Ok, this issue seems to be an iPad Air issue only and after the 8.3 iOS update and was not fixed with 8.4 iOS update. I noticed on my iPad Air that the keyboard shortcuts were not working so I Googled it. It seems that on the iPad Air the 8.3 udate messed up the shortcuts feature of the keyboard and was not fixed on the 8.4 iOS update. This is with the stock keyboard that comes with the device. I do not have any other keyboards downloaded and the info I found did not state if it was a stock keyboard they were using, but my experience is stock keyboard. I found this out a while ago and have been using my iPhone Plus more than the iPad Air and forgot about the issue. This morning shortcuts were taking a short nap again when I was using the iPad Air. I forgot about the issue and Googled it and found the same solutions and then rememered. Today's "Aha" moment. So, I thought it would be a good idea to mention it here. If your shortcuts stop working, go into settings, keyboard, shortcuts. Just select a shortcut. Does not matter which one. Just select it, you don't have to do anything to it. Then back out of shortcuts, and settings and back to what you were doing. Your shortcuts will work again for a while. You will have to do this periodically whenever your shortcuts decide to take a vacation. I guess they need to be woken up ince in a while on the iPad Air. Hope they fix it with the next update.