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FusionCast, a Podcast to Video Converter ➝

A clever little app from Guilherme Rambo that let’s you quickly create a video from an audio file. It’s designed to allow podcasters to publish their episodes on video publishing platforms. I gave it a try with a random podcast episode from my subscriptions and it is drop-dead simple to use.

I don’t really understand why people listen to audio content on YouTube, but I guess FusionCast could be a powerful tool for podcasters trying to build an audience — letting the algorithm do the work of recommending your episodes to people that might be interested in it based on their viewing habits.

➝ Source: fusioncast.rambo.codes

Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time Coming to the Mac ➝

Guilherme Rambo, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

According to people familiar with the development of macOS 10.15 – which has been in the works for at least two years – the new version will include support for Siri Shortcuts, a feature introduced in iOS 12 which allows users to create custom voice shortcuts for actions that can be done in apps.

It’s also likely that the Shortcuts app – a result from the acquisition of Workflow – will be available on macOS, the inclusion of system-wide support for Siri Shortcuts on macOS 10.15 strongly suggests it. On iOS, the Shortcuts app is not bundled with the system, users have to download it from the App Store. It’s possible that the same will be true for macOS: users will download a Marzipan version of Shortcuts from the Mac App Store.

I sure hope this story pans out. Now that I’m spending more time working on the Mac, I’ve been stuck using Automator as my automation app of choice, which isn’t ideal. I’m a huge fan of Alfred, which offers some of this functionality with its workflows feature, but it’s just never clicked for me. If Apple introduces a full-scale Shortcuts for the Mac, it’s going to take my automation game to another level.

macOS to Include Standalone Music, Podcasts, and Books Apps ➝

Guilherme Rambo, reporting for 9 to 5 Mac:

Fellow developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently expressed confidence about some evidence found indicating that Apple is working on new Music, Podcasts, and perhaps Books apps for macOS, to join the new TV app.

I’ve been able to independently confirm that this is true. On top of that, I’ve been able to confirm with sources familiar with the development of the next major version of macOS – likely 10.15 – that the system will include standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, but it will also include a major redesign of the Books app. We also got an exclusive look at the icons for the new Podcasts and TV apps on macOS.

If I was still maintaining a collection of MP3 and AAC files in iTunes, I’d be a bit nervous about this news. Hopefully this new Music app will give you the ability to sync music files to your iOS devices, but if it doesn’t, anyone that still manages their music in this way will be forced to move to something else.

I’m just glad I decided to move to Plex a couple of years ago — long before the inevitability of iTunes felt like such a certainty.

iPhone XS Pictured ➝

Guilherme Rambo, reporting for 9 to 5 Mac:

Earlier today Apple officially announced when and where it will hold its next big event. Apple’s September 12th event is expected to include the introduction of three new iPhones, and _9to5Mac _can exclusively share the first look at both new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones: the iPhone XS.

We believe that the new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones will both be called iPhone XS. We also believe iPhone XS will come in a new gold color option not previously offered on the new design.

Word on the street is that these leaked from a test stream that Apple never expected anyone to be watching.

HomePod Firmware Seemingly Confirms iPhone 8 Design and Support for ‘Face ID’ ➝

Chance Miller, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

Last week, Apple released the first build of the upcoming HomePod’s firmware, allowing curious developers to unpack the code and learn a few additional details about the smart speaker. Now, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has discovered code that seemingly confirms that the upcoming iPhone will support face unlock…

Smith explains that the code indicates the existence of infra-red face unlock in BiometricKit, which is the framework responsible for Touch ID. The code further suggests that Apple’s face unlock feature will be able to detect partially occluded face and faces from various angles. The codename for the project Pearl ID.

The HomePod firmware also includes an image depicting, what we assume to be, the design of the upcoming iPhone Pro, which was discovered by Guilherme Rambo.

Both of these discovered in a file that an Apple employee uploaded to a publicly available server. Hashtag double down on secrecy.