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Here's a pretty cool story. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently found hidden code for a one-handed keyboard in iOS by hacking an iOS Simulator. Troughton-Smith says the keyboard has "been there since at least iOS 8."

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Is there anything worse than having a flimsy, lightweight keyboard sliding all over your desk while you type? Probably a lot of things, but not for Redditor ipee9932cd, who couldn't find a keyboard case they liked so they went the extra obsessed mile to make their own using rock-solid concrete.

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Video: Clickety Clack. The sounds of a mechanical keyboard are just so soothing. There's such a satisfying audible (and physical) reaction whenever you hit the keys, like hey, press this button and you'll feel good. Here's Pseudorandom using the mechanical keyboard as an instrument for a song.

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Apple and Microsoft have a long and strange history. The latest chapter in this on-again, off-again affair is the rumour that Microsoft is releasing the Windows Phone keyboard on iOS. Apple's former greatest rival is reportedly testing the keyboard internally, and they want to make the keyboard publicly available sometime in the near future.

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If there are words and phrases you type out over and over again on your phone — from your email address to "I'll be five minutes late" — then both Android and iOS include built-in tools to help you communicate faster. Here's how to get the shortcuts set up and burn through emails and texts messages on your smartphone.

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Think about how many keyboard shortcuts you've memorised. Now think about how much better your life would be if you knew a hundred, or a thousand, more. Why force ourselves to memorise shortcuts anyway, when we now have the technology to build infinitely customisable screens?

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Your keyboard is boring — completely practical, functional, useful even, but also awful, boring and stupid. You just don't know it yet. I learned about boring keyboards in college, when a nasty case of carpel tunnel syndrome threatened to silence my fingers forever. Then, one day, my father lent me a ridiculous vertical keyboard that changed how I think about typing. Now I can't stop collecting oddball keyboards.

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I must be a masochist. I'm typing this whole review on a Bluetooth keyboard smaller than my two thumbs. Touch-type a dozen letters or so — until I make a mistake, wind up with some gibberish and go back to hunting and pecking once more. Yep, definitely a masochist.