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Swype 3.0 for Android 3.0 Honeycomb BETA Review

Swype 3.0 for Android 3.0 Honeycomb BETA Review

It's that time again, time to take a look at an app so large in scale that it's only got a few elements we can even talk about. It's Swype 3.0 and we're going hands on with the Beta of it as it's being offered to each and every one of you today for testing. Swype, as you know, is a keyboard system in which you're able to either peck away as you normally would or slide your finger around the keyboard in a manner that will allow the system to predict and understand the words you're typing. Pretty cool, yes? Now it's about to be available for Android tablets, and everybody's celebratin'!

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Swype data entry is totally gesture-based; for real

Swype data entry is totally gesture-based; for real

As TechCrunch 50 rolled on this week, Swype was demoed at the event and it looks to be very much the data entry with full-featured gesture we've all been hoping for.

What's super cool is that you type by connecting letters using your finger or a stylus. There is a predictive text function that picks out letters and words that seem to be what you're going for. And while Swype may get understandable comparisons to an iPhone app called Shapewriter, this one is much more powerful. It functions on both Windows and Windows Mobile and an iPhone version will be coming shortly.

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Stagefright patches hitting Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge on T-Mobile & Verizon

Stagefright patches hitting Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge on T-Mobile & Verizon

While Google's Nexus devices have already been confirmed to be some of the first phones to get patched for the recent Android vulnerability Stagefright, other major devices, especially Samsung's flagships, are still at risk. While there's still no word on when the company's newest models, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will get updated, a number of their older phones are getting fixes today from carriers Verizon and T-Mobile, including the Galaxy S5, Note 4, and Note Edge.

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SwiftKey’s prototype “Clarity” keyboard autocorrects multi-word phrases

SwiftKey’s prototype “Clarity” keyboard autocorrects multi-word phrases

SwiftKey makes third-party keyboard apps for Android and iOS. The company is best known for its main predictive keyboard which suggests words that you can select with a quick tap. SwiftKey's latest release is an experimental keyboard, dubbed Clarity. This new app changes the game a bit. It's prototype version doesn't suggest predictive choices for you to select; instead, after you have typed a string of words, it will go back and retroactively correct mistakes in the sentence using "multi-word autocorrect". The app also carries over some of the popular features from SwiftKey's Flow, swipe-to-type, app.

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SwiftKey goes free on Android

SwiftKey goes free on Android

One of the most popular third party keyboards on Android has just shed its price tag. In announcing a major update with new features, SwiftKey has also dropped the bombshell that it will now be available free of charge, but will still hold on to in-app purchases via a new add-on store.

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iOS 8 round-up: Apple paves the way for hardware

iOS 8 round-up: Apple paves the way for hardware

Apple’s newest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 8, builds on the look and feel of iOS 7. Inside you’ll find a number of feature updates on the surface, but - especially important since it was introduced at a developer conference - you’ll find more underneath the surface than meets the eye. Apple suggests that iOS 8 is "Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else."

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Huawei Ascend P7 Review

Huawei Ascend P7 Review

Huawei is hungry. With 2013's Ascend P6, the Chinese firm showed us it wasn't afraid to build a flagship and take on the big names; with the new Ascend P7, here on the SlashGear test bench, Huawei wants to prove that not only can it sit at the table with the key smartphone players, but that it can more than take them on. Eye-catching design, megapixels aplenty, and some Android massage have been Huawei's recipe, but is the final meal worth tasting? Read on for the full review.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Review (Developer Preview)

Windows Phone 8.1 Review (Developer Preview)

Windows Phone 8.1 is no point update. In fact, if it wasn’t so keen on keeping in naming step with Windows on the desktop, Microsoft could probably have called its new smartphone OS version something more impressive: what started out as an aim to bring the virtual assistant Cortana and the useful Action Center to the platform blossomed in the process to include a whole flurry of tweaks and additions. Question is, has Windows Phone kept its crisp, clean charms while still gaining abilities? We’ve been in deep with the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview; read on for our impressions.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1's most memorable feature may be Cortana, its Halo-themed personal digital assistant, but the chatty Siri-rival isn’t the only change Microsoft has brought with the new version. Greater customization potential, better control over settings, and improved integration of Skype and third-party services are all incoming. We spent some hands-on time with Windows Phone 8.1 to find out what's special.

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