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Swype Keyboard Gets New Features in Software Update

Swype, the maker of the speedy keyboard software, said on Monday that it has a new version of its beta that aims to make it even easier for those looking to enter text on their mobile devices.

The latest version of the software, Swype 3.0, adds two main features — predictive text recognition and the ability to select a word from a horizontal list as opposed to a popup window of word choices.

There is also a resizable and movable version of the keyboard designed specifically for Honeycomb tablets.

Swype, which allows people to enter text by tracing from one letter to another, says its software has now been installed on 50 million devices. The Seattle company nabbed $3.5 million in additional funding back in March.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik