Poll: Are You a Keyboard Swiper or Pecker?

Since there is no shortage of options for keyboard apps on Google Play, it seems that no matter who I talk to, everyone is using something different. For me, the standard Google Keyboard works great. I especially love the custom photos I can use to theme it. More importantly, though, the swipe functionality on Google Keyboard seems very accurate more times than not, which saves me time during typing and also allows me to use one hand.

Other people, known as peckers, prefer to type each individual letter in a word. These people don’t care about saving time and would much rather watch the whole world go up in flames than to swipe out words on their keyboard. Don’t worry, only kidding. Peckers would argue that swiping words out is not as accurate as they would like, plus with auto-correct becoming better over the years, the words that they peck out are usually spot on which saves them time from redoing a swipe.

Different strokes for different folks.

So, are you a keyboard swiper or pecker?

Are you a keyboard swiper or pecker?

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Swype Updated With Premium Star Trek Themes, Emoji Keyboard

An update for the Swype Keyboard application brings additional premium themes to users, as well as a dedicated emoji keyboard – something everyone in 2015 needs apparently.

A few of the themes now usable should make the Star Trek fans in here extremely happy, as dedicated themes for predominant characters are available, such as ones for Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, and blueprint-like layouts for the USS Enterprise.  (more…)

Nuance Unveils Swype and Dragon Mobile Assistant for Smartwatches

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Swype Update Introduces New Keyboard Layouts and Adjustments, New Theme, and More

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Swype, one of the pioneers in the gesture typing arena for Android, introduced their latest update this morning along with a handful of new features. Users of Swype can now decide how big, small, wide or tall they would like their keyboard to be (split layouts included for landscape or tablets), change to the new Blackbird theme, type in two languages thanks to bilingual support, or use continuous dictation to see words and phrases appear on their screen as they speak.

It’s a major update for one the oldies-but-goodies in the keyboard game. If you are still using Swype, be sure to give it a shot.  (more…)

Swype Beta Now Updates in Real-time With Living Language Crowd-sourcing Tech

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This morning, Nuance announced a new feature for its Swype Beta keyboard on Android called Living Language. If users choose to opt-in, this new technology, Swype’s dictionary will learn in real-time, by enabling crowd-sourced up-to-date words and phrases to appear as options while typing. You’ll begin to see trending words and phrases that other Swypers have been using regularly.

Along with Living Language, Swype also includes a feature called Smart Editor, which analyzes entire sentences, flagging potential errors that you may not have noticed.

To get this latest version of Swype, head over to http://beta.swype.com(more…)