Siri Shortcuts and Usage Time features may reach macOS 10.15

Siri Shortcuts and Usage Time features may reach macOS 10.15

During the week, Guilherme Rambo (of 9to5Mac) released daily news about what's most likely to come from Apple's upcoming operating systems, which will be presented at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019, June 3-7. Today, the Brazilian developer who showed good fonts inside Apple closed the week with another batch of news.

Siri Shortcuts in the KAYAK App

Two new features that were released with iOS 12 will debut, according to Rambo, on macOS 10.15: Siri Shortcuts and Use Time.

Thanks to Siri Shortcuts, users can create custom voice shortcuts for actions that can be done in applications that support the feature. In addition, there is a possibility that the Shortcuts app (launched by Apple and built on the acquisition of Workflow) could also land on Ma's desktop operating system, further opening up the possibilities for automation (most likely another creation from the “Marzipan Project”). ).

As a result, iPad app developers can easily make their shortcuts compatible with macOS by remembering that in the beginning Apple's focus on “Project Marzipan” should be iPad apps, then expanding to iPhones apps. It should be noted, however, that only applications built on “Marzipan” can take advantage of MacOS shortcut support. According to Rambo, Apple engineers are also working to try to match Siri with iOS macOS by implementing features such as the ability to adjust timers/ alarms, ask about air quality, etc.

IOS 12 Usage Time

The Usage Time feature allows users to see how much time they spend on apps and to set time limits for a specific category of apps (such as social networking apps). Parents of children may also use the feature to set time limits for their children.

Usage Time works exactly as it does on iOS, being a new option in the System Preferences panel. When an app's time limit is exceeded, an overlay will appear on the screen, allowing the user to close the app or unlock it with an access code.

Still according to Rambo, Ma also wants to implement new management for Apple IDs in System Preferences, including better support for setting up Home Sharing (similar to what is currently available on iOS). Finally, less relevant new features like iMessage effects (confetti, lasers, fireworks and more) will also come to macOS 10.15.

And all of this possible news, of course, is just some likely information obtained by Rambo about Apple's upcoming operating systems. Probably a lot more cool stuff still coming out!