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  Reply # 1132123 19-Sep-2014 13:36
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Jaxson: Is there a viable swipe keyboard option now?  I miss that from my budget android phone as it's a good way to interface with the small iPhone sized screen.


There is both SwiftKey and Swype. SwiftKey is free, and Swype is $1.29. So far I'm finding Swype to be the pick of those two. SwiftKey seems to be a bit naff at learning the corrections I throw at it, whereas Swype copes well there. I also prefer the overall aesthetic of it over the SwiftKey keyboard.

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  Reply # 1132129 19-Sep-2014 13:48
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dclegg:
Jaxson: Is there a viable swipe keyboard option now?  I miss that from my budget android phone as it's a good way to interface with the small iPhone sized screen.


There is both SwiftKey and Swype. SwiftKey is free, and Swype is $1.29. So far I'm finding Swype to be the pick of those two. SwiftKey seems to be a bit naff at learning the corrections I throw at it, whereas Swype copes well there. I also prefer the overall aesthetic of it over the SwiftKey keyboard.


Does the apple stock kb not do swipe typing?

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  Reply # 1132135 19-Sep-2014 13:52
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groynk: 
Does the apple stock kb not do swipe typing?


No. But it does seem to have a pretty good prediction engine 

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  Reply # 1132203 19-Sep-2014 15:47
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Yeah I'm loving Swype. Freaks me out how meandering a finger over half the keyboard it invariably picks the word I want!? I also love being able to reply to txts from the lock screen, or whatever app I'm in when I get a txt. Being able to instantly set up notifications for email replies is also incredibly useful. 

Losing the camera roll is a big pita... really don't like that at all.  

In terms of how 'big' this update is, I think it comes into its own if you have a Mac. Continuity (that's what the feature is called) will be awesome when we get Yosemite next month. That'll tie everything together really nicely. 





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  Reply # 1132209 19-Sep-2014 16:01
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Jaxson: Is there a viable swipe keyboard option now?  I miss that from my budget android phone as it's a good way to interface with the small iPhone sized screen.

I unfortunately paid the $1.29 for swipe....... And it doesn't work, on both the 5s and the iPad mini :-(
Gutted as I loved this keyboard on my old S3

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  Reply # 1132211 19-Sep-2014 16:03
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Loismustdye: 
I unfortunately paid the $1.29 for swipe....... And it doesn't work, on both the 5s and the iPad mini :-(
Gutted as I loved this keyboard on my old S3


Care to elaborate on the issues you're having? I've got it working on my 5s 

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  Reply # 1132214 19-Sep-2014 16:12
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Installed it and when I slect it from the globe button on the existing keyboard, the keyboard disappears and I'm left with a blank box.
Happens on both the mini and the 5s.
Ive restarted the devices, deleted and reinstalled and no dice.

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Loismustdye: Installed it and when I slect it from the globe button on the existing keyboard, the keyboard disappears and I'm left with a blank box.
Happens on both the mini and the 5s.
Ive restarted the devices, deleted and reinstalled and no dice.


Weird. Have you tried contacting Swype for support? 

Alternatively this thread may have some useful information.

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  Reply # 1132247 19-Sep-2014 16:25
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Thanks for the link, turned out switching off guided access fixed it.
Thanks again

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  Reply # 1132252 19-Sep-2014 16:33
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Anyone here have a 4S and updated to iOS8?   Workmate says it is very slow. Its not here, but it may be a low memory issue rather than slow? Tonight he will hard restart it to get a clean start, if I am correct, it will be ok, then slow down a lot when memory approaches saturation.  Seen a couiple of other forum comments that it was ok.

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  Reply # 1132277 19-Sep-2014 17:29
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i found my ipad mini to be slow at opening apps and the facebook app takes a whole minute to open and load now

not sure if it was wise to update it to ios8

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  Reply # 1132297 19-Sep-2014 18:45
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My 4s seems just the same as before.... Liking the predictions, no slowing of apps, still exploring the rest tbh...

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  Reply # 1132353 19-Sep-2014 19:37
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My 4 is exactly the same. Pretty crappy update. Wait? Oh...

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  Reply # 1132358 19-Sep-2014 19:43
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sdav: My 4 is exactly the same. Pretty crappy update. Wait? Oh...


WHUT?

The '4' didn't get this update, and AFAIK the update was about function, not flashy looks?

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  Reply # 1132360 19-Sep-2014 19:50
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Ipad2 seemed slow initially but a reboot afterwards seems to see it back to normal.

Good news on the swipe. This does seem to see us up to speed with android 2012 so all good.

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