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 →
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.
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 →
Where would the world be without emoji? Sure, people would be able to communicate a bit less awkwardly in person. And yes, perhaps at least one person under the age of 25 would probably know the difference between your and you’re. But those are small prices to pay for the ability to text someone with a series of cute little graphics instead of having to string sentences together.
Emojis are used for just about everything these days, from staying in touch with friends and family, or even interacting with pizza delivery services. But what would emojis look like in real life? That’s apparently a question whose answer the Women’s Tennis Association is looking for, as it recently decided to employ some of the best tennis players in the circuit to find out.
Emoji on iOS will soon be like The Humpty Dance — everyone will enjoy them, including black people, white people, Puerto Ricans, Samoans and everyone else. One interesting aspect of the latest iOS 8.3 beta that was covered by 9to5Mac this week has been added support for changing the skin tone of your emoji so you aren’t just using the same yellow-toned smiley faces as everyone else. More →
Apple early on Monday rolled out iOS 8.3 beta to developers, an update which, along with a handful of bug fixes, prominently features the ability for users to select from a more diverse set of emojis.
Using only actual words for communicating via text is no longer enough, particularly because current smartphones come lots of fun emoji that let us better express ourselves while messaging. But even though sending emoji is very common among smartphone users, some people have found out the hard way that too much emoji can be dangerous… for your wallet. More →
Sure, stealing a kiss under the mistletoe might be a cool trick to try around Christmas, but now that you have a smartphone capable of sending instant messages, pictures and videos to anyone around, including those special people you’d like to be naughty with this Christmas, you might want to try a special set of NSFW emoji that have been specially crafted for the holidays. More →