Choice is a magnificent thing, but comes at a price. Sometimes that price is severe, and sometimes it’s $1.99. In downloading several popular third-party keyboards for iOS 8, I made several “choices”. As it turns out, you might want to hold off for a bit.
Now that you have iOS 8 on your iPhone, you might be wondering how to take advantage of all the cool things you’ve been hearing about. One of those neat new features is third-party keyboards, which you can now take full advantage of. Here, we’ll tell you how to get them on your device, simply and efficiently.
One of the most anticipated features in iOS 8 is third-party keyboard support, and Android favorite SwiftKey has wasted no time in readying its learning layout for the iPhone. Using the predictive technologies that made it such a hit on Google's OS, SwiftKey for iPhone can also prove smarter out of the gate, thanks to cross-platform sync. We've been playing with the pre-release beta; read on for our review.
Modern mobile devices are often referred to as “computers in your pocket”. Though a bit tongue-in-cheek, that’s a fairly apt assessment. With powerful SoCs like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, you can already do quite a bit from a tablet or smartphone. With that in mind, Microsoft now has a true cross-platform keyboard.
Stanford Engineers have created a radio the size of an ant. The tiny transmitter can send out signals that may not reach far, but have bigger implications than we know. In addition to being extremely small, it’s believed they can be mass-produced for very little cost, and embedded nearly anywhere.
Hope you haven't had your fill of Apple and iPhone 6 news just yet, because here's yet another one. SwiftKey has just booked a date on your calender when its popular third-party keyboard will be arriving on Apple's devices. Starting 17th of September, SwiftKey will be available on iOS for the iPhone, the iPad, and even the iPod Touch.
It is inevitable that there would be a rush of third-party apps vying for users' attention and love the moment Apple opened the iOS 8 keyboard to other developers. But given many almost similar choices in the market, it might be hard to stand out. Ginger Keyboard, however, might manage to pull that off, by putting the power of your own personal editor right under your fingertips, literally.
Logitech has launched a new Bluetooth keyboard for the gadget-unfaithful, with the Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 able to switch between three different devices at the caress of a dial. Intended to jump between your PC or Mac, your tablet, and your phone - or any other combination of devices, in fact - the K480 also finds room for shortcuts for the more popular platforms.