Here’s a pretty cool story. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently found hidden code for a one-handed keyboard in iOS by hacking an iOS Simulator. Troughton-Smith says the keyboard has “been there since at least iOS 8.”
Learning how to efficiently type on a QWERTY keyboard is tough enough for many of us, but one Reddit user decided to make the process even more complicated thanks to a three-button binary keyboard.
While a lot of televisions rattle off specs to make them appealing for PC gaming, and a lot of PC manufacturers shrink down their systems so they’ll fit in your media center, there’s still been one major issue with the concept of PC gaming from your couch.
Clickety Clack. The sounds of a mechanical keyboard are just so soothing. There’s such a satisfying audible (and physical) reaction whenever you hit the keys, like hey, press this button and you’ll feel good. Here’s Pseudorandom using the mechanical keyboard as an instrument for a song.
Have you tried to write an email, or worse, an essay on an iPad touchscreen? Well, soon that may be exactly how you type on a Macbook laptop.
The wireless link between your mouse and dongle might not be as useful as you think. A new hack shows that the links are often unencrypted and can be used to gain control of your computer.
Swiftkey is the most innovative and interesting predictive keyboard maker in the business, and Microsoft is a software giant that’s trying to push its artificial intelligence cred a little higher. According to a report in the Financial Times, it’s a match made in heaven, to the tune of $250 million.
If there are words and phrases you type out over and over again on your phone—from your email address to “I’ll be five minutes late”—then both Android and iOS include built-in tools to help you communicate faster. Here’s how to get the shortcuts set up and burn through emails and texts messages on your smartphone.
Think about how many keyboard shortcuts you’ve memorized. Now think about how much better your life would be if you knew a hundred, or a thousand, more. Why force ourselves to memorize shortcuts anyway, when we now have the technology to build infinitely customizable screens?
There are a lot of alternative keyboard options out there, but sometimes you need something really specific. Building your own is pretty tough. Students from Tokyo University are about to make it easier.
BlackBerry and Ryan Seacrest are not buds. The first Typo keyboard—an absolutely horrible iPhone keyboard attachment you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy—was just the focus of a lawsuit that cost Seacrest's crew nearly $860,000. Now BlackBerry is back, and suing them again for the Typo 2.
Your keyboard is boring—completely practical, functional, useful even, but also awful, boring and stupid. You just don't know it yet. I learned about boring keyboards in college, when a nasty case of carpel tunnel syndrome threatened to silence my fingers forever. Then, one day, my father lent me a ridiculous vertical…
I must be a masochist. I'm typing this whole review on a Bluetooth keyboard smaller than my two thumbs. Touch-type a dozen letters or so—until I make a mistake, wind up with some gibberish and go back to hunting and pecking once more. Yep, definitely a masochist.
The Nexus 9 is a pretty mediocre tablet. For $400, it's nothing special. But if Google bundled every single one of them with this awesome keyboard case, I bet they'd sell much better.
When you hear the word "smartphone," what image pops into your mind? Maybe it's the phone you own or the one you desperately want. Maybe it's even a favorite pocket companion from years past. Whatever it may be, one thing is likely certain: it looks nothing like the BlackBerry Passport.
Since ancient times, iPhone owners have cursed the dreaded Autocorrect. They've lived in fear that the Apple monstrosity will get them fired, alienate them from parents, and generally destroy all forms of meaningful relationship. With iOS 8, however, the autocorrect function has a devilish new counterpart: Apple's…
Anyone who tries to play PC games on their TV inevitably runs into the same problem: What do you do with that damn keyboard and mouse? Roccat has a clever if not super elegant solution. Just put an entire desk-top on your lap.
Apple is adding some new functionality to the keyboard in iOS 8, but while you're waiting for it to arrive here's a handy trick you can use now: tapping and sliding on the keyboard lets you switch between modes and change letter case more easily.