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  • Ex-Workflow employee publishes library of 150 Siri Shortcuts

    lolliver said:
    I have set up a few shortcuts that are really helpful but there are still some things Siri can do that I haven’t been able to incorporate into shortcuts. 

    Siri is able to open apps on my TV however I can’t get her to do that as part of a shortcut except for the TV app. 

    I have a shortcut that turns on my TV, dims the lights and launches the remote app on my phone. I wish I could also get the shortcut to open Netflix or the NHL app on the TV. I can ask Siri to do that in a second command. 

    The shortcuts app really should have a simple way to include any of Siri’s exisiting functionality. 
    The new Shortcuts app in iOS 13 actually does let you open apps on AppleTV. Watch this guy’s video. He explains how much better it’s gotten. You can basically do anything in any app. 
  • Apple's next-gen 'A13' iPhone and iPad chipset will remain 7nm

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    wood1208 said:
    More interested in Apple design built GPU. 7nm to 5nm depends on TSMC or anyone's ability to build 5nm chip fabrication facility and produce chips at sufficient yield.
    I’m not confident about 5nm, much less anything smaller. We’re actually seeing transistor efficiency go down since 14nm. It’s been small so far, but the smaller we go, the worse it will get. And certain on chip structures are becoming impossible to make because there’s not enough room at these small sizes. While I think TSMC has claimed that thy will be using a modified FinFet for 5nm, a lot of chip designers have said that FinFet doesn’t work properly at smaller than 7nm, and not as well there as in 10nm.

    so I’m skeptical right now. I’ll believe it when I see it, as they say.
    Having worked in the semiconductor industry over 15 years ago; A LOT has changed.  But, one of the major problems that always got worse with each die shrink, was the Lithography steps.  I can't imagine how you can mask your layers, with only 5nm geometries.  After awhile, physics simply stops you.
    They're already making and selling the high-NA EUV machines for this. It's basically crazy good optics, shooting better lasers in a vacuum sealed enclosure, and other neat science tricks.
    There's BEUV (Beyond Extreme UV) that would come next. But yeah physics makes it challenging.
  • Apple Heart Study ramps up with new solicitations to Apple Watch owners

    Buh, is Series 0 incompatible only because processor can't keep up? Or does it monitor heart differently from later models?
    It’s the heart rate monitor that got updated and is required for this. The newer ones have the ability to occasionally take beat to beat measurements (time between consecutive beats), so they can give you heart rate variability. 
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  • Exhaustive acoustical analysis demonstrates HomePod is '100 percent an audiophile-grade sp...

    Last paragraph is confusing. I think first sentence should read “Unless you’re *not...” I know it’s a quote so forgive me if I’m wrong. 
    AppleInsider left out part of the quote. The original reddit post said “Speaking of inputs, you have one choice: AirPlay. which means, unless you’re steeped in the apple ecosystem, it’s really hard to recommend this thing.”

    They’re saying the speaker sounds great, but it’s hard to recommend unless you plan on using AirPlay from another Apple device or Apple Music directly on it. 
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  • How to trigger Siri on your iPhone instead of HomePod

    I asked Siri on my iPhone a few basic questions about the Olympics. What time does it start, for example. Pretty much any variation of my question just got me a link to the Olympics website. She didn’t verbally answer any question.