Magic Keyboard PreOrder Available

Today, Apple is allowing pre-orders for the new Magic Keyboard for the 4th generation iPad Pro 12.9″ and 2nd generation 11″ iPad Pro models. The prices start at $349 for the 12.9 and $299 for 11″ model. Make sure you order the correct keyboard for your device and in the correct language/layout. Right now, expectedContinue reading “Magic Keyboard PreOrder Available”

Gboard Keyboard – Search Built In

Google has created Gboard, a keyboard app for your iOS device. The keyboard allows you to type as you would expect as well as use glide typing, a process of simply dragging your finger across the right keys to spell words. Of course, emojis are available as well. The most interesting feature is that Google searchContinue reading “Gboard Keyboard – Search Built In”

How to Add Keyboards to your iPad

It is possible to use keyboards other than the built in Apple iOS keyboard. There are several options for other keyboards. What is not usually clear is what to do after you buy the keyboard to make it work. This will walk you through the process. Download / Buy the Keyboard you wish to add fromContinue reading “How to Add Keyboards to your iPad”

How to Add a New Keyboard(s)

Last year, Apple announced that iOS 8 supports third-party keyboard apps. If you have purchased one or more of these, it is not obvious how to make the keyboard the default keyboard or available to you. This post will walk you through the basics of the process on iOS8 devices. First, download the keyboard you want to useContinue reading “How to Add a New Keyboard(s)”

Virtual Keyboard – Brookstone

Now that you are playing around with your new iPad, maybe you are thinking about a keyboard. If you want to be really high-tech, try out the Brookstone Virtual Keyboard. This mini device projects a laser image of a keyboard on a flat surface and pairs via blue tooth to your device. Just tap theContinue reading “Virtual Keyboard – Brookstone”

MacWorld iPad Keyboard Recommendations

  Macworld has published an updated Buying Guide to help find the best iPad keyboard. They identify factors to consider when shopping including portability versus usability. Whether you are considering for a clam shell design or want to incorporate a keyboard, the article goes through many considerations and makes recommendations. If you are looking forContinue reading “MacWorld iPad Keyboard Recommendations”

Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Pre-Order

Belkin has introduced a keyboard case combination called the Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad. It is to be available in mid-April in two colors black ($99) and silver ($129). They are accepting pre-orders. Belkin describes the case as follows: “With a base made of specially machined aluminum alloy, our iPad case with Keyboard offers outstandingContinue reading “Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Pre-Order”

Air Keyboard – Free for Limited Time

  An interesting app that allows your iPad to act as a wireless keyboard and mouse for your computer is free for a limited time. Air Keyboard: Remote Mouse, Touch Pad and Custom Keyboard for your PC or Mac allows you to enjoy a wide low-latency touch pad, native iPad keyboard, full-size computer keyboard with 88 keysContinue reading “Air Keyboard – Free for Limited Time”

How to Get Emoji Keyboard on iPad

Want to use those little emoji smiley face symbols to send friends messages or emails? You can modify your iPad keyboard to accomplish that. Make sure you are using the latest iOS. NOTE for iOS 7, follow this link. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard. Tap on Add New Keyboard. You will be presentedContinue reading “How to Get Emoji Keyboard on iPad”

Short Cut Typing – A Real Time Saver

A new feature in iOS 5.x that cuts down on the time it takes you to type words, phrases or whole sentences is available. Tap Settings > General > Keyboard and scroll down until you see “Shortcuts.” Tap on Add New Shortcut. In the Phrase section, type something like “I will be there in 5Continue reading “Short Cut Typing – A Real Time Saver”