Siri Emoji Names

You should absolutely listen to Siri describe every emoji on the iPhone

By on August 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

You should absolutely listen to Siri describe every emoji on the iPhone

What were you planning on doing this evening? Having fun? Interacting with real human beings? Cancel all that, because here’s a wonderfully comprehensive video of Siri describing every single emoji in words.

The folks at Motor1 discovered that if you receive a message containing emoji while using Apple’s CarPlay, Siri describes each individual emoji. So of course, the only logical thing to do was send a text containing every emoji in the book, set a camera to record, and enjoy.

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Emojis 2016

72 new emojis (including Face Palm!) were just approved – here’s what they look like

By on June 2, 2016 at 3:22 PM.

72 new emojis (including Face Palm!) were just approved – here’s what they look like

Emoji’s have not only changed the way we communicate with friends, but they’ve also made communication as a whole much more fun and engaging. One of the great things about the Unicode Consortium’s universe of approved emojis is that the library is always expanding and changing with the times, much like how Merriam-Webster will add new words to the dictionary every year.

Just today, the Unicode Consoritum gave its final stamp of approval for 72 brand new emoji characters. While many of the newly approved emojis are riffs on existing designs and include items like new hand symbols and facial expressions, there are quite a few interesting additions that are worth mentioning.

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Emoji Pictures

Images of all the new emoji that might be coming soon to your smartphone

By on May 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM.

Images of all the new emoji that might be coming soon to your smartphone

Typically when a new emoji proposal comes over the wire, it’s not worth diving too deep into because there are no guarantees that the Unicode Consortium will approve any or all of the new suggestions. In the case of a new proposal making waves on Wednesday morning, however, an exception should be made for two reasons:

First, the new emoji set aims to empower women by offering two sets of the same emoji, one male and one female. Second, they’ll almost certainly be approved by the consortium because one of the people behind the new proposal is Google’s Mark Davis, who just so happens to be the president of the Unicode Consortium. More →

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iPhone Android Emoji Study

Texting with friends? Don’t use these confusing emoji

By on April 12, 2016 at 9:30 PM.

Texting with friends? Don’t use these confusing emoji

You might be using emoji on your iPhone or Android device a lot these days, but it turns out you probably don’t really understand what you’re sending to someone else. A new study shows that certain emoji images will be misunderstood by both senders receivers, as there’s no unified set of images across operating systems. Because images look different depending on what mobile device you’re using, they may trigger a positive or negative response, which can lead to unintended interpretations, conclusions, and results. More →

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iPhone iOS 10 Unicode 9.0 Emoji Set

74 brand new emoji could hit your iPhone in iOS 10 – here’s the full list

By on January 21, 2016 at 12:33 PM.

74 brand new emoji could hit your iPhone in iOS 10 – here’s the full list

If you thought the middle finger emoji was a welcome addition to your iPhone emoji game, then you should know that even more characters may be coming soon to your favorite chat app. As many as 74 new emoji are included in the updated Unicode 9 emoji set, which was recently accepted by the Unicode Consortium.

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New Android Emoji

A bunch of great new emoji hit Android next week, but you can’t have them

By on December 3, 2015 at 9:12 AM.

A bunch of great new emoji hit Android next week, but you can’t have them

Emoji may have been popularized in the United States by iPhone users, but Android fans have wholeheartedly embraced the trend. People young and old use these expressive little graphics to communicate, because sometimes a dancing girl emoji is worth a thousand words. Well, if you’re an Android user, we have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that a whole bunch of new emoji are set to hit the Android platform beginning next week. The bad news is you won’t be able to use any of them. More →

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iOS 9 Vs. Android 6.0 Emoji

Jealousy swirls as iPhone users show off new emoji Android fans can’t have

By on October 23, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

Jealousy swirls as iPhone users show off new emoji Android fans can’t have

Android fans really, really don’t like it when cool things come to iOS first. That was the case this week when iPhone users upgrading to iOS 9.1 got a massive new batch of emoji from Unicode 7.0 and 8.0. that includes the highly coveted middle finger emoji. Android users don’t yet have access to these new characters and the Android Reddit community is not happy about it. More →

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iOS 9 All New Emojis

iOS 9.1 emojis: See the complete collection of new emojis on the iPhone

By on October 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

iOS 9.1 emojis: See the complete collection of new emojis on the iPhone

24 hours ago, Apple pushed out iOS 9.1 as an over-the-air update for all iPhone and iPad owners. Although iOS 9.1 includes a new feature for Live Photos, several bug fixes and a security update that disables the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.0.2, there’s really only one reason everyone is updating: new emoji characters.

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Microsoft Poo Emoji Smiley Face

Revealed: The reason Microsoft’s poop emoji doesn’t have a smiley face

By on August 21, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Revealed: The reason Microsoft’s poop emoji doesn’t have a smiley face

It’s late on a Friday, which means that it’s the perfect time to talk about a hugely important scoop that Business Insider uncovered about the origins of Microsoft’s poop emoji. In case you haven’t noticed, Microsoft’s brand of poop emoji doesn’t greet you with a happy smile, which sets it apart from other poop emojis out there. More →

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