SwiftKey has made all of the visual themes for their keyboard free for both iOS and Android. The themes adjust the colors and style of the predictive keyboard, but previously cost extra. No longer! That and more in today’s news.
- There are over 100 free SwiftKey themes available. On Android you just need to hit the hamburger icon on the left side of the keyboard to find them, and on iOS you can adjust the themes in the container app. Folks, it’s a holiday miracle. [SwiftKey]
- Apple has a new way to check if your iPhone 6s is eligible for a battery replacement. Just head over to their site and enter your serial number.Some iPhones manufactured between September and October of 2015 have been shutting down unexpectedly due to a battery fault; Apple will replace the affected devices free of charge. [9to5Mac]
- Apple is also taking steps to address their iCal spam problem. iCloud users have been receiving unwanted spam notifications on their calendar because it scans emails—including junk mail—for dates and invitations. Now Apple is trying to make adjustments on their end to stop spam invites. [Gizmodo]
- Fitbit is planning on buying smartwatch maker Pebble. The deal would reportedly acquire Pebble’s intellectual property but would phase out the Pebble brand, which may irk Pebble’s longtime supporters who have supported the company through previous Kickstarter campaigns. In the long run, though, combining Fitbit’s and Pebble’s tech could be good for smartwatch fans. [The Verge]
- Product Hunt—a popular destination for new startups and projects to gain attention—has been acquired by AngelList—a site that connects startups with job seekers and investors. Product Hunt will remain independent, says AngelList, with new integrations in the works. [AngelList]