How to Type Faster on Android: 5 Tips & Tricks

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When it comes to typing on your Android smartphone and tablet there’s plenty of options and 3rd party keyboards which aim to improve the experience or make you faster. From Swype, Swiftkey, to even Google’s own keyboard right on the Play Store. If you’re one of the millions that simply hunt and peck or tap […]

How to Swear on Android (And Disable Blocking Offensive Words)


Last week we shared some details regarding how to add words to the dictionary on your Android device, which spawned a few questions from readers, one which many of you have dealt with in the past. Swearing and using curse words. If you want to swear, go ahead, but Android has a few settings that […]

How to Add Words to the Dictionary on Android

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Typing on our smartphones and tablets has improved immensely over the past few years. Google’s own keyboard is getting smarter and smarter, and third party alternatives like SwiftKey and Swype are excellent. However, there is a dictionary on Android it tries to follow, and as a result some words or names always get corrected, even […]

Best Nexus 7 2013 Accessories


The original Nexus 7 was wildly successful and truly put Android tablets on the map, and this year the second-gen Nexus 7 (2013) is even better. With such popularity comes a guarantee that there will be several different cases and accessories for the device, so we’ve gathered a few of our favorites. The new Nexus […]

Google Hangouts and Keyboard Updated for Android 4.4 KitKat

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Last week Google officially released Android 4.4 KitKat and the new Nexus 5. Then along with all the changes and user interface tweaks they delivered a brand new Google Hangouts experience, and a newly improved Google Keyboard. Today those are now available for everyone. If you aren’t the proud owner of the Nexus 5 and […]

SwiftKey Keyboard 4.3 Arrives With Customization for any Screen Size

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The popular third party keyboard replacement for Android called SwiftKey received a big update today, offering tons of features that have previously only been available for those in their beta testing program. Detailed back in October is the newly improved SwiftKey 4.3 update titled “Layouts for Living” that will bring ultimate customization. As we all […]

Android 4.4 KitKat Google Keyboard Available Now

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Yesterday Google announced its new Nexus 5 smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat, the company’s latest mobile OS, and while most of the focus was on new features and design changes, one that didn’t get attention is the keyboard. Google’s stock keyboard recently launched on the Play Store, available to all, and the new version 2 […]

SwiftKey 4.3 Keyboard Beta Brings Customization to any Screen Size


SwiftKey, Android’s most popular keyboard replacement app, received an update for beta users today promising some big changes. Being described as “Layouts for Living,” the new SwiftKey 4.3 will allow users to completely customize the keyboard as they see fit. Finally making a keyboard that will adapt to any smartphone or tablet screen size. With […]

ZAGG Teases New Thinner, Lighter Folio Keyboard Case for iPad 5


ZAGG, the maker of the Invisible Shield, is teasing a thinner and lighter backlit keyboard case that will be compatible with Apple’s rumored iPad 5 tablet. Though Apple has not announced the iPad 5 yet, the iOS-maker has announced an event later this month on October 22, a date that’s believed by many tech writers […]

How to Enable Emoji in iOS 7

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When you’re chatting with friends and family over iMessage, you can’t quite convey the same emotion that you would if you were talking with them face-to-face. However, this is where emoji come into play. Emoji are similar to emoticons, but the only difference is that emoji consist of a wider range to choose from and […]

How to Setup Galaxy Note 3 Keyboard for One-handed Use

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Earlier this month the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone tablet hybrid finally launched in the US, and many of you probably ran to the nearest AT&T store to grab the 5.7-inch device. Having a beautiful and large full 1080p HD display is nice, but it can be problematic for those wanting to use the device […]

iPhone 5s Keyboard Cases Could be BlackBerry Users’ Saviour

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With BlackBerry in trouble and going private many companies and users may soon be switching from BlackBerry to the iPhone 5s and it will be a big transition for users who love the physical keyboard on many BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry devices are as known for their much-loved keyboards as Apple is known for aluminum gadget […]

Minisuit BluBoard Universal Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Review

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Tablet owners increasingly use their Android tablets or iPads for writing, and the Minisuit BluBoard Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard offers a nice solution at a good price. Users will enjoy a large regular sized keyboard that feels good while typing as they work with their tablet. Unlike other keyboards, the Minisuit BluBoard Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard ($39.95) doesn’t work […]

How to Fix Keyboard Lag in iOS 7 on the iPhone 4s

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iOS 7 officially released yesterday to much fanfare, and users with an iPhone 4 or newer are able to get in on the fun. I shared my first impressions of iOS 7 running on the iPhone 4s, and the performance was splendid overall. However, many of you have been experiencing a ton of keyboard lag […]

Droid 5 Leak Shows Off Motorola’s Best-In-Class Keyboard


The keyboard isn’t quite dead yet, at least not on a smartphone with a sliding QWERTY form factor. Motorola, which had made the keyboard a staple since the release of the original Droid, is now back at the form factor again with a potential Droid 5. Newly leaked pictures show off what appears to be […]

How to Add Secondary Keyboard to iPhone

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Adding a second keyboard to the iPhone is a very useful tool that can save time and increase productivity for many users. By default the iPhone only has a single keyboard enabled, which is the language most commonly used in your country. While this is fine, many people who speak multiple languages are left in […]

Logitech Bluetooth Easy Switch Keyboard is a Great Apple TV Remote

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The Logitech Bluetooth Easy Switch Keyboard K811 received a great review from us because of how well it works with three Bluetooth enabled devices, like a Mac, iPad and iPad mini. When Logitech reached out to let us know that the keyboard works great with an Apple TV, thanks to Bluetooth built into the tiny set-top box, we […]

Brydge+ Review: iPad Ultrathin Aluminum Keyboard Cover

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Finding the perfect keyboard for iPad took an interesting turn when we discovered Brydge+, an anodized aluminum Bluetooth keyboard that competes with Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover while using far better quality material. The Brydge+ keyboard ($199 with speaker) gives iPad users a MacBook look, but with a slightly smaller size. The keyboard cover dimensions mirror that […]

Fujitsu’s Keyboard of the Future Requires No Hardware Keys


Fujitsu has demonstrated a prototype of a Gesture Keyboard experience for touchscreen tablets that does not require physical or hardware keys. In a similar usage scenario to Microsoft’s Touch Keyboard cover for that company’s Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, Fujitsu’s keyboard concept is a separate, external keyboard so users would not need to directly […]