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Seeing all the conferences brings back memories from San Francisco 2 years ago when I went to Google I/O.
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Hi guys. I'm over in San Francisco for flying visit to Google conference
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Hi everyone, As you may have heard, Apple announced this morning at WWDC that with the launch of iOS 8, they are supporting the use of third-party keyboards. Big news! We wanted to make sure to let you all know what our thoughts are, directly from Ben Medlock and Jon Reynolds, SwiftKey’s co-founders: “We’re delighted...
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Are you active in the Media & Publishing industry in Amsterdam? Then join our mid-day event in Amsterdam (June 11), learn from AKQA and Improve Digital how they use the AWS platform and claim $50 worth of AWS credits. http://ow.ly/wTvkG
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Interesting.

When you do this the first time, it looks like a simple oversight - left-overs from some debugging perhaps. But when you "fix" it by hiding it, it's very clearly deliberate.

Netgear, Cisco, quick question please? What exactly does it take to actually care about your customers instead of actively trying to screw them?
Researcher finds secret “knock” opens admin for some Linksys, Netgear routers.
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Google Compute Engine vs AWS
I've had a few people ask me what I think of Google Compute Engine vs AWS. My take on Google Compute Engine is that it is now a viable alternative to AWS , as is Microsoft Azure for some firms. It is less mature than AWS in many ways and has had a few glitc...
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Getting Apple USB Ethernet adapter working with Windows 8.1
At work I'm now alternating between Windows 8.1 on a Dell and an Apple Macbook Air. As part of this I just want to switch one USB cable between machines when I switch, that is connected to a USB hub. One of the things I've attached to my USB hub is a USB to...
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Our co-founders, Jon and Ben, talk all things SwiftKey in today's spread in the London Evening Standard. Check it out! 
In London’s screaming tech industry, where hoodie-sporting, Google Glass-posing entrepreneurs compete to shout the loudest about their fledging dotcoms, SwiftKey stands out.
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SwiftKey pledges to support the scientists of tomorrow
Innovative companies, and the wider economy, depend on people with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). That’s why we at SwiftKey are pledging to do our bit to help inspire the next generation of talent. We’ve agreed to join dozens of other leading businesses to make a commitment of what we’ll seek to...
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SwiftKey Note now includes landscape mode - find out what else has been updated!
http://www.swiftkey.net/en/blog/new-swiftkey-note-update-brings-landscape-mode/
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10 secrets to success at SwiftKey Innovation Days - check out a behind-the-scenes look at our Innovation Days: 
At SwiftKey, we take innovation very seriously. Every couple of months, we take two days out of our usual schedules to get away from the office, get to know each other better, and primarily to spend time exploring and making fun projects. We are encouraged to forget our everyday work, and pursue what interests and...
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A kiwi now living in London
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  • University of Waikato
    Computer Science, 2005 - 2013
    Studied for PhD - waiting for results
  • University of Waikato
    Computer Science, 1988 - 1991
    BCMS - First class Honours
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