2018 Macs may feature adaptive keyboards for emojis and more


These adaptive keyboards will change according to the app.
Photo: Sonder

Forget about a mere adaptive OLED touchbar for future Macs! According to a new report, Apple is working with an Australian startup to turn future Mac keyboards into a blank slate for users to customize.

The company in question is Sonder Design Pty Ltd., a startup with ties to Apple manufacturer Foxconn. It develops E Ink keyboards, which let users customize keys to include letters from more than one language, or even emojis.

Check out a video showing how its keyboards work below.

Does the new MacBook Pro need an OLED touchbar? [Friday Night Fights]


Useful upgrade or unnecessary gimmick?
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple’s new MacBook Pro is right around the corner, if recent rumors are to be believed, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most significant refreshes we’ve seen in years. Spy photos all but confirm a new OLED touchbar is coming, but is this advanced hardware really necessary?

Friday Night Fights bug Those who are excited about it can see the how customizable function keys might improve their experience in macOS, while others believe it will be little more than a gimmick.

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight as we discuss whether the MacBook Pro really needs an OLED touchbar.

Logitech Create keyboard is everything you need for 9.7″ iPad Pro


Logitech Create iPad Pro
Logitech's Create keyboard is everything you need for iPad Pro.
Photo: Logitech

Logitech’s awesome Create keyboard case is now available for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and it’s everything you need on the move. In addition to a full backlit keyboard with function keys, there’s a space for your Apple Pencil and all-over protection for your iPad.

How to swap words for emoji in iOS 10


iOS 10's improved QuickType keyboard is big on emoji.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

We hope you like emoji, because you’re going to be seeing a whole lot more of them when iOS 10 makes its public debut this fall.

Apple is introducing a new feature for its built-in QuickType keyboard that makes it easy to swap words for relevant emoji characters as you type. Here’s how to use it.