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Subliminal5oh2

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  1. It's all about how you post, if posts start off with version numbers and specifications between beta and market it makes a huge difference for us as the moderators and SwiftKey teams. I haven't had an issue regarding posting through mobile, using Chrome browser it has been substantially easier regarding notifications due to Tapatalk instability via multiple forum sources. It's much more streamlined for new users to find, which is ultimately the goal, more interaction and involvement is always better via public forums. Change is constant, and by far and away rarely received well, but I will say give it a chance and you will be surprised at the speed and clarity of the new community! Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  2. As a moderator, I was originally upset about this as well. I will say, however, that the mobile version of the Support site is very user friendly, and wonderfully formatted for mobile screens, so now instead of a third party app, you can use your favorite mobile browser to view, comment, and discuss different things over on the new U2U support site!
  3. Favorite theme on SwiftKey

    Right now I am personally stuck on the dark Ninja theme. It's pretty interesting watching my wife try to type on my phone. I really enjoy the new challenge of seeing how accurate I can be, and pushing SwiftKey's autocorrect to the absolute limit. It's pretty fun.
  4. Awesome article from IFLscience

    http://www.iflscience.com/brain/how-smartphone-use-changing-way-thumbs-and-brains-communicate This was an awesome read! Add things like Lumosity have exhibited our brains and bodies are definitely fluid learners. I am honestly impressed with the speed of this evolutionary reaction from our bodies and minds. The human body never ceases to amaze me! Sent from my SM-N900P | Android 4.4.4 | Tapatalk | SwiftKey Beta
  5. What Launcher App Are you Using for Android?

    Nova Prime and Apex have served me very well. I'm still disappointed in TouchWiz and the plastic feel it comes with, although I will say that the functionality has improved, it's still quirky in some ways though.
  6. What are your top 5 favorite Android apps and why?

    Oddly enough I haven't used an anti-virus in some time. I really haven't used obscure enough apps or apps downloaded from another source besides the playstore. I also found most anti-virus apps to be quite intrusive and demanding for both performance and battery life. Nevertheless, this is a great list, Maps definitely makes my top 10!
  7. What are your top 5 favorite Android apps and why?

    1) SwiftKey. There has yet to be a utility on my phone as important as it. 2) Pixlr, excellent photo editor. Huge considering the platform. 3)Instagram, vaping is a huge hobby of mine and this is the best platform for the vaping community! 4)Spotify, with Spoticast (stand alone app) I can still steam to my Chromecast, and it seems to have more of a my style of music collection than GPM 5) reddit is fun golden platinum - because reddit is amazing.
  8. Do you remember what your first phone was?

    I had the Nokia 3310. Thing was a monster. I think I paid 15 for it for a Cingular prepaid before AT&T bought them out. Shortly after that I upgraded to my favorite of flipphones And then started my interest in HTC as them and QualComm had got together to develop Windows phones, such as the OG HTC Touch. Fun times.
  9. Theory of Everything is actually on my watch list now. Dr. Hawking has been one of the biggest influences in my attraction toward theoretical physics and really my driving force behind my fascination with space and time. I wish work would lighten up so I could have time to watch it. I have already seen The Imitation Game. The history seemed solid, although exaggerated based on what I've read, the acting is solid and it is a good movie. Definitely worth a watch for sure. I like that American media is becoming more cultured, although I think Netflix and the like have pushed that further with their support of foreign film. It is exciting though, now the movies I see aren't obscure, they're just on Netflix
  10. ISO standard date

    I would honestly attribute this to the international use of this application. Every country dates differently than others, and numerical language is barrier proof, so it would be a sweeping generalization. For instance, EU standard is DD, MM, YYYY while US standard is MM, DD, YYYY I would presume that this is to minimize alienation of a specific standard.
  11. SwiftKey keyboard for Windows Mobile....PLEASE!

    I'll give you that. One thing to note though, with Surface comes the keyboard, and Microsoft being the company they are will want that to stay proprietary. Windows Mobile serves a very specific group of clientele and really don't even try to expand out of that. They create great workspace environments, Android just perfects the personal experience. Windows has found a niche and will stay just that, I doubt there will be enough growth in that market to really even interest any third party keyboard/interface development.
  12. SwiftKey keyboard for Windows Mobile....PLEASE!

    I'm fairly certain that Microsoft markets are more closed off to third party developers like SwiftKey than Apple is. Microsoft prides itself in creating a fluid experience that is unique to their devices. To allow SwiftKey keyboard on their market would cause them to admit that they fail at designing keyboards, and as it stands, Microsoft doesn't do that. I would suggest moving back to Android, friend. Simply because out of the great Smartphone race, Microsoft is behind Blackberry, and RIM almost went out of business three times in the past 2 quarters. It's simply a dying market. Too little, too late in my opinion. Even with Microsoft acquisition of Nokia, I truly don't see them doing anything worthwhile to get back in the game.
  13. Facebook Light

    That makes more sense lol! And yes I agree, but Facebook has almost NSA level brazen actions when it comes to interfering with privacy protocols. In all honesty, I'd be happy if applications would take a 'per diem' approach to applications, and use permissions as they are needed then relegate the application to isolation of the device. In other words, Facebook just needs basic permissions to run, however if you want to upload a picture it then needs access to your camera/media device, for that instance I grant it; after the operation is completed, remove the permission and thus Facebook's intrusion into my device. Although it would take more computing power to constantly adjust protocol for applications interacting with the device, I think that the small inconvenience will parlay paranoid actions toward specific applications. Facebook, of course, being the most intrusive.
  14. Facebook Light

    It is a standalone app, it even implements messenger internally rather than a separate application. It does not open in the browser, it's rather terrible looking but user interface is usually the most cumbersome in terms of performance. It flies on my Note 3, and seems to run much smoother than the Facebook application, in background or up front. I definitely appreciate Facebook trying to make their application more accessible, I just wish they could make the complete application halfway reliable and less reliant on every permission my phone has.
  15. Bom Carnaval!

