A clipboard is a specific storage space where the information of what you cut/copy resides temporarily. Technically, the data is stored in your RAM and helps you quickly access the data you cut/copied from a document.
Google Translate does a pretty good job at translating different languages. The only drawback is that if you’re chatting with someone, you need to switch back and forth between the app and the translation. However the good news is that it looks like Google has updated its Gboard keyboard app for iOS where it now comes with a built-in translation tool.
Handwriting recognition can be a bit tricky as the system would need to be able to recognize various styles of handwriting. As we all have different styles, some of which can be messier than both, it is understandable that existing handwriting recognition systems can make mistakes every now and then.
One of the downside to onscreen keyboards is that they lack the same tactile feedback that a normal physical keyboard has. This makes typing on it a bit tricky and can be annoying when trying to type out long-form posts. However if you’re a Gboard user on iOS, the latest update to the app should help improve the typing experience.
WhatsApp is admittedly a bit late to the sticker game. Other apps such as Facebook Messenger, KakaoTalk, and LINE have long offered its users stickers. However it seems that the Facebook-owned company might have found a way to quickly spread its stickers and that is by integrating it with third-party keyboard apps.
Google launched its Gboard virtual keyboard only a couple of years ago. The team behind it has constantly been improving it by adding support for more languages. The company haw announced that Gboard now has support for an impressive 500 languages. This, Google says, allows almost 90 percent of the Earth’s population to communicate on their mobile devices by typing in their native language.
Google is pretty proud of the AI that they’ve developed. The company recently announced that they will be using its AI system to help the New York Times to digitize its archive, and now it looks like they’ll be using AI to help make GIF suggestions to users of its Gboard keyboard application.
As our phone screens are getting bigger, it means it has become harder to use them with one hand, unless you are blessed with big hands or long fingers. However if one-handed usage is something you want but don’t have particularly big hands, then maybe you might want to consider using Google’s Gboard.
Google’s Gboard might be late to the game when it comes to keyboard apps for smartphones, but the company has done a pretty good job with it. One of the key features of Gboard is that it allows users to make searches on Google directly within it, thus bringing up relevant information without having to leave whatever app you’re using.
These days it seems to be a pretty popular feature in apps where it can take the selfie of a user and turn it into something else, such as animals as we have seen with Apple’s Animojis, or Samsung’s AR Emojis which can create a stylized avatar based on your face. Google’s Allo app also has a similar Selfie Stickers feature.
Most keyboards for smartphones come with a spell check built into them. Just like word processors and internet forms, spell check seems to be more or less a default feature that we can expect these days. However for some reason, it seems that there are quite a few Gboard users who have been having less than stellar spell check experiences.
Autocomplete is useful as it does save you some time from typing, which when you’re in a rush can save you valuable seconds. Now autocomplete has come a long way over the years where it has gotten better where it’s getting smarter at figuring out what you’re trying to say next, but unfortunately this can lead to some questionable results.
Google announced during its I/O 2018 conference in May that it would soon bring Morse code support to Gboard. It understandably released this feature to Gboard for Android initially. The company was inspired by developer Tania Finlayson who communicates through head movements which are first translated into Morse code and then into speech. She and her husband teamed up with Google to bring Morse code to Gboard. This feature has […]
One of the nifty features that we’re seeing Google roll out to its services is smart replies, where based on the context, Google can offer up smart replies that you can fire off at a tap of a button. This feature has been introduced to Google products such as Gmail, and now it looks like Gboard will be getting it as well.