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Something new for iOS - Handwriting input with Mazec

There have been a lot of keyboards added to the App Store since Apple allowed third parties to offer unique capabilities, and the Mazec keyboard is the most unique yet. It allows you to enter text using handwriting input. It reminds me of the late, not lamented Newton MessagePad, only the Mazec ...

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Rapoo E6700 Bluetooth Touch Keyboard: Not really for Mac users

We get a lot of Bluetooth keyboards to test here at the TUAW Labs, but very few of those come with a built-in trackpad. Today I'm looking at the Rapoo E6700 Bluetooth Touch Keyboard (available on Amazon for about US$65), a very compact all-in-one keyboard/trackpad combo. Specifications Dimen...

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You can now use a T9 keyboard on iOS, just like you always wanted

Anyone who used a cell phone for texting prior to the smartphone revolution knows how wonderfully magical typing out a message using just ten buttons can be. Once you got used to it and mastered its sometimes peculiar ways, typing in the T9 could be just as fast as any other input method, and now ...

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The real reason iOS keyboards don't let you swear

If you swear from time to time -- or, if you're like me and curse like you just stubbed your toe in your everyday conversations -- you've probably noticed by now that every popular third party keyboard available for iOS (and the same is true for Android) don't come with profanity built-in. Don't y...

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A look at the TextExpander keyboard for iOS 8

I've used TextExpander on my Mac for years and it has saved me hours of typing time. If you frequently use TextExpander on your Mac or if you used it on your iOS device before iOS 8 allowed third-party keyboards, you are in luck. TextExpander touch now comes in handy keyboard format for iOS 8! How...

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SwiftKey Keyboard app for iOS 8 tops 1 million downloads in less than 24 hours

One of the great new features iOS 8 brings to the table is support for third-party keyboards. Underscoring iOS users' excitement about that feature, two third-party keyboard apps (from Swype and Fleksy, respectively) already sit atop the App Store's list of top paid apps. Third-party keyboard app...

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iOS 8 brings new 3rd party keyboards and Swype is one of the coolest

Users of iOS 8 no longer have to be happy with just the default Apple keyboard. Developers are now allowed to create keyboards with features Apple that doesn't provide, and we'll see a catalog of new keyboards now that iOS 8 is out. Dave Caolo reviewed one earlier today, so the flood of keyboards is...

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Fleksy is a snazzy alternative keyboard for iOS 8

iOS 8 is here and it's brought...third-party keyboards! Seriously, I believe this is going to be a big deal, and we'll have a look at several options as they start coming in. But first, I want to show you all Fleksy. Fleksy is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the fastest ...

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Keyboard overkill

I won't lie: I've used a full-sized Bluetooth keyboard with my iPhone before. And yes, it feels just as ridiculous as it looks. [Photo credit: Miki Yoshihito]...

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Don't think you want Seinfeld emojis? You better think again, Mojambo!

Strap on your urban sombrero and say "Hellooooooooooo" to your new favorite app. Everyone's favorite show about nothing is still very much something in the cultural zeitgeist, and now Jerry and his band of neurotic misfits might be headed to an emoji keyboard near you. A small team including Jason...

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Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard: TUAW Video Review

It's great to see some multitasking accessories starting to come out for iPad Air. Today's TUAW Video Review takes a look at Kensington's new KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard folio for the iPad Air, which not only acts as a protective folio case and stand with a keyboard, but can also provide a charge to...

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New Apple patent brings insane concept videos one tiny step closer to reality

Back in 2012, a local Fox affiliate ran a news story showing off what they thought was the iPhone 5. In reality, it was a concept video with non-existent features like holographic images and a projection keyboard. The internet laughed and we all went on with our lives. Now, Apple has filed a paten...

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Rapoo E9070 Wireless Ultra-Slim Keyboard: Big keys, sleek design, amazing battery life

After seeing a few accessories from Rapoo recently, I'm beginning to take more notice of the company. A few weeks ago we looked at the company's colorful T120P Wireless Touch Mouse, and this week we have a really nice-looking wireless keyboard from the company. While the Rapoo E9070 Wireless Ultra...

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Mac 101: Using the keyboard viewer in OS X Mavericks

The keyboard viewer in OS X has been serving as a useful tool for a long time, allowing users to view keyboard characters with a few clicks of their mouse. Though Apple continues to include the utility in OS X, it has changed its location in the system preferences, moving it from "Language & T...

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Apple's OS 7.1 changes the Caps Lock key again

Apple's release of iOS 7.1 brings several new features, big and small, to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Something everyone will notice: The software keyboard's Caps Lock key has undergone yet another cosmetic change. Its function is the same, but its new looks threw me for a loop this afternoon. ...

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