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Nokia N9 gets PR1.1 update bringing Swype, NFC, and more

Nokia N9 gets PR1.1 update bringing Swype, NFC, and more

It's time to tap the update button, ladies and gentlemen, on your MeeGo-toting Nokia N9, because PR1.1 is ready to go, and it's got one heck of a lot of presents coming along with it. This device is Nokia's current king of mobile - if you don't count the Lumia, that is, and this update to version version 20.2011.40-4 brings the pillowy, brightly color, magic machine all sorts of new tricks. Imagine yourself with music controls on your lock screen, color filers for you camera, and the ability to close an application by simply pulling it downward with your finger!

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iOS Hacker Bringing Swype To Jailbroken iPhones

iOS Hacker Bringing Swype To Jailbroken iPhones

It's unusual for someone that's gone Android to go back to iOS, but when it does happen, a sorely missed feature is the Swype keyboard. Swype lets you trace your finger from letter to letter without lifting off the screen to type your words. It's quicker and less straining to type this way, but the feature has yet to be available to iPhone users. Well, that may be about to change---at least for users of jailbroken iPhones---as one iOS hacker has just released a beta port of Swype.

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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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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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Alcatel One Touch Fierce and Evolve head to T-Mobile USA

Alcatel One Touch Fierce and Evolve head to T-Mobile USA

Smartphone manufacturer Alcatel this week announced a partnership with T-Mobile to roll out its latest handset offerings in the One Touch line, the Fierce and the Evolve. The phones, which are scheduled for release in October 2013, were specifically designed to deliver a strong entry-level smartphone experience at a relatively low cost compared to Alcatel's current stable of handsets.

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Nexus 7 2013 Review

Nexus 7 2013 Review

The original Nexus 7 arguably marked a turning point in Android tablets, Google finally doing what critics had long been demanding, and wading into the slate market with an own-brand option. With a screen size that undercut the iPad by several inches - and pre-empted the iPad mini by several months - the Nexus 7 also fought hard on price, with razer-thin margins and ruthless specification trimming on the ASUS-made tablet keeping the starting point at under $200. Time - and tablets - wait for no one, though, and with the iPad mini on the scene it was high time for Google and ASUS to rework the Nexus 7. The second-generation, 2013 version promises to be more powerful, more grown-up, and just as affordable, but has Google done enough? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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iOS 7 3rd party keyboards leaked early [UPDATE]

iOS 7 3rd party keyboards leaked early [UPDATE]

Right before Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote begins today, one of what we must assume will be several system-wide onscreen keyboard replacement apps has leaked. This miniature bit of information lets us know that Apple will more than likely be allowing said keyboard (Fleksy) along with multiple other keyboard replacement apps to work inside iOS. This is a big change for Apple's mobile operating system, one where such cross-app functionality hasn't been a reality due to Apple's hard and fast control over the user interface in the operating system.

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Stock Android keyboard hits Google Play

Stock Android keyboard hits Google Play

Google has released the stock Android keyboard as a standalone app, allowing those with manufacturer-customized smartphones and tablets - such as HTC's Sense or Samsung's TouchWiz - to use the default smart 'board. Google's layout, identical to what you'd find on a pure Android 4.2.2 device, supports gesture typing, auto-prediction and -correction, and voice dictation.

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