    This theme is wicked.
  16. Google Maps turned 10 over the weekend

    I use Google maps almost everyday. There has yet to be a more accurate, regularly updated map service aside from GPS companies like Garmin, and I like Maps layout better. I couldn't imagine following directions from Mapquest ever again. The fluidity between devices is also very impressive. I can view directions on my PC and then send them to my phone to go into my GPS
  17. That was fun! Really didn't think I would get that many, haha! Sent from my SM-N900P | Android 4.4.4 | Tapatalk | SwiftKey Beta
  18. Ooo, that would be awesome! Sent from my SM-N900P | Android 4.4.4 | Tapatalk | SwiftKey Beta
  19. What are the Best Calendar Apps for Android or iOS?

    Hey joshg, Great topic, as I really believe that Calender apps are far too often just ignored or utilized for the most basic sense of the functionality. I also agree wholeheartedly that Google's Calendar application (while gorgeously seamless with MD) lacks a lot of functionality that I would like to see in a calendar application. I have been using DigiCal Calendar for about 3 months now. At this point, I just don't know how I lived without it! From 6 different views and 5 different widgets, there is bound to be a preferred way to view your information. My personal favorite is Agenda view. It allows me to view all important data on an hour to hour basis, and makes inputting information so quick and easy! It recently was updated to utilize information fed to it from Google Now as well, which I use quite often. It has a great fluid functionality between the application interface and my device and looks gorgeous to boot. While I'm at work, I usually track the information that I need to on an hour to hour basis, and I do it all with this app. As joshg stated above about Sunrise, I'm positive that I am barely scratching the surface on what this application is capable of; alas I've already purchased the ad-free version and was greeted with MORE theme options for the application as well as the widgets. I do like the Material Design implementation of Sunrise though, it looks great! Sidenote: I wish more applications would get on the MD bandwagon. Great topic Josh!
  20. Any cool stuff over the holidays?

    Nice EeZeEpEe! I was looking at those! Ended up going without the 4k (I read that [on next gen consoles specifically] they had small lag waves trying to upcode the input signal to 4k output). My next TV purchase will be 4k though. Or a projector! Lol Sent from my SM-N900P | Android 4.4.4 | Tapatalk | SwiftKey Beta
  21. Any gamers in here?

    I usually keep them on a wishlist on Amazon and eBay, I get consistently real offers, but I'm iffy about electronics unless it's someone I know personally I don't like used. Never had an app with this functionality but you got me wondering now... Sent from my SM-N900P | Android 4.4.4 | Tapatalk | SwiftKey Beta
  22. Any gamers in here?

    Same way with the Xbone and the 360, which makes sense. And I was going to get Ps3s still might depending on cost over functionality. I don't see the price reducing much at all until holiday season 2015, if I can find a deal tho, I'll be on it! Would've done the absolute same in your position, getting through customs would've been such a pain for me after visiting EU. I still plan on it one day! My first job was a local pizza place called Pizza Mia, they sold Mt. Dew Code Red there. Was definitely a candidate for diabetes while on CS. Literally lived off microwaved foods, MT. Dew, and Jolt cola. Man, those were the days. Sent from my SM-N900P | Android 4.4.4 | Tapatalk | SwiftKey Beta
  23. Any cool stuff over the holidays?

    Indeed! That's awesome regardless, those LG tvs are nice too. My cousin has one and the picture was better than my Samsung was. I'm currently checking out soundbars for the living room. I live in an apartment and genuinely like and respect my neighbors, so my surround sound system hasn't been hooked up in a while. I've been working on getting my office together and am probably going to hook the sound up in there, I miss my 7.1 surround! Soundbars are getting awesome though, Sony makes a few with some great simulated surround sound and Bluetooth support. Even wireless subwoofers. Pretty awesome. Sent from my SM-N900P | Android 4.4.4 | Tapatalk | SwiftKey Beta
  24. Any cool stuff over the holidays?

    So using a bit of my Christmas fundage, I managed to find an amazing deal. I am now the proud owner of a 60" Sharp Aquos Q+ SmartTV. This picture is so supreme. Blowing both my old Samsung tvs out of the water. Ended up getting a Blu-ray player with it for free and this is some of the most premium movie watching experiences I've ever had. Seriously considered getting a 4k television, but even next gen consoles don't have support for 4k at the moment so I'm glad I held back. The color depth is outstanding and (although I find myself just using my Chromecast) the SmartTV functions are actually kind of cool. Aside from that this really wasn't a tech heavy holiday. Much coolers and hunting gear! This TV tho. My wife has been frustrated with the lack of attention. Until I pop in another movie and she gets just as mesmerized as I, haha. Sent from my SM-N900P | Android 4.4.4 | Tapatalk | SwiftKey Beta
  25. Any gamers in here?

    That's awesome Prad, I'm actually intending on getting a couple PS4 systems in the coming month for my wife and I to start playing the next gen GTA5 on. That first person looks too fun. I have Destiny on my Xbone, which was just a disappointment after playing the 360 for 10 years. Gaming is truly one of the more important things in my life, I've been very active in the gaming community since Counter Strike 1.3 beta; released pretty much while I was in diapers haha. Console gaming is definitely where my heart has been geared though, I just feel like that's where the communities are anymore. As soon as I get on my PSN I'll add ya! Sent from my SM-N900P | Android 4.4.4 | Tapatalk | SwiftKey Beta
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