Tag Archive: Keys


Galaxy S8 update gets rid of the black navigation bar, lets you auto-hide nav keys

Galaxy S8 picks up a slew of new features in latest update, but not all of them are great.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are receiving an update that brings the June 1, 2017 security patch along with several UI tweaks. There’s now an icon to the left of the navigation bar that lets you auto-hide the navigation keys when you’re in an app. allowing you to make full use of that 18.5:9 panel. You can toggle it with  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 could have pressure-sensitive on-screen keys

Report from Korea suggests GS8’s virtual home key will be pressure-sensitive — and the Note 8 may take things even further.

Tucked away in an iPhone-related report from Korean outlet The Investor are a few interesting details about how Samsung will handle the transition from physical buttons to virtual keys in its own upcoming flagship. The site reports that, as the sole supplier of OLED panels for the iPhone 8, Samsung Display is working on integrating a sensor for  [Read More…]

Let’s talk about the Pixel’s crazy new on-screen keys

Android’s on-screen buttons get a big overhaul as part of the new Google UI on the Pixel phones. So let’s take a look at what’s new, and revisit what’s come before.

So the first proper render of one of the new Google Pixel phones has leaked out, and with it we’re getting a look at some new UI tweaks in that device’s software. The Pixel phones put the Google brand front and center, and so we’re seeing some significant  [Read More…]

Latest HTC 10 teaser shows capacitive keys on the ‘fastest and smoothest Android’

The latest HTC 10 teaser shows off the capacitive keys on the bottom of the phone. HTC is set to debut the phone officially on April 12, and has been teasing different aspects of it using the hashtag #powerof10. The company has already teased the speakers, cameras and more of the phone, and the latest tweet puts the emphasis on the performance.

Not all phones are created equal. The fastest and smoothest Android. You’ll  [Read More…]

Dropbox adds support for USB security keys when using Chrome

Dropbox has announced that it will now offer support for USB security keys for logging in via the service’s website. Dropbox already supports two-factor authentication for its site and apps sending one-time codes either through SMS or authenticator apps. USB keys, also known as Universal 2nd Factor or U2F, add a new, physical dimension to securing your Dropbox account.

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Motorola’s Keylink dongle is now back in stock and ready to help you find your keys

There’s some good news if you have a chronic problem with losing your keys: Motorola’s Keylink Bluetooth dongle is now back in stock on the company’s store.

Google announces Security Keys for Google Drive for Work accounts

Google Drive for Work will be gaining new admin console features in the coming weeks making it easier to monitor and manage Security Keys.

Security is very important, and Google wants to make sure the people using Google Drive for Work are easily protected. Google has already introduced things like two-step authentication, but now they are taking it one step further with the Security Key.

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Gemalto denies ‘massive theft’ of SIM card encryption keys by NSA and GCHQ

Digital security vendor Gemalto revealed its findings today following last week’s report of an incursion by the NSA and the GCHQ into the vendor’s SIM card encryption keys. While Gemalto noted that an operation by NSA and GCHQ “probably happened” in 2010 and 2011, the intrusion could not have resulted in a “massive theft” of SIM card encryption keys as the breach affected the company’s office network and not its secure networks.

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FBI wants you to lock up data, but allow tech companies to keep the keys

FBI Director James Comey expresses deep concern about the new encryption technologies that Apple had built into the release of iOS 8 and Google will implement with the forthcoming launch of Android L. These new encryption methods are designed to keep data safe and for tech companies to avoid the uncomfortable position of being compelled to hand over private personal data to law enforcement officials. However, Comey says that this move could thwart the fight and  [Read More…]

Swiftkey Flow Hard brings swiping to the desktop keyboard and all its keys

Not satisfied with all the April 1 shenanigans from the U.S., how about some with a British flavor to wake up to? We’re all familiar with SwiftKey, and this latest ‘innovation’ takes it from our Android devices to our desktop or laptop keyboards. Say hello to SwiftKey Flow Hard.

Flow Hard allows users to type radically faster by dragging their fingers from key to key on a keyboard, instead of slowly tapping each letter individually. The innovative technology,  [Read More…]