Tag Archive: Keys


Mac Randomly Double Typing Keys or Double-Spacing Between Words? This Might Fix It

Have you ever been typing on a Mac laptop keyboard and noticed that hitting the spacebar sometimes randomly inserts double spaces between words? Or maybe you’re typing some other letter and randomly two of that key is doubled-typed? Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook users have discovered this happens seemingly at random, where hitting … Read More

What Do the F1, F2, F3, Through F12 Keys Do on Mac Keyboards?

If you’re sat in front of your Mac now, take a look down at your keyboard. Sure, it has all of the characters you’d expect from a keyboard, but there are some keys along the top of the keyboard that might not be familiar to you. These are called function keys and all have Fx … Read More

What Do the F1, F2, F3, Through F12 Keys Do on Mac Keyboards?

If you’re sat in front of your Mac now, take a look down at your keyboard. Sure, it has all of the characters you’d expect from a keyboard, but there are some keys along the top of the keyboard that might not be familiar to you. These are called function keys and all have Fx … Read More

How to Use a Windows PC Keyboard on Mac by Remapping Command & Option Keys

Macs can use nearly all keyboards built for Windows PC, whether they are USB or Bluetooth, but you may notice that the layout of some of the modifier keys are different on a Mac keyboard from the layout of a Windows keyboard. Specifically, the WINDOWS and ALT key of a Windows keyboard are switched compared … Read More

Know when to keep the keys in your pocket by making your phone a breathalyzer [Deals]

You good to drive? Unfortunately the answer to that question isn’t always the right one, and if a cop has to answer it for you it’s a good bet they’ll be getting the truth. One of the reasons is that they can actually see how much you’ve had to drink by measuring it in your […]

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Dropbox rolls out USB keys to keep your files safer

Worried about the security of your Dropbox files, even if you use two-step verification? Dropbox has your back now with a new USB key-based system to ensure that you are the only one able to access your files in the Dropbox cloud. “Today,” Dropbox writes on its website, “we’re adding Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security […][Read More…]

Apple Watch will eventually replace your car keys

During his whirlwind tour of the Middle East and Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been leaving little breadcrumbs of Apple Watch revelations. There was the confirmation that the Watch will be showerproof in Germany, and now Cook has said it…Read more ›

Key Smart brings Swiss Army order to keys in pocket

At our current place on the evolutionary chart, we are a species that carries more things in the pockets of tighter pants. Michael Tunney understood this every time he went to a bar and saw patrons pull out their cell…Read more ›

Leather ‘taco’ will stop keys from scratching your iPhone

You probably spent a lot on your iPhone, and you don’t want something like your car and house keys scratching it up when you cram all of them into the same pocket. Sure, you could slap a screen protector on…Read more ›

The iPhone just made room keys obsolete at Starwood hotels

The dream of replacing all the pieces of plastic in your wallet with your smartphone got a little closer to reality today as Starwood hotels announced that its new keyless entry system – SPG Keyless – is rolling out to hotels worldwide. Guests…Read more ›