keyboards

Why You Need A Scissor-Switch Keyboard

Why You Need A Scissor-Switch Keyboard

As with most things tactile, one’s choice of computing peripherals is a deeply personal decision, opinion and feel eclipsing evidence and logic. If there’s any gadget this applies to more than others, it’s the keyboard — specifically the type of switch. Mechanical dominates, while membrane gets a bad rap. I’m…

Stop Misusing Autocorrect

Stop Misusing Autocorrect

There’s a right way and a wrong way to use your phone’s autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone Software for Apple and author of the new book Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs, led the…

How To Learn Morse Code And Type It With Your iPhone

How To Learn Morse Code And Type It With Your iPhone

Thanks to a new Gboard keyboard feature, you can now communicate via Morse code on iOS — just like Android users who have been dotting and dashing away since May. Don’t know morse code? Google says it can train you in the language in just an hour, if you check…