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SwiftKey sharing users data with strangers

Swiftkey was an amazing keyboard that usurped swype as my default keyboard, I loved its predictions, its swiping to type tech and its overall layout and features. For a long time it worked great, then I grew enamored with other keyboards and moved on. Recently Microsoft bought the app for a cool $250 million. Awesome right? well it seems that SwiftKey sharing users data with strangers and just about anyone that asked… or didnt ask.

Multiple swiftkey users found other people phone numbers and emails or text predictions in languages not used or installed by the user. Swiftkey has announced that this is due to a synchronization “feature”. they have now disabled this bug feature and are working on fixing it.

This week, a few of our customers noticed unexpected predictions where unfamiliar terms, and in some rare cases emails, appeared when using their mobile phone. We are working quickly to resolve this inconvenience.

While this did not pose a security issue for our customers, we have turned off the cloud sync service and have updated our applications to remove email address predictions. During this time, it will not be possible to back up your SwiftKey language model.  

The vast majority of SwiftKey users are not affected by this issue. If you have any reason to believe you are seeing unfamiliar predictions, please contact [email protected].    

We take users’ privacy and security very seriously and are committed to maintaining world-class standards for our community.   

We will continue to post further updates on our blog.   

The SwiftKey Team 

users everywhere are finding out about this and displaying some displeasure!

Good news ( sort of?) is the sync really is disabled as noticed by frustrated users complaining about it on twitter.

https://twitter.com/Regike_/status/758618048995659776

Guess we have to wait and see how far this rabbit hole goes. I personally am making sure I dont install swiftkey on any new devices, especially since I barely ever use it anymore.

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Developer: SwiftKey
Price: Free
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Lazyboard App – the app for easy, short and lazy text answers!

There are moments when you have no effs to give and no desire to write long messages on your messaging app of choice, right? Well, that’s where Lazyboard app fits in! This free app will let you send messages at the simple push of a virtual button! When you don’t want to have a proper conversation but you still feel somewhat obliged to respond to a text, you can use one of the dozens keys at your disposal.

 

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Lazyboard app has two default theme settings, but if you buy the Pro version, you can get many many more. The Pro version only costs $1, but you don’t really have to buy it if the simpleness of the essence of this app is all that your lazy butt needs.

 

In order to enable the lazyboard keyboard you have to open up the settings, select the language & input, tap on your current keyboard and choose Lazyboard. Then you will be able to press one button to send your OK or Thanks answer! Give the app a look below:

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Developer: Prem Adithya
Price: Free
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus rumored to have QWERTY keyboard case!

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is rumored and expected to launch at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event on August 13th and until then leaks will keep showing up everywhere. Veteran “leaker” @evleaks has done it again and released a rendered image of a device that looks very much like an Edge smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard case. Could this be the next big thing when it comes to smartphone accessories and fashion?

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus QWERTY

 

 

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is speculated to be the bigger version of its namesake. It should differentiate in the size of screen and its QHD display plus a possibly better processor: 2,1 GHz Exynos 7420 64-bit. The device will also sport a 16MP rear camera and a 6MP frontal camera, plus 32GB of internal storage to store those beautiful media files of yours.

 

Evan Blass showed on Twitter that this Android smartphone could present a QWERTY keyboard case too. We’re not sure if we like this image or not, mainly because the Samsung Galaxy device has some nice curves and that innovative double edge screen which would be encased in a piece of chromed alloy if this were to be true. On a different side, it could help folks who find it hard to type out texts on a touchscreen. The case even contains three physical Android navigation keys at the bottom to make everything easier to access.

 

Nothing is confirmed at the moment, and we are still a few days apart from the event. This accessory could not even make an appearance next to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus or the Galaxy Note 5, which is rumored to share an announcement.

 

Source: IBNLive