Finding the hidden characters
Although we all love our smartphones and all the tasks they can perform, most if not all of us are less than fond of smartphone keyboards. That’s inevitable when you consider that the best size for a keyboard is roughly 20 times as large as the keyboard on most smartphones. Having to shift back and forth between keyboards when typing is a nearly universal gripe.
Apple recently debuted its latest operating system (iOS 7) at the same time as its latest iPhone, the 5S. Most older iPhones can also be upgraded to the new operating system. At first glance, it appears as though a few things may be missing on the iOS 7 keyboard, but in reality, there’s more than meets the eye.
Although the ‘.com’ key appears to have disappeared, pressing and holding the period key will bring up ‘.com’, ‘.org’, and other popular domain extensions. The same goes for many other keys when using the “press and hold” method. Accented characters can be found by holding the letter key down, and alternate currency symbols can be found by holding the ‘$’ key down.
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