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Swiftkey For iPhone: The Perfect Alternative to Apple Keyboard?

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Were you also annoyed by the buggy Apple keyboard? Or do you miss android keyboard after the switch? it might be thumb typing or swiping around the screen forming words easily,swift-key stands out to be the best keyboard alternative out there for Apple keyboard.

although we have seen drastic changes and updates in Apple keyboard, it still lacks that usability and customization, while most of us don’t bother about the customization part we need to worry more about the usability, while we all know apple has never been great with keyboards( ūüėČ ūüėõ ifykwim) here most of the android users who switched from android have a problem getting used to on Apple keyboard, solution? swiftkey for iPhone

Why Swift key for iPhone?

while Apple is too picky on what can be done using third-party apps on your iPhone, luckily it does support a custom keyboard! Why a custom keyboard you ask? while some of us enjoy the classic Apple keyboard,most of us are annoyed with the usability of the default Apple keyboard, Swift-Key stands out with great features, easily adaptable, and the classic swipe to type is the reason to switch.

Swift-key For iPhone :Features

  • Better UI:¬†better well spaced keys compared to Apple keyboard, clean and clutter-free experience is one feature i admire.
  • Snappy Predictor: built in word predictor works smoothly,fetching most used words,making it easy for you to type faster and efficiently
  • Clipboard: Swift-key for iPhone has its own built in clipboard which enables you to select,copy,paste content separately with keyboard
  • Sync:¬†seamlessly, synchronize your data across all devices and get the same suggestions and words across all devices
  • Customization:¬†swift-key for iPhone enables you to add some colors or background, or arrange the letters to your desired order, various cosmetic changes can add color to your iPhone
  • Swipe Gestures: Different gestures for different purposes different letters can be assigned to make typing on your phone easy
  • Flow:¬† One of the favorite original feature of Swift-key, flow enables you to swipe through letters to casually form a word, continuously swiping across letters and pausing will automatically form a word,which makes it easier to type on your iPhone
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Apple offers Apple Watch Series 2 replacement for original and Series 1 repairs

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Yes you heard it right, Apple is offering Apple Watch Series 2 replacement for original and Series 1 repairs, so you have an Apple Watch? which needs replacement? well here’s what happened

Apple Watch Series 2 Replacement

Apparently a document distributed to Authorized Apple care centers, says that repair parts for the 42mm Apple Watch series 1 are constrained,which means that Apple doesn’t have the required replacement parts for the Apple Watches so they are instead replacing it with Apple Watch Series 2, although there’s no official document for this replacement, it is a good thing for the consumers who are looking for an upgrade!

Read More:Apple replacement Program for Macbooks/Macbook pro

Problems encountered by users  in Apple Watch

  • Bad Battery Life: can be fixed by software upgrade
  • Screen Issues: should be taken to Apple Care, you might get a replacement!
  • Physical Damage: Nothing can be done,take it to Apple care and bear the cost of replacement, if you get lucky, they might give you an upgrade for the cost of fixing.
  • Lagging Issues: Should be taken to Apple care, might be fixed with software upgrade.
  • Detection issues: Can be taken to Apple care,might be eligible for replacement

How to Get a Replacement for Your Broken Apple Watch

well for now this is just a pickup by a journalist at Macrumor,¬† which doesn’t mean you can’t get a new Apple watch, the good news is this is true that you can get a new Apple Watch but only if that Apple care is out of parts to fix your watch and if you’re eligible for the replacement and if they can’t fix the issue.

Eligibility for Apple Watch Series 2 replacement

As I mentioned earlier, this is not an official replacement program from Apple, so you will be eligible if you are on warantee and have not damaged the watch physically on purpose, then you will not be eligible for the replacement.

 

 

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Apple Keyboard Replacement Program Policies: Will you get a Free replacement?

