital IDs. If your driver’s license is on your phone, you could potentially have to present your fully unlocked device to a law enforcement agent in a transaction like a traffic stop or at airport security. That could, in turn, expose you to incidental search of your data, social media accounts, or anything else the agent flicks to.

WWDC 2021: Apple Will (Share)Play Nicely With Others — Media+

· Charlotte Henry · Media+

The Mac Observer's Media+ Podcast Logo

There was almost no mention of Apple’s media offering during the WWDC 2021 keynote – less, even, than in the years when Apple was not in the media and content space. Kelly Guimont joins host Charlotte Henry to discuss this and things that were announced, such as SharePlay.

WWDC 2021: New Features Coming to iOS 15

· Andrew Orr · Product News

iOS 15 screenshots

Many new features are coming to iOS 15, and privacy is just part of the announcement. Here are the other major features.