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Dryft virtual keyboard wants to be Swype for tablets

Dryft virtual keyboard wants to be Swype for tablets

If you're familiar with the Swype keyboard for smartphones and prefer that virtual keyboard to the one that came with your device, and you also use a tablet you might interested in Dryft. The original co-founder of Swype and its inventor, Randy Marsden, has unveiled his latest invention aiming to change tablet typing just as he did with smartphone typing using Swype.

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Galaxy Gear’s Snapchat Micro amongst 70 smartwatch apps launching this month

Galaxy Gear’s Snapchat Micro amongst 70 smartwatch apps launching this month

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is set for release this summer, and with it a collection of apps like Snapchat Micro. The team behind Snapchat have announced at Techcrunch Disrupt that they will be amongst the 70 apps claimed to be prepared for the Galaxy Gear at its launch. This app is currently being called "an experiment" by Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, suggesting that this is only the newest in a line of ways the company is seeking to "reduce the time between our experience of a moment and our ability to share it."

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Chrome Apps go near-native on Windows and Chrome OS

Chrome Apps go near-native on Windows and Chrome OS

Chrome is celebrating its fifth birthday today, and amidst the fan fare is a new announcement: Chrome Apps have gone (near) native on Windows and Chrome OS, gaining a launcher and allowing for use on desktops in the same way apps are used on a tablet or smartphone. The "new breed of Chrome Apps" are available now, with Google promising Linux and Mac support soon.

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PayPal Android and iOS apps score major update with shop finder and redesign

PayPal Android and iOS apps score major update with shop finder and redesign

PayPal has rolled out a major update for both its Android and its iOS apps, bringing with the latest version a newly redesigned interface and some new features. Though multiple notable features have been added, perhaps the most important among them for users is the inclusion of "Shop," a tabbed section that details restaurants and stores that accept payments from the online service.

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Google Play app beta program continues to expand with Twitter

Google Play app beta program continues to expand with Twitter

The folks at Twitter are the latest in a group of app developers to take advantage of the Google Play app beta program, this allowing users - friendly bug-seekers, to take part in an early release schedule. This program works quite simply - just sign up through a Google Group, agree to be a tester, and download Twitter as (relatively) normal. From there you'll be getting features before the rest of the public - with the bugs to prove it.

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