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[KeyBard] SwiftKey Announces ShakeSpeak, A Predictive Keyboard For All Your Shakespearean Needs

It appears SwiftKey missed April 1 by a few days, as today the company has uploaded a new keyboard app with a difference: instead of using SwiftKey's predictive talents to figure out what your next word will be, it uses none other than William Shakespeare's own words. That's right, England's most famous playwright powers the 'KeyBard,' or rather his words do.

If you start typing a famous Shakespeare quote, such as, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," or, "Now is the winter of our discontent," the app will try and fill them in and complete the sentence.

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AutoRap From Smule Will Turn Things You Say Into A Rap Song - Yes, Even Shakespeare

Smule is a developer best known for creating some really amazing novelty music apps. The company's latest is AutoRap which does exactly what it says on the tin: it takes your speech and automagically turns it into a rap. To test this feature, I fed it the only logical thing to run through an auto-rapping app: Shakespeare. Specifically, Puck's closing monologue from A Midsummer Night's Dream.


If your head's not bopping and your butt's not shaking, you have no appreciation for music or literature. On a more serious note, the app is pretty impressive and beautifully designed. The colors on the intricate designs pulse to the sound of your voice and processing is pretty fast.

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