New Swype Offers Four Ways To Enter Text
Nuance today launched a major new version of its Swype text-entry software for Android. The software now includes a more traditional XT9 predictive text keyboard, Dragon voice dictation, and a handwriting recognition mode. Swype's original word-tracing mode remains, of course. All four options benefit from the advanced word-prediction engine of XT9. All four modes also share a common dictionary of user words, which can learn from both input and existing emails, texts, and posts. The software is available today to download as in beta form. It is also available to Android OEMs, and an SDK is available for manufacturers wishing to bring Swype to other platforms.
BlackBerry Improves Priv's Launcher, Camera, and Keyboard
Mar 1, 2016
BlackBerry has updated several apps for the Priv smartphone and added several compelling features along the way. The Priv Launcher now includes separate views of personal and work apps, allows users to remove shortcuts from the home screen via flicking gestures, enables pop-up widgets by default, and improves overlays so users can see more information about apps and other settings.
Instagram Now Lets You Share Feed Posts to Stories
May 17, 2018
Instagram today made it possible to share feed posts directly to stories. The latest version of the app includes tools that make it easy to share a post published in your feed to your own story as a sticker where your friends and followers can see and interact with it.
Sony's Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact Let You Scan 3D Objects
Aug 31, 2017
Sony today announced the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones, two metal-clad flagships that pair novel features with classic Sony looks. The phones share nearly all specs and capabilities, with the XZ1 Compact downgrading only a few components due to its smaller size.
Google Keyboard for Android Gains One-Handed Typing
Jul 14, 2016
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.