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Tech-savvy users may have already come across TouchPal when trying different keyboards on Android and iOS 8 (and maybe even Windows 8), but it looks like a whole lot more people will be introduced to it soon. According to the Shanghai-based keyboard developer, HTC is replacing Nuance's Swype with ...

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Thanks to a big update, Microsoft's Band just got considerably more useful -- whether or not you're a fan of the company's push into health. For a start, there's a swipe-capable predictive keyboard that lets you type out replies at those times when you'd rather not use voice or reach for the phone...

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Sorry, Typo, you aren't getting away with paying a fine. BlackBerry has filed another complaint against the Ryan Seacrest-backed peripheral maker over claims that the Typo 2 iPhone keyboard also infringes on patents. Not surprisingly, BlackBerry doesn't believe that a few minor design changes (suc...

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Swiftkey for iOS is but a baby compared to the Android version, but at least its developers are starting to bring more and more features to iPhones and iPads. This latest update integrates (over 800!) emojis right into the keyboard and gives Swiftkey the power to predict the smiley you're bound to...

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Since 1984, not a lot has changed in terms of the two things that we use to converse with our desktop and laptop computers - keyboards and mice/trackpads. That's why when fellow TUAW editor Dave Caolo pointed me towards a fascinating Kickstarter project named KeyMouse, I thought I'd better pass ...

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Of all of the staff at TUAW, I'm probably the guy who gets to take a look at more hardware and accessories than anyone else. Let's face it, being the hardware review editor has both its rewards -- getting to see a lot of amazing products -- and its downfalls -- having to review some really crapp...

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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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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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Seven years ago, we brought you the story of a waffle iron that shaped the tasty treats into a keyboard. Plenty of you saw it and wished that you could have one of your very own, and it turns out that good things do come to those who wait. Designer Chris Dimino has taken to Kickstarter to raise mo...

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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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Sometimes, writing can be hard and when your words don't perfectly express the complex emotions that your soul is feeling, you can feel a little frustrated. In fact, if that problem continued to rage on, it might compel you to spin out some Krav Maga-style moves to smash your keyboard to pieces. T...

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Still sticking to the default keyboard on your iPhone or iPad? Nuance is hoping you'll give Swype a try, that's why the company has updated its virtual keyboard with support for 16 new languages. These include Hungarian, Romanian, Russian and even Hinglish (that's a hybrid of Hindi and English, if...

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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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Microsoft's support for Android Wear smartwatches isn't limited to a handy OneNote app. The company's research wing has slipped out Analog Keyboard, a prototype input app that has you drawing individual characters on your wristwear instead of trying to hit tiny keys. It's not the fastest solution ...

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If you jumped at the chance to try the first wave of third-party iOS keyboards, you probably noticed that they're a little... rough around the edges. You may want to give at least one of them a second try, though. SwiftKey has just released the first update to its iOS input method, and it tackles ...

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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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