How To: Install Custom Keyboards in iOS 8 | MacTrast

With the debut of iOS 8, Apple’s mobile operating system now allows the installation of third-party keyboards such as offerings from Swype, SwiftKey, and Minuum.  Here’s how to install the keyboards as they become available.

Adding Custom Keyboards in iOS 8

Once you download a keyboard from the App Store, you’ll need to go through a few steps to get it up and running on your device. (You’ll find a list of available keyboards at the end of this article.)

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Dont Freak Out About the Facebook Messenger App | Mashable

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You might hate being forced to use Facebook Messenger — but that doesn’t mean the app is invading your privacy or part of some vast conspiracy to track all of your actions.

In the days since Facebook started requiring iPhone and Android users to download the stand-alone Facebook Messenger app to continue chatting with friends and family members, the backlash has been swift.

As Facebook is well aware, its users do not like change (see News Feed, Beacon ads, Timeline, OpenGraph, the Instagram terms of service changes, and every design change in the company’s 10-year history). So it’s not surprising to see Facebook Messenger as the number one app in the App Store (because everyone is being prompted to download it), or that it has a 1-star rating (because everyone is being prompted to download it).

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Amazon Video App Gets Updated AirPlay Support | Cult of Mac

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If you love the Amazon Video app on your iPhone or iPad all the more now that it can stream AirPlay video to your Apple TV, great news: a new update to the app has just made AirPlay even better.

While Amazon Video’s recent gain of AirPlay support was a major boon to subscribers of Amazon Prime, or anyone who buys or rents a lot of videos on Amazon, it had one problem: once you started AirPlaying a video, you couldn’t use your phone or iPad for anything else while it was streaming to your TV.

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Todays Apps Gone Free: Acting Out, Run A 5K, Little Red Hen And More | AppAdvice

Play video charades at your own pace with Interconnected Gaming’s turn-based game, Acting Out! We also have a fitness app that will help you achieve a 5K distance, and an interactive storybook app that tells the tale of a Little Red Hen.

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How Apple Is Taking Over Your Car | Gizmodo

It’s no secret that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs was keen on bringing the company’s technology to the automotive world. In fact, according to longtime Apple board member Mickey Drexler, “Steve’s dream before he died was to design an iCar.” Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Shiller, echoed those sentiments during the company’s copyright infringement trial against Samsung, saying there had been discussion of Apple making a vehicle.

Steve Jobs may have harboured dreams of roads filled with purely Apple iCars, but the post-Jobs Apple world has a different idea: integrating with the cars already out there. Laptop Mag’s Daniel P. Howley explains how Apple’s looking to get iOS out of your phone and into your dash.

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REVIEW: Fish Out of Water | Mac|Life

 

Halfbrick established itself as one of the App Store’s top developers thanks to games that feature simple, engaging mechanics and delightfully manicured aesthetics. Both Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride alike were sensations when they respectively launched, and remain among the best all-time iOS titles because they’re tremendously fun and so thoroughly well crafted. Fish Out of Water is the studio’s latest original affair, and while some of the hallmark elements are there — notably a unique approach plus quick-hit missions — the game curiously doesn’t have the same hook as those earlier favorites.

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(4/19/2013) Today’s Apps Gone Free: Pepi Tree, MoneyTron, Pronto And More | AppAdvice

We’re continuing our Autism Awareness Month celebration with seven new educational apps to try out, including Pepi Play’s absolutely adorable Pepi Tree.

We also have an app that will help you keep track of your finances, and a productivity app that allows you to keep track of the important events in your life.

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