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This Graphic Shows How Nasty Your Keyboard Can Get (And How To Clean It)

Between all the dust, dead skin, and microbes, computer keyboards can get grimy pretty fast. This handy graphic reveals what might be lurking on your keyboard, as well as some clever ways to get it cleaned up.


Programmers: Make Sure You Have A Backup Keyboard (Or Three)

For the average user, a keyboard is just an inanimate tool you use to fire off letters to your PC, but for the career programmer, finding the perfect device that matches your preferences and typing style is a mission in itself. Imagine your favourite board crapping itself and being forced to switch to one with a slightly different layout or configuration… sounds like hell, right?


SwiftKey Now Predicts Two Words At A Time So You Can Type Faster

Android: Our favourite Android keyboard, SwiftKey, is getting a big update today. The app can now predict your next two words at once. In addition to double-word prediction, SwiftKey also has also added new themes, languages, and more.


Slash Keyboard Makes It Easy To Text GIFs, Videos And More From One Spot

iOS: If you want to text someone a GIF or a song, you usually have to copy and paste the link from another app. Slash Keyboard eliminates this step with an iOS keyboard that lets you share GIFs, songs, videos, and more directly from your texting client.


ReBoard Adds App Shortcuts To Your iPhone's Keyboard

iOS: Third-party keyboards in iOS didn’t quite live up to the hype for most of us, but ReBoard is a new keyboard that takes a different approach. The keyboard features a lot of links to other services like Wunderlist, your calendar and Dropbox so you can easily send data from one app to another.


Swype Update Adds Custom Themes, Emoji Keyboard And More

Swype is such a popular keyboard alternative that nearly every other phone keyboard has copied its signature feature. If you’re still devoted to the classic, you can now get a few new features including some sweet custom themes and an emoji keyboard.


Lifehacker 101: Mechanical Keyboards

A good mechanical keyboard can make an immense difference to your keyboard use, whether it’s for coding, writing or gaming. Here’s what you need to know.


Make A Secret Keyboard Stash From Your Number Pad

For some people, the number pad is an essential part of their keyboard. For others, it’s just wasted space. Why not turn that space into a small secret enclosure?


Ask LH: Which Folding Keyboard Should I buy?

Is there a decent folding keyboard out there? I want something that will lie unnoticed in my rucksack or that I can jam in a pocket when heading out to a cafe, but which I can do some serious typing on with my iPhone or iPad when I need to.


Switch Hitter Helps You Diagnose Keyboard Problems

Windows: Most of the time, your keyboard works as intended — but occasionally you want to throw it out a window. Instead of defenestrating your keyboard, try diagnosing its problems with Switch Hitter.


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