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We all need a break sometimes. But we still have things to do. Ask Siri to take a break and she will turn do not disturb in for a specified amount of time.

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Setup iOS Shortcuts

Activate Simpl. shortcuts Before you can activate 3rd party shortcuts from SiMPL. or anywhere else, you have to run a default shortcut inside the app and then go to settings. Step by Step tutorial below. Run a system’s shortcut test: • Open shortcut app • Click on gallery tab (bottom right) • For this example we’ll use reading mode • Add shortcut • Configure shortcut • Go to my shortcuts tab (bottom left) • Recent added shortcuts will be at the top • Click on the 3 little dot menu button (...) • Click on the play (bottom right) ▶️ • Follow prompt and click ok to give permission • This only needs to be done the first time • Note at the top the title of the shortcut • (Reading mode) • The shortcut will activate • Go back to home page (swipe up from bottom) • Trigger shortcut with hey siri [name of shortcut] • “Hey Siri reading mode • Enjoy! Enable shared shortcuts You can add shortcuts from sources outside the Gallery — from friends, personal backups, websites and more. These shared shortcuts are considered “untrusted”, and to import them you must allow untrusted shortcuts in the settings. NOTICE: Untrusted shortcuts are not malicious or harmful when receiving them from a trusted source. Please do not add shortcuts from sources you do not know. Important: If you want to share a shortcut you’ve created or modified, you’ll also need to allow untrusted shortcuts in the settings. Allow untrusted shortcuts 1. On your iOS or iPadOS device, go to Settings 2.  > Shortcuts. 3. Turn on Allow Untrusted Shortcuts.
Note: If you don’t see the Allow Untrusted Shortcuts setting, you did not complete the first section run a shortcut and then go back to Settings. Discover shortcuts in the Gallery If you’re looking for new shortcuts to add to your collection, or if you want to see what’s possible and how particular shortcuts are built, check out the Gallery. Open and browse the Gallery 1. At the bottom of the main Shortcuts screen, tap Gallery 2. Curated shortcuts appear organized into category rows (Essentials, Morning Routine, Stay Healthy and so on). 3. Tap See All to see all the shortcuts in a category. 4. Swipe a category row sideways to see other shortcuts in a category. 5. Swipe up or down to see more category rows. Tip: To open the Gallery from the Home Screen, touch and hold the Shortcuts app icon then tap Gallery. Add a Gallery shortcut to your collection 1. In the Shortcuts app Gallery 2. , tap a shortcut (a colored rectangle).A description of the shortcut appears, along with a preview of its actions. 3. To add the shortcut to your collection, tap Add Shortcut. 4. If there are additional setup steps for the shortcut, follow the instructions that appear, then tap Done.
The shortcut is added to your shortcuts collection. Search the Gallery You can search for additional shortcuts not shown in the Gallery. • At the top of the Gallery • in the Shortcuts app, tap search • then enter a search term in the search field. Shortcuts that match your search term appear below the field.

How to get a guy to text you back in one shortcut.

by Alex Grimaud | I wrote this because, I created a shortcut nearly a week ago on Friday. It selects 1 of 100 messages randomly and sends it as a text to a loved one. It’s got some interesting feedback and here I am, I wanted to download my thoughts and process. The original post is on reddit: CLICK HERE It got near 260 downloads in 24 hours which was nearly 10 times more than the next closest one released around the same time. But let’s get serious, what are you doing wrong... read more below >

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

Here is a simple layout of what they offer, their features and the benefits. Here is a simple layout of what they offer, their features and the benefits. Think about your operations, your day-to-day needs of your business. If you make the choice based on what you need, it sets the foundation for a healthy attachment to technology - which is just a tool. If you are using the camera a lot AND the phone a lot in your business, you will need a lot of power, and I recommend the pro. Some questions to ask before you buy: Have I run out of memory in the last year? The pro goes up to 512gb! Do I take a lot of photos for my content team? The pro camera has a massive upgrade. Has my phone been glitchy or slow this year? The pro is high speed with 6gb ram. Happy shopping! Here’s the list of features.

