Swype Living Language Crowd Sources New Words
Nuance today announce Swype Living Language, a tool that analyzes language and word usage in real time and continuously updates Swype's language dictionaries. According to Nuance, the feature is opt-in and delivers trending words and phrases to Android handsets as it learns them from other users. The living language feature is being offered to other platforms as an SDK. The Swype beta keyboard is also being updated today with a new grammar correction tool. It will quickly analyze each sentence and offer suggestions if it recognizes improper use of grammar. The newest beta of Swype is available for download from Nuance's web site.
Facebook Tweaks Trending News and Expands Fundraising
May 24, 2017
Facebook updated several of its offerings today, including how it handles trending news and supports fundraising campaigns. Facebook says it has redesigned its trending news function with the goal of surfacing higher-quality content in the news box.
'Crowd Surf' Feature from Snapchat Seamlessly Merges Public Snaps
Aug 15, 2017
Snapchat hopes its latest feature, found within Snapchat Stories, will make live events far more interactive. Crowd Surf uses the audio captured at events such as concerts to create a seamless experience, allowing people to jump from viewpoint to viewpoint of all those sharing the experience in Snapchat.
Trending Stories Make a Comeback on Facebook Mobile
Aug 15, 2017
Facebook has brought the trending news section back to mobile devices, starting with the iPhone. Now, trending stories are visible in the main navigation drawer on mobile devices.
Google's Datally App Helps People Manage Monthly Data
Nov 30, 2017
Google today announced Datally, a new app meant to help mobile device owners manage their data usage thanks to fine-tuned controls. To start, the app lets people view their data usage on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.