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Do you want 3rd party software keyboards on your iPhone? [Poll]

Would you use 3rd party software keyboards on your iPhone?

Earlier today, as part of Talk Mobile, we talked about the importance of keyboards. The iPhone has a virtual, software keyboard designed by Kenneth Kocienda et. al, back in 2007. Inarguably impressive for its time, it combined useful auto-completion and auto-correction, and grew to encompass an amazing array of languages and shortcuts. But it's 2013 now, and even in the iOS 7 demos, the keyboard didn't look remarkably changed. Is it time for Apple to explore third-party options?

Windows Phone only has one, first-party keyboard and by all accounts it's serviceable. BlackBerry likewise only has one, first party keyboard. It licenses technology from SwiftKey, but includes its own OpenGL interface and gamified word-throwing mechanic, and has received an amazing amount of praise. Android, however, has not only the current, stock Google keyboard, but keyboards from manufacturers like HTC and Samsung, as well as third-party options like SwiftKey and Swype.

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What do you think of the iOS 7 Photo filters? [Poll]

What do you think of the iOS 7 camera filters?

So, iOS 7 has filters in its camera app, but what do you think of them? Filters are quite literally everywhere today, with what started at Instagram now spreading far and wide across our favorite mobile apps and services. Twitter has them, so does Google+, not to mention the countless different iOS camera apps that implement filters in some way, shape or form. Maybe someone should sell glasses with interchangeable filter lenses, so we really do see everything through a filter? With such coverage, it was perhaps inevitable that Apple would eventually add their own take on it to their iOS camera app, but do they look any good?

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Does Apple need to bring iTunes Radio to the web? [Poll]

Does Apple need to bring iTunes Radio to the web?

Microsoft is the latest music service provider to launch a web version of their player, so does Apple need to follow suit and bring iTunes Radio to the browser? While it may not have yet officially launched beyond the registered developers with access to iOS 7, it's an interesting question to think about. After all, Apple is pretty much the last major player to get into the music streaming game, and as things stand they'll be the only major player without a web app when iTunes Radio does finally launch properly.

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Improved multiple monitor support in OS X Mavericks; who's going to use it? [Poll]

Are you looking forward to improved multiple monitor support in OS X Mavericks?

Multiple monitor support is being improved for OS X Mavericks, but just who is going to make use of it? Currently, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will allow you to use multiple monitors, but things get ugly when you go full screen on an app and all you get everywhere else is linen. So, Apple is improving on how OS X handles multiple displays with Mavericks.

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Should Apple bring the iOS 7 design language to OS X? [Poll]

Should Apple bring iOS 7's new, clarified, deferential, depth-driven look and feel OS X? For the last few years Apple has worked diligently and deliberately to bring iOS nomenclature and metaphors back to the Mac, and create a more consistent experience between their two platforms. Right now, however, iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks couldn't look further apart.

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Now that there’s iOS in the Car, what are the odds of iOS on the Camera? [Poll]

Should Apple make iOS for Cameras?

Should Apple bring iOS 7 to cameras? At WWDC 2013 Apple announced a new feature called iOS in the Car, which pushes iOS interface and interaction from a connected device to a car's in-dash display. There were a number of companies signed up for the program, so it should see at least some level of sunlight. While this might not be the same type of to-the-metal integration Microsoft Sync or BlackBerry QNX or even embedded Android enjoys, given Apple won't license iOS or start building automobiles or even cameras any time soon, it does offer a possibility...

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What are you most looking forward to in OS X 10.9 Mavericks? [Poll]

What are you most looking forward to in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

iOS 7 wasn't the only star of the show at WWDC 2013, OS X 10.9 Mavericks was officially announced and released to developers the very same day. During the keynote we saw the numerous new features that would be coming to the new version of OS X, including some until now iOS exclusive apps in Apple Maps and iBooks, and a consumer friendly approach to password management with the new iCloud Keychain. But, we want to hear from you guys; what are you most looking forward to in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

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Is Control Center a useful addition to iOS? [Poll]

Is Control Center a useful addition to iOS

One of the many new additions to iOS 7 is Control Center. Apple bills it as "quick access to the controls and apps you always seem to need right this second." There's plenty packed in there, too; a series of quick toggles for such things as WiFi and Bluetooth, quick brightness settings, music player controls, AirDrop, AirPlay and quick shortcuts to some of the stock apps and a flashlight. All of this is accessible anywhere within the OS with a simple swipe up from the bottom of the screen, so the quick access part is definitely correct. But, we want to know your thoughts on whether you think Control Center is really a useful addition to iOS?

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What do you think of the iOS 7 homescreen? [Poll]

What do you think of the iOS 7 homescreen?

We got some great feedback from everyone on yesterday's poll on the overall looks of iOS 7, but today we're going to dive a little deeper; the homescreen. One of the most immediately noticeable changes from iOS 6, the iOS 7 homescreen is a point of massive debate. Some love it, others hate it, and a good chunk of folks sit somewhere in the middle undecided. So today, we want to know; what do you think of the iOS 7 homescreen?

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What do you think about the new look for iOS 7? [Poll]

What do you think about the new look for iOS 7?

The iOS 7 announcement at WWDC 2013 left us with a lot to talk about, but the most immediately noticeable difference is the appearance. Since Jony Ive took charge of the design, we had heard countless rumors about all the skeuomorphic elements being stripped out leaving us with a much simpler, flatter design. And that's pretty much what we got -- though if you look carefully at the press shots of Notes and Reminders, there's still a hint of paper in there. It's different, a whole lot different, but we want to know what you think of it.

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