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FirstVoices Keyboard Brings Indigenous Languages to iOS and Android

FirstVoices Keyboard allows Indigenous people to type, text, and tweet in their traditional language. The app gives users access to over 100 Indigenous languages from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The goal of the app is to rejuvenate endangered languages in our mobile age. Indigenous education professor at the University of Victoria...

Google is Developing a Gesture-Based Keyboard for iPhone

According to a report by The Verge, Google is working on a keyboard for the iPhone, that will support gesture-based typing, GIF searches and more on iOS devices. The source believes that the keyboard, which will support a variety of search options and other features to set it apart from the stock iOS keyboard, has been in...

Microsoft Bringing its Word Flow Windows Phone Keyboard to iOS

Microsoft is working on bringing its Word Flow Windows Phone keyboard to iOS devices. The Verge has shared new images that offer a look at some of the included features, such as a one-handed mode for larger phones. To enable one-handed typing, the keyboard has an arc-like design with letters radiating out from the iPhone's...

Disney Releases Its Own ‘Disney GIF’ Keyboard App for iOS

Disney has today introduced its very own 'Disney GIF’ custom keyboard app for iOS 8, that lets you share Disney and Pixar-themed GIFs via text messaging, emails and social networks. According to Disney, the app packs over 200 GIFs at launch while more will be added soon periodically. These GIFs include moments from Frozen, The Lion King, Tangled, Toy...

Apple Quietly Acquired Keyboard Startup ‘Dryft’ Last Year

According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple quietly acquired keyboard startup Dryft within the past year. Apple confirmed the acquisition to TechCrunch with its standard statement: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." Dryft chief technology officer Randy Marsden is listed as an...

iOS App Updates: Google News & Weather and Swype Keyboard

Today two notable iOS apps, Google News & Weather and Swype keyboard, have received several new features through updates in the App Store. Google has released an updated version of its News & Weather app with a news widget that can be added to the Today view in Notification Center. The company released the app...