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The Simpsons' 'Eat Up Martha' was the first autocorrect fail

Apple's software engineers were so haunted by a gag in The Simpsons they spent years trying to nail the keyboard in the iPhone, new interviews reveal.

By September 20, 2013

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Fast access to Outlook 2013's spell-checker and auto-correct options

In an attempt to clean up the right-click menu in Word 2013 and WordMail for Outlook 2013, Microsoft removed the AutoCorrect submenu and other options. You can add spell-check to the Quick Access toolbar, but it's faster simply to press F7.

By March 12, 2013

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Minuum to bring its gesture-driven keyboard to Google Glass

The developers behind the compact keyboard are showing off a proof of concept on Google Glass and other wearable devices.

By May 13, 2014

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Samsung expert witnesses: Sorry, Apple, there's no infringement

Several computer science professors, including Kevin Jeffay of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, testify that Samsung's devices don't infringe Apple's various patents and that Apple's patents aren't valid.

By April 15, 2014

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Microsoft fixes Windows 8.1 glitches in February update

An optional update resolves several nagging snafus, from orientation issues on a Lenovo ThinkPad to problems with Netflix video playback.

By February 12, 2014

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Apple wants to help you correct a text message after you send it

A freshly published patent describes a way to let you correct any mistakes in a text message after you send it but just before it's actually sent.

By February 6, 2014

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iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

CNET's no stranger to the vitriol being hurled around by passionate handset users. (Skim through the comments section of any major phone review and you'll see.) But we just had to ask: Why all the hate?

By November 19, 2013

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Mozilla fills feature gaps with Firefox OS 1.1 release

Among additions to the new browser-based OS are support for MMS, keyboard autocorrect, and a home screen that makes it easier to find apps. Also new: broader carrier plans for Firefox OS.

By October 9, 2013

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How to edit posts and comments on Facebook for Android

You no longer have to wait until you're in front of a computer to edit your Facebook posts and comments. The new Facebook for Android update now lets you edit posts and comments right from your Android device.

By October 9, 2013

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Dryft could make tablet typing tolerable

Dryft uses a tablet touch sensor and accelerometer to dynamically find your fingers as you type and tries to keep them under it.

By September 9, 2013