Latest Version of Swype Syncs Dictionaries Across Devices
Nuance Communications has released a new beta version of its Swype keyboard for the Android platform. This update adds a number of new features, including the ability to save and sync user-generated dictionaries across multiple devices. Swype now also includes more themes, supports more languages, offers better options to tablet users, and adds support for an evolving dictionary that is updated based on how language changes through popular culture. Swype for Android must be downloaded from Swype's web site.
Chrome Beta for Android Adds Material Design
Google today delivered a new beta version of its Chrome browser to the Android platform. The chief new feature of the updated app is broader support for Google account sign-in.
Google Keyboard for Android Gains One-Handed Typing
Google has updated its Google Keyboard application for Android devices to version 5.1. The improved keyboard now allows users to move the cursor by sliding their finger across the space bar.
Apple to Support Third-Party Keyboards within iOS 8
Apple today said that iOS 8 will support third-party keyboards, such as Swype, through the new extensibility feature of the App Store. Third-party keyboards will function in all apps system-wide if the users permits it.
Microsoft Adds Features to Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft today announced the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which adds several new features to the smartphone platform. To start, the update will expand Cortana's availability outside the U.S.
Swype, SwiftKey, Others Available to iOS for First Time
Apple released iOS8 today and with the updated operating system comes a new feature many will surely relish: support for third-party keyboards. Though Apple took care to revise its own keyboard application, iOS devices can now install and use keyboard apps made by other companies.
Why isn't Swype in the Google Play Store?