iOS 8 keyboard utility

Do you like typing fast in iOS 8 keyboard utility?

This is an interesting idea to make responding to things on your iPhone easier. It allows you to save a block of text, or individual text and to make text entry easier.

OftenType's iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps - StumbleUpon

iOS 8 has brought some neat features like the fingerprint reader. Although there is some legal concern about the fingerprint being used against you. Did you know that Koalas have human-like fingerprints? You can even buy a Kwikset lock that reads your fingerprints.

iOS also has family sharing to share your App store content like music, movies, apps. It is also neat because you can use Hand Off to share content/work between your mac and iPhone device. Here is a list of 8 common Apple iOS 8 questions answered. Are you getting the error message in iOS 8 that this accessory may not be supported? Join the club. Even with new Apple hardware this occurs. Having problems upgrading to iOS 8? For a while, upgrading to 8.0.1 killed your cell service on your iPhone. Want to play games with a nice controller on your iPhone with iOS 8?

OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps – StumbleUpon.

Amazing 1977 MIT tablet

Your 70’s iPad grandfather

This is a video of an amazing 1977 MIT tablet that has much of the same functionality of an iPad today. I love the Captain Kirk chair but the interface needs some work. I wonder if the Apple Newton and Message Pad designers were aware of this?

What would be even more cool is if they had commercialized this. I wonder why more research isn’t made available for sale to the general public? There have to be tons of great technology that never get a chance because of the limited numbers of people who are aware of them. I always am surprised at the limits of access to technology.

Isn’t it surprising how often places like Xerox Parc and other institutions sat on technology that could have made them millions? Of course hindsight it 20/20 but if it is useful to them perhaps it would be useful to others. Wouldn’t it be a different history if instead of Microsoft/Apple, it would have been Xerox which is the only computer company? It would have been worse for consumers without the competition, so things worked out for the best.

Tech Time Warp of the Week: The 1977 Tablet Computer That Took Up an Entire Room – StumbleUpon.