Gboard gains voice typing, Google Doodles, new languages & iOS 10 emoji in latest update

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 23, 2017

Gboard, Google’s iPhone keyboard that comes with Google Search, glide typing, GIFs, emojis and other advanced features built in, received a notable refresh on App Store. Bumped to version 1.3, Gboard includes support for fifteen new languages and brings a useful dictation feature that Google is calling Voice Typing. Additionally, you can now see a day’s Google Doodle right from the keyboard and enjoy Apple’s latest iOS 10 emoji. Read More

 

HapticKeyboard enables haptic feedback as you type on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 9, 2017

If you’re into the haptic feedback craze and enjoy feeling the ‘buzz’ in your hand when you perform actions on your iPhone, then you’re going to love a new free jailbreak tweak for called HapticKeyboard by developer Cole Cabral.

As the name suggests, this tweak enables haptic feedback as you type on your keyboard on your iPhone. Read More

 

Twelve South’s new accessory connects your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 31, 2017

Premium accessory maker Twelve South has been on a roll lately. They kicked off 2017 in a style with an armband accessory for Apple Watch [review], which was quickly followed by their luxurious shell cases for iPhone 7 [review]. Today, the company launched its newest accessory, called MagicBridge. Read More

 

iOS 10.3 has hidden support for one-handed floating iPad keyboard

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 26, 2017

Another hidden keyboard has been uncovered in iOS, according to developer Steve Troughton-Smith who last night tweeted about his discovery of a one-handed floating iPad keyboard in iOS 10.3 beta code.

While not exposed to users just yet, Steve was able to activate this new keyboard by hacking Apple’s iOS Simulator app that developers use to test work-in-progress code on their Mac. Read More

 

How to move and control mouse pointer using your Mac’s keyboard

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 23, 2017

No matter if you’re designing a newsletter in Pages, putting together a mockup of your blog in Pixelmator, editing a video project in Final Cut Pro X, creating a 3D scene and so forth, at some point you’ll want to move things around with pixel precision.

Thankfully, macOS provides a very useful Accessibility feature that allows you to move the mouse pointer in all directions and replicate clicks using just the keyboard.

In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn on a life-saving Mouse Keys feature and take advantage of it to move the mouse pointer and press the mouse button with your Mac’s keyboard or numeric keypad. Read More

 

How to set up and use multilingual typing on iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 16, 2017

Beginning with iOS 10, Apple’s predictive QuickType keyboard supports multiple languages without switching keyboards. This lets you type in multiple languages simultaneously and take advantage of the auto-correct function to receive appropriate suggestions without having to switch between different keyboards manually. This tutorial explains how to set up multilingual typing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Read More

 

Mac tip: change the behavior of Control, Option, Command and Caps Lock keys

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 9, 2017

macOS Sierra provides an enhanced keyboard remapping feature that allows you to change the behavior of the special modifier keys on your Mac’s keyboard, such as Caps Lock (⇪), Control (⌃), Option (⌥) and Command (⌘).

For example, you could remap the Caps Lock key to trigger the Escape command.

This feature is especially useful if you’re familiar with a keyboard layout different from your current keyboard or are an experienced touch typists who finds some of the default modifier key actions a bit awkward to use. In this tutorial, you’ll learn about remapping the Mac’s modifier keys to non-default actions. Read More

 

How to stop your Mac from inserting a period when you double-press the Space bar

By Sébastien Page on Dec 19, 2016

Just like you can easily insert a period when you double-press the Space bar on your iPhone or iPad, this feature has now made its way to macOS Sierra. It seems to be disabled by default if you’re upgrading a Mac to macOS Sierra, but it was definitely enabled by default on my brand new MacBook Pro.

While I find the feature helpful on iOS, it actually gets in the way of my typing habits on my Mac. For that reason, I have chosen to stop my Mac from adding a period at the press of a double-space. Read More

 

How to create a keyboard shortcut for exporting documents to PDF on Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 13, 2016

If you use the Export to PDF function on your Mac a lot, then why not save yourself some hassle and set up a keyboard shortcut for doing it? It’ll make life a lot easier for PDF power users, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can it. Read More

 

EmojiSuggest brings iOS 10-like emoji suggestions to the predictive keyboard

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 11, 2016

One of the cool new features of iOS 10 is the ability to input Emojis through the predictive row at the top of the keyboard that tries to guess what you’re trying to say before you say it.

When you express certain words, iOS 10 will recommend Emojis to communicate the word instead, and a new free jailbreak tweak called EmojiSuggest brings this functionality to jailbroken iOS 9 devices as well. Read More

 
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