Do you have time?

Do you have time? I walked by this clock, and it made me think how at one point a lot of people didn’t have direct access to time. Think about that... that will give you some perspective. In this day and age, we have access to a lot. That is part of our normal routine. We don’t often think about it. We don’t even think about the progress it took for us to have the privileges that we take for granted daily. I wanted to take the opportunity to share this thought that has been on my mind as a challenge to look deeper. To think bigger. To understand more clearly. There is a point at which all the access is overwhelming, distracting and challenging. We have to constantly reflect, assess and adjust. When you can reach that level of awareness, you will understand technology for what it is. It is a tool. It’s not a way of life or brand or necessity. You have a choice to let it consume you or help you. What is a technology in your life that is draining and not filling? The tools and rhythm you incorporate in your life should enhance your life. Let’s shift from consumption to production. Comments welcome...

PARTY TIME / BUSINESS TIME

Party Time / Business Time With the work from home culture, family holiday parties around the corner, and the new better, faster, smarter IOS 14 release you can leverage your party time or business time to new heights. This smooth conversion will free up valuable time and increase financial growth. These automations are the future of your days' operation - enhancing quality of life. With new automation technology. You can trigger automated routines by ⁃ Location: Set your thermostat to go up/down when you get close to home. ⁃ Time: Trigger mood lighting when your alarm goes off in the morning. ⁃ Actions: Install a motion sensor to activate the lights and other gadgets when you walk into a room. ⁃ Occupancy: Automatically trigger actions settings based on who is home or in the office. Let’s start with party time! Apple’s HomeKit is a central hub connecting all your home gadgets to a single device or home network. Of course to utilize all the cool stuff the HomeKit offers, you’ll need to purchase a few other devices and compatible products to turn your home into the next club lounge. You’re planning your party. Phillips Hue is Apple HomeKit compatible. Make your room come to life by setting the mood with light scenes. Automate your smart home vibes by using Siri to control your Hue smart lights or connecting your smart devices to other HomeKit-enabled accessories and other automations to run simultaneously in sequence like using Siri party time. Let’s understand the basics how Siri commands control your home and how voice-activated smart lights on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or HomePod is a game changer. Some examples are ⁃ "Turn on my office desk light" ⁃ "Dim the game room lights by 25%" ⁃ "Set galaxy in the media room" iDevices Switch This smart switch can turn on your speakers or other gadgets it's connected to, using HomeKit as the remote control. ⁃ "Turn on the projector" ⁃ "Turn on the speakers" ⁃ "Turn on the margarita machine" ⁃ "Turn on disco lights" Smart Thermostat Even the little details such as temperature can often be forgotten when hosting a party. The ecobee3, a smart thermostat, is able to control, monitor and schedule the temperature of your home while also detecting the temperature in various other rooms or trigger with an automation like party time to update to a preset temperature. Schlage Smart Sense Lock No traditional keys are necessary with this smart deadbolt. Homeowners can enter a pin to get inside, or use the connected HomeKit iPhone or iPad to unlock the door, meaning there's no need to run for the door every time the bell rings. As an added bonus, when paired with an Apple TV in your home, you can unlock the deadbolt or check its status while you're away. - Alright! So we’ve covered some cool technology and gadgets that are Apple smart compatible. What is Party Time or business time. The cool thing is that you can set up a workflow or a stream of actions to simultaneously be triggered from one Siri command or even automation by motion sensors, who’s occupying the space, location or time of day. For example, set a Hey, Siri party time command to: ⁃ Play music ⁃ Set family and game room to 69 degrees ⁃ Roll blinds down ⁃ Turn on party light scene ⁃ Turn on outdoor lighting and Unlock the door for your guests to come in. All from one single command. Set a Siri command Business time to trigger: ⁃ Office light on and desk light on ⁃ Office temperature to 69 degrees ⁃ Background music on ⁃ Open blinds. Contact us for more information or a free consultation.