SwiftKey for iOS update adds a new feature and support for more languages


Acquired by Microsoft early last year, SwiftKey continues to update its Android and iOS apps with new features and improvements. The latest update released by the fine folks at SwiftKey is aimed at iOS users.

SwiftKey for iOS has been recently updated with one new important feature and support for several more languages. There are more than 100 languages now supported by SwiftKey on both Android and iOS platforms, but here are the latest added: Bislama, Lower Sorbian, Estonian, Ga, Kabardian, Limburgish, Yakut (Sakha), Silesian, Venetian, and Makhuwa.

The only new feature included …


The new iPhones will support fast wireless charging

So, Apple’s new iPhones are finally getting wireless charging! We’d insert a cheering minions GIF here if they weren’t so overused. Not only that, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X all support fast charging over the wire. Well, there’s the small caveat that you need to invest an extra $75 in a wallplug and cable that provide that fast charging, but at least the option is there, right?

At first, we thought that the new iPhones would not support any form of fast wireless charging. And it seems that’s going to be true at launch. However, browsing through the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad …

Android Oreo gains support for custom themes via Andromeda add-on for Substratum, no root needed

A while ago, we reported that custom themes may be coming to Android 8.0 Oreo without the need for rooting your device. We are happy to report back that this seems to be the case, although the ability to do so is not quite “native”, in that it requires a third-party app and a PC connection.

Last month, the folks over at XDA discovered, while tinkering with preview builds of Oreo, that the new version of Android has support for Sony’s Runtime Resource Overlay (RRO) theme engine baked-in. This spurned the developers behind the popular custom theming …

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is now official: 6-inch 18:9 display, Snapdragon 835, global network support

The Xiaomi Mi MIX was certainly one of the most interesting products of 2016: in fact, one could argue it was the device that kickstarted the bezel-less design trend we’ve seen gain immense popularity over the course of the past year, with everyone from Samsung to LG jumping on the trend.

But even though Xiaomi positioned the Mi MIX more as a proof-of-concept than an actual mainstream product — quantities were limited, and the phone was only sold in a handful of countries — it was a pretty effective PR move, pushing people’s perception of Xiaomi …

Next version of Nova Launcher to bring adaptive icons support

A brand new version of Nova Launcher was released earlier this week, which brought quite a few important changes that Android users can take advantage of. But there’s a new version of the launcher that’s being in the works now that will add a couple of other major improvements.

Released as beta, Nova Launcher v5.5 brings support for adaptive icons into the mix. The new feature is fully compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher, but some icons will require at least Android Nougat.

If you plan to install the beta version of Nova Launcher 5.5, then you should know …

Google Allo is getting in-chat translations, adaptive icon support

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Google’s chat app Allo is receiving another update, this one adding in-chat translations for everyone and adaptive icon support for users running Android 8.0 Oreo.

The translation feature is pretty simple to use. All you need to do after you update, is to long-press a message and the Google Translate icon will pop up at the top of your screen. Tap the icon and the message will be automatically translated. To hide the translation, long press the message bubble again and tap “Undo.”
Interestingly, …

The S1 may be the first BLU smartphone to support Sprint's network

The unannounced BLU S1 could be the first smartphone launched by the US-based company that will be compatible with Sprint’s network. The “partnership” between BLU and Sprint hasn’t been officialized yet, but the S1 is now listed on the carrier’s website. 

It’s unclear whether the BLU S1 will be a BYOD (bring your own device) smartphone that Sprint customers will be able to use, or it will be sold as postpaid as well. BLU S1 will be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile too, not just Sprint, so it’s up to each and …

Microsoft's SwiftKey gains support for Chinese handwriting and new languages on Android

Acquired by Microsoft last year, SwiftKey continues to improve its apps on both Android and iOS platforms. The last update we reported about dates from one month ago and brought GIF search support and new languages.

Today, developers have pushed another update aimed at Android users. Unlike the previous update, the new one doesn’t necessarily brings any new features, but it definitely adds several tweaks and improvements.

The most important new feature is the addition of Chinese handwriting support, which will allow a large mass of users to use handwriting …

Action Launcher gains support for Oreo Adaptive Icons

Action Launcher has just cemented its position as one of the best and most versatile Android launchers even further. In its latest beta (v28, which is now live), Action Launcher adds native support for one of the cool features that debuted in Android Oreo – Adaptive Icons.

Android has traditionally lacked any rigorous rules about the size and shape of app icons, and this doesn’t really change in Oreo, but the latest version of the OS introduced a bunch of “masks”, or styles, that grants users the freedom to transform all the icons on their devices into one of four …

Stuck on Android Wear 1.0? Your watch will soon support standalone apps

Android Wear 2.0’s rollout was infamously terrible, thanks to bugs finding their way into the final release, combined with the classic Android sluggish update pace. But most of this is in the past now — Wear 2.0 has made its way to pretty much all of the devices it was promised to, though that does leave some older wearables like the original Moto 360 out in the cold.

But Google has recently made a change to its Play Store policies which should be very good news to all the users out there still stuck on the older version of the OS. Namely, it now …