Shortcuts is Apple's new version of Workflow that launched with iOS 12. It is a productivity tool that does what its name implies - each shortcut is basically a program or 'workflow' that runs through a set of steps to produce a desired result. For example, Home ETA is a navigation shortcut that uses Maps and Messages to send someone (pre-determined by you) your arrival time with a single tap.
Ever notice the Photos app on iOS only allows the pinch and zoom gesture to zoom in so far? Exceeding the zoom limit on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is possible using a simple trick. There are some caveats, as this process does not always work with photos captured in Square mode on the iPhone camera. This example shows the built-in limits of zooming in Photos.
Spinning a picture around is easy to do with the stock iOS Photos app. While it's more difficult to flip a photo, or mirror an image the process of rotating a photo takes only moments with the built-in iOS software. Sometimes the Camera app might get confused, and a picture is taken with the wrong orientation. If you had intended to snap a photo vertically or horizontal and it came out rotated, correcting the orientation of the image only takes a moment.
A great way to relive vacations or journeys abroad, or to keep family, friends and loved ones on your mind, is to display photos of them. One of the best ways to do that is to set them as a background wallpaper or screensaver (or both) on your Mac. This is easily done, as long as you are syncing photos with iCloud on both your Mac and your iPhone and/or iPad.
The PDF, or Portable Document Format, was designed as a reliable way to exchange documents independent of software, hardware or operating system. As such, it is has become a popular method of sharing a variety of documents, including photos. You can put your photos in a PDF and share them from the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad, though the feature is not at all obvious as it is found under "Print" in the sharing options. Here's how to put your photos in a PDF file and share it on iPhone or iPad: