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SwiftKey adds a surprisingly handy search bar to its Android keyboard

SwiftKey adds a surprisingly handy search bar to its Android keyboard

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I’ve been switching between Google’s Gboard and SwiftKey for the past couple of years as my default Android software keyboard, because both of them offer compelling features. However, I’m partial to SwiftKey because of its arrow keys for moving around text – and I now have another reason to stick with it. The Microsoft-owned service now has a search bar built into the keyboard, so you can look up anything on the web, share the search results instantly, or even grab and send a screenshot on-the-fly – all without leaving the app you’re using right then

Facebook Messenger down again! IOS, Android users hit in UK, Europe

Facebook Messenger down again! IOS, Android users hit in UK, Europe

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Facebook Messenger down: Popular messaging app Facebook Messenger has crashed again, a report in express.co.uk said. Users in parts of Europe and UK said that they are facing trouble in sending and receiving messages using the Facebook ...

Gestures for page forward/back may be coming to Chrome for Android

Gestures for page forward/back may be coming to Chrome for Android

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Obviously, we prefer Android here at Android Police, but there are a handful of features from iOS that we historically envy, like iMessage, the platform's expanded app selection, and the performance of Apple's SoCs. But more minor feature from Safari that Android converts may have missed and which Chrome for Android lost long ago could be coming back. As spotted by the folks at Chrome Story, gesture-based history navigation may be coming to Chrome (i.e., swipe to go back/forward).

Update to Swiftkey app for Android adds Bing search integration

Update to Swiftkey app for Android adds Bing search integration

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Considering that the Swiftkey QWERTY keyboard app has been owned by Microsoft for more than two years, you have to wonder why it took so long for Bing search integration to be tested for the keyboard app. Bing, of course, is also owned by the software giant. According to Windows Central, the Android version of the Swiftkey app now features a Bing search box on the left side of the keyboard's toolbar. When a user taps on it, the box opens allowing for a Bing search to be conducted.

Android Auto update delivers new messaging and media features

Android Auto update delivers new messaging and media features

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Today, Google announced a new update to Android Auto that has a couple of changes centered around making things easier. First and foremost, the company has improved Android Auto’s content search and browsing capabilities in a number of different apps. Those that are getting in on the ground floor are apps like Google Play Books, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Spotify, … Continue reading

Android: How to disable Facebook Messenger chat heads

Android: How to disable Facebook Messenger chat heads

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First introduced way back in 2013, Facebook's chat heads represent a quick way to keep in touch with your friends while on the go. For some time now, chat heads have been integrated into the Facebook Messenger app (which is separate from the main Facebook application, but pretty much just as popular), so most users are familiar with them. When you install Facebook Messenger on an Android device, chat heads are enabled by default. Since not everyone likes this, we're going to show you how get rid of chat heads. Of course, it's easy to dismiss a chat head once this appears: just tap it, hold ...

Google adds new messaging options for Android Auto, new ways to discover media

Google adds new messaging options for Android Auto, new ways to discover media

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Android Auto has just been updated with important new features and improvements that will be rolled out to users in the next several days. The highlight of the update is the addition of more options for messaging like support for apps that use MMS (multimedia messaging service) and RCS (rich communication services). Basically, this means that many of the apps that you're using with Android Auto will now offer more functions, such as support for group messaging. Moreover, Google announced that Android Auto will now show a short preview of the text that you've just received when your vehicle ...

SwiftKey for Android gets built-in search for rapid web browsing

SwiftKey for Android gets built-in search for rapid web browsing

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Microsoft has released an update for its mobile keyboard SwiftKey, giving Android users access to a built-in search bar. With this new feature, users can directly browse the web and share the content they find with others, eliminating the need to toggle between an app and web browser. As expected, the new feature uses Bing as its search engine. SwiftKey … Continue reading

Samsung issues hotfix update in second Android Pie beta for Galaxy S9

Samsung issues hotfix update in second Android Pie beta for Galaxy S9

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Samsung has just issued a hotfix update to the second Android Pie beta on Galaxy S9, launched yesterday. It is only 90 MB in size and patches two significant issues that slipped in the major release. Users complained about losing mobile data connection and having trouble launching some apps.

The Google Pixel Slate mixes great hardware with a slight identity crisis

The Google Pixel Slate mixes great hardware with a slight identity crisis

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Google's high-end tablet is like a fancy condo in which Chrome and Android apps live.

Stars align at the launch of Priority Global Konnect (PGK)

Stars align at the launch of Priority Global Konnect (PGK)

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PGK is the fresh new face in the Nigerian digital media landscape. The company began operations in 2017 building content for its online media platforms such as Priority Radio and Priority TV both hosted on the PGK app available on Android and IOS. In an increasingly crowded landscape of media content, PGK stands out as

Android Auto improves its on-the-road music, messaging features

Android Auto improves its on-the-road music, messaging features

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Apple's CarPlay made a splash when it announced that Google Maps, Waze, and other third-party navigation apps would finally work for iPhone users plugging their phone into their cars, but Android Auto's been quietly offering these apps for years — and on Thursday it announced some new features to make the in-car platform run a bit smoother.

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