iOS 8 supports third-party keyboards through “extensions”

Apple is updating the virtual keyboard in iOS 8… but for the first time the company is also now adding support for system-wide, third-party keyboards. In other words, you can expect to see popular Android apps like Swype and Swiftkey come to the iPhone and iPad. Third-party keyboard support is part of Apple’s new support for […]

Nuance brings Swype keyboard and voice assist to smartwatches

Smartphone screens keep getting bigger and bigger, which means typing with an on-screen keyboard is also getting easier and easier. But not all touchscreen devices have big screens — the average smartwatch has a 1.5 inch or smaller display. So how do you enter text? Nuance things it has an answer… or two. The company […]

Swype finally hits the Play Store, install the gesture-driven keyboard for $0.99

Swype is a keyboard for Android devices that lets you enter text either by tapping one letter at a time, or by dragging your finger from key to key without lifting it from the screen. Most of the time using that swiping gesture action will be faster than traditional typing, thanks to Swype’s strong text […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD update adds Swype keyboard, camera app

Amazon’s latest software update for the Kindle Fire HD add support for the company’s new “Kindle Free Time Unlimited” subscription service for kid-friendly books, movies, and apps. But it turns out that’s not the only new feature the update brings. Amazon is also adding the Swype keyboard to the latest Kindle Fire tablets, and offering […]