Apple’s Force Touch technology, which is already available inside its latest Magic Trackpad 2, could soon replace the physical switches inside its future keyboards, according to a new patent. The move could give keys multiple uses, depending on how much pressure is applied to them.
Lowercase and uppercase letters have been ingrained in our minds since kindergarten. But before iOS 9, Apple users were stuck viewing uppercase letters no matter what case they were actually in. Needless to say, that made some people VERY ANGRY. So, in iOS 9 the default keyboard now switches between uppercase and lowercase letters with the shift key. However helpful some may view this, the changes might take some getting used to.
Not all keyboards are made the same. There are full keyboards, ergonomic keyboards, keyboards different layouts and more. For people who read a lot on the web or need to scan pages quickly, the page up and page down keys are vital keys to productivity. With most Mac laptop and computers the Page Up and Page Down keys are not present on the standard Apple keyboards. But you can still use the function.
Typing on an iDevice can be a frustrating endeavor. Besides the annoyances of auto-correct or having carrots for thumbs, there are shortcuts, punctuations, and symbols that can complicate matters even more. No matter how comfortable you are with typing on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, there are a few simple tricks that you might not have known about.
While you’ll find a ton of third-party game controllers and keyboards for the iPhone these days, a new Apple patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests the company may have been close to launching a number of solutions of its own.
Nintype is an iOS 8 keyboard that supports two-handed swipe gestures, and comes packed with a ton of functionality. One such feature is a calculator inside the keyboard, to let users quickly perform calculations without leaving the app they’re currently using.
If you find it difficult to use Apple’s dedicated emoji keyboard, Emoji Type is a new iOS 8 keyboard that has predictive emoji typing.
SwiftKey is rolling out an update for its iOS keyboard today that gives the keyboard a makeover to get you in the holiday spirit. Aside from the new theme, the update also adds support for keyboard shortcuts, which can now be imported from iOS.
Flesky is giving its iOS keyboard a major update today that adds a plethora of new features to it. The keyboard now makes use of Extensions in iOS 8 to provide many unique features like one-handed typing, GIFs, Rainbow Key Pops and more.
We’ve seen plenty of keyboards being released following Apple’s move to open up the keyboard with iOS 8.