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If you have a 2016 or 2017 Apple MacBook Pro You Need This ASAP

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Forget the dongle what you need is a keyboard cover

For all the plus on the new MacBook Pro’s, there is one glaring con and that is the new keyboard.

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I had owned virtually every MacBook Pro generation since 2008 and not once did I had an issue with the keyboard. But this new keyboard while it feels nice it has a big flaw.

Enter dust

This new keyboard is super-sensible to dust and we aren’t talking crumbs size dust we are talking micro-particles if one of them gets under the keyboard it will cause issues and this isn’t covered under warranty. A keyboard replacement will set you back upwards of $500 at Apple.

But there is an easy fix and will only cost you $10. A good keyboard cover that is so low profile you won't even know is there.

Save yourself $490 and get one of this keyboard covers ASAP.

Slow iPhone? Get A New Battery Replacement for just $29 and See It Come To Life Again

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The controversy

Apple has been accused of slowing people old iPhones in order to sell them new ones. And that accusation is ridiculous. The reality is that Apple does slow old iPhones at times (peak performance) in order to EXTEND its life not to reduce it.

See Apple official statement: A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance

All batteries degrade over time and can cause the device to shut off randomly, not be able to hold a charge or not power at all. In order to reduce this problem, Apple implemented a software feature that reduces the stresses on the battery at times.

People looking to sensationalize anything Apple related had been spreading the false narrative that Apple does this to sell more phones when the fact is that iPhones remain usable over 2 times longer than comparable high-end smartphones running Android. And this is thanks to Apple looking to maximize the battery life.

The One Apple Failing

If Apple is guilty of something is in not making this clear at first. A lot of people didn’t know they could just replace the battery on their old iPhones and bring them up to speed. This is been addressed on an incoming software update that will give the user more information on the state of their batteries.

A great solution: Battery replacement for just $29

If you notice your iPhone been slower, shutting off randomly even when the battery says it has charge left that means your battery is bad and putting a fresh one in will drastically increase your iPhone performance and extend its life.

How to get a new battery?

Apple usually charges $79 for a battery replacement but only if the phone battery health is below 80 %. That's changing at least until December 2018. Starting now if you have an iPhone 6 or later you can have your battery replaced for just $29 and the only condition is that the phone has no damage. The 80% health requirement has also been removed so over 500 million iPhones are eligible to have a new battery installed for just $29.

Elegible devices:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X

You have until December 2018 to get a fresh battery at $29. If you have an iPhone 8 or X I will wait until December to get a new one as your device one is already new but for anyone with a 7 or below I get one immediately.

So in short

Apple was making something good that was poorly communicated and uneducated or malicious people used to slander Apple but Apple responded by clarifying the “issue” and even giving it’s customers a $50 discount on batteries.

And this is what separates Apple from the competition. That been said I will like to see Apple and other major players investing heavy on battery R&D since the current state of battery tech is not optimal.

Spotify & Other Whining To The European Union About Apple #music

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Spotify is ones again bitching at the European Union against Apple. Spotify, Deezer and others music and app developers are whining that they have pay Apple between 15% and 30% for sales or subscriptions generated through the Apple App Store.

Their excuse is that while they have to pay Apple for Apple providing them with access to hundreds of millions of its customers Apple does not have to incur this 15%-30% commission on it. This they all claim is unfair to them and they want the EU to force Apple to level the playing field.

And this is plain old bull S#@$

So according to the Spotify clan is unfair for Apple to have the same benefits as them and not pay itself the commission or not eliminate the commission for its competitors, not a level playing field they claim.

Well, why didn’t Spotify spent billions developing its own App Store, Phone, and cloud infrastructure why didn’t Spotify invest even more promoting and acquiring customers? See they want all the benefits of what Apple built but none of the cost.

You know who isn’t bitching like Spotify and actually competing fair and square? Amazon with its Amazon Unlimited service. Why? Because like Apple Amazon built a business from the ground up and know what actually competing is.

So ditch those crybabies at Spotify and Deezer and join Apple Music or Amazon Music Unlimed.