Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple’s replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)

Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple’s replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)

9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the article adds, which would be good news for, among others, those interested in scripting on macOS.

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Need to import video into macOS? Check out iFlicks for Mac OS X

Need to import video into macOS? Check out iFlicks for Mac OS X

iFlicks for the Mac is a handy tool for importing video. It's easy to use -- and useful if you want to put all your multimedia eggs in one basket. You can import video files into iTunes to play in iTunes, Front Row, iPod, iPhone and Apple TV. However, note that iFlicks can modify or trash video files, so you should back 'em up first before using the software for the first time.

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Script Debugger loves AppleScript (but does Apple?)

Script Debugger loves AppleScript (but does Apple?)

Late Night Software recently revved Script Debugger, its AppleScript authoring environment for the Mac, to version 6.0.5. It’s a maintenance release that addresses a series of issues that came to light following the release of Script Debugger 6.0. The tweaks make a good app even better. And Late Night Software seems to love AppleScript more than Apple does.

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So, Apple, when are we going to see some info about Workflow for the Mac?

So, Apple, when are we going to see some info about Workflow for the Mac?

Since Apple has apparently lost interest in its AppleScript and Automator scripting solutions — almost a year ago, Sal Soghoian’s position as product manager of Automation Technologies at Apple was terminated, after nearly 20 years at the company — it’s about time to offer some details on when/if Workflow will come to the Mac. 

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Craig Federighi: Apple will continue support for ‘great automation technologies in macOS’

Craig Federighi: Apple will continue support for ‘great automation technologies in macOS’

Responding to the brouhaha that the position of product manager of Automation Technologies has been eliminated, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, told 9to5Mac that “we have every intent to continue our support for great automation technologies in macOS.”

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Power Manager makes it easier for Mac users to be ‘green’

Power Manager makes it easier for Mac users to be ‘green’

As the pace of technology's development continues to gain speed, so it seems does our daily lives. Plus the more technology you use, the more energy you consume. So up goes your carbon footprint. Ideally, if I had an assistant who could remind me of my scheduled tasks and would follow me around to turn things off when I'm not using them, I'd be set.

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