The BlackBerry Priv may be a bit slow to get OS updates, but the flexibility of the Play Store allowing companies to update apps rather than the entire operating system has made adding features much easier. BlackBerry has just released a few app updates for the Android-powered device and the additional features are great.
Google Keyboard is a very solid keyboard, but it has seen very few improvements lately. Fortunately, it seems that Google has been saving all the good stuff for one big update, because the latest update to version 5.0 is huge. Here’s a changelog:
Option to show key border, no more holo themes One-handed mode Long-press for ... Read More »
The BlackBerry Priv is not only BlackBerry’s first Android phone, but it’s also a high-end one. Unfortunately, it isn’t selling as well as the company had hoped. BlackBerry sold 600,000 phones in the first three months of 2016, which was less than expected. Unfortunately, we don’t know how many of them ... Read More »
The latest SwiftKey update brings a few important enhancements, including Pinyin support for traditional Chinese. Traditional Chinese speakers can now enter the language using a QWERTY layout. Also included are typing enhancements that are aimed at improving typing performance, making it easier to type on. The emoji panel has been improved as well.
SwiftKey pioneered predictive keyboards (and still does it best, in my opinion), but the company won’t stop there. It has released experimental keyboards before, but the latest is more than just a minor experiment. It’s called SwiftKey Neural Alpha, and it’s the first keyboard to use a neural network for word predictions.
As phones and tablets become more and more viable replacements for laptops, manufacturers are coming up with ways to create accessories that will enable more productivity. LG has just found a new one with the LG Rolly, a full-size keyboard that can roll up to fit in your pocket, which will inevitably cause plenty of ... Read More »
I’ve been using SwiftKey for ages and have converted many to the keyboard due to its great predictive engine and many features. But the company is releasing a new keyboard in beta today, and it’s aimed at simplifying the typing experience and letting you focus on what you’re typing. No, it’s not some new and ... Read More »
How would you like a fresh Google app to help you over this Wednesday hump?
Google Handwriting Input just launched in the Play Store, giving us another Google-made keyboard to try out. As its name suggests, Google Handwriting Input will let you write words and emojis with or without ... Read More »
The Jorno keyboard began its life on Kickstarter back in 2012 with the promise of a pocketable folding Bluetooth keyboard for your smartphone and tablet. I remember watching it with interest at the time, as I took most of my notes on a folding keyboard in college and would have backed it if I wasn’t ... Read More »