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Apple Keyboard Replacement Program Policies: So you might have heard about the Apple Keyboard replacement,

After all the buzz on social media, and rants of tech YouTubers, Apple finally decided to face the issue or otherwise known as a ‘bug’ or manufacturing defect, which led to malfunctioning of the new butterfly keyboards on the Macbooks and Macbook Pros.
so Apple launched their replacement program called ‘Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro’ on 22-06-2018

It’s been a while since then, and Apple also launched a solution to this problem in their next generation of macbooks, but have you wondered what’s the catch in Apple replacement problem? we are here to explain the Apple Policies on apple replacement program for Macbooks and Macbook pros

Read more:How to Clean Macbook Pro/Air Screen

Apple’s Sticky keyboard issue

apple confronted this sticky key issue on their ‘ground-breaking’ butterfly keyboards, so decided to replace Macbooks, or really? Apple on their site, agreed to ‘fix’ the issue and not replace them, it clearly mentions that, Apple or an Apple authorized Service Provider will Service eligible Macbook and Macbook Pro keyboards free of charge! let’s think it through for a second! if I have a warantee on my Macbook wouldn’t it cover this? already?

This wasn’t apparently a ‘fix’ but a reassurance that Apple is gonna fix your keyboard if it breaks.

Apple’s Replacement Program:Eligibility

So Apple’s Replacement Program is just a fixing problem you can see if you’re eligible by checking your device in this list of Macbook’s or Macbook Pro’s below,

  1. MacBook (Retina, 12-­inch, Early 2015)
  2. MacBook (Retina, 12­-inch, Early 2016)
  3. MacBook (Retina, 12-­inch, 2017)
  4. MacBook Pro (13­-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  5. MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  6. MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  7. MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  8. MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2016)
  9. MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2017)

you can do this three ways, you can find an Apple authorized service provider or make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store, or instead mail your device to an Apple repair Center.
so basically what happens here is they will fix your keyboards for free, but here’s the catch

The Catch in Apples Replacement Program

It clearly says that this is not going to extend your warantee for the device, in their site, which is a bit unfair, because this was a manufacturing defect and not a physical damage done by the user, so at-least for the keyboard the warrantee should be extended for free!

Another catch is that this is only till four years from the date that you have bought a macbook, now what if the replaced keyboard malfunctions after four years?

What If I replaced keyboard myself paying for it

Apple did solve that problem, you can contact Apple and they would refund your money that you have spent for the replacement of the keyboard in above mentioned devices.

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How To Clean Macbook Pro/Air Screen,Touch Bar Without Scratching

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When it comes to macbooks, retina screens are one-of-its kind screens with vibrant colors and brighter pixels, but it sure is a fingerprint and dust magnet, cleaning the screen might be an easy work, but you need to make sure you don’t harm the other components in the process, so we thought of giving you a guide on how to clean macbook pro/air screen or in newer devices touch bar as well.

Macbook screens are delicate, and needs some care, to make sure we don’t do anything to other components or keyboard it its better to read Apple Guidelines on cleaning the Macbook Pro/Air which I will be linking at the end of the post.

How To Clean Macbook Pro/Air Aluminum Body Without Damage

How to Clean Macbook Pro/Air Screen

Note that Screens differ model to model, if you are using an old model of macbook, its better to ensure if the screen can withstand wipes while cleaning, also make sure to avoid the use of any solvents which might damage the screen in cleaning.

  • Turn Off your Macbook Pro/Air.
  • Unplug all the cords, including power supply and dongles.
  • Take a dry lint-free cloth and wipe of the surface dust so that it doesn’t scratch further.
  • Take a¬†a soft, lint-free cloth and damp in water.
  • Make sure you take out excess water, wipe the screen gently and take out all the dust.
  • Again take the Dry lint-free cloth and give it a dab and wipe it to take out moisture.
  • Wait for a while and let it dry out completely and then turn on your macbook.

How to Clean Macbook Pro/Air Touch Bar

Touch bar is basically a strip of OLED screen which runs across top of your keyboard, is also prone to get dirty due to dust or harsh environments, so it is essential to clean that as well, unlike Macbook screen, Touch bar is a bit delicate so we need to be careful about it

  • Make sure Macbook is turned off
  • Unplug all the cables,chords.
  • take a 3M Gray Microfiber or soft dye-free, lint-free cloth
  • Wipe the touch bar gently and repeat the same after damping the cloth with less amount of water.
  • with gentle dabs dry the touch bar and wait for it to completely dry before turning on.

Things to remember

Before you go out and spray some solvent on your macbook pro/air screen beware! that this solvent can drip into components and damage your macbook, so it’s better to damp the cloth rather, and make sure you don’t use acetone based solvents(if you are using solvents)

Apple’s Guide to Clean Macbook Screen

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