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Google’s rumored iOS keyboard might be better than Android

Google’s rumored iOS keyboard might be better than Android

When Apple finally allowed third party keyboards to be used on iOS, it opened up the flood gates for app developers to try and swoop in and conquer the market. Or at least that was the theory. The state of those keyboards and Apple's implementation of the system, however, still leave much to be desired. That said, it has opened up the opportunity for Apple's rivals to also take a stab at it. According to sources, Google is one of those, and its virtual keyboard for iOS might end up with a few more features than its Android counterpart.

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Let’s Listen: Google’s new Search voice (Galaxy S7 vs S6)

Let’s Listen: Google’s new Search voice (Galaxy S7 vs S6)

So you like subtleties, yes? Let's have a listen to the ever-so-slight differences in the voice of the newest version of Android's Google Search compared to Lollipop. What we've got here is a set of phones, one a Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The other device is a Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The voice may very well have become just a TINY bit more natural. Certainly slightly different.

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New Jersey bill proposes fine, jail for texting while walking

New Jersey bill proposes fine, jail for texting while walking

New Jersey is entertaining a new bill that, if passed, will make it illegal to text while walking in the state. The punishment could range from mild (a $50 fine) to relatively severe (15 days in jail), and aims to prevent injuries and mishaps resulting from inattentive pedestrians who fail to be mindful of their surroundings.

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HTC One M10 event revealed: release imminent

HTC One M10 event revealed: release imminent

This morning invitations for the next HTC One smartphone event have been sent out - and it's an interesting proposition. We're expecting the smartphone known as HTC One M10. That'd be the next phone after the first HTC One - originally just called HTC One, later re-named HTC One M7, then the M8, then the M9. Now it's time for the next device. This event will, believe it or not, be taking place online only.

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Samsung envisions a Smart Windshield for motorcycles

Samsung envisions a Smart Windshield for motorcycles

We are becoming more and more connected to the Internet and, by extension, to our smartphones. In practice, this usually means we often keep our eyes on or devices. But now where is this habit more dangerous than when driving down the road, whether on four wheels or two. Most major car makers these days have employed several technologies, like projection and HUDs, to keep drivers' eyes on the road. Samsung is trying to do the same, but this time for motorbikes instead of cars.

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Apple Watch’s Nylon bands and price kick: first impressions aim to spark new interest

Apple Watch’s Nylon bands and price kick: first impressions aim to spark new interest

Today we got up close and personal with Apple's newest bands for the Apple Watch. These are the Woven Nylon bands in a variety of colors - they'll have Gold/Red, Gold/Royal Blue, Royal Blue, Pink, Pearl, Scuba Blue, and Black available at Apple Stores soon. They've reduced the base price of the Apple Watch this week as well. What we're asking our readers here is - do these bits and pieces make you interested in having an Apple Watch again? Maybe even interested for the first time?

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iOS 9.3 release notes: update now for “Night Shift”

iOS 9.3 release notes: update now for “Night Shift”

This afternoon Apple released iOS 9.3. Assuming you're all about hitting the download button as soon as possible, now's the time. Today we'll be going over the features you should expect in a very brief sort of manner. These bits and pieces will come to your device dependent on the newness of your device, considering especially the power of the processor inside said device. What you'll want to see first is Night Shift.

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iPad Pro 9.7 first impressions and hands-on

iPad Pro 9.7 first impressions and hands-on

It was only a matter of time before the 12-inch iPad Pro spawned a smaller sibling, and the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is that tablet. Revealed this morning at Apple's Cupertino HQ, the new iPad Pro takes the boosted performance of the larger model but distills it into what the company says is still the most popular screen size.

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You can have the new iOS 9.3 features today

You can have the new iOS 9.3 features today

Says Apple, 80-percent of active iOS devices are running iOS 9, and starting today those devices can be updated to iOS 9.3, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. As expected, the latest version of iOS brings a bunch of new features, not the least of which is Night Shift, a feature akin to the sleep-friendly feature Amazon recently added to its Fire OS. Depending on the time of day, your iOS device’s display will strip away blue to ensure you can fall asleep easily.

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iPhone SE puts iPhone 6s heart in 4-inch phone

iPhone SE puts iPhone 6s heart in 4-inch phone

"We're here today to talk about a smaller iPhone," said Apple's Greg Joswiak. "As you may have heard, we're calling it the iPhone SE." According to Joswiak, the company sold 30-million 4-inch iPhones just this past year. That's no number to scoff at. They've decided to continue the 4-inch display legacy with another model. This is the 4-inch iPhone called iPhone SE, and it works with the same graphics processing power as the iPhone 6s.

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Let’s fix this Android Rooting vulnerability

Let’s fix this Android Rooting vulnerability

If you have a Nexus device, chances are you're going to want to update your software today. An exploit has been found in Linux - the base bones of Android - in which an app can be used to root your device. Not just root your device, but create a vulnerability that could spill the innards. A Local Permanent Device Compromise is what this could all lead to, if you're super unlucky. The way to fix this is easy. Just update your device.

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Galaxy S7 Settings: Let’s Fix this Android flagship smartphone

Galaxy S7 Settings: Let’s Fix this Android flagship smartphone

Now that the Galaxy S7 is out in the wild, it's time we had a look at the settings and features you'll want to keep an eye on when you get the device. The Samsung Galaxy S7, first of all, has been released on many different carriers with several different prices. Once you've got this device in-hand, you'll want to head to your Settings right out the gate. Right away.

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