Gesture typing seems to finally be coming into its own these days. After a long time of being relegated to a small part of the market, more and more apps are adding the functionality, and Google even built it into the newest version of Android itself. SwiftKey is one of the best alternative keyboards available for Android, and its beta version has gesture typing by the name of Flow , and the beta just got updated with a lot of bug fixes and features. Some of the changes aren't really all that useful, like the new option to use Flow in lanscape mode on tablets. We're not a big fan of that because the larger the keyboard, the more distance your finger has to travel on a swipe, and the less efficient gesture typing becomes. Some of the other updates are pretty sweet though, like a fix to the "Flow-through-space" feature, which allows you to swipe through the spacebar and simply keep going to the next word, rather than stopping after each word. Before, if you messed up the last word, … [Read more...] about SwiftKey Flow beta gets updated with a lot of bug fixes
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How bad is the diversity in tech problem? Seriously bad. And seriously long-standing. For almost 30 years, women have made up less than 10 percent of the entrepreneurial and venture capital market labor forces, while Hispanics hovered at 2 percent and African Americans below 1 percent, according to a recent Harvard Business School paper. What’s more, even with an increase in startup inclusion programs from 25 percent to 41 percent in 2017, representation has not budged. In the Midwest, the same trends hold true — albeit with slightly better representation numbers for female founders getting funded. Yet a combination of community organizations, accelerators, and incubators are working to fix the problem. VentureBeat’s Heartland Tech channel invites you to join us and other senior business leaders at BLUEPRINT in Reno on March 5-7. Learn how to expand jobs to Middle America, lower costs, and boost profits. Click here to request an invite and be a part of the … [Read more...] about How Midwest tech organizations are working to increase the number of female founders in the region
posted on 27 Sep 2012, 17:26 10 1. sprockkets (Posts: 1612; Member since: 16 Jan 2012) i'm sure Google needed apple to build a map app to force them to make theirs better... posted on 27 Sep 2012, 17:32 4 2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2721; Member since: 26 May 2011) Sorry. Clarified that, there are tons of products outside of Maps that benefit, or exist because of the data collected from Maps. The competition pushes more innovative ways of using the location data to give us cool services, not just making Maps better. posted on 27 Sep 2012, 19:08 4 19. MeoCao (unregistered) since when a "great move" can have so many errors? 22. MartyK (Posts: 1001; Member since: 11 Apr 2012) MeoCao, 23. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2721; Member since: 26 May 2011) First thing first: I said it *will be* a great move for Apple. I didn't say it is a great move *right now*. Over time the errors will be fixed. 43. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008) One thing Apple … [Read more...] about Comments for : iOS Maps will be great for Apple (and Android users too)
posted on 15 Jan 2015, 09:09 11 1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011) "Sure, they may seem more detailed, and a fraction of users would surely prefer them looking that way, but we don't think a camera should attempt to create details where they aren't present." posted on 15 Jan 2015, 09:21 7 3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011) I agree that the night time & some darker indoor shots the iPhone 6 Plus is better than the Nexus 6 but during any other time the Nexus out classes the iPhone 6 Plus & that is a phenomenal achievement. posted on 15 Jan 2015, 10:09 3 15. jerzyiroc (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Sep 2014) I have the N6. I've also had the N1, N4, N5. Gotta say, i'm pleasantly surprised at the picture quality results of the N6. What makes it even better is having full control over the sensor with 5.0. Using Camera FV-5 and L Camera, i have taken some absolutely amazing pictures. I wish some of these tech sites … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus camera comparison: where Google’s smartphone shines and where it lags behind the iPhone
New York City is in the middle of a transportation nervous breakdown. Never before have city dwellers had so many options for getting around — subway, bus, bike, ferry, taxi, and every sharing app under the sun — and never have commutes been so hellacious. In the midst of all this chaos comes the Ford Motor Company, tossing one more transit option onto the pile in the hopes that it will help make the simple act of getting from Point A to Point B a little less suicide-inducing. Starting soon, Ford is launching its on-demand shuttle bus service Chariot in New York City. The self-described microtransit service will start out in preplanned service areas in Manhattan and Brooklyn, eventually adding routes in additional neighborhoods based on customer crowdsourcing. It’s not a new idea — Via, an app-based communal bus service, has been operating in the city since 2015 — but Chariot has high hopes that its approach to ride-sharing will catch on. Chariot first … [Read more...] about Can Ford fix New York City’s transportation crisis with a crowdsourced shuttle bus?