Tag Archives: Keyboard

Among dynamic keyboards, Apple has patent for variable keyboard travel

With reports suggesting Apple wants to move to a hardware keyboard with e-ink displays, with the latest suggesting it will be coming in the 2018 model, a new patent application tells us that Apple is really experimenting with variations of future keyboards on Macs. The patent application says that different people have different preferences for their…

Developer finds hidden one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone

Prominent iOS developer Steve Troughton-Smith last night tweeted that he found a one-handed mode for the iPhone keyboard via the iOS simulator. While unused, it has been available since iOS 8 (at the time when Apple launched the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus), but has yet to be enabled for the public. The feature is enabled by swiping on the edge…

Revamped iPad Keyboard, New metal finishes for Apple Watch on the way

Alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, and the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple is also planning to revamp it’s iPad keyboard and introduce several more metal finishes for the Apple Watch Sport and a less expensive gold version during its September 9 event. Last month, images of an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard with Bluetooth…

The Next big keyboard is here [Review & Giveaway]

This post will be split into two parts. The first part will cover what is Next Keyboard and demos what it does. The second part will be my personal thoughts and the actual review. What is Next? Next is a third-party keyboard for the iPhone, developed by Tiny Hearts.  The keyboard was originally a Kickstarter project that aimed to implement all of,…

5 things I want in iOS 8, a developer’s perspective

Now that we are rolling into April, we are only about 2 full months away from our first glimpses of iOS 8 – that is assuming we see it at WWDC ’14. iOS 8 will more than likely be a refinement of iOS 7 with maybe few UI tweaks – similar to those of iOS 7.1 – and hopefully many backend tweaks. With iOS 7, Apple showed the new direction that it plans to go…

SwiftKey Note for iPhone and iPad lands on the App Store

Of all the apps to ever land on Android, only one has ever made me envious as an iOS user: SwiftKey. iOS’ unintuitive auto-correct has been a frustration for most iPhone users at one point or another, so much so, that there are countless blogs and threads dedicated to showing some of the most ridiculous auto-correct failures. SwiftKey on the other hand…