Add an invisible keyboard to Android devices 4.0 and up

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Add an invisible keyboard to Android devices 4.0 and up

Add an invisible keyboard to Android devices 4.0 and up

Posted: 06 Dec 2013 08:17 PM PST

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

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Flesky just came out of private beta, and now it's available on the Google Play store for everyone to try it out. It has its own classic-style keyboard layout, a compact mode, and better yet -- invisible mode. You're probably wondering why you might want to use a keyboard you can't actually see. Well, three reasons come to mind:

Extra screen real estate -- Whether you're using a device with a small screen, or something the size of a Galaxy Note, you'll see more of your apps when using this keyboard.

Impressive auto-correction -- This keyboard offers some pretty solid auto-correction, as it should, since you can't really see the letters you're tapping. Additionally, the gestures for choosing or rejecting suggestions are top-notch.

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Google Play for Android expected to get new features

Posted: 06 Dec 2013 08:21 AM PST

The Google Play 4.5.10 release offers new features and a slightly tweaked interface.

(Credit: Android Police)

Google is expected to roll out an updated version of the Google Play app for Android, according to Android Police, which hosts an unverified version of the app (download at your own risk).

The blog, which often gets its hands on early releases of apps, says that the 4.5.10 release brings a number of new features and enhancements, that it's more transparent and obvious for users, and that it makes it easier for Android owners to discover new apps.

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Apple Stores fire up iBeacon to track you while you shop

Posted: 06 Dec 2013 06:22 AM PST

(Credit: Roger Cheng/CNET)

Apple's iBeacon will find its way to Apple Store customers on Friday.

Apple will start using the iBeacon feature built into iOS 7 to be a personal shopper for customers on Friday at its 254 stores across the US. As long as you have Apple's official Store app installed and allow the program to track your location, iBeacon can tell you about the products you're near in the store, and provide order updates that can be shared with sales staff on the floor.

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