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SwiftKey 3 launches officially (with a discount, too!)

SwiftKey 3 launches officially (with a discount, too!)

Today you'll find yourself getting notified (if you use any version of SwiftKey) that the newest version of this 3rd party Android-based super-keyboard has been launched in its newest big iteration: SwiftKey 3. This version of the application will cost you $1.99 (£1.49) for a very limited time (this being half the normal price) and will bring you, as SwiftKey says, "the most accurate and complete auto-correction and prediction available on any smartphone or tablet." We've taken a look at this application in Beta as well as in its final iteration and can readily say that their claims for best-in-class greatness may well be true!

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Microsoft Surface Touch Cover vs Type Cover hands-on

Microsoft Surface Touch Cover vs Type Cover hands-on

There are two different covers for the Microsoft Surface tablets revealed today, both of them able to cover up and protect the front of the tablet but each of them with different abilities in their keys. The biggest difference between the two is the way the keys work - while the Type Cover has moving keys while the Touch Cover is capacitive instead. The Touch Cover is also a bit thinner, while the Type Cover will likely cost a bit more - and both have been introduced right alongside the Microsoft Surface tablets (see our hands-on here) as their best companions.

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Microsoft Surface tablet details revealed

Microsoft Surface tablet details revealed

This week Microsoft has revealed a tablet version of their Microsoft Surface brand, bringing on a device thats 9.3mm thin with edges beveled at 22 degrees and working with Windows 8 with full touch interactivity. This device weighs in at 1.5 pounds, is made with a magnesium case, and has a lovely PVD finish. Inside you'll find access to Windows apps for Music, Movies, and multimedia of all kinds, and it all comes in on a 10.6-inch display.

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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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