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iPhone raids BlackBerry 10 keyboard magic

iPhone raids BlackBerry 10 keyboard magic

Could the iPhone raid one of RIM's headline BlackBerry 10 features before the Canadian company's own handsets are even near the shelves? If the iOS developer behind Octopus Keyboard has his way, it will: Mario Hros has been telling iDownloadBlog about the custom iPhone 'board he's been cooking up, borrowing the floating auto-prediction system RIM demonstrated at BlackBerry World and slapping the gesture-based UI onto his own iOS version.

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SwiftKey speaks at CTIA 2012: VIP Community is vital

SwiftKey speaks at CTIA 2012: VIP Community is vital

This week we've caught up with of SwiftKey's finest, Evan Tapper their community manager and Joe Braidwood their CMO, speaking today about how important their community of beta testers is to their final product. SwiftKey is an Android-based on-screen keyboard, it acting as a complete replacement for the keyboard you've got built-in to your own Android device. What we've spoken with SwiftKey about today is how this keyboard comes about: not just through a group of developers sitting behind desks, but through a community of users like you working with their developer team to bring about the best experience they can muster.

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SwiftKey 3 Beta gets UI upgrade

SwiftKey 3 Beta gets UI upgrade

The custom keyboard interface known as SwiftKey has received a brand new upgrade for all you Beta users out there, complete with user interface changes and bug fixes. We've got our hands on this build for both smartphone and tablet and are having a look at the several changes that have been made here on the 3rd of May (it is indeed called the 3rd of May update) and are finding it to be pleasing on the whole without a doubt. Have a peek at what's next for this predictive beast here and now.

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iHome iDM5 Executive Space Saver Station for iPad and more

iHome iDM5 Executive Space Saver Station for iPad and more

iHome has been making some interesting Apple accessories for a long time now, and the company has a new one that has launched called the iDM5. This new device is a Bluetooth keyboard, charger, and speaker bar. The design reminds me a lot of the Commodore 64 from 80s. The device has a flip up clear shield that protects the keyboard when not in use and props your iPad or other tablet up when you open it.

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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Review

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Review

The iPad is a content creation tool, Apple insists, not just for consumption, and so Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover promises to turn the svelte slate into an instant-on ultraportable notebook of sorts. Still, there have been plenty of attempts at a keyboard for the various iterations of iPad before now, and they've seldom hit the spot. Rubbery keys, short travel or unwanted bulk have each taken their toll, leaving iPad owners with a tendency for text-entry to keep looking for the ideal model. Has Logitech got the recipe right? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad promises six month battery

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad promises six month battery

Logitech has outed its latest accessory for Apple's new iPad, a super-skinny combination Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard and protective cover. The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad hooks up to your third-gen slate - as well as the iPad 2 - via a magnetic clasp, and props up the tablet for text entry or video playback. Like Apple's own SmartCovers, it automatically wakes the iPad from sleep mode when opened.

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SwiftKey 3 Beta and where you can get it

SwiftKey 3 Beta and where you can get it

This week the folks at the digital keyboard app group SwiftKey are releasing their third big iteration, SwiftKey 3, to the Android masses absolutely free. Of course you'll have to be part of their VIP community, and this release is only a Beta, and they'll want you to give them feedback so they can make a better product for the future. But all that out of the way, SwiftKey's method of pre-releasing a beta product for testing has been in place with them now for many moons - and it appears to be working!

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SwiftKey 3 Beta Hands-on

SwiftKey 3 Beta Hands-on

This week the folks at SwiftKey are releasing their newest customizable learning digital keyboard replacement app for Android, SwiftKey 3, and we're taking a look at it here in Beta form. SwiftKey has for many moons been a king of 3rd-party keyboard creation for the Android platform, and true to their promise for each new release, this Beta version has been released for free to the entire SwiftKey VIP user community - 30,000 strong! This version has several big additions from the last full release including new UI, themes, and Smart Space - let's have a look!

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Roland JP-50 rediscovers synthesizer roots

Roland JP-50 rediscovers synthesizer roots

More news out of Musikmesse, music fans. Roland are set to introduce a new line of Jupiter keyboards, with modifications made after fans expressed disappointment over the move away from classical synth features. Fear not, as Roland have heard the uproar and are looking to make things right with customers.

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