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?
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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.
Android: One of the most helpful features of Google's Android keyboard is keeping your own personal dictionary. Not only does this save words you use that aren't necessarily in the regular dictionary, but it can be a handy shortcut. Now, your custom changes can sync across devices.
With the recent acquisition by Facebook of voice-recognition company Wit.ai, all four major players in the post-PC market (Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook) now have a significant infrastructure for hands-free communication with your device. But what will that mean for our communication with our devices? Is voice just another method to talk to your computer, or are we on the cusp of a revolution in computer communication?
Everyone was pretty excited about third-party keyboard on iOS, but it doesn't seem like that many people out in the real world actually use them. So, we want to know, do you use a third-party keyboard?
Whether you want to give your keyboard a new look or a different feel, one of the biggest benefits to a mechanical keyboard is the ability to easily swap out your keycaps. Luke over at Linus Tech Tips shows us how.
When you shop for a keyboard — especially a high-end mechanical model — you'll see features on the box like "N-Key Rollover" or "Anti-Ghosting". But what do those mean, and do they matter? Linus from Techquickie breaks it down for us.
Many people now have a predictive keyboard on their smartphones that suggests upcoming words for super-fast typing. But they're not perfect, and they sometimes turn up hilarious results. Luckily, it's not hard to train your keyboard to understand you.
Now that iOS 8 is here, it brings heaps of third-party keyboards that offer features that Apple's built-in keyboard doesn't. From better predictive text to cloud syncing and swipe-to-type, there are several to choose from, including some names you'll recognise. Let's take a look at the best of the best.