Keyboard

How to take a screenshot of your Mac using Touch Bar

Apple introduced the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro in 2016, and it's been included on the 13-inch as well as 15-inch model ever since. The OLED touch strip on top of the keyboard replaces the Function keys, but adds plenty of extra features. The Touch bar will adapt to the app that you're using and provide shortcuts and best controls for that app. Some people love the Touch Bar, but there are some who don't like it. 

Key+ supercharges the keyboard on jailbroken iPhones in more ways than one

I sternly hold the opinion that Apple offers one of the best touch screen-based keyboards in the smartphone industry today, but that hasn’t stopped me from thinking about ways that Apple could make it better. Perhaps my biggest gripe has to do with the amount of wasted space on notched devices — especially at the bottom of the keyboard interface.

Key+ is a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer XCXiao that makes much more productive use of said wasted space on the keyboard interface by filling it with useful commands and shortcuts. These include but aren’t limited to text editing shortcuts for cutting, copying, and pasting text, a way to customize the output of key swipes, a way to rapidly enter pasteboard items, and a quick entry Emoji bar.

Loupe brings the magnifying glass back to iOS 14’s text editing experience

Anyone that does any capacity of text editing on their iPhone, whether it’s writing a document in Microsoft Word, modifying something drafted out in the Messages app’s text field, or some other form of the matter, may have noticed that the magnifying glass no longer appears when moving the cursor somewhere specific in the body of text.

Apple made this change because you can now pan the cursor across your body of text by tapping and dragging on the keyboard. But that hasn’t stopped a growing number of nostalgic iPhone users from wishing that the classic magnifying glass was still a thing. Said nostalgia is only amplified by the fact that the magnifying glass still exists on the iPad in the latest versions of iPadOS 14.

Give your iPhone’s keyboard the personalized touch it deserves with ProKeys

The keyboard is an integral part of the iPhone’s operating system that users will interface with just about every day. It does everything it’s supposed to do right out of the box, yet Apple doesn’t offer much by way of personalization. That’s just one of many reasons why the keyboard is one of the most popular things to customize upon jailbreaking.

One of the latest jailbreak tweaks to lend a hand in this department is a paid release called ProKeys by iOS developer Justin Proulx, which features eye-catching aesthetics like RGB coloring and animations, along with haptic feedback, among other things.

Boost browsing productivity in Safari for iPhone & iPad with SafariFastType

The very first thing that most iPhone and iPad users do after opening a new tab in Safari is tap on the URL bar at the top of the interface to begin entering a new website URL or search query. With that in mind, wouldn’t it make perfect sense if the keyboard popped up automatically upon launching a new tab?

If you answered yes to that question, then I’d lean to agree with you. In fact, I find it rather odd that Apple hasn’t thought around the same lines.

New to iPhone? How to master your keyboard

Enable the One-Handed Keyboard on iPhone

When you first begin using your iPhone, you’ll take some time to get used to everything, especially when coming from another mobile device system like Android. And if there’s one thing you’ll want to get the hang of quickly, it’s the keyboard.

For composing emails, sending text messages, creating notes, and more, your iPhone keyboard gets a lot of use. To help you learn some terrific tricks from the start, we’ve compiled a list of tips for using your iPhone keyboard.

This tweak fixes SMS-based one time password auto-fill after jailbreaking with unc0ver or checkra1n

If you just recently jailbroke your iPhone or iPad with the unc0ver or checkra1n jailbreaks, and you noticed that certain native features of your handset’s keyboard have stopped working as expected, then we’ve got some good news for you!

iOS developer Baw Apple has just released a new and free jailbreak tweak called u0SMSCompleteFix that apparently resolves these issues after jailbreaking these particular versions of iOS or iPadOS.

How to type the degree symbol on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Degree Sign on iPhone Keyboard

When you’re writing something where you want to use the degree symbol°, do you just type the word “degrees” instead? Whether you’re talking about the temperature, an angle, the direction, or something similar, you don’t have to use the word.

Here, we’ll show you how to type the degree symbol on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. And once you see how easy it is, you’ll wish you had found out sooner.