Google-owned mapping app Waze was today updated with support for the Siri Shortcuts feature that Apple introduced in iOS 12.
With Siri Shortcuts in Waze, you can record shortcuts for your drive home, drive to work, favorite locations, and more, all of which can be activated with a simple Siri voice command.
Waze is a popular Apple Maps alternative on iOS devices as it is known for its accurate traffic and hazard alerts, along with time-saving routing changes.
Siri Shortcuts for Waze can be set up by opening up the Settings app on the iPhone, navigating to „Siri & Search,“ and tapping the „Shortcuts“ button. From there, either [...]
The Pixelmator app for iOS devices received a major update today, adding support for Apple’s newest iPad Pro models.
The app’s interface has been optimized for the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, and the double tap gesture introduced with the Apple Pencil 2 can now be used in Pixelmator.
Pixelmator on 11-inch iPad Pro before update on left, after update on right According to the release notes for the update, Pixelmator will respect the user’s global settings for the double tap gesture, so if it’s set to switch to the erase tool, for example, it will be set that way in Pixelmator as well.
In addition to iPad Pro optimization, the new [...]
Dark Sky has gained an optional Dark Mode, in the latest version of the hyperlocal weather app for iOS.
The update means users can check weather information in the app with white text on a dark background, a new design that’s supposed to be easier on the eyes in dimly lit environments.
In addition, Dark Sky v6.2 also gains an optional Daylight mode that ensures the black interface is automatically enabled when the sun goes down.
The new settings can be accessed by tapping the cog wheel icon in the top-right of Dark Sky’s main screen, where a new appearance menu lets users select from Light, Dark, or Daylight.
Dark Mode is becoming [...]
Skype is getting a new screen-blurring feature this week. Users of Microsoft’s video and voice calling service can now choose to blur the background on video calls if the scene behind them is something they’d rather not share.
The idea behind the feature is to save the user’s blushes because of the messy room they’re skyping from, or to obscure a business plan on a whiteboard behind them, for instance.
Background blur in Skype and Teams uses artificial intelligence (AI)—trained in human form detection—to keep you in focus during your call. This technology is also trained to detect your hair, hands, and arms, making a call with background blur [...]