Motorola intros two new Moto Mods, including a QWERTY keyboard

Motorola is expanding its Moto Mods portfolio with two new accessories meant to be used alongside Moto smartphones: Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod.

Both will be up for grabs through the Moto Z Market app in the Google Play Store, but only in those countries where the Moto Z is available for purchase. Motorola confirmed the Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod will go on sale later this winter for $99, while the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod should hit the shelves in April for $395.

The most expensive of the two, the Lenovo Vital Moto …


Google's Gboard keyboard app updated with handwriting support, fast delete feature, and more

Google’s popular Gboard virtual keyboard app has been updated for Android. The latest patch brings a bunch of neat functionalities, the most notable being support for handwriting.
If you’d like to give handwriting a try, simply tap on “Language Settings” (you access it with a long press on the spacebar), select your desired language, and then choose handwriting as alayout. This functionality will be most useful for alphabets and writing systems that feature thousands of symbols and characters, but the layout is available for all supported languages.
Other …

Grammarly spelling and grammar checking keyboard app is now available on Android

If you’re an Android user looking for a solid proofreading tool, we have good news for you. Grammarly’s keyboard app is finally available on Google Play.
Grammarly looks and feels just like any other virtual keyboard, but what sets it apart is the magic happening in the suggestion bar. 
Most keyboard apps will give you word suggestions and detect simple spelling mistakes, but Grammarly’s goes further by offering sophisticated grammar and contextual spelling checking, and even corrections on punctuation mistakes. …

SwiftKey Android keyboard app receives update with Quick Paste feature, new languages, and more

The Android version of popular keyboard app SwiftKey has received a new update. The latest patch brings a bunch of neat functionalities, the most notable being a new ‘Quick Paste’ feature.

With Quick Paste, a copied text will appear straight on your prediction bar, which will allow you to paste it with a single tap. Aside from that, the long press action while using Explore By Touch (the swipe-to-type feature) should be easier to pull off. 
Finally, support has been added for the following languages –  Chamorro, Ju|’hoan, …

Android keyboard app leaks personal information about 31 million users

A report published today by the Kromtech Security Center reveals that 31,293,959 users of a Android keyboard app called AI.type have had their personal data stolen and leaked on the internet. 577GB of data was outed thanks to the lack of password protection for the app’s database server. The app, which was launched in 2010, was downloaded about 40 million times from the Google Play Store. According to the report, in addition to the 31.2 million users affected by the leak, another database was found containing an additional 753,456 users.

The information contained in the database …

Microsoft soon to add location sharing feature to SwiftKey keyboard app

When it rains it pours, and that’s what SwiftKey users must think as well seeing that developers push out new updates like there’s no tomorrow. It’s only been a few days since we reported on the last changes the keyboard app gained, and it looks like there’s another update coming to Android devices.

A handful of new features and improvements are expected to hit SwiftKey for Android very soon, but if you’re already using the beta version of the app, you’ll be able to test them out beginning today.

Among the highlights of the update, the team behind SwiftKey …

SwiftKey keyboard app gets Outlook email predictions on Android, lots of new languages

If you’ve been using Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard app for at least several months, then you know the developers are adding new features and improvements very often. On the other hand, if you’re a relatively new user, you should trust us when we say SwiftKey is getting better and better with each update.

Although the last update released by the team behind SwiftKey is not necessarily a major one, it brings a very important improvement related to Microsoft’s Outlook email app. Starting with this version of SwiftKey for Android, the keyboard app will offer users personalized …

SlideBoard feature comes to BlackBerry Keyboard beta app in Google Play Store

If you own an Android-powered BlackBerry model without a physical keyboard, a new beta version of the BlackBerry Keyboard app is waiting for you in the Google Play Store. And with the app comes “SlideBoard.” With this new feature, sliding your finger left or right on the virtual keyboard will reveal two panels. One shows four phrases that can be customized by the user for quick replies while messaging. The other panel has a dedicated numbers pad along with some widely used symbols.

As we said, this new feature is in beta, which means it might require additional work to make it ready for …

GO Keyboard apps could be spying on over 200 million Android users

According to a new report, a pair of third party keyboard apps that are listed in the Google Play Store under GO Keyboard could actually be spying on you. The developer, listed as the GOMO Dev Team, says that “We will never collect your personal info including credit card information. In fact, we cares for privacy of what you type and who you type!” That hardly seems to be the case as the apps allegedly have access to data showing your identity, phone call records, and can listen in to the microphones on your handset.

Thee apps have over 200 million users and allegedly communicate with “dozens” …

BlackBerry shows you how to use the KEYone's physical keyboard to manually adjust the camera (VIDEO)

The BlackBerry KEYone’s physical QWERTY keyboard is one of the best ever attached to a smartphone. Not only does it make typing fun again once you get the hang of it, the KEYone QWERTY also doubles as a trackpad and each letter can be used for two shortcuts. Saying that this is the most versatile keyboard ever found on a handset would be an understatement. And today, a new video released by BlackBerry Mobile shows you how to manually adjust the camera using the keys on the physical QWERTY keyboard.

With the manual mode, you can use the KEYone QWERTY to focus, adjust the white balance, …