Keyboard

Fleksy for iOS 8 teased, shows off new word prediction feature

Fleksy for iOS 8 teased, shows off new word prediction feature

With the announcement of iOS 8, we were all treated to news that third-party keyboards can be used on our various devices. We know the popular SwiftKey is coming, and now we’ve learned at least one more will make an appearance around the time iOS 8 is official. Fleksy, the simplified keyboard, will also be one you can get for iOS 8.

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SwiftKey for iOS? “We’ve already started”, say founders

SwiftKey for iOS? “We’ve already started”, say founders

On news that Apple would allow us to use third-party keyboards in iOS 8, the most notable keyboard of all started work on their app. SwiftKey, who made a name for themselves as a great alternative keyboard for Android, have begun work on an iOS app.

 

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iOS 8 adds 3rd-party keyboards, opens Touch ID to devs

iOS 8 adds 3rd-party keyboards, opens Touch ID to devs

iOS 8 is answering two of users and developers' biggest issues, adding third-party keyboard support, as well as allowing developers to use Touch ID in their apps. Users wanting to switch from Apple's default keyboard on iPhone and iPad will be able to install other input options, though they'll be sandboxed by default.

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iOS 8 Keyboard adds contextual autocorrect

iOS 8 Keyboard adds contextual autocorrect

Apple's new keyboard for iPhone and iPad has been previewed, with the iOS 8 'board making intelligent suggestions for autocomplete. The new layout keeps track of who you're writing to and the sort of language style you generally use with them, switching between dictionaries according to how professional or familiar you are.

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Surface Pro 3 pricing detailed

Surface Pro 3 pricing detailed

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 kicks off at $799, the company has confirmed, with preorders kicking off tomorrow. The entry level model has a Core i3 processor, 64GB of storage, and 4GB of memory; however, there'll also be Core i5 and Core i7 versions. You can find full pricing - as well as for the new accessories - after the cut.

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Surface Pro 3 Type Cover, 150-deg hinge and 4K Dock detailed

Surface Pro 3 Type Cover, 150-deg hinge and 4K Dock detailed

Microsoft is talking up the new friction hinge of its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and how it works with the new Type Cover that has been redesigned for better lap use and more. The Surface Pro 3 can now be adjusted to lie nearly flat, at up to 150-degrees back, which Microsoft's Panos Panay describes as a very "intentful" angle for art and such. There's also a new docking station for the Windows tablet.

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Minuum keyboard intro’d for Google Glass

Minuum keyboard intro’d for Google Glass

The Minuum one-line keyboard we detailed about this time last year has arrived for Google Glass users, allowing them to tap out messages in a simplified manner. The folks behind the keyboard demonstrate how it works on the wearable, and hint at future functionality.

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Zagg Auto-Fit keyboard case is tablet-agnostic

Zagg Auto-Fit keyboard case is tablet-agnostic

Zagg has launched the first of three tablet cases designed to fit nearly any Android tablet available, whether a name-brand slate or a generic device from an unknown company. In addition, the Auto-Fit is spring-loaded and hinged, allowing the tablet to be adjusted like a laptop display.

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Apple keyboard-display patent tips haptic stroke-friendly keys

Apple keyboard-display patent tips haptic stroke-friendly keys

Apple's future MacBook Pro keyboards could pack displays, haptic feedback, and capacitive touch sensors in each key, with the company filing a patent for multifunction buttons that could bring Optimus Maximus style flexibility. The filing, "Multi-Functional Keyboard Assemblies," describes component-dense keycaps which layer not only the regular mechanical switch but can include capacitive sensors as would normally be found in the trackpad, or displays for changing each key's legend.

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Type-Hover-Swipe: Microsoft’s prototype gesture keyboard

Type-Hover-Swipe: Microsoft’s prototype gesture keyboard

Microsoft Research has shown off its latest work in the motion-control category: the Type-Hover-Swipe mechanical keyboard. With this device comes a keyboard equipped with small sensors between the keys that detect gestures in a mere 96 bytes, allowing for device control.

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Logitech Ultrathin keyboard case for iPad gets thinner and lighter

Logitech Ultrathin keyboard case for iPad gets thinner and lighter

Logitech has announced that it has updated its Ultrathin clip-on keyboard cover for the iPad. The updated keyboard cover is offered for the iPad air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with retina. The original cover for the iPad mini launched in 2013. Logitech says that the new keyboard cover is thinner and lighter than the original.

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Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard targets tablets and TVs

Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard targets tablets and TVs

Microsoft has a new wireless keyboard with integrated trackpad, the All-in-One Media Keyboard, targeted at living room users, smart TVs, Xbox One, and tablets. Offering both a full-sized QWERTY layout - along with a few useful shortcuts - the AIO Media Keyboard also slots on a multitouch trackpad on the right, for easier navigation.

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