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Belkin introduces two wired USB-C keyboards for Chrome OS tablets

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) event is going on right now, and that means that lots of education-focused Chromebook-related items are being released. We just posted about STAEDTLER's new Noris stylus for Chromebooks yesterday, and today, Belkin has unveiled two USB-C keyboards intended for use with Chrome OS tablets.

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SwiftKey makes its way from phone to PC in latest Windows 10 Insider Preview

Entering text on touchscreen devices used to feel like quite the chore, but modern on-screen keyboard software has gone a long way towards making us forget about hardware keyboards. Over the years we've seen the arrival of developments like improved text prediction, better tap analysis, and swipe-based gesture input. SwiftKey has helped to popularize many of those advancements, and now it's time for the software to take what it's learned on smartphones and bring some of the same improvements to PCs, as Windows 10 picks up SwiftKey support of its own.

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Gboard v7.3 hints at OCR capabilities, custom text and new effects for GIFs, and Battery Saver mode support with automatic dark theme [APK Teardown]

The Gboard team has unleashed a fresh beta of version 7.3. There's nothing immediately popping up as a brand new change or feature, but there is a lot to look at in the teardown. There are some big practical features coming, like OCR and improved handling for Battery Saver mode; but there are also some fun features like a text tool and new special effects for your custom GIFs.

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[Update: In black, too] BlackBerry KEY2 press images leak ahead of June 7 announcement

BlackBerry's KEYone successor, the KEY2, is set to be announced in a few days on June 7th. But it turns out that we won't have to wait to get a good look at the KEY2, as serial leaker Evan Blass has just published some press images revealing every angle of the phone.

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SwiftKey adds new exclusive Halo sticker pack and Skype emoticons

In a world full of ways to express oneself, sticker packs and emoticons remain some of my favorites. Being a user of Telegram, I often take advantage of the stickers there (my favorite is the Geralt of Rivia/Witcher pack). SwiftKey is continuing to add new features via its Toolbar. Now users can look for two new items: a set of emoticons from Skype and a Halo sticker pack.

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Gboard v7.1 beta adds auto-spacing after punctuation, about 20 new languages and dialects, and more [APK Teardown]

The Gboard team has a reputation for rolling out updates right around the witching hour, likely aiming to rob sleep from a diligent teardown guy. Last night brought a new beta version of the app, and this one sports a new feature that's bound to save a few keystrokes: Auto-spacing. As usual, there are also some new languages, and a teardown shows a few new changes on the horizon, albeit most of them are still seated firmly in the mystery column. Grab the latest APK from the download link below to try out the new Auto-spacing feature.

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Fleksy's 'fleksycoins' in-app rewards system is out now

Popular keyboard Fleksy has released an update that adds an in-app currency, fleksycoins, that can be used to purchase new themes. The update was announced Monday on Twitter, and it's live now on the Play Store.

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SwiftKey 7.0 arrives with sleek Toolbar interface, custom Stickers to jazz things up [APK Download]

Modern communication has evolved far beyond the written word, and the software we use to help us keep in touch has been racing to keep up. Last month we checked out the latest SwiftKey beta release, updating the keyboard software with not only a new toolbar-based interface that makes spicing up text with your favorite emoji and GIFs easier than before, but also introduces a new customizable Stickers system. After that beta whet our appetite, the new features are finally ready to go wide, with today's release of SwiftKey 7.0.

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Fleksy Keyboard adds cloud sync to ease your transition between devices

Keyboards are the unsung heroes of our smartphone interactions. We use them all the time yet we often forget they exist. But try installing your favorite keyboard on a new phone and you'll sure focus on it again because, more often than not, you'll have to set everything back like you want it to. That won't be the case for Fleksy users anymore as the keyboard has implemented cloud sync.

When you log in with your Google email and password on the Fleksy app, you should have it sync your themes, extensions, personal dictionary, and purchases. That way if you log in with those same details on another device, everything transfers over easily.

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Samsung's new DeX Pad is official, and it lets you use your Galaxy S9/S9+ as both a keyboard and a trackpad

Samsung introduced the DeX system last year alongside the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the DeX Station, a dock that looked like one of the company's wireless chargers. After a not-insignificant amount of leaking, the DeX Pad has been made official at Samsung's MWC event, and it improves upon the DeX Station by also removing the necessity for a keyboard and a trackpad